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Toyota Prius Sales Hit New Milestone in U.S.

Toyota's recent recall woes may have pushed its U.S. sales lower during the past year, but they haven't stopped one popular model from setting a new milestone: The fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid recently surpassed 1 million sales in the U.S.

Zipcar Offers Rides in Plug-In Prius -- and Feedback for Toyota

Zipcar members in San Francisco, Portland and Boston can try out Toyota's Prius plug-in hybrid, providing valuable info to Toyota before rolling the cars out to consumers in 2012. And Zipcar gets another way to make its greenhouse-gas conscious-customers happy.

Ford and Toyota Debut New Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

New models from Ford and Toyota drew the hottest interest Monday as the North American International Auto Show opened in Detroit: Each announced several electric and hybrid vehicles, including an electric Focus and a plug-in Prius.

GM Makes a Deal for Cheaper, Longer-Lasting Batteries

The automaker has licensed technology from the Energy Department's Argonne National Laboratory that will boost the performance of lithium-ion battery cells. The next-generation power packs will be made at a new plant in Michigan by Korea's LG Chem.

Church: A Place to Recharge Your ... Car?

Fueling up your car at a church seems like a novel idea. But the emergence of an electric car market has resulted in a charging station at the Wooden Cross Lutheran church some 25 miles northeast of Seattle.

GE Puts Its Power Behind Electric Car Charging Company

GE, which is eager for a big slice of the emerging electric car market, said Wednesday it's teaming up with a Silicon Valley startup, Better Place, to promote their charging station and battery-swapping businesses. GE gets homes for its newly introduced charging equipment, and Better Place

New Fuel Economy Labels Proposed for Electric Cars

For everyone who wants to know how fuel efficient electric and hybrid cars really are compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, the EPA has released two fuel-economy label proposals Monday that would translate electricity usage into an equivalent in miles per gallon.

What's the Volt's MPG? There's No Easy Answer

Have your calculator and utility bill handy if you're keen on buying a Chevy Volt (or Nissan LEAF) and want to compare fuel costs between electric and gasoline cars. The EPA is still grappling with how to provide consumers with ratings comparable to the familiar MPG labels.

Honda Plugs Into the Electric-Car Bandwagon

With Honda's president saying the company had "no future" if it didn't make vehicles that emitted less carbon dioxide, the Japanese carmaker is now gearing up to join Toyota, GM and Nissan in the electric-car and plug-in hybird derby.

Tesla Promises to Charge Up the IPO Market

IPOs have been pretty tame so far this year, but here comes a much-buzzed-about offering from Tesla, featuring supersexy electric vehicles, like the Model S, and Elon Musk -- a CEO who's so far making far more headlines than cars.

Electric Car Projects Have the Most Buzz for Green Investors

Investors are bullish about the electric car business, with startup CODA Automotive the latest to bag additional venture capital for the launch of its first vehicle. It joins many carmakers with plans to launch electric cars for the masses.