Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hertz Combining Car Sharing with EVs

It’s almost weird to think of car rental companies taking a leading role in greentech coming to the car business. In the past, they’ve been dumping grounds for automakers to sell off overbuilt vehicles that didn’t move on the retail … Continue reading

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Hybrid and EV Sales Numbers Slim, at Least for Now

As is well known, hybrid and electric vehicles still make up a very small slice of US new vehicle sales, with small fuel efficient cars and crossovers taking up some of the slack for now in hitting federal fuel economy … Continue reading

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Green Auto Market Tracks What’s Really Happening in Green Cars, Fuels, and Technologies

Feb. 22, 2012, Long Beach, Calif. – For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. … Continue reading

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Gasoline prices could hit $5 per gallon

Auto industry guru Art Spinella of CNW Research says that gasoline prices could be hitting $5 a gallon by this summer. Right now, at this time of year, gas prices are higher than they normally are – the highest that … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned for Green Auto Market

Stay tuned — a new publication is coming out very soon called Green Auto Market — The Business of Green Cars, Fuels & Technologies.  it’s a business-to-business publication focusing on electric vehicle and alternative fuel sales trends, marketing, and new … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicles Much Closer than You’d Think

Robotic, autonomous, driverless vehicles are being tested now by Google, and were the subject of a university debate recently at a Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Joining the debate were Silicon Valley technologists, legal scholars, and regulators, who … Continue reading

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US Hybrid Sales in January 2012

US hybrid vehicle sales have been holding steady for a while now — a bit more than 2% of US new vehicle sales, and the Toyota Prius has been about half that amount, sometimes more. Toyota does well in hybrids … Continue reading

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Solar power might be down, but not out

As it was for plug-in electric vehicles, the end of 2011 and changeover to 2012 hasn’t been exactly cheerful. Low EV sales and controversy around the Chevy Volt fires haven’t been go0d news for the green car industry. Solar power, … Continue reading

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