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“Best Electric/Hybrid Buy” of 2015? Chevy Volt

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has awarded the Chevy Volt the “best buy of 2015” designation in the electric/hybrid car category. That’s an impressive designation in a category that includes the BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, and Toyota Prius. Of course, if you actually look at the benefits of electric cars, I think you

Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO)

A couple of Via Motors employees decided to have a little fun and see how the two compared on a long commute. They drove 43.3 miles to work, 86.6 miles round trip. While the Volt driver could have plugged in at work, he decided to treat the trip more like it would be at a

The Greenest Cars Around & How This Is Measured

Interest in fuel economy is more than karmic: the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Americans spent an average of $2,655 on gasoline in 2011. The federal government instituted new minimum standards for the fuel efficiency of autos in 2011 to help address this. Aside from money, emissions also provoke some self-interest, as they are

Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of 2013 (So Far): Part 1 (#1–10)

We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take

Toyota Prius & Citroen C3 Compared

  In 2008, the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland reported that Australia was highly dependent on car travel – it accounts for 80% of all passenger travel. There are 28 tonnes of greenhouse gases per head in Australia. Emissions from vehicles account for around 8% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, which contributes

Green Leadership in Auto Industry: Marketing Ploy or a New Step in Corporate Responsibility

Every company interested in a profit has jumped on the green bandwagon recently. In the auto industry especially, every new model is advertised as being a hybrid, battery powered, or made with more sustainable production. Nearly 100 cars with over 30 combined miles per gallon were released in America in 2010 and 2011. Have auto companies suddenly seen the light and realized their role as leaders in society and dedicated themselves to protecting the public and the planet, or is it all marketing? The answer is, of course, it depends.

Toyota Donates 5 Hybrid Cars and $500,000 to Grand Canyon National Park

Toyota is donating 5 hybrid cars and $500,000 to help support Grand Canyon National Park’s educational programs and safety efforts. The donation is part of a larger initiative that the company is sponsoring to help support the National Park Service. In total, Toyota will donate $5 million and 21 hybrid vehicles to help support five

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