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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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They say they don’t make them like they used to, and while that may be debatable, American drivers have voted up older vehicles as the most fuel efficient. Does this mean your next car might not be found at a dealer, but maybe instead somewhere like Craigslist? Not sure on that either, but these scores […]

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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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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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Toyota announced that its next Prius will be the most efficient yet, delivering up to 40 percent thermal efficiency. This news came during last week’s Annual Spring Congress for Japan’s Society of Automotive Engineers where the automaker revealed more details about its class-leading gasoline Prius hybrid engine. “The efficiency will be realized by improving the […]

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Hybrids tend to be synonymous with excellent fuel economy, but that doesn’t mean all hybrid vehicles are gas sippers. At the top end of the scale sits the Toyota Prius. A hybrid with one of the best gas mileage ratings, its combined 50 mpg is far above many gas-only vehicles. At the other end however, […]

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The public will get its first look at Tesla Motor’s new electric car as early as next spring, the carmaker revealed, with deliveries to follow in 2017. CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this month that the Tesla Model 3 release date has been set for midyear of 2017. The sedan’s official debut has also been […]

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Last Christmas, Tesla gave Roadster owners an extra gift when CEO Elon Musk announced that an upgraded package will soon be available. Almost four months went by with no word, until one owner reached out to Musk for more details. Using his standard platform for news updates – Twitter – Musk said recently that the […]

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