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Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

By Sean Patterson July 23, 2014

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the …

Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption

Though electric vehicles are slowly becoming more popular in western markets, car manufacturers are still being conservative with the technology. This may change rapidly in the coming years, however, as emissions mandates begin to put pressure on manufacturers. Market research …

Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy

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Fisker Automotive, maker of the “Karma” plug-in electric hybrid luxury sedan, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, marking an end to a chain of failure that began after the company received a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S. Department …

Elon Musk Calls Media Coverage of Tesla Unreasonable Elon Musk Calls Media Coverage of Tesla Unreasonable
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In the past couple of months, several fires have broken out as a result of accidents involving Tesla Model S cars and multiple purchasers. As the company fought to repair the damage, their stock price zig-zagged as if it were …

Electric Car Charger Market to Grow in Coming Decade Electric Car Charger Market to Grow in Coming Decade

With plug-in electric cars set to become ever more popular in the coming years, and installation of stand-alone charging stations now ramping up, it appears that the future of driving is electric. Along with that will come a rush for …

Electric Car Charging Stations Now Number 64,000 Electric Car Charging Stations Now Number 64,000
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Though hybrid cars are becoming more ubiquitous on U.S. roads, sales of fully-electric plug-in vehicles are still ramping up slowly. Part of the reason for the slow adoption of electric cars is the fact that the charging station infrastructure simply …

Electrics to Make Up 7% of Vehicle Market by 2020 Electrics to Make Up 7% of Vehicle Market by 2020

With electric car sales now rising and charging station infrastructure for the vehicles now rolling out, it seems that electric vehicles are finally starting to become mainstream. With major car manufacturers now debuting fully-electric plug-in models, the number of electric …

Electric Car Charging Stations to Reach 200K by 2020 Electric Car Charging Stations to Reach 200K by 2020

Hybrid cars have now become the norm on U.S. roads and car company Tesla is showing more established car companies exactly how to build a safe, profitable electric luxury car. Though electric vehicles appear to be the future, the infrastructure …

Tesla: $465 Million Palin-Criticized Loan Paid Off Tesla: $465 Million Palin-Criticized Loan Paid Off
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In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a $465 million loan to Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car manufacturer founded in 2003. The loan was a part of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program, and …

Nationwide Gas Prices [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to a study by financial firm Mint, gas prices are affecting household economies nationwide, and Americans are experiencing the financial strain. The average household in the U.S. burns through 1,100 gallons of gasoline annually. And while residents in some …

Electric Car Pollution Worse Than Gas? Electric Car Pollution Worse Than Gas?
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Conventional wisdom tells us that berthing car exhaust is bad. It further tells us that electric cars would cut down on emissions and thus be better for the breathing population. But, some new studies focusing on China have brought up …