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Nov 29, 2012
Dave Walter
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Ford Fusion Named 2013 ‘Green Car of the Year’

The Ford Fusion was awarded the title of ‘Green Car of the Year’ by Green Car Journal today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. I sense that you’re surprised. “The Ford Fusion? … an American midsize sedan?” That’s right. Considering that previous winners include the Chevy Volt (a plug-in hybrid) and Honda Civic CNG (a natural gas-powered compact car), you’re probably not the only person left scratching their head. So what was it that made Ford’s new midsize sedan stand above other notable contenders (such as the all-electric Nissan LEAF)?

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Dec 22, 2011
Chris Weiss

Fisker Karma Gets Yet Another Price Increase, Now Over $100K

Fisker just can’t seem to keep the price of the Karma down. The sexy series hybrid is finally starting to show up in dealerships after years of delays, and Fisker is already bumping the price up. Again. The car got a 6 percent increase in base price. The new pricing went into effect last Thursday for new customers and will apply to those that have already reserved their Karmas beginning in January.

Cars tend to get price increases when they move into the next model year, but Fisker has increased the price of the Karma at least three different times before it’s hardly begun selling it. The ever-rising price can’t be helping the start-up automaker’s reputation.

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Nov 18, 2011
Dave Walter

Natural Gas Civic Named Green Car Journal’s Car of the Year

Green Car Journal‘s choice for this year’s “Car of the Year” isn’t the Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf. It’s not the Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius, Honda Fit EV or Ford’s new Focus Electric either.

According to editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and editor of GreenCar.com, Ron Cogan, “There is no other vehicle like the Civic Natural Gas on American highways, and this recognition has been a long time coming for Honda… The Honda Civic Natural Gas is a prime example of an alternative fuel that is viable, efficient and practical, making it worthy of the 2012 Green Car of the Year award,” said Cogan.

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Nov 9, 2011
Stephanie L

A Case For Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Fuel cell cars have the potential to reduce the demand for foreign oil and lower the harmful effects it has on our climate. These cars run on hydrogen rather than gas and their exhaust doesn’t put out any harmful fumes, just water and heat. A lot of challenges will have to be overcome before these vehicles can compete with hybrids and regular gasoline vehicles, but the benefits of this technology could be very substantial to our environment and everyone living in it.

Conventional vehicles produce a significant amount of air pollutants that contribute to smog and other harmful particles in the US. The hydrogen is produced by fossil fuels resulting in some pollutants, but much less than other vehicles. However, since hydrogen can also come from domestic sources such as natural gas, coal and water, fuel cell cars would decrease the demand for foreign oil. This would make our economy less dependent on oil transport from other countries and we would be less vulnerable to price shocks from the increasingly volatile oil market.

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