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 |  Sep 12 2013, 1:28 PM

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With electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles getting their prices slashed this year, it’s no surprise that residual values are also being cut.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 9:35 AM

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The folks at Daimler’s smart division revealed a new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Supposedly their forjoy design study is a forerunner to a next-generation car.

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 |  Sep 06 2013, 9:07 AM

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August new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were up an impressive 17 percent compared to the same month last year, with almost every automaker posting solid gains. But perhaps a bigger surprise has to do with how well plug-in and electric vehicles performed on the market.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 9:34 AM

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Home to Hollywood, Silicon Valley and an ever-present green movement California is America’s natural habitat for electric vehicles. Residents of the Golden State buy them in far greater numbers than any other people in the U.S.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 9:00 AM

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The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is just days away and more automakers are teasing what they’re going to be revealing at the event. Getting in on the action, smart released photos of and information about an electric concept they’ll be unveiling in Germany next week.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 2:01 PM

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A horde of electric vehicles descended on Norway’s capital of Oslo to set a new world record. The Scandinavian city’s streets played host to some 260 EVs, half of which were Nissan Leafs and all of which helped break the previous record.

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 |  Aug 23 2013, 8:02 PM

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Nissan released the top 15 markets where its Leaf electric car sells best today.

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 |  Aug 22 2013, 10:32 AM

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Tesla intends to add factories in Europe and Asia, according to CEO Elon Musk, as the American electric automaker gears up for a mass-market, affordable EV.

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 |  Aug 04 2013, 10:01 AM

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While sales of 1,864 units isn’t anything to boast about, the Nissan Leaf outsold the Chevrolet Volt last month by a margin of 76 units.

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 9:30 AM

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BMW officially introduced its i3 electric vehicle in New York today, showcasing what the German automaker calls a “truly purpose built electric car.”

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 3:32 PM

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The U.S. Department of Energy has released a graph showing that electric vehicles are outselling hybrids over the same period of time since their introduction to the market.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 10:02 AM

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Nissan’s hack-and-slash pricing policy for the Leaf electric vehicle is working well. In fact, it might be working too well.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 2:02 PM

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Ford will slash the price of its unpopular Focus EV in the hopes that a smaller sticker will bait new buyers. 

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 |  Jul 09 2013, 8:02 AM

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With the production debut of the BMW i3 coming later this month, reports indicate that the car will start around $34,500 in the U.S., and that it will arrive next January.

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 |  Jul 08 2013, 8:20 PM

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Nissan has announced that it’ll be adding quick-charging stations for its Leaf electric vehicle at over 100 U.S. Leaf-certified dealerships.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 9:32 AM

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Nissan now has 265 DC quick chargers installed to recharge its Leaf electric car and is continuing toward its goal to have 600 by March 31, 2014. 

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 8:33 AM

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Nissan has announced its Leaf battery replacement program for U.S. owners, which will launch during the first half of 2014.

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 1:38 AM

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Always one to push the envelope, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced the American electric automaker’s 90-second battery swap tonight at an owners only event.

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 |  Jun 18 2013, 5:31 PM

E for Electricity


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As fuel prices continue to test the limits of infinity, small cars are becoming more appealing to more new car shoppers; this downward spiral is evident. Many people that used to drive full-size SUVs a decade ago have opted for more efficient crossovers. Large-sedan buyers have traded in their tugboats for midsize models and compact-car owners are thinking even smaller, or outside the box all together. Schwinn is a great way to save money, both on gas and gym memberships.

2013-Fiat-500e-08.jpgAlong with diesels and hybrids, pure-electric vehicles are a great way to avoid getting “pump palpitations” brought on by astronomical fuel prices. Naturally, EVs are the best remedy for this ailment because they use no fuel at all, unless you count all the coal burned at the cross-town powerplant.

But for all of their potential savings electrics tend to be pretty dreary, not to mention expensive. Adding a big dash of excitement to this perpetually overcast vehicle segment is the Fiat 500e, an amped-up A-Segment car with design flair only an Italian could deliver.

 |  Jun 11 2013, 3:50 PM

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The debate on taxing hybrid owners to help recover lost gas taxes has hit the state of Michigan, home of the U.S. auto industry.

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 |  Jun 05 2013, 10:32 AM

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Mitsubishi has officially announced a recall for its i-MiEV and plug-in hybrid Outlander SUV in Japan where the majority of those vehicles have been sold so far. A recall in the U.S. may follow.

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 |  Jun 04 2013, 8:02 AM

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New Nissan Leaf owners might be rejoicing that their vehicles saw a $6,400 cut in its MSRP, but early adopters might not be happy when the electric vehicle’s resale value takes a drop.

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 |  May 24 2013, 1:09 PM

To Frugality and Beyond!


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Fuel economy is a major purchase consideration for new-vehicle shoppers; in fact it’s the No. 1 thing they look for in a car or truck. Consumers continue to demand ever greater mileage, and so does the federal government. Washington keeps turning up the wick on its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. In response to these stimuli automakers are working day and night to improve the efficiency of their products.

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 |  May 22 2013, 7:02 PM

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The Nissan Leaf-based Infiniti electric car will use induction-based charging, aiming to do away with charging cables.

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