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For everyone who likes to say the Chevrolet Volt is just one more plug-in hybrid, a GM study presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers shows it stands to burn radically less gasoline and emit much less smog-forming gases than competitive PHEVs. The engineering analysis also projects the new 2016 Volt due in a couple […]

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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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EVs emit nothing. Cars do not get much cleaner than that. There’s been a load of obfuscation out there about the source of electricity however, and it seems never a day goes by without a commenter writing something about “dirty coal” under articles about EVs. SEE ALSO: Is Electricity A Clean Energy Source? Fact: EVs […]

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Volkswagen was later to the game of hybridizing this sedan, but the Jetta is a sporty car that retains qualities enjoyed by the German automaker’s non-hybrid siblings. Sales for the vehicle have been just-OK, but the vehicle is unique with an independent rear suspension instead of torsion beam for the lesser variants, and it utilizes […]

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Hybrids are not eligible for subsides or solo HOV lane access like PHEVs are, but they are flat-out less expensive to buy. The best hybrids are solid value propositions and do save fuel consistently. Further, the federal tax credits PHEVs are eligible for are dependent upon one’s tax situation. It’s been advocated that a point-of-sale […]

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The Fusion Hybrid also comes in a plug-in Energi version, and below it are a slew of non-hybrid Fusion powertrain options. Rated at 42 mpg combined, it handily beats the best of those non-hybrid variants – a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo model – which is rated 29 mpg. The base Fusion S sells for $27,300 including […]

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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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