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One of the most obvious perks is that EV drivers need never buy gasoline again. Usually home charging gives enough range to manage a day’s driving, so this also means no stopping and waiting. “I think the biggest stealth benefit of driving an EV is being able to charge at home,” says Plug In America’s […]

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A couple years ago Ford introduced the thoroughly redesigned hybrid variant of the Fusion along with the C-Max hatchback, and a plug-in Energi version of each of those as well. SEE ALSO: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review- Video The regular hybrid has had its mpg wings clipped from a stated 47 mpg to 42, but […]

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Owning and operating a hybrid is no different than using a regular gasoline car. The argument whether plugging in is a benefit or a hassle has equally valid points on both sides, but in their favor, hybrids do not have to be plugged in and the refueling routine is simplified. Further, you won’t be compelled […]

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The Avalon’s 40 mpg equals the Lexus’ 40 mpg combined, and for that matter, so do their 40 city and 39 highway figures, as they share the exact same powertrain along with the Camry Hybrid. They are ranked above the also-40-mpg Lincoln only because they beat non-hybrid stablemates by 16 mpg, instead of by 14 […]

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New-vehicle shoppers rank safety and information features like back-up/blind spot cameras, recall advisor, stolen vehicle recovery and collision sensors high among “must have” technologies for their next purchase. These findings come from Kelley Blue Book (KBB). While 43 percent of consumers rate USB/auxiliary ports as the No. 1 “must have” feature, safety-related technologies were predominantly […]

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Buying a car is considered one of the biggest purchases you make in a lifetime after a house and this applies to any vehicle, including hybrids, EV and diesel-powered ones. There are many things to consider before hitting the sales lot and filling out the paperwork when searching for the perfect car to fit your […]

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The way some people look at electric cars is not unlike how a shy young teenager contemplates a mildly attractive person of the opposite sex. She’s interesting, but what if something goes wrong, and what else might he find if he waits? That plus lack of sufficient knowledge and inexperience keeps the two apart. And […]

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While more makes and models are on their way, the number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) available now in the U.S. can still be still counted on the fingers of one hand. Each is positioned as functional, fuel-efficient, low-emissions, mainstream-priced, and subsidy eligible, but is any one of them a stand-out “best?” We’re more […]

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Vincentric‘s 2013 Diesel Cost-of-Ownership Analysis has found that one dozen diesel vehicles more than offset their generally higher sticker prices compared to their gasoline counterparts. The highest scoring was the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Diesel which Vincentric’s analysis says could save owners $8,315 over five years versus its non-diesel counterpart, assuming 15,000 miles per year. On […]

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When the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf were launched in December 2010 as the first of the new generation of mainstream-priced plug-in cars, some early adopters were prepared to ante up full price and more, and they made sure that they purchased, avoiding a lease. Leasing was offered and some consumers went that route, but […]

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