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    Official: Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range

    Coming soon to a select Ford dealer near you is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has decided gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December, when it said the ...

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    Video: Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150 electric cabin cycle starts production, video tour given

    Well, sir, there's nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car Monorail! two-wheeled MonoTracer! And now, the Swiss X-Prize-winner has gone from unobtainable prototype to purchasable production machine. Dubbed the Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150, the Kevlar monocoque cabin cycle ...

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    Report: Toyota boosts fuel-economy rating for Prius Plug-in to 95 MPGe

    Toyota has boosted the miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) ratings for the Prius Plug-in hybrid-electric that it plans to debut in the U.S. next month. The Japanese automaker now estimates that the car will get 95 MPGe in its all-electric mode, up from its prior estimate of 87 MPGe, according to ...

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    Official: Fisker Karma gets rated at 112 mpg from Europe's TUV

    Recently, the Fisker Karma was confirmed to be capable of 51.6 miles in electric range by the European regulatory body TÜV. This was a shade more impressive than the EPA's 32-mile EV range calculation. Now, the TUV is saying that the Karma's CO2 emissions level is 51 g/km CO2, which equates ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma's 5,300-pound weight = 20 mpg

    The 2012 Fisker Karma is officially rated by the EPA at 52 MPGe and 20 miles per gallon when its battery runs out of juice. In addition, the plug-in boasts 32 miles of electric-only range. Though these numbers can feel disappointing, there's a reason for the Karma's less than stellar EPA numbers. ...

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    Edison2 eVLC nabs shocking EPA rating of 245 MPGe

    It's not quite 310 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), but even at 245 MPGe, the Edison2 eVLC is certainly one of the most efficient vehicles to have ever completed EPA-accredited tests. That's right, in tests conducted at Roush Laboratories, the electric version of the X-Prize-winning Edison2 ...

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    Mitsubishi i rated 112 MPGe with 62 to 98-mile range

    Mitsubishi is nearly ready to join North America's nascent all-electric parade. The 2012 Mitsubishi i will be available sometime early next year, and the automotive world has been speculating on the type of electron-powered economy one can expect to achieve when behind the wheel. The speculators ...

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    Tesla Roadster 2.5 snags official 119 MPGe rating

    Within hours of posting on the Tesla Roadster's official EPA rating and emphatically pointing out that no production vehicle beat the Roadster's EPA-assigned 111 MPGe rating, along came an automobile that knocked the Roadster from its number one spot. It was bound to happen, right? So, what's ...

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    EPA rates Tesla Roadster at 111 MPGe

    On November 22nd of 2010, the Nissan Leaf received a 99 MPGe rating on its official EPA window sticker. Then, on November 24th, the Chevrolet Volt got its official 93 MPGe rating. Now, there's another plug-in that has cemented its place in the lofty MPGe club and it goes by the name of Tesla ...

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    Illuminati Seven rated at 207.5 MPGe by EPA

    Back in June of 2010, the electric vehicle from Illuminati Motor Works, called Seven, was in pieces in the team's garage bay at the Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage in Brooklyn, MI. Still, the team slapped the car together, and the haphazardly assembled Seven averaged 119.8 miles per gallon ...

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    EPA finally issues proposed fuel economy labels for plug-in vehicles

    Proposed window stickers for plug-in hybrid vehicles – click above for high-res image gallery
    With only a few months left before an array of new plug-in vehicles start hitting the market, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally issued proposals for new fuel economy sticker designs. ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Where it's at today

    The Finals Stage of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize is taking place this week and, if nothing else, the organizers and teams involved now really know what they're doing. Most everything is running well and the teams "sailed" through tech inspection, in the words of Eric Cahill, the X-Prize's ...

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    MSU students win stage 2 of EcoCAR challenge with 118 MPGe plug-in hybrid

    MSU's award winning EcoCAR towing test equipment - Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you take a group of talented college kids and set them loose to re-engineer a vehicle for ultimate efficiency, the end result can look like the 2010 EcoCAR challenge-winning entry from Mississippi ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Electric Raceabout ready to go above and beyond 100 mpge

    Electric Raceabout – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The lone Finnish entry in the Progressive Automotive X Prize is the Electric Raceabout, which made its virtual debut two years ago. When the actual car was unveiled in Helsinki last month, we got our first glimpse of the E-RA on ...

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    Greenlings: PHEV? DSG? VMT? A guide to common green vehicle acronyms

    Deciphering the new vocabulary of the green car movement can sometimes be a real head scratcher. To alleviate as much confusion as possible, we would like to present our readers with a list of common acronyms and what they mean, with plenty of links for more information. If you have some TLAs ...

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    Auto X Prize throws water on GM's 230 mpg claim, offers mpge calculator

    With all of the attention being paid to the 230 mpg number that the Chevy Volt will apparently be granted by the EPA, the Automotive X Prize thought it was time to weigh in on the subject of calculating fuel efficiency for vehicles that use energy sources other than gasoline. They don't like it. ...

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    Bright Automotive's IDEA plug-in hybrid comes to DC April 21

    Indiana's Bright Automotive is slowly but surely taking the Rocky Mountain Institute's lightweight hyper-efficient vehicle idea (read more here) and making it a reality. One thing that will stay the same, though, is the, ahem, idea. IDEA will be the name of the plug-in hybrid concept vehicle when ...

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    AFS Trinity pulls "150 mpge" hybrids from LA Auto Show

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    Back at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the AFS Trinity hybrids - with an artfully calculated 150 mpge number - were buried in the basement. For the upcoming LA Auto Show, AFS Trinity has declared it will not accept a downstairs location again and will instead pull out of the ...

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    X Prize on 100mpge Volt: good, now let's think of the big picture

    Following Friday's report of the agreement between GM and CARB on the status of the Volt, the Automotive X Prize took stock of the deal and issued its statement on the possibility of a 100-MPG rating for the highly-anticipated car. While praising what GM is doing with the Volt, the X Prize also ...

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    Illinois brothers tune up a 100 mpge Prius

    Whether contemplating the possibility of a Lexus Prius or dreaming up a Prius convertible, people sure do like to tinker with Toyota's halo car. Of course, for many, the reason to mess with the hybrid is to squeeze more miles per gallon out of the car.According to CBS Chicago, two brothers from Du ...


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