Nissan Leaf Halfway To No Federal Incentives

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U.S. sales of Nissan’s Leaf EV tiptoed past the 100,000 mark last month,  the second plug-in vehicle to do so. Chevrolet’s Volt surpassed 100,000 sales in June. With the federal tax credit for PEVs scheduled to start phasing out as a manufacturer’s sales of qualified vehicles hits the 200,000 mark, that means the two most … Read more »

California Green Car Rebate Program Funded, Modified

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State regulators have approved $133 million in funding for the California green car rebate program, increased the amounts for which low income households can qualify, lowered the income ceiling for others and removed several plug-in hybrid cars from the list of qualified vehicles. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds.] The new rules will provide … Read more »

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Rated 68 MPG By EPA

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        The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan has received a 68 mpg-equivalent fuel efficiency rating from the EPA for combined city and highway driving, giving the futuristic hydrogen-electric car a segment-leading range of  366 miles per fill-up. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] The Clarity, launches later this year with  leasing  – … Read more »

2017 Prius Prime Gets 133 MPG-e Rating From EPA

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Toyota officials are gleefully correcting some bad fuel efficiency info they shared last week during a press preview of the 2017 Prius Prime plug in hybrid. They assured members of the automotive media that the 2017 Prius Prime  would get a segment-leading EV mode fuel efficiency rating of 124 MPG-e from the EPA. Today the … Read more »

2017 Prius Prime: A Toyota Prius Plug-In You Can Love

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The 2017 Prius Prime looks good, delivers 25 miles of electric range and in hybrid mode gets 54 mpg in combined city/highway driving. _____ (Article updated 10/4/17 to include  EPA efficiency rating of 133 MPG-e.) _____ Toyota hit an uncharacteristic blooper with its last plug-in hybrid Prius, but it well may have a home run … Read more »

Is Nissan’s Leaf Next? Renault Unveils 248-mile EV Battery

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Renault announced a 248-mile (400 km) battery pack for its Zoe electric car Thursday, validating rumors of a new long-range battery that have been circulating for weeks. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 40 seconds.] While the French automaker doesn’t sell cars in the U.S., its partner, Nissan, does. And Nissan desperately needs a long-range battery … Read more »

Next Prius: All Plug, All the Time?

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It’s early days yet, but Toyota is considering making every future Prius a Prius plug-in hybrid. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute 40 seconds.] That’s the word from Shoichi Kaneko, assistant chief engineer for the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in. He dropped that tidbit during a dinner conversation Tuesday at the press preview of the new Prius … Read more »

Chevy Bolt Pricing to Start at $37,495

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Chevrolet’s all-electric Bolt will be introduced later this year with Bolt pricing to start at $37,495 for the base LT model. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] General Motors is teasing out info in advance of the 238-mile BEV’s launch and in addition to the base price let it be known this week that … Read more »

HOV Lane Stickers Limit Lifted for Calif. PHEVs

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Plug-in hybrid shoppers in California won’t have to worry until 2019 about getting HOV lane stickers enabling them to drive without passengers in the state’s carpool, or high-occupancy vehicle, lanes. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute.] The state’s legislature has voted to allow an unlimited number of those carpool lane stickers – green for plug-in hybrids … Read more »