Posts Tagged ‘hybrid electric vehicle’


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Federal NHTSA Cranks up the Noise


Monday January 14th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:31am PST   •   1 Comment

The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing minimum sound requirements for electric cars, hybrids and other vehicles in order to warn pedestrians, cyclists and the sight-impaired. The rule is based on a 2009 NHTSA study of state-level accident data finding that 77 of 8,387 hybrid vehicles (.9 percent) were involved in…
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GM’s Chevy Volt Costs Taxpayers $250,000 Per Vehicle


Wednesday December 21st, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:37pm PST   •   23 Comments

In new analysis from the Mackinac Center, James Hohman discusses how $3 billion in federal and state funding for General Motors’ Chevy Volt, the much acclaimed “green,” plug-in, hybrid electric vehicle, is costing taxpayers $250,000 per car. As noted by Hohman, the Volt “might be the most government-supported car since the Trabant,” the car…
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