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Nissan Leaf the Overwhelming Choice for EV Drivers Worldwide

Nissan Leaf

Although electric vehicles (EV) make up a small percentage of the overall number of vehicles, the number of EVs is growing rapidly. More people have become averse to fossil-fueled cars to the point that even hybrid cars are not an acceptable option. For them, EVs are the best option for vehicles that don’t pollute from the point of operation.

So far, the world leader in EV unit sales is the Nissan Leaf. The car recently passed 100,000 units sold since it was first released in 2010. Nissan expects the market to mushroom with a total of 1.5 million units worldwide by 2020. Continue Reading →

The long game: Pay today, save tomorrow

Honda

As we all know, the cost of motoring is huge. The price of petrol and diesel is pushing plenty of motorists to the brink. However, there’s also the environmental aspect of driving that car owners have to consider.

Though the car has arguably been responsible for much good over its 100 year history, there has always been one toxic mark that has hung over the industry – the pollution that cars cause. Continue Reading →

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Rated at 47 MPG Combined

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The first official photos of the U.S. version of the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid set to hit dealerships nationwide this October are now available on the Honda consumer site. The Accord Hybrid features the same sophisticated styling found on the Accord Sedan plus unique hybrid badging and blue-accented grille and light lenses, LED daytime running lights, a unique wheel design and a decklid spoiler.

The 2014 Accord Hybrid will use Honda’s new two-motor hybrid powertrain, much of which is shared with the Accord Plug-In that went on sale in January. The two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain in the Accord Hybrid allows the vehicle to move through three different driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive – to optimize fuel efficiency. Continue Reading →

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets Range of 620 Miles

2013 Ford Fusion Energi

Already Ford’s most fuel-efficient sedan, the all-new Fusion Energi now has an EPA-rated total range of up to 620 miles and the ability to drive up to 21 miles in electric-only mode, nearly triple the electric-only range of plug-in hybrids from Toyota and Honda.

With its 620 mile range, the new Fusion Energi can travel from Boston to Virginia Beach on one tank of gas and one full charge or traverse the West Coast’s scenic Highway 101 from Sacramento to San Diego. Continue Reading →