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For some, the Chevy Volt has been a slippery fish to define with regards to whether it will really save them in energy costs. Does it get just 37 mpg like the window sticker says? Does it return an astronomical, if not confusing and questionable “98 MPGe” like a pure electric car? While critics have […]

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Tesla Motors announced that it will be installing thinner, cooler cables at its Supercharger stations which could eventually speed up charge times. Company CEO Elon Musk introduced an audience to the technology earlier this month during the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting. During the speech, he explained that a test station in Mountain View, Calif., had […]

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For the past several years the public and media have had their hands full grappling with overlapping terms for electrified vehicles – and just when we were all getting comfortable with a century old lexicon focused on fuel from “fossils” and the power of the “horse.” Fossil fuels and horsepower don’t appear to be on […]

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Deliveries for the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron have been set for this October, according to a schedule sent to Audi dealers. The schedule gives the U.S. port release dates for Audi’s 2016 models, as reported by AutoSpies.com. Other sources have confirmed these dates as well. Per the schedule, Audi dealers can expect to receive […]

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After one year, the trade-in value of many used electrified vehicles is comparable to the mainstream used car market, according to a new report by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Within three years, says NADA, some models can slip to as low 20 percent of their original purchase price. It is first ever Electric […]

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If you want to save money at the pump, the best diesel cars can save you hundreds of dollars a year over their gasoline counterparts. The reason extends beyond which fuel hose is selected at the gas station. For starters, the internal architecture of the engines is significantly different. “When it comes to traversing great […]

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Tesla Motors isn’t allowing a lack of retail locations or laws that ban factory-direct sales to impede the installation of its Supercharger stations. More than 100 Superchargers – the name for Tesla’s rapid charging stations – are located in states that don’t sell any Tesla vehicles. A recent tally by Autoblog counted 87 Superchargers installed […]

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In California, promotions for a new rebate program to help low income families switch to a fuel-efficient vehicle have become explosive. It began with California Senate leader Kevin de León crushing a 1984 Ford Ranger pickup at the state’s capitol building. His publicity stunt kicked off California’s new program to help families below the poverty […]

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Ed. Note: At this stage of electrified vehicle development, while some consumers do purchase, a large proportion also lease for various reasons including to avoid liability of ownership for cars that are rapidly changing. This does not necessarily mean leasing is purely better, and following is one retired engineer’s account of his experience. My 2012 […]

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Never one to pause in the shadows for long, Tesla Motors is again showing its unconventional side with its new “mobile experience.” Made from shipping containers, Tesla said that it’s planning to tour this new mobile store around the country. “Designed in-house, the shipping container arrives and unfolds to double its size in just a […]

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