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Why 'Compliance Cars' Turned Out To Be Good For Electric-Car Buyers

Why 'Compliance Cars' Turned Out To Be Good For Electric-Car Buyers

Electric-car advocates spend a lot of time grumbling about compliance cars. But it turns out that even in low volumes, limited mostly to sales in one state, they've unexpectedly produced a benefit for all electric-car buyers: lower prices. Recent price reductions to "move the metal," as Detroit... read more

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2012 Honda Fit EV

Lower Prices Cause Electric-Car Shortages In CA: Shock, Surprise!

"Electric cars sold out!" isn't a phrase you'll have heard often over the past few years, but that's just what's happened in Southern California recently. Recent lease deals... read more June 6, 2013 by 61


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

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... read more May 23, 2013 by 29


 
Ad for 2012 Coda Sedan priced at $25,000, from Coda Silicon Valley dealer, January 2013

2012 Coda Sedan Electric Car Price Slashed to $25,000

Coda Automotive, the startup maker that builds the 2012 Coda Sedan electric car, is going through some very tough times. But it looks like one of its three dealers is trying... read more January 16, 2013 by 9


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Electric Cars Lose Value Quicker Than Others, But Not By Much

If you bought a new electric car today, how much would you expect it to be worth after five years? Concerns about demand further down the line, and further concerns about... read more December 17, 2012 by 8


 
2012 Toyota Prius C, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Toyota Announces 2013 Pricing For Prius C, Camry Hybrid

Toyota has revealed pricing details for a large selection of its 2013 model year vehicles. Among pricing for many of its SUVs and trucks, the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid and... read more December 7, 2012 by 0


 
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


 

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