By Brad Berman ·
July 29, 2009

Confusion Over MPG Ratings for Electric Cars


What will fuel-economy numbers look like on the window stickers of electric vehicles coming to the US market next year? Trying to find the answer could short-circuit your brain.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 26, 2009

Studies Question Plug-in Hybrid Mileage


A new study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University says that plug-in hybrids with 40 miles of all-electric range are less cost-effective than hybrids with smaller battery packs. This follows other recent reports of disappointing mileage from plug-in hybrid testing fleets.

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