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Ethanol’s Big Win

In April, the President visited a POET biofuels plant in Missouri. Corn may not be the best source for energy, but in Washington it’s a major source of power. Just this summer it seemed as though the great American ethanol […] […]

ZAP Global Blog: Zapino Electric Scooter Earns Rave Reviews

The ZAPINO electric scooter is practical and fun. 150 MPGe or higher?  It’s possible with electric scooters and if you’re shopping around, “just about everyone seems to like the Zapino electric scooter by ZAP,” writes, which reviewed a dozen different models. read more […]

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Has Sticker Price of $68,675

By Larry E. Hall 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid When the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid goes on sale next month, it will have a window sticker price of $68,675, including destination charges. Hey, that’s not bad when you consider the hybrid can scoot from zero-to-60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds, has a top speed of 150 mph […] […]

5 percent plug-ins by 2020 or bust! Taking a few pot shots at plug-in advocates

It coulda been a contender? Not. What about foreign oil independence or serious CO2 emission reductions? “Plug In America initially started protesting to keep all the carmakers from throwing out the California electric cars,” said Chris Paine, maker of the film Who Killed the Electric Car and at whose house the event was held. “And now they’ve […] […]

Infiniti M35h Hybrid

In October 2009, Nissan announced that its Infiniti luxury brand would offer a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its M35 V6 powered luxury performance sedan, to go on […] […]

Maybe the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid isn’t so bad

Appease your vanity and be green? Trying to find good in a 23 mpg hybrid Porsche. Many years ago I believed that a Porsche in my driveway would be proof of my success. Then my conscience developed and my materialistic desires lessened. Still, a Porsche could be my one vice, right? Then came 9/11 and I knew I […] […]

Toyota and Ford Disagree on Potential of Small Hybrid Minivan

The new Ford C-Max and Ford Grand C-Max. The European C-Max will be available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid in 2013. Soccer moms seeking a hybrid to haul more than five passengers have, until now, been ignored by automakers. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid and other full-size SUVs offer third-row seating, but those vehicles […] […]


What’s the difference between a BEV and a PHEV? Or why is an HEV considered an electrified vehicle? As electrification options are increasing for consumers, many are looking for information to understand how the new technologies work. To help provide jargon-free answers to electric vehicle questions, Ford has launched a new […] […]