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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Car Priced At $27,495

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Car Priced At $27,495

One of the biggest hurdles for the proliferation of electric cars has been their high relative cost. While that is to be expected with any new technology, electric cars have received a lot of flak for being just too pricey for the market. That’s starting to change, however, especially now... read more

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2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

Tesla Model S Price Increase Coming, But For New Buyers Only

Much of economics is simple: Makers of desirable, popular products can raise their prices--to some degree. One example: Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] confirmed in a blog post... read more November 21, 2012 by 18


 
2012 Nissan Leaf

At $5/Gallon, 2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Pays For Itself

If you're looking to reduce your driving costs, should you buy an electric car? It's a question many have asked in the past, and the results tend to vary depending on the... read more October 9, 2012 by 23


 
Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Hall in an ad for the 2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Even Cheaper: Now, $139/Month Lease

Plug-in electric car sales are growing in the U.S., with the Chevy Volt in particular going from strength to strength. The 2012 Nissan Leaf, however, is not doing so well... read more October 8, 2012 by 31


 
2013 Lexus ES 300h

Thinking Of Buying A Hybrid? Don't Expect Big Discounts

With gasoline at or above $4 a gallon in some states, buyers' thoughts are turning toward fuel economy. If you're one of those buyers, and you're thinking about looking at... read more September 19, 2012 by 2


 
2012 Nissan Leaf electric car - net pricing shown on Nissan website

2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Offered At Up To $5,000 Off

If you're in the market for a 2012 Nissan Leaf, you may find some surprisingly good deals available on the highest-volume battery electric car sold in the U.S. Sales of the... read more July 18, 2012 by 16


 
Electric Vehicle price sensitivity analysis, by Pike Research, July 2012

Is $23,750 The Right Price To Get Electric Car Sales To Soar?

There are many reasons plug-in electric car sales are still just a tiny fraction of the market. The biggest hurdle may be high price, compared to gasoline cars of the same... read more July 13, 2012 by 56


 
Three Nissan Leafs

Electric Car Buyers: Still Put Off By Price

It appears that one of the perennial sticking points of electric cars is still putting off buyers. Not range anxiety, but pricing. In the Energy Information Administration's... read more July 10, 2012 by 30


 
Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy

In 10 Years, How Much Should An Electric Car Cost? Sec Chu Says $25K

Electric cars have traditionally been more costly to build and buy than their gasoline counterparts thanks to their limited production numbers and the high cost of battery... read more June 28, 2012 by 9


 
Renault Fluence ZE charging at Better Place charge point in apartment bldg [photo: Brian of London]

What's The Real Cost of a Better Place Electric Car in Israel?

Since buying my Better Place Renault Fluence ZE in Israel, I'm frequently asked about the price. I bought the car because I liked the way it drove and thought it would save... read more June 13, 2012 by 24


 
2012 Kia Optima SX Limited

Buying A High-MPG Car This Summer? You Might Have A Wait

Thanks to improved designs, lightweight materials, turbochargers, direct injection and even better gearbox design, cars on dealers’ lots today get far better gas... read more June 11, 2012 by 1


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Prices Drop For Used High-MPG Cars, June A Good Time To Buy

Like so many Americans, perhaps you've been thinking you really have to replace your old car this year. And maybe you're thinking your next car should get much better gas... read more May 30, 2012 by 1


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Tentatively Priced From $27,995

One of the most anticipated cars of the year is the 2013 Ford Fusion, which will be attempting to cater to a much wider audience than the current model thanks to the... read more May 24, 2012 by 6


 
2012 Nissan Leaf electric car - net pricing shown on Nissan website

Electric-Car Prices: Tesla, Nissan, Chevy Should Be Ashamed--Here's Why

Always read the fine print. That's a lesson every car buyer should take to heart. Especially since Nissan, Chevrolet, Tesla, and Mitsubishi all now engage in a pricing... read more May 23, 2012 by 53


 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Do Hybrids Save Money? FuelEconomy.gov Site Helps You Decide

Hybrid vehicles cost more upfront than comparable gasoline models, but get better fuel economy. So will you save money in the long run? To make the comparisons easier and... read more May 18, 2012 by 4


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Want Govt To Pay For Half Of Your Electric Car? Try Estonia

Some electric-car makers (they know who they are) tend to quote base prices after subtracting the U.S. Federal income tax credit of $7,500. We don't do that here, but that... read more May 17, 2012 by 5


 

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