Posts Tagged ‘Going Green’

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Lincoln or Lexus? 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Review

April 25, 2014

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The 2014 Lincoln MKZ 2.0H Hybrid is one of just two cars in its class — premium hybrids under $50,000 — along with the Lexus ES 300h. The Lincoln is stunning, but does it have substance to back up its good looks?

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Impressive Plug-In Hybrid: 2014 Ford Fusion Energi Review

April 23, 2014

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After spending an extensive amount of time behind the wheel of a 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium Energi plug-in hybrid, I came away mostly impressed. The car is well-executed, but…

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Motor Trend COTY 2012 Contender: 2012 Mitsubishi i MiEV

January 5, 2012

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When the second-generation Honda Insight debuted, it instantly became the least-expensive hybrid available in the U.S., undercutting the Toyota Prius by a significant margin. That wasn’t enough to transform the Honda into a sales success story, and we can’t help but see similarities with the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i MiEV.

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Earth Day Special: Top 10 Most Efficient Cars… From 2001

May 30, 2011

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Some see the incoming rush of cars advertising fuel economy of 40 mpg and aren’t impressed, commenting that cars were just as efficient years ago. In honor of Earth Day, we decided to take a closer look at that theory, compiling a list of the Top 10 most efficient 2001 model year mass production vehicles, along with Motor Trend test data and safety scores.

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The 40-MPG Car Club: A Look at the Cars that Hit the Big 4-0

April 8, 2011

 

It’s the new chic number: 40 mpg. As gas prices continue to soar, more consumers are drawn like flies to a picnic to cars with the big 4-0 on the window sticker. Automakers have been putting a rush job on ads for their cars blessed by the EPA at 40 mpg or higher. One company has even started to tally in its monthly sales report the total number of 40-mpg cars it has in its fleet.

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MT Then and Now: General Motors EV1 and Chevrolet Volt

December 8, 2010

More than a decade before the Chevrolet Volt arrived, General Motors had an ambitious, electric-powered vehicle with a range of under 100 miles running the streets in limited numbers. Of course, we’re talking about the EV1.

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Solar Energy and $17 Million Savings Coming to Irvine Unified School District

December 10, 2009

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Solar power is becoming part of the curriculum in the Irvine Unified School District and if students want to see a real-world application of the technology, all they have to do is walk outside the classroom.
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