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Electric Cars Have Buzz In China; U.S., Not So Much

Electric Cars Have Buzz In China; U.S., Not So Much

While electric cars are getting reams of press coverage around the world, actual acceptance in some critical markets might be a longer-haul effort. According to a recent study by consulting company Accenture, only 46 percent of respondents from the United States favor plug-in electric vehicles... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Chevy Volt Does What We Can't: Lives With Rich and Famous People

Celebrities, it seems, often champion environmental causes. Take Ed Begley, Jr., for example, who’s been driving electric cars for decades and currently owns a... read more May 10, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide] We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't... read more May 10, 2011 by  2


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In

Study: For Shoppers, Vehicle Cost Matters More Than The Environment

One of the hard realities of considering some of the greenest advance-technology vehicles like hybrids or electric cars is that they almost always come with higher price... read more April 27, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

2011 Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt Are IIHS Top Safety Picks

It’s a milestone. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in its first-ever U.S. crash tests of mainstream electric cars, has awarded Top Safety Pick... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE: Important Proving Ground For BMW’s First All-Electric Vehicle, The i3

BMW, eager to get in the electric-car arena, announced this week in New York that it will lease 700 of its BMW ActiveE cars beginning this fall in select markets for a $499... read more April 20, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan LEAF prototype

Nissan Investigates Starting Problems With Leaf EVs

Owners of the first mass-market electric vehicle are experiencing delays, but now some are faced with the car's first mechanical glitch, Nissan confirms. Some Nissan Leaf... read more April 11, 2011 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010

Survey: Shoppers Very Confused About Hybrids, Plug-Ins, And EVs

Combined, hybrids, plug-in electrics, and electric vehicles still only account for a very small percentage of the car market. And outside of the iconic Prius—which... read more March 10, 2011 by  8


 
Barack Obama

Obama Allots $200 Million To Support EV Adoption

President Obama's draft budget for 2012 hasn't made as many headlines as it might've due to the current Middle Eastern political turmoil, but tucked away inside the $3.7... read more February 15, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf electric car at NYC Marathon, Oct 2010, with Marathon CEO Mary Wittenberg

Nissan Sponsors Nashville's Version Of The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Many of you know about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, a nationwide series of events promoting health, headbanging, and Dodge's sporty lineup. But while Dodge sponsors the series... read more January 25, 2011 by 


 
Still from Honda's 'The Undying Dream'

Video: Honda's New Film, 'The Undying Dream', Plays Sundance

While much of America's attention this weekend was focused on a certain football game, for a handful of film buffs and car fans, the center of the known universe was the... read more January 24, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Best Buy, Not Dealerships, To Oversee Ford Focus Electric Home Chargers

The 220-volt home-charging stations that make electric-car ownership a lot easier—and possible, for heavy commuters—are admittedly more like home appliances than... read more January 7, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Obama Signs 'Bell Bill' To Make Electric Cars Better Heard

Even a couple of years from now, we'll likely have hundreds of thousands more electric vehicles and hybrids on the road. And the concern, for pedestrians and especially the... read more January 5, 2011 by  9


 
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Good News: 7 Auto Trends And Headlines We Were Glad To See In 2010

It's the end of another year—in this case, a year when we've slogged through countless recall updates, worrisome issues like driver distraction in the spotlight, and... read more December 30, 2010 by  1


 
2007 hyundai veloster concept motorauthority 005

Today at High Gear Media: Veloster, BMW i8, and The Last Text

As 2010 dribbles into the history books, we lay up with a list of our most popular reviews. [TheCarConnection] We're also cataloging our most popular news stories from the... read more December 29, 2010 by  1


 
Nissan Leaf Carwings feature

Nissan Makes Range-Anxiety Fun With 'Carwings' For The 2011 Leaf

If Farmville has taught us anything -- and sadly, it's taught us plenty -- it's that people will carry out even the most repetitive, mundane chores as long as there's a shiny... read more December 28, 2010 by 


 
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