While some alternative energy cars have been criticized for costing inordinately more than conventional cars, a number of hybrid cars cannot be so easily pigeonholed. No, there are actually seven U.S. models that stand to pay their owners back in under three years for the price premium charged for their more-advanced powertrains – even without […]

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A Maserati executive has confirmed that the Italian brand will be build an electric version of its upcoming Alfieri sports car. Maserati’s region manager for Europe, Peter Denton, confirmed the news to just-auto, saying that an all-electric Alfieri should arrive around 2020. The Alfieri will be a full on sports car, aimed at competing with […]

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has not even had its first customer delivery yet but has already accrued some of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a car. Having received at least eight major awards, and counting, the $30,000 after federal subsidy Bolt EV cuts by more than half what an electric car […]

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Reports in recent weeks have indicated Toyota may be revising its stance against battery electric vehicles as it prepares for “mass producing” it first long-range EV by the end of this decade. Word of that 186-plus mile range electric car in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was reported Nov. 7 by Japan’s Nikkei newspaper, […]

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General Motors has made public relations hay with its 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV priced under $30,000 after federal credit, but buyers outside of Oregon and California will need patience. According to GM media rep Michelle Malcho, the car will see a “slow flow” to the rest of the country in 2017, and the Wall Street […]

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This month the Netherlands became the sixth country to buy its 100,000th plug-in electrified passenger vehicle. The progressive nation of 17 million people recorded 99,945 units through October, and given its 800-1,500 monthly rate of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle sales, has by now crossed the milestone. A favorite market of Tesla – almost half […]

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It might be tempting to worry about the future of EVs after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States last week. According to Bloomberg, that’s because Trump has indicated his administration would ease up on the outgoing Obama administration’s agreement with automakers to increase the fuel-efficiency of the vehicle fleet […]

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This year the LA Auto Show has updated its name to AutoMobility LA, and as you’d expect from the traditionally tech-intensive venue, plug-in cars are in attendance. Regulations are driving the global market, some carmakers have made huge forward-looking statements about product assortments to be as high as 25 percent plug-in by 2025, and this […]

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When Hyundai’s new Ioniq Electric goes on sale later this year, “millions” of Southern Californians will be exposed to it as it also pilots a new customer friendly leasing experience. How so? Well, the 124-mile-range of the new Korean EV does not exactly challenge the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV, or pending 215-plus-mile Tesla Model 3, […]

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Chrysler has introduced the world’s first plug-in hybrid minivan and its $43,090 starting price including destination nets to $35,590 once a $7,500 federal tax credit is factored. Two trims – the Premium and $46,090 Platinum – promise part-time all-electric operation of 30 miles from a 16-kWh battery stored under the middle row seats. Officially the […]

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