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Robert Duffer
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Ford is a little late to the long-range plug-in vehicle party, but still ahead of the Asian and German makes. http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/fuelefficient/ct-ford-electric-vehicle-tesla-chevy-bolt-20160428-story.html
Ford plans to introduce a long-range electric vehicle to compete with battery-powered models coming from Tesla Motors and General Motors that would go 200 miles or more on a charge.
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Yes.
In the first 24 hours of sales, the affordable Tesla Model 3 racked up 115,000 orders.
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Can the new Toyota Prius Prime PHEV do what its predecessor couldn't and top the Volt? 22 mile range doesn't go as far as Prius name. 
NEW YORK - Toyota pulled the wraps off the Prius Prime, a new plug-in hybrid car, along with an updated version of its popular Highlander mid-size SUV, the new Toyota 86 sports car to replace the Scion FR-S , and an updated 50th anniversary Corolla at the New York International Auto Show today.
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got my car from 24mpg to 41 mpg with this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRRgp7dhPoQ&feature=youtu.be
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Robert Duffer
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Tesla Model S P90D has breathtaking power of 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. But autopilot may be even cooler. http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/sc-tesla-models-autopilot-1210-20151207-story.html
The semi started to roll half of its 18 wheels over the line into our lane. Normally, I might've sped up, slowed down, changed lanes, honked or cursed. This time, I did nothing but watch.
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Martin Boyd

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Want to see and learn more about solar power systems for your home and/or driving an electric vehicle? Both are great ways to lower your carbon footprint and save money! This Saturday from 10AM to noon at my home in Sterling, Va, I'll again host anyone interested. So far 8 have confirmed they'll be here. I'd like a few more. 
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Soon to be the #1 Electric Commuter Car!
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Robert Duffer
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New Leaf same as old Leaf...except for the 107-mile range. Nice boost of 27%.
Nissan is packing more battery power and range in the all-electric 2016 Leaf.
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Polaris surges ahead of Harley-Davidson in getting its Empulse TT electric bike to market. It has a 140-mile range.
MILWAUKEE - Polaris Industries, the maker of Indian and Victory motorcycles, has introduced an electric street bike that puts the company ahead of Harley-Davidson Inc. in a new category of two-wheel machines.
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Robert Duffer
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25 million gallons of gas, 240,000 tons of gg emissions saved in Chicagoland in 2014 thru the use of alternatively-fueled fleet vehicles. 
Imagine a city bus that fits 77 passengers, makes no noise, emits no exhaust and gets better fuel economy than an SUV. Or a ComEd bucket truck that can idle without using gas while repairing a power line. Or a quiet, clean cement mixer that emits 80 to 90 percent less carbon dioxide than its diesel counterpart.
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Fuel-Efficient Cars is a community that focuses on green technology within the automotive industry. The community is hosted by Chicago Tribune's 'Fuel-Efficient Vehicles' editor Robert Duffer and Social Media Assistant Joe Baugnet. This is a community for discussing, sharing, and learning about recent car news. Before posting, it is recommended that you read the Community Guidelines category. In addition, each category description is listed below. Tips: *Community Guidelines Everything you need to know before posting to the community. * General Discussion All the latest news on Hybrid, Plugin, Diesel, other alternative-fuel vehicles. *Hybrid News and reviews for hybrid vehicles. *Plugin Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, and the like. *Diesel Diesel cars for the U.S. and Canada. *Alternative-Fuel Fuel-cells, hydrogen powered cars, and anything else that doesn't primarily use electricity, gasoline, or diesel to move. *Fuel-Efficient Transportation Anything other than cars that concerns fuel-efficient modes of transportation. (Planes, trains, bikes, etc..)

Robert Duffer
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Tesla Model 3 could be the most important vehicle launch in recent years and could pave the way for mass adoption of electric vehicles. 
The last time Tesla launched a new model, the Model X three-row SUV , customers waited over four years between making a deposit and getting the car.
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Robert Duffer
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The second generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid improves on range, efficiency, tech and styling but it in now way can seat five people. 
You like trees. You like cars. With the Chevrolet Volt, those preferences don't have to be at odds.
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Robert Duffer
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The falcon wing doors are cool, the panoramic windshield cooler, but the people who waited 4 years for the Tesla Model X are the coolest. 
Good things still come to those who wait, even in the digital age.
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Robert Duffer
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Electric cars cut global warming emissions in half compared to similar gas cars. Union of Concerned Scientists factored in everything to come up with these numbers. 
A cradle-to-grave analysis finds driving an electric car in Chicagoland produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than even the most efficient gasoline vehicle.
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Fuel efficiency is very important in Colorado. That's whey the Hyundai Elantra is a great option here!
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Audi's BEV concept is expected to have a 310-mile range and if it really hits the market by 2018, it may just beat the Model X. 
German carmaker Audi says it's planning to unveil an electric sport SUV concept with a range of over 310 miles (500 kilometers) — well beyond the range of rival carmaker Tesla 's Model S and soon-to-launch Model X.
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Robert Duffer
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We averaged 37 mpg at highway speed in the new 2015 Volkswagen GTI, without trying to conserve anything. Very impressive. 
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf has had a banner year. It was Motor Trend's car of the year. It was the North American Car of the Year. It was at or near the top of every 10 best auto list of 2015. Over 40 years, it has become one of the few cars beloved by both enthusiasts and the more rational, sensible car-buying public. It has the kind of popularity that deserves scrutiny, if not a more severe opposite reaction.
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