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Electric, Family Sedans, Ford, Uncategorized »

2 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 1,683 views
Ford’s getting ready for its all-new Focus Electric

Ford, on the verge of introducing its long-awaited Focus Electric, is taking to the streets to test consumer knowledge of the fuel-saving choices that are now available to them.

And if the results are anything like what’s happening in Pittsburgh, one of the stops on the tour, Ford and other companies have their work cut out for them in making consumers well-informed about all the attractive choices now or soon to be available them–including the Focus Electric, the company’s first zero …

Compact Cars, Electric, Hybrids, Toyota, Uncategorized »

8 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,614 views
Toyota’s plug-in Prius

 

By Will Chamberlain

The Toyota Prius is synonymous with hybrid technology and efficiency.  When you think hybrid, normally the Prius is the first car you think of.  It was one of the first gasoline/electric hybrid cars to hit the market and make a giant splash doing so.

 Since the first generation of Prius, several different models have debuted but none more anticipated than the Plug-in model that AJ recently got to try out for a few days.

It was part of a special …

Electric, Hybrids, Toyota, Uncategorized »

8 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,833 views
Second opinion:Toyota’s Prius HPV could be the right product at right time

        By Don Hammonds

The latest hybrid plug-in vehicle to hit Automobile Journal’s offices was the Toyota Prius HPV (Hybrid plug-in Vehicle) and it proved to be an excellent example of the benefits–and challenges–of plug-in technology.

As our readers know, plug in hybrids, like the Prius HPV and the Chevy Volt  provide outstanding fuel economy by providing all-electric power for a certain nbumnber of miles before the powertrain shifts over to gasoline only use.  In the case of the Prius, it can …

Chevrolet, Electric, Family Sedans, Hybrids, Reviews, Uncategorized »

21 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,704 views
Chevy’s Volt: It’s all that–and more

By Don Hammonds

We’ll cut right to the chase.

Everything you’ve heard about the Chevy Volt is true. Satisfyingly, reassuringly true.

It is beyond a doubt the most intriguing and significant car of the year, and it deserves every award it’s gotten–and there have been several, incuding Motor Trend 2011 Car Of the Year, and the North American Car of the Year at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It’s extraordinarily well built, beautiful inside and out, fun to drive, and economical.

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Chevrolet, Electric, Family Sedans, Hybrids »

10 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,571 views
Chevrolet Volt Update

 So you want to be among the first to own a Chevrolet Volt?

Unless you live in four places –California, Washington, D.C., Austin,

Texas and the New York Metropolitan area, better call a moving van first.

Chevrolet plans to build 10,000 Volts by the end of the 2011 calendar year, and an additional 30,000 Volts during the 2012 calendar year.

According to Chevrolet Volt Marketing Director Tony DiSalle,  the first Volts available for retail sales will be sold in California, Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas …

Compact Cars, Electric, Nissan »

9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,760 views
2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s just announced some good news about its long awaited, all-electric, zero emission Leaf, which will b e available in select markets in December and nationwide in 2011–affordable prices.

Including the $7,500 federal tax credit for which the Nissan LEAF will be fully eligible, the consumer’s after-tax net value of the vehicle will be $25,280. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price *(MSRP) for the 2011 all-electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF is $32,780, which includes three years of roadside assistance.

Additionally, there is an array …

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