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For electric vehicles, the cost of replacing a worn-out battery can be quite significant. When weighing this into the decision to buy one – such as a Tesla Model S – two key questions arise: how long is the battery’s lifespan, and how much will it cost to replace? Launched in a slow roll-out June […]

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Have you ever noticed how some people make relatively large long-term financial decisions based on short-term information? Take for example, a car purchase. A new car may be kept several years up to 10 years or longer. Today it is being reported all over that Americans are back to buying SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sales […]

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The U.S. President had something to say on the wave of inexpensive gasoline sweeping the country. “I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and […]

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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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