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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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According to the head of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Tesla Motors plans on paying its workers higher than nearly every other automaker in the U.S. at an average hourly wage of $25. These wage figures would be double what the majority of part supplies pay, as well as $8 higher per hour than those […]

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Chevrolet is using a lower price and new cash incentives to try and perk up sales on its 2015 Spark EV. When factoring in other federal and state tax breaks, buyers can potentially pick up the electric vehicle (EV) for as low as $14,995. The MSRP of a 2015 Spark EV with mid-grade 1LT trim […]

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Gasoline vehicles may be cheaper than their electrified counterparts right now, but that may change in the next 10 years. Rod Lache, an analyst with Deutsche Bank, wrote about the price shift in a letter to clients, according to Steve LeVine with global economy website Quartz. “Over the next decade, the cost of electric and […]

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We are likely trending towards a reduction in the number of vehicles per household in dense urban areas, falling by up to 16 percent by 2030. This trend information comes to us by way of ABI Research (ABI), which stated today around half the world’s population lives in urban areas but this is expected to […]

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Nissan announced it is adding the all-electric Leaf to its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles program. According to Nissan, beginning this September, Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Nissan Leaf vehicles will be backed by the company the way its other conventional vehicles are. In addition to the existing 8-year/100,000 mile battery warranty coverage protecting against defects in materials and […]

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Did you buy a Toyota Corolla last month? Then your new car just might be the 40 millionth Corolla ever sold. While bragging about the number, Toyota said “it’s not about the number, but the number sums it up: Happy customers have made Corolla the best-selling automotive nameplate in history.” The archetypical fuel efficient Japanese […]

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Skyactiv Technology vehicles accounted for 66 percent of all Canadian Mazda sales in August. Mazda Canada announced sales for August 2013 totaled 7,077 units, which represents an increase of 5 percent compared to August 2012. Total year-to-date sales of 49,957 are down by 2 percent versus 2012. Mazda Canada said sales in August were led […]

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Nissan reported it concluded its best August ever in Canada with sales of 8,192 units, an increase of 29.4 percent from the same month last year. Interestingly, sales of the Leaf EV rose to 56 units, or an increase of 180 percent over August 2012. This places sales of the Leaf at 346 units since […]

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Toyota is currently launching the new generation of its well-recognized compact and has released its pricing structure. The 2014 Corolla is available in four distinct grades: L, LE, S, and the new LE Eco grade. Toyota said the Corolla lineup offers a vehicle for broad range of customers, from the familiar value-minded to shoppers seeking […]

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