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  • Cars queuing for DC fast charging  -  Ståle Frydelund/Norwegian EV Association

    Norway has only 5.26 million people—about half the size of Los Angeles County in population, and with only about 35 percent of LA's vehicles on its roads. But there's one measure in which Norway trumps America's most saturated EV market. Per capita, Norway has more electric car owners and drivers than anywhere else in the world. But why? Widespread incentives play a part, as do steep taxes on gas and diesel vehicles—and the fuels themselves—but what else is it about the country and its people? Is it because Norway, with the second longest coastline in the world behind...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    2012 Chevrolet Volt: Subtle Changes Surface, Keyless Entry Included

    After a production shutdown lasting several weeks, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car is now rolling off the assembly line at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Despite its lower base price of $39,995, the second model year of the Volt has less standard equipment--known as...

  • 2010 Toyota Corolla sold in South Africa, shown in Die Waterkant, Cape Town
    A Tale of Two Toyota Corollas: U.S. Buyers Get More For Less

    When auto editors go on vacation, we rent cars too. Which is how a pair of very plain 2010 Toyota Corollas in South Africa taught us a few lessons about fuel economy, green value, and what other countries drive. The bottom line: U.S. buyers get a lot more car, for a lot less money, than elsewhere...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
    New Hybrid Scorecard Slams Carmakers For Loading On Luxury

    It's long been known that hybrid buyers often choose them over luxury cars, and aren't buying them solely for the payback in gasoline savings. But a new Hybrid Scorecard, launched by the Union of Concerned Scientists, slams carmakers for inflating their prices by loading luxury into fuel-efficient...

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    2010 Toyota Prius: Reviewing the Reviews

    As we've noted before, our sister site TheCarConnection.com offers deep, comprehensive car reviews, with both our own impressions from driving the car (in this case, the all-new 2010 Toyota Prius) and summaries of comments from all the other reviews done. Completely redesigned for 2010, the third...