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.

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.

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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. Ford Fusion Hybrid SE. 1 in affordable midsize cars.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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. 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. The Volt, parts of which have been made from recycled rubber and plastic materials, is in fact what one might refer to as a “reverse hybrid” with the prime power unit being the electric motor.

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. Hybrid car image via Shutterstock. By: Guest Contributor, Amanda Kostina.

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

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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. Wayne Westerman contacted us to disprove that the car he now owns and loves is a risk to drive.

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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.

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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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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 Volvo car developers are not known for making ostentatious car innovations.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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. electric cars.

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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. A Fisker Karma hybrid sits alongside burned out models in New Jersey port storage yard. This isn’t the first time that these cars have caught fire, however.

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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. But out of all these cars which translate well in the Middle East? This also goes for new hybrid and EV BMW i Series models which will only go on the roads “somewhere” in mid to late 2013.

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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). Eric Kripke is the creator and executive producer of NBC’s drama Revolution , airing Mondays at 10pm.

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. Hybrids in Turkey: what’s the current picture?

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.

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.

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!). Escapes automobiles hybrid hybrid cars Lexus Lexus ES toyota

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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. 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.

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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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.

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.

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

I strongly support the bike tax

Environmental Economics

Economically speaking, both Virginia and North Carolina are saying that they want at least some of their residents to switch back from purchasing hybrid cars to purchasing regular gas guzzlers.

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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. Only 1,600 electric cars are registered statewide, but their numbers are growing.

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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. We can't help ourselves.

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. Hybrids 2012 toyota yaris hybrid

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Hybrids Permitted in Carpool lanes

Eco Friendly Daily

As part of a test in Phoenix, Arizona, three models of hybrid cars are being allowed to use the high occupancy lanes. There are currently 9,000 of these hybrids registered in Arizona and the state will issue 10,000 permits on a first-come first-served basis.

Green Versus Sustainable

Environmental News Network

For instance hybrid cars are green when compared to regular cars. The reason for that is, of course, because hybrid cars still use gasoline, which makes them a less-than-sustainable solution for transportation needs.