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Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Spark is the most fuel-efficient vehicle, according to the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide released by the EPA and the US Energy Department. The Spark leads a list that is made up predominantly of electric vehicles. The subcompact Spark is rated at … Read more »

PSE&G Incentives Employees’ Electric Cars

PSE&G has launched a program to encourage New Jersey businesses to provide employees with electric car charging at work by providing smart charging equipment for about 150 cars. Charging stations will be given out on a first come, first serve basis to companies that secure a commitment from a minimum … Read more »

Tesla Tops AAA’s Green Car Guide

Tesla Tops AAA’s Green Car Guide

The 2013 Tesla S P85 tops the Automobile Association of America’s 2014 Green Guide, followed by the electric 2012 Toyota RAV4 and the clean diesel 2014 Audi A7 TDI Quattro in third place. In fact half of the top 10 highest scoring green cars are clean diesel vehicles. The annual … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Renault, BMW, Nissan Leaf

Logistics specialist STEF is testing an experimental 16 metric ton all-electric vehicle (pictured) under actual operating conditions for Carrefour France. The all-electric truck was developed by Renault Trucks and is based on a Midlum vehicle chassis in partnership with PVI and IFP Energies nouvelles. The truck has covered 16,000 kilometers (9,941 miles) and … Read more »

ACEEE Picks ‘Greenest’ and ‘Meanest’ Cars of 2014

ACEEE Picks ‘Greenest’ and ‘Meanest’ Cars of 2014

Mercedes-Benz’s Smart ForTwo Electric Drive convertible coupe is the greenest vehicle of 2014 while the Ram 2500 truck is the “meanest,” or least environmentally friendly, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) annual vehicle environmental ratings. The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive earns a highest-ever score of 59 … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: VW, GM, Alaska West, Pepsi, Tenneco

Volkswagen will sell electric cars in the US from 2015, the New York Times reports. The company aims to enter the US electric car market with a battery-powered version of its subcompact Golf model and would follow with more models if demand increases. The e-Golf — an electrified version of … Read more »

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Southern California Edison’s EV Charging Learning Points

When customers with electric vehicles visit Southern California Edison’s website, the most sought after information is an estimate of how much it will cost to recharge their cars, followed by where charging stations are located, the utility says in a white paper. The white paper, Charged Up: Southern California Edison’s Key … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Siemens

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi have agreed to work together to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles in Japan. Previously, each automaker assessed possible locations for charging facilities on its own. Now, the companies say they have agreed to work jointly under the common understanding that the charging … Read more »

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem and Johnson Controls currently lead the lithium ion (li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles market in terms of both strategy and execution, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Only three companies — LG Chem, Johnson Controls and AESC — are ranked as “leaders” in the report’s leaderboard … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: EV Chargers from ABB and Fuji, US Hybrid Market, Apps for Vehicles

ABB has launched its Terra SmartConnect 20kW DC fast charger (pictured) with delivery in North and South America in the second quarter. Initial shipments will support the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard, with SAE / Combined Charging System units available later this year. The charger is designed for commercial and office areas. … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: VW, Nissan, Fuel Cell Buses

The first all-electric Volkswagen, e-up! (pictured), debuted at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, Germany this week. VW says the new four-seater EV has a 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that can cover 150 km on a single charge. It also has quick charging to recharge as much as … Read more »

Detroit Auto Show Day 2: Honda’s Urban SUV, Leaf Price Drop, Verizon-Via Cargo Van

A number of alternative fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles debuted at the Detroit Auto Show, which opened Monday. Here are some of the show’s highlights. Honda unveiled its “Urban SUV Concept,” an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of the year. The SUV, which is part … Read more »