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Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

If you follow car news, you already know that automakers around the globe are preparing to launch an array of plug-in vehicles, from hybrids to full EVs. But while many of those models have already begun creeping toward showrooms, there's one notable absence: the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. As our... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf: Our Experts Talk Electric Cars

  If you're curious about the 2011 Nissan Leaf--everything from ordering and owning one, to seeing how it stacks up against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--you're in luck. High... read more August 2, 2010 by  0


 
Fisker Karma

Forget Saving The Planet: The Fisker Karma Will Nab You A Date

Remember the Prius commercials with all those people dressed up like grass and rocks, moving in rhythm to create the illusion of a happy, healthy Mother Earth? Well forget... read more July 7, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Automakers Request More Subsidies For Plug-Ins, EVs, And Infrastructure

And here we are: Tax Day. The day that Uncle Sam kindly requests the presence of your cash in his coffers so that he can continue running programs -- some good, some less so... read more April 15, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Hummer H3

HUMMER Still Has American Bidder Interested

  General Motors (NYSE: GM) says it will proceed with the shutdown of the HUMMER brand, but TheCarConnection has confirmed that an American company has twice expressed... read more April 8, 2010 by  9


 
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Front Exterior View

Chrysler Announces A New Fleet Of Plug-In Ram Pickups

Yesterday, Chrysler revealed plans to sell an all-electric version of the Fiat 500 in U.S. showrooms. Though the announcement made some people very happy, it wasn't... read more March 23, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Kia Ray Concept Teaser, to be introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

2010 Kia Ray Concept Coming To The Chicago Auto Show

Kia and its big sister, Hyundai, had a bang-up year in the U.S. in 2009, and neither automaker shows any signs of slowing down in 2010. For its part, Kia has begun... read more January 21, 2010 by  0


 
New York City

Study: New Yorkers To Buy 70,000 Electric Cars By 2015

In non-Detroit news, consulting outfit McKinsey & Co. has released a study indicating that by 2015, up to 16% of new car purchases in New York City will be either battery... read more January 12, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype, January 2010

First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM's audacious attempt to leapfrog the popular Toyota Prius, with its green halo, has gotten it more publicity than any General Motors car in decades. The car is the 2011... read more January 10, 2010 by  13


 
Nissan LEAF

Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already... read more December 14, 2009 by  2


 
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Go On Sale in 2011

Toyota has been a late and cautious entrant into the field of plug-in vehicles, gradually rolling out a small fleet of Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid versions of the... read more December 14, 2009 by  0


 
The Great Wall of China

China To Subsidize Green Rides For Consumers, Public Transit

China is in a curious position. Its auto market is very big, and it's positioned to get much, much bigger, but the Chinese government doesn't want the country's automakers to... read more December 11, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Green-Car Disconnect: Unrealistic Expectations, Tight Wallets

If you've been following news about the latest green cars—either here at TheCarConnection.com or at our companion site http://www.greencarreports.com/—you're likely aware... read more December 8, 2009 by  1


 
ChargePoint

Element Hotels To Have ChargePoint Stations By Close Of 2009

Lots of companies pay lip service to "going green", but Element Hotels is putting its money where its mouth is. The Element chain is a 2008 addition to Starwood's sprawling... read more December 1, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt - testing on Pike's Peak, October 2009

GM To Work With National Federation of the Blind on 2011 Chevy Volt Sounds

Since at least 2007, advocates for the blind have been concerned about the lack of noise from hybrids running in electric mode. The imminent arrival of all-electric cars like... read more November 25, 2009 by  1


 
Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint

Electrification Roadmap Sets High Standards For EV Adoption

We've often noted that the biggest hurdle for electric vehicles to overcome is the energy and recharging infrastructure. (In fact, that was listed among the most significant... read more November 17, 2009 by  0


 

 
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