Say Hello to the Honda HR-V, a 2016 Green SUV of the Year

Green Car Journal awarded the Honda HR-V it's "Green SUV of the Year" award.  The HR-V, a member of the bustling subcompact crossover/SUV segment, is (to me) the best looking Honda to hit the showroom since the S2000.  It's too small for my family currently, but when it was just...

2016 Chevy Sonic RS Turbo, image by Hybrid and Electric Car News

A Few Days with a Chevy Sonic: Way More than a 4-banger

Here at HECN, we like our hybrids, diesels, electrics and fuel cell vehicles.  But a thrifty 4-cylinder, known as a high-mileage car, isn't outside of our jurisdiction.  The higher the vehicle's MPG the better.  If it can be done the old-fashioned way, more power to it.  Especially if it allows...

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JD Power: Despite Cheap Gas, Fuel Efficiency Still a Primary Concern

As you read the headlines proclaiming historically low gas prices spelling doom for hybrid, electric, or any other automotive technology that leverages economy, think about this from J.D. Power: Despite gas prices falling to their lowest levels since 2010, fuel economy—for a fourth consecutive year—remains the most influential factor among the...

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