While some alternative energy cars have been criticized for costing inordinately more than conventional cars, a number of hybrid cars cannot be so easily pigeonholed. No, there are actually seven U.S. models that stand to pay their owners back in under three years for the price premium charged for their more-advanced powertrains – even without […]

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The Jaguar I-Pace concept previews a forthcoming electric crossover, and its designer had a few words on EVs and design. When the I-Pace reaches production in 2018, it should offer all-wheel drive, have 394 horsepower and a range of 220 miles. Lead designer Ian Callum talked to Forbes about the I-Pace, its design, and its […]

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Last month the Tesla Model S became the second plug-in electrified vehicle ever to sell more than 150,000 units worldwide. Because Tesla does not report monthly sales, and only periodically reports numbers on a quarterly basis, the exact count through November is unknown, but enough clues are in to estimate more than 151,000 cumulative sales. […]

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The world is running against a climate-change deadline and governments are making commitments to do something about it. Among many regulatory actions affecting the kinds of cars we drive – and will drive in years to come – various efforts are being made by agencies to themselves practice what is being mandated. On that note, […]

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With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now on the final home stretch and due in California and Oregon dealers within the next several weeks, a few final mysteries surrounding the car are now being resolved. As the first electric car with over 200 miles range for under $30,000 after a federal subsidy, the Bolt – […]

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This month the Netherlands became the sixth country to buy its 100,000th plug-in electrified passenger vehicle. The progressive nation of 17 million people recorded 99,945 units through October, and given its 800-1,500 monthly rate of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle sales, has by now crossed the milestone. A favorite market of Tesla – almost half […]

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Announced a couple weeks early to coincide with this week’s start of the LA Auto Show, Californians are celebrating the 250,000th plug-in electrified vehicle sold in state. As a representative at the epicenter of the plug-in car movement, the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative projects more than a quarter million PEVs will have been sold […]

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Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has hinted that Renault could be launching a cheap EV in China within the next two years. Ghosn first told attendees at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that the company was aiming for a car that would cost $8,000 or less after Chinese incentives. […]

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Going against irony and long odds, there are presently at least eight startup companies trying to secure ground-floor footing within the nascent U.S. plug-in car market. If not immediately obvious, that’s a lot of companies who’ve decided to reach for what could be but a needle-in-a-haystack opportunity against now-waking-up incumbent automakers flush with cash and […]

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Whenever you hear the words online reputation management, two underhanded marketing activities should immediately come to mind. The first: fake reviews. There are agencies that exist solely to place fake reviews on sites like Yelp, DealerRater, and Google Reviews to increase a business’s overall rating. For a great example of this, see Bark M.’s piece […]

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