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The Future of Package Delivery: A Hybrid Truck With Drone Backup

08.29.2014
Amp Electric Vehicles has a new hybrid truck that nearly triples delivery fuel economy, and launches (and recharges) a Horsefly drone for short-range packages.

Plug-in Hybrid Conversions: A Year to Get Your Investment Back

08.14.2014
There are 250 million vehicles on American roads, many of them high-mileage commercial vehicles. Could we double their fuel economy by plugging them in?

Ready, Set, Innovate: The College Car Challenge That Leads to a Job

06.06.2014
Fifteen colleges compete to build a better plug-in hybrid, and auto companies--from GM to Tesla--are hiring the seasoned veterans.

New York Auto Show 2014: Green Under the Glitz

04.17.2014
At the 2014 New York Auto Show, high-performance and mainstream cars caught the spotlight, but there was plenty of environmentally friendly stuff going off to the side.

Counting Mileage: A Case of Prius Syndrome

04.17.2014
Today Tom and Ray counsel Pat through a case of "Prius Syndrome." Ever since getting his Prius, Pat has become obsessed with mileage but he's noticed that the dashboard reports that he's doing 3-4 mpg better than his old fashioned pencil and paper calculations indicate. Find out if he can trust his dashboard, right here.

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid: The “It” Car that Isn’t

01.24.2014
This plug-in diesel hybrid gives devotees of Volvo wagons a million reasons to celebrate. But don't pop the champagne cork just yet...there's a big catch.

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

12.14.2013
When Dr. Ferdinand Piëch says, "Jump", VW asks, "How high?" The result: A car that is capable of driving 100 km on 1 liter of fuel...and then some.

Driving VW's Astonishing 200 MPG XL1

12.13.2013
It's the most aerodynamic, fuel-efficient car in the world, and $145,000 buys you bragging rights. But only in Europe, alas.

Buying a Used Prius? It Pays to Shop Around.

12.04.2013
Given the ironclad law of supply and demand, it pays to buy pre-owned hybrids and EVs in cities where they're not on everyone's shopping list.

The 2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everybody's Gone Green

01.11.2012
Hybrids and electric cars aren't (like "Baby" in Dirty Dancing) hidden in the corner anymore—they're out in front for everybody to see.


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