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By / February 10, 2012

Mitsubishi i-MIEV battery electric vehicle was rated highest in latest environmental rankings provided by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. See story below. Credit: Mitsubishi. Here is what we are hearing: DOE to launch new Energy Innovation Hub focused on advanced batteries and energy storage Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced plans to launch a new…

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ACEEE: All-gasoline and natural-gas 2011 U.S. vehicles not ceding ‘greenest’ label yet

By / February 20, 2011

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet. Credit: Smart USA Here’s cautionary lesson about the hype around hybrid and all-electric automobiles: A respected nonprofit group dedicated to energy efficiency just released its list of “greenest” cars among the 2011 class and seven of the top 13 rely on piston-driven “conventional” engines. In fact, the top performer on the list…

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