Monthly archive - December 2012

Ford Fusion Energi Certified As Most Efficient Sedan

Ford Fusion Energi Certified As Most Efficient Sedan

By Adam Johnston

Ford just keeps on getting the good news for its hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) as the year winds down. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, already named “Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal, has now landed a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating of 108 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city, making it the most fuel-efficient sedan in the U.S., according to the company statement. The vehicle received a combined 100 MPGe rating, with a 92 MPGe highway rating.

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Leaf electric cars to get improved battery warranty

Leaf electric cars to get improved battery warranty

By Ben Klayman

Nissan said it will offer to replace some poorly performing batteries on its Leaf electric car and improve warranty coverage for the battery systems for its almost 20,000 U.S. owners.

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Moment of Truth for Tesla Model S: When Waiting List Is Finished

Moment of Truth for Tesla Model S: When Waiting List Is Finished

By Brad Berman

The Tesla Model S is one of the crowning achievements for electric cars in 2012. It’s a stellar vehicle that is helping change perceptions of battery-powered vehicles. Still, the long-term fate of the Model S has not been determined. In 2013, I’ll have my eye on what happens in the summer, when Tesla is expected to have delivered vehicles to its backlog of reservation holders. Then, we’ll see how deep the market is for the luxury EV sedan.

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Electric Vehicle Taxicabs Enter Hong Kong Market

Electric Vehicle Taxicabs Enter Hong Kong Market

By Swagato Chakravorty
 

Electric vehicles are making their presence known in Hong Kong—in the form of taxicabs. Early adopters are quite critical, of course, of the standard EV issues (small driving range, charging infrastructure, and so on), but Hong Kong in particular suffers from a major emissions problem, and vehicular pollution accounts for almost 17 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions according to the government.

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