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What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make Tom Cruise proud, I accepted the mission. But first, a bit of perspective: in 2005 I had set out to purchase a Mercury Mariner... read more

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2015 Ford Fiesta

Future Buyers Of Gen Z Prefer Cars To Trucks; Fuel Economy Is Key

Last year saw a significant increase in the sales of SUVs and crossover utilities, but the next generation of car buyers may be on the verge of reversing that trend. While... read more March 2, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

What's The Best Electric Car To Buy For The Average Consumer?

Automotive journalists often use each other as information sources, or to get reality checks on new material. Recently, a colleague asked, "If auto journalists had the choice... read more December 13, 2014 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Here's Why Electric Cars Will Succeed: Owners Just Adore Them

Imagine you're a carmaker, and you found you could build a type of vehicle that customers all absolutely adored. Not just liked. Not just said, "Yeah, it's fine, it does what... read more February 28, 2014 by


 
2012 Vauxhall Ampera

U.K. Plug-In Electric Car Incentives: Why Haven't They Worked?

Sales figures for plug-in cars in the U.S. crossed the 100,000 mark four months ago, but in the U.K., the government has announced that it will end plug-in car incentives... read more October 2, 2013 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Wait, Tesla Owners And Fans Don't Care So Much About Green?

It's dangerous to assume, as the saying goes. And a lot of assumptions about why people buy electric cars are wrong--including that they only do so because they're "green,"... read more August 8, 2013 by 90


 
Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

Win some, lose some. Tesla's had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars. In... read more June 6, 2013 by 31


 
Gas pump

Is Right Now The Very Best Time To Buy A Car? Discuss

Slowly, the economic recession is winding down and consumer moods are improving. Plus, today's new cars get better gas mileage than they did just a few years ago. Is this... read more June 4, 2013 by 15


 
Three Nissan Leafs

Five Ideal Companion Cars To The 2012 Nissan Leaf

You’ve taken the plunge and shelled out anything from $33,000 upwards for an all-electric 2012 Nissan Leaf. Quiet, efficient and full of gadgets, you’ve... read more May 17, 2012 by 18


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive

Plug-in electric cars are now on sale from several carmakers, and their sales will rise slowly over the next decade. Right now, most of the marketing for those electric cars... read more April 27, 2012 by 58


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Study Says Hybrid Owners Don’t Always Buy Another Hybrid: Here’s Why

For many years, ever-rising gas prices have encouraged more and more car drivers to make the switch to cars with hybrid drivetrains. But with the first hybrids well over 10... read more April 9, 2012 by 24


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Why Do Buyers Avoid Prius, Electric Cars? It's Styling And Price

According to the ninth annual Avoider study published yesterday by J.D. Power and Associates, many car-buyers avoid green cars because they’re too small, look strange... read more January 27, 2012 by 3


 
Slide from "Selling Green in Today's Market," GfK Research, October 2010

Why Buy Green Cars? For the Cost Savings, Not the Planet, Survey Says

If you're reading this site, there's a good chance that you're interested in driving green: saving fuel, perhaps reducing the overall impact of your transportation choices on... read more November 3, 2010 by 2


 
money

Should You Buy Or Lease Your Electric Car?

If you're reading this website, chances are you're already someone giving some consideration to owning an electric car. If so, great! You're one step further than the next... read more October 14, 2010 by 10


 
Power plant

Electric Cars Must Pay Higher Taxes To Build Power Plants, Says Power-Plant Builder

With the increase in coverage that electric cars are enjoying in both the motoring and the mainstream press, you might be forgiven for thinking that the future is bright for... read more July 8, 2010 by 13


 
Closing price of Tesla Motors stock on third day of trading

Why Is Tesla’s Stock Deflating After Only Two Days?

Good news for those of you who shorted Tesla Motors' stock: the electric car company’s shares are already falling in price as the zeal around its $226 million public debut... read more July 1, 2010 by 6


 

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