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The first Toyota Prius Prime shipment has arrived in the U.S. en route to dealers as part of a nationwide “soft launch” rollout, and the all-new plug-in hybrid is more competitive than the model it replaces. Toyota’s 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid caught heat from plug-in advocates for its diminutive 4.4-kWh battery, 11 miles EPA-rated “Elec […]

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As its on-sale date and production start approach, this week Chevrolet released more info on the 2017 Bolt EV which is a first in its class of next-generation electric cars. Automakers are always looking for ways to amplify excitement for their products, and Chevrolet’s bite-sized revelations are a latest trend to tease a new product […]

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In 2012, the federal government announced strict new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards of 54.5 miles per gallon set for 2022-2025, and a new report finds that will equate to big savings for consumers. The new analysis published by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, shows that consumers who buy a 2025 […]

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Have you been eyeing a new battery electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) but shied away because of price? If so, you should consider looking into the used car market. Prices for plug-in vehicles, both electric and hybrid, categorized as one to three years-old have dropped precipitously, making them some of the hottest selling […]

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It’s a crazy world we live in where gasoline costs less than milk or even bottled water, but this isn’t something out of a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, it’s reality in America today. From roughly the middle of last year, fuel prices have been steadily falling. According to GasBuddy.com, the national average for a gallon […]

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While critics of consumer plug-in car incentives have been known to bandy charges of “taxpayer dollars” funding the cost-intensive technology, no such complaint may be levied against Rhode Island. That’s not necessarily because the state is a bastion of conservative politics and shuns such profligate expenditures, but rather that it elegantly started an incentive program […]

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Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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Pickup trucks are the most popular segment in the U.S. this year, with truck models taking the top three slots for vehicle sales to date in 2015. Models like the Ford F-150 have become “as much of a status symbol as they are a tool,” according to Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue […]

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To compensate for the lack of hydrogen refueling stations open in California, Toyota is establishing temporary stations to service its new Mirai fuel cell sedan. Toyota will be setting up trailers from Air Products & Chemicals Inc. as the mobile refueling stations, placing them at all eight dealerships authorized to sell the Mirai FCV. Only […]

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This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Elio Motors debuted its fifth autocycle prototype – the P5 – in pre-production form. One key difference between the P5 and previous iterations is the newest model is powered by Elio’s own proprietary engine. The three-cylinder 0.9-liter engine was designed by Elio Motors after the company concluded […]

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