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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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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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The way some people look at electric cars is not unlike how a shy young teenager contemplates a mildly attractive person of the opposite sex. She’s interesting, but what if something goes wrong, and what else might he find if he waits? That plus lack of sufficient knowledge and inexperience keeps the two apart. And […]

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While more makes and models are on their way, the number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) available now in the U.S. can still be still counted on the fingers of one hand. Each is positioned as functional, fuel-efficient, low-emissions, mainstream-priced, and subsidy eligible, but is any one of them a stand-out “best?” We’re more […]

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Vincentric‘s 2013 Diesel Cost-of-Ownership Analysis has found that one dozen diesel vehicles more than offset their generally higher sticker prices compared to their gasoline counterparts. The highest scoring was the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Diesel which Vincentric’s analysis says could save owners $8,315 over five years versus its non-diesel counterpart, assuming 15,000 miles per year. On […]

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As of October 2013, hybrids have been purchased by three million Americans since Honda introduced the Insight in December 1999 and sold its first 17 units. After that, and the rise of the Toyota Prius beginning in 2000, automakers have introduced more hybrid cars, SUVs, trucks and in 2013 the U.S. has 40 models being […]

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When the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf were launched in December 2010 as the first of the new generation of mainstream-priced plug-in cars, some early adopters were prepared to ante up full price and more, and they made sure that they purchased, avoiding a lease. Leasing was offered and some consumers went that route, but […]

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Despite skepticism and misinformation, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales continue to rise, new models are being introduced, and customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. One of the biggest reasons to go for a PHEV is they have the range and convenience of a high-mpg internal combustion car, but also operate like an electric car […]

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Edmunds.com unveiled its 17 Best Used Cars for 2013 list. A total of nine brands are represented on the list; Honda and Toyota led the pack with four vehicles each – followed by Ford, with three vehicles that earned the accolade. Top in the hybrid segment is the 2006-2011 Toyota Prius, which is explained as […]

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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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