Electric Cars

3:01pm

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

At The Equivalent Of 118 MPG, Honda Fit EV Becomes Most Fuel Efficient Car

The new all-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV is seen during its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in Los Angeles.
Reed Saxon AP

The 2013 Honda Fit EV received the best fuel efficiency rating the Environmental Protection Agency has ever issued. The AP reports that the EPA said the electric vehicle gets the equivalent of 118 MPG.

The AP reports:

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11:07am

Wed May 9, 2012
The Two-Way

County Judge Overturns Small Claims Hybrid Judgment Against Honda

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 11:23 am

Heather Peters and her 2006 Honda Civic hybrid. She went to court over its disappointing mileage.
Reed Saxon AP

It was a story about the little guy taking on the big, multinational corporation on equal footing: Heather Peters, a California woman, took Honda to small claims court claiming her hybrid Civic wasn't getting the gas mileage promised on the window sticker.

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3:46pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Environment

Electric Cars in Colorado Have Higher Carbon Emissions, Says Group

An electric car charger in California
Loco Steve/Creative Commons

 The electric car may be the next big hope for reducing carbon emissions, but one environmental advocacy group says just how effective these vehicles are at limiting emissions depends on where you are in the country.

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2:03am

Mon April 2, 2012
Business

Oil Scare Turns FedEx Onto Energy Efficiency

A FedEx hybrid delivery truck. In FedEx's fleet of over 90,000 vehicles, 408 are hybrid or electric, and 4,000 are fuel-efficient, lower-emitting "Sprinter" vans.
Courtesy of FedEx Corp.

The rising cost of oil isn't just a hit to the family budget. Businesses are hurt, too. Few are more affected than firms like FedEx. It deploys nearly 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks and vans every day to deliver packages around the world. And few business leaders are more focused on finding alternatives to petroleum-based fuels than FedEx CEO Fred Smith.

Shortly after Smith founded Federal Express, the 1973 Arab oil embargo almost killed it. The experience imprinted Smith with a keen interest in the price and availability of oil.

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3:01pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Business

GM Suspends Production Of Hybrid Volt

The 2011 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.
NRMA New Cars Creative Commons

General Motors has decided to put its electric hybrid car the Volt on hiatus for 5 weeks so consumer demand can catch up with supply.

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