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A new report says that almost every Nissan Leaf battery in Europe, 99.99-percent to be exact, is still running strong. The data, according to CleanTechnica, says that only three out of 35,000 Nissan Leaf batteries in Europe have failed. This is less than 0.01-percent of all Leafs on European roads. Though CleanTechnica doesn’t reveal the […]

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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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The electric drivetrain of an EV is simpler. It requires no tune-ups, oil changes, spark plug replacement, and so on that internal combustion engines require. Brakes also need not be replaced as often because regeneratve braking spares the friction pads from being used as hard. The rest of the cars are however pure automotive, with […]

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Does the “v” stand for very big Prius? No, but it is versatile. The wagon version of the Prius echoes the style, uses the same powertrain as the regular Prius, and nets extremely respectable fuel mileage for a medium-sized wagon. SEE ALSO: 2014 Toyota Prius v Review Much of what was liked about the Prius […]

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Today there are over 50 hybrids from subcompact hatchback, to all sizes of sedan, to performance models, to SUV and crossover, to large ultimate land yacht – that gets fuel economy like a four-cylinder. Among PHEVs there are eight currently on our board tracking U.S. sales. Three of these start at $76,000, $99,000, and $137,000 […]

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This 41 mpg hybrid beats the 28 mpg of the most-frugal non-hybrid Camry, and probably needs the least introduction of all models on this list. However, as you can see, the car overhauled for 2012, and updated for 2015 is now mid pack. It’s a proven performer with a long track record and still the […]

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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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