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Chevrolet Volt to Receive Safety Enhancements

General Motors announced Thursday that it will perform structural enhancements to the Chevrolet Volt to reduce the likelihood of the battery catching fire following a severe crash. According to a press release issued by GM, the chief aim of these enhancements is to ensure driver and passenger safety by further reducing the vulnerability of the battery pack in the event of a severe collision. The enhancements will be performed both to new models at the factory and as a modification ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Chevrolet, Hybrid Cars, Model News, 2012 chevrolet volt, Battery Fire

Infiniti Teases Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has released images of an upcoming hybrid sports car concept, which will debut in March 2012 at the Geneva Auto Show. “At the Geneva Show next year, we will present our vision for a totally new kind of inspired premium performance car,” says Andy Palmer, executive vice president of Nissan, in a press release. Official specs on the new concept car have yet to be released. However, Autoweek indicates that the new concept will combine a gas engine with ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Concept Cars, Infiniti, Luxury Sports Cars, Hybrid Cars, Geneva Auto Show

Mitsubishi i is America's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

The Mitsubishi i electric car is now the most fuel-efficient car sold in the United States, according to the EPA and the Department of Energy. Until the release of the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, the Nissan Leaf had the country’s highest combined fuel economy rating, but with the 2012 Mitsubishi i now on the market, the Leaf has slipped to second place. The EPA rates the electric Mitsubishi i at 126 miles per gallon-equivalent (mpg-e) in the city, and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hybrid Cars, electric cars, Fuel Economy, Mitsubishi i

2012 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

If you’re shopping for a fuel-efficient car, Green Car Journal has recognized five that they consider the best of the bunch. The magazine will announce the winner of its 2012 Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show November 17. The five finalists are the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, 2012 Mitsubishi i, 2012 Toyota Prius v and 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI. Last year’s winner was the 2011 Chevrolet Volt ... continue reading»

Tags: Green Cars, Ford Focus Electric, Hybrid Cars, Model News, electric cars, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v, Volkswagen Passat TDI, Green Car of the Year

Nissan Plans Two New Hybrid Cars

Nissan announced it will build a plug-in hybrid car and a new front-wheel drive hybrid car by the end of fiscal year 2016 as part of its six-year environmental plan. Edmunds Auto Observer says the front-wheel drive hybrid should be a midsize car and is slated for 2013 or 2014, while the plug-in hybrid will likely be a small car and will be introduced in 2015. Nissan discontinued the Altima Hybrid sedan after the 2011 model year, so for 2012 ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Nissan LEAF, Nissan, Hybrid Cars, electric cars, plug in hybrid

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