Why 2013 is the Year to Buy a Hybrid Car

Living Green & Saving Energy

At the beginning of 2012, the median age of cars on the road was 10.8 Green News energy efficient hybrid car save gas save moneyyears, an all time high, according to WashingtonPost.com. This statistic was somewhat expected by the auto industry since the 2008 financial crisis depressed demand as buyers ready for a new vehicle tried to get a few more years out of [.].

Eco-Hybrid Car From Qatar Unveiled During Climate Talks

Green Prophet

Counteracting overwhelming criticism leveled at Gulf nations for their lack of environmental accountability, the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) unveiled a low-emission, lower fuel consumption hybrid car-concept that can be applied to any vehicle. GORD unveiled their Eco-Hybrid car at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) meetings in Doha.


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Can You Use an Electric or Hybrid Car to Get a Title Loan?

Green Prophet

Want to finance one car against the cost of another? A title loan is a kind of short-term loan that uses the borrower’s car as collateral to secure the debt. Hybrid or full electric? Loan limits are typically anywhere from 25% to 50% of the value of your car.

Discover the Range of Hybrid Car Options

Eco Auto Ninja

It doesn’t matter whether you are an eco-activist or just trying to save money on fuel costs, a hybrid car is an excellent choice. From compact to luxury, there is a green, fuel-efficient car out there for you. One of the kinks with electric cars is that they have a limited mileage range before they need to be charged. But the Chevy Volt breaks free of that mold by combining the mpg of an electric car, with a back-up engine that kicks in after 35 miles.

Discover the Range of Hybrid Car Options

Eco Auto Ninja

It doesn’t matter whether you are an eco-activist or just trying to save money on fuel costs, a hybrid car is an excellent choice. From compact to luxury, there is a green, fuel-efficient car out there for you. One of the kinks with electric cars is that they have a limited mileage range before they need to be charged. But the Chevy Volt breaks free of that mold by combining the mpg of an electric car, with a back-up engine that kicks in after 35 miles.

Americans (predictably?) fickle about hybrid cars

Green Life Smart Life

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the wheels have come off hybrid car sales , but the article isn’t wholly decisive about why. One reason blamed for the hybrid sales slowdown is that gasoline prices have become so darn “low.&# If this is really why Americans aren’t buying hybrids, then Americans haven’t really changed; we are still the ignorant, myopic, self-absorbed materialists the whole world pegged us to be during much of this decade.

How to Get Your Hybrid Repaired with Minimal Stress

Living Green & Saving Energy

The moments just after a car accident are obviously incredibly stressful and anxiety-ridden. If you find yourself in that predicament and you own a hybrid vehicle, it only exacerbates matters further. I drive a hybrid […]. hybrid cars hybrid autos hybrid car repair What follows is the hassle of choosing an auto repair shop, which only adds to the stress of the situation.

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The Finer Points of Owning a Hybrid Car

Eco Friendly Daily

Perhaps you’re thinking it’s time to get a new car. You want to make the eco-friendly choice, so you decide to look into a hybrid vehicle. However, there are several things to consider before investing in a hybrid in order to make the most out of your earth-friendly choice. There are different types of hybrids. If you commute and drive in city traffic primarily, then a series hybrid is your best option. Hybrids fossil fuels gas mileage hybrid

Gas Guzzlers Gone Green: 5 Insider Tips for Making Your Vehicle More Eco-Friendly

Green Prophet

Old cars are sent to Africa to be upcycled there. Cars are responsible for approximately one-third of air pollutants in the U.S. Despite the adverse environmental effects, the vast majority of Americans believe owning a car is essential. Technology cars electric cars hybrid car

Fuel Efficiency Flimflam And Other Bad Car Comparisons

Living Green & Saving Energy

fuel efficiency green transportation hybrid cars There is a great deal of misinformation when it comes to automobile fuel efficiency. If you look at the average miles per gallon from 1975 to now, you would see an overall doubling of fuel efficiency. What is less understood is that most of these increases happened in the later part of the 1970s. From […].

The Future of Alternative Energy Vehicles

Living Green & Saving Energy

The trip is going to be made in a mostly electric 3D printed car. alternative energy Biofuels hybrid cars alternative fuels solar energy In 2015, two brothers named Cody and Tyler Kor plan to drive across the United States, from New York to San Francisco. Why is that a big deal? There will also be a small combustion engine fueled by ethanol. How small? […].

Reducing Air Pollution With Hybrids & Electric Cars

Living Green & Saving Energy

There’s a general understanding that hybrid vehicles are good for the environment. A study by a private, Washington-based non-profit, National Research Council, founded by congressional charter to proved expert advice on scientific matters, claims that hybrid vehicles could reduce vehicle emissions in [.]. reduce fossil fuels saving energy energy efficient cars hybrid car reducing CO2 emissions

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Lend Me Your Gears: Green Transportation and You

Living Green & Saving Energy

Americans have long tied their cars to their identities. Turn on MTV and you’ll see “pimped out rides,” or go to an elegant restaurant and the most prestigious cars will be lined up up right out front. Cool” cars are part of Americana, but it doesn’t have to be that way. carbon footprint Green News green transportation green travel saving energy hybrid cars saving fuel

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Toyota to limit harmful emissions by adopting F1 hybrid technology?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green News energy efficient cars hybrid car reducing CO2 emissionsA lot of technology originally designed for the military or NASA ends up finding its way into everyday life. The same trickle-down effect could be about to make motoring a little bit greener. However, this time the technology is coming from Formula One motor-racing, an industry not generally known for its environmental credentials. As it [.].

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Can GM make electric cars the right way?

Green Prophet

Electric car fortunes have had their ups and downs; especially following the collapse of the Better Place electric car network that left hundreds of EV car purchasers with the possibility of being stranded without power over in ISrael. Although some electric car models like Nissan’s Leaf and Tesla sport EVs have made modest inroads, over all, electric cars have yet to capture a sizable share of the world car market. A good year for electric cars.

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Legacy of Hybrid Battery Inventor Stan Ovshinsky Lives On

Green Prophet

Frontal view of Toyota Prius Mk III hybrid : its battery was innovated by Stan Ovshinsky. Ever since the first Toyota Prius hybrid cars began traveling on streets and highways in many parts of the world, more and more people have had the pleasure of driving these dual engine cars that incorporate both a standard gasoline engine and an auxiliary electric one. An NiMh hybrid car battery. Chevy Volt Hybrids Made From BP Oil Spill Booms.

Hybrids and EVs to Surpass 3% of Auto Sales by 2017

Eco Auto Ninja

Hybrid and electric vehicles are going to increase in numbers, but are those numbers high enough? Hybrid electric vehicles and EVs combined will represent 3.1% These kind of cars will account for 5.1% Government / Industry electric vehicles hybrid carsof worldwide auto sales by 2017, according to a new report from Pike Research.

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10 Compelling Reasons to Opt for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Environmental News Network

With charging stations for electric vehicles popping up much more frequently as initiatives to switch to greener forms of energy, the market for hybrid electric vehicles is also growing. Today’s hybrid electric vehicles provide a “best of both worlds” alternative, with their heavily reduced dependence on gasoline and higher mileage capability. Some states may also have incentive programs in place, making the investment in a hybrid electric car even wiser.

Volta’s battery as NanoIsrael’s nano product of the year

Green Prophet

Volta’s carbon nanotube (CNT) car battery was chosen as Nano Product of the Year by judges at the NanoIsrael 2014 conference. Volta’s breakthroughs have applications in everything from electric cars to mobile phones. Energy batteries electric cars hybrid cars nanotechnology A panel of judges at the NanoIsrael 2014 conference voted Volta’s carbon nanotube (CNT) battery as Nano product of the year.

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Fisker Karma Owner Aims to Debunk Fire Hazard Stories

Green Prophet

The Fisker Karma plug in hybrid electric vehicle, which is now being offered to buyers in several Middle Eastern countries , has been the subject of controversy. Whether these cars do constitute a fire hazard has yet to be determined, though it is now being said that only one of the New Jersey cars actually caught fire due to a battery cable short circuit; this fire then spread to other cars parked nearby. The Best Electric Cars of 2012, According to the American Buzz.

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Happy 2013! A Good Year for Electric Cars

Green Prophet

Not a head turner but Mitsubishi’s new “buggy” MIEV all electric car is one of the best EV car deals. The year 2012 has been a mixed year as far as the success of various models of electric cars and hybrid cars go. Regarding the Middle East, where the luxury Fisker Karma electric vehicle hit the Middle East though a dealer in Dubai, Fisker cars in the USA were under consider pressure following news about some Fisker cars catching fire.

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Seimens and Volkswagen Drive the Middle East Green

Green Prophet

VW Touareg energy saving Hybrids, like this one, will soon be seen on Arab Gulf roads. Luxury cars like white gold Mercedes Benz coupes and American high line cars like Cadillacs have been driven by affluent people living in the Arab Gulf for years. Due to the availability of oil there, not that much attention has been given to making these high priced cars more environmentally friendly; even though one gold Mercedes model is reported to run on biofuel.

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Volvo’s C30 Electric Car Combines Green Technology With Safety

Green Prophet

Electric cars, including the Better Place Renault Fluence EV , of which 100 cars were launched on Israel’s roads in January of this year; are having issues involving safety factors. But now, Volvo, the car company that for years held one of the best auto safety records in the auto industry, is now coming out with an electric car model of its own: the Volvo C30 electric. But Volvo car developers are not known for making ostentatious car innovations.

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Cadillac’s ELR and Eco Luxury Cars Fit for the Middle East

Green Prophet

Cadillac’s 2014 ELR; a luxury plug in hybrid for only $55,000. Luxury cars, including biofuel driven gold Mercedes sports coups and sports cars like gold plated Porsche 997 GT2′s are often found in the garages of wealthy Middle East residents where price is no limit to luxury. But don’t despair wealthy sheikhs: Even green luxury models like the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma can now be found in the United Arab Emirates.

Will GM’s Green Cadillac Sell in the UAE?

Green Prophet

The love for expensive and unique cars in many parts of Middle East is something we love to cover, including such models a white gold Mercedes sports coupes running on biofuel , and a white gold Bentley said to actually upstage the gold Mercedes model. Now GM’s Cadillac ELR “extended range&# hybrid may be on its way to dealers in the not-to-distant future. Cars & Transportation electric cars hybrid cars Middle East United Arab Emirates

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Is There a Dangerous Fire Hazard in Fisker Karma Electric Super Cars?

Green Prophet

Mid East purchasers of Fisker Karma electric hybrids should be aware of the car’s potential fire risks. Wealthy residents of opulent Mid East countries such as Abu Dhabi have been well known for owning various types of luxury vehicles, ranging from solid gold Mercedes sport cars that run on bio fue l to ungreen armored gold trimmed Rolls Royce EWB Phantom limousines. A Fisker Karma hybrid sits alongside burned out models in New Jersey port storage yard.

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Better Place Announces First Trade-In Agreement for Electric Cars in Israel

Green Prophet

Better Place launches another brand new business in Israel – used electric car sales. Better Place, the company bringing an electric car infrastructure to Israel , has been changing so much about how the Israeli public thinks about transportation. According to a recent agreement between Better Place and Trade Mobile, Better Place customers will be able to enjoy car trade-in services when buying or selling Renault Fluence Z.E. electric cars.

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The Best Electric Cars of 2012, According to the American Buzz

Green Prophet

The Fisker Karma electric hybrid sport: Not everybody’s car at $98,000. Electric cars cruising the roads of the Middle East and elsewhere in the world have been frequent Green Prophet clean technology articles ever since Better Place’s founder Shai Agassi launched his unique electric car network concept back in early 2008. But out of all these cars which translate well in the Middle East? Car photos: Popular Mechanics.

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Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

Green Living Ideas

Even though hybrid cars are now available and other alternative fuel cars are under [.] Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals. Beyond Hybrids: Green Auto Technology. Just How Green is That Electric Car, Anyway? Choosing a Hybrid Car. The cost of gas may fluctuate, but one thing remains constant: you are always responsible for the carbon emissions you release into the environment. Currently, each U.S.

The Sustainable and Sleek 2013 Lexus ES

Eco Chic

Lexus — the presenting sponsor of the summit — gave me the opportunity to test drive the new 2013 Lexus ES Hybrid around the open roads of Tucson (which enabled me to take it for a true spin!). Before stepping into the driver’s seat, I familiarized myself with the car using the free Lexus ES app for iPad from iTunes. It’s the first app of its kind to allow the user to explore the sedan as though you’re in the showroom viewing the car in person.

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Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

Green Living Ideas

Even though hybrid cars are now available and other alternative fuel cars are under [.] Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals. Beyond Hybrids: Green Auto Technology. Just How Green is That Electric Car, Anyway? The cost of gas may fluctuate, but one thing remains constant: you are always responsible for the carbon emissions you release into the environment. Currently, each U.S.

World’s First Manual Gear Hybrid Introduced to Turkish Market

Green Prophet

One and a half years after the Japanese launch of the Honda CR-Z, the world’s first manual hybrid, it has come to Turkey, where high fuel prices could create a strong market for the automobile — if the price is right. Despite this, hybrids haven’t found much of a market in Turkey until now, largely because they’re sold for far higher prices in Turkey than in most European countries. Hybrids in Turkey: what’s the current picture?

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 12

Conservancy Talk

On our radar today: wine, solar flares and cars that run on methane. Forget hybrids. Russia sees potential in natural gas cars. ( Animals Climate Change Environmental News The Green Buzz Bloomberg Borneo daily news drought environmental news green news hybrid car Live Science National Geographic natural gas NY Times orangutan Russia solar flare space space.com vineyard wildlife habitat wine

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Q&A with Revolution’s Elizabeth Mitchell and Billy Burke

Conservancy Talk

Billy Burke: Well, I’d love to say I drive a car fueled by exhaust-free recycled styrofoam but I don’t (it is a hybrid though). Energy Featured Post 1 Green Living billy burke elizabeth mitchell energy saving Eric Kripke go green hybrid car interview movies nature nature movies nbc nbc revolution north carolina power revolution tv show United States Eric Kripke is the creator and executive producer of NBC’s drama Revolution , airing Mondays at 10pm.

America’s love affair with hybrid and electric cars

Green Blog

Department of Energy, and the rest of the nation to put one million electric cars on the road by 2015. Now more than ever, the country is dedicated to the idea of hybrid and electric vehicles on U.S. Forbes estimates that roughly 56,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold in the U.S. ABC News reported that one of the biggest factors contributing to the poor air quality is the amount of cars that inhabit the roads in the nation of more than one billion people.

Tips for Driving Greener: Save Money & Help the Planet

Green Living Ideas

On the heels of the big annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, It’s fun to think about the possibility of getting a new car. The Detroit auto show and my participation in it were timely this year, because I am in fact looking for a new car as mine was trashed by a large oak tree during Sandy. 1 Of Idle Minds & Idle Cars. Some cars even have a sticker on the driver’s side door jamb or on the inside of the fuel door.

Obama Hanging Tough on Fuel Economy

Green Life Smart Life

As a point of reference , today’s hybrid SUV’s range from approximately 20-25 miles/gallon. There are, of course, exceptions like the Ford Hybrid that gets 34! (Go, In comparison, the hybrid sedans range from 26-48 miles per gallon. The White House says all the new rules — including some recently enacted — will increase the price of a car by a total of $1,300 per vehicle; but, that does not factor in the long term savings consumers could see at the gas pump.

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WATCH: Justin Bieber Gets Fisker Karma for 18th Birthday


The singer receives new hybrid car from manager while on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News justin bieber

Eco-Friendly Car Guide

The Go Green Blog

Ever wonder what the variation is between different alternative fuel cars like a plug in hybrid, a flex fuel or an electric car ? Hybrids. Hybrids combine two or more different propulsion systems, typically a gasoline engine and one or more electric drive motors. Most hybrids on the road today compliment their gas engines by charging a battery when breaking. Engines running on diesel or other alternative fuels can also be used in hybrids.

I strongly support the bike tax

Environmental Economics

Jodi Beggs  on Virginia's hybrid tax: In this particular case, the tax revenue would be used to maintain roads, so taxing hybrid owners to make up for them not paying the gas tax is in line with the benefits principle of taxation, but it fails a basic reasonableness criterion of “tax things you want less of and subsidize things you want more of.”.

The electric car tax

Environmental Economics

The NC legislature just doesn't like people who drive electric cars: The state Division of Motor Vehicles has begun collecting a new $100 annual fee from the owners of all-electric cars. The House blocked a similar proposal from the Senate last year to charge a $50 fee for hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt, which run on a combination of electricity and gas or diesel fuel.

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porsche spyder-nice to look at , but OTT


We love the look of these high-brow electric and hybrid cars cars. Porsche claims to be taking orders for the 918 Spyder hybrid car, but it sells for $845,000 and they are making fewer than 1,000. Especially as they arent planning to start ptoduction until mid September 2013 and by then the price of oil will make electric cars an everyday affair. We can't help ourselves. But this one goes completely over the top.

On a Budget? The Affordable 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Eco Auto Ninja

Toyota has always prided itself on being a car company that made affordable vehicles that surpassed all safety and emissions standards. They are now bringing the new Yaris Hybrid to the world, and they are presenting it at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The new Yaris Hybrid is surprisingly gutsy for what is typical when one thinks of a hybrid car (and when one thinks of a Yaris.) Hybrids 2012 toyota yaris hybrid

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