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Is Gas Mileage Really The Primary Factor When Buying A Car?

Is Gas Mileage Really The Primary Factor When Buying A Car?

The cost of fuel and environmental concerns have made gas mileage a more important factor for new-car buyers, but how much more important? There are plenty of things to evaluate when buying a new car, from how pleasing it is to drive and look at, to its crash-test ratings and price, but where does... read more

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Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
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1.2 Billion Vehicles On World's Roads Now, 2 Billion By 2035: Report

Calculating the total number of motor vehicles on the planet is an inexact science, but the number is growing rapidly. The automotive trade journal Ward's Auto had estimated... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Escape

SUVs And Crossover Utility Vehicles Now Outsell Sedans In U.S.

For years, SUVs and crossovers have been growing in popularity in the U.S.--entirely displacing the station wagon and reducing the population of minivans in family garages... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Gains Some Ground On Retail Sales In Pennsylvania

Tesla's long battle against state franchise laws is still underway, but every so often it does get a boost of positive news. That latest boost comes from Pennsylvania, where... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Could U.S. Hybrid Car Sales Be Peaking Already--And If So, Why?

Suppose sales of some type of car or other reached a certain level--and then stayed there, forever. According to a new report, that may already be close to happening in at... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Where Do Hybrids, Diesels Sell Best? State-By-State Data Shows Answers

If you happen to buy a new hybrid or diesel car, where are you most likely to see another one facing you across a four-way intersection? The Diesel Technology Forum--a trade... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
BMW 5-Series in China

China Pollution Restrictions On New-Car Registrations Spur Scramble

If China's plans to limit license plate availability were designed to cut car buying, they're not exactly working so far. Anticipating further restrictions to cut car use--in... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Ford C-Max Hybrid Sales Hurt By Cut From 47 MPG To 43 MPG, Exec Says

They say that honesty is the best policy. It's also said that the truth can hurt. Ford is experiencing both of these with its C-Max Hybrid--with lower sales since the company... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid Remains In Tight Supply; Buyers On Waiting Lists

The Insight may be Honda's flagship hybrid model, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese automaker from putting it out of its misery recently, with no replacement on the... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Sets Record For Single-Month Sales In Norway

In the last few years of electric car sales, the only records cars have been breaking are their own. Nissan, for example, has just had its best March ever for Leaf sales. And... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas-Mileage Average For March Vehicle Sales: 25.4 MPG, An All-Time High

As we say goodbye to March, the month has brought some good news: The average fuel economy of new vehicles rose to a new high. According to researchers at the University of... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Cross 400,000 Globally In Three Years

In global terms, plug-in car sales are still a drop in the ocean. That's to be expected--we've only had volume production models for the last three or four years. Disruptive... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan On Track To Beat 2020 Electric Car Sales Target?

Nissan and its French partner Renault could be on track for selling 1.5 million electric vehicles before 2020, according to the company's latest estimates. The two companies... read more March 15, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

NJ Hearing Today Could Ban Tesla Stores In State; Electric-Car Maker Cries Foul

Another battle in Tesla Motors' nationwide war with car dealers seems imminent. The latest state to oppose Tesla's direct-sales model is New Jersey, which the company says is... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
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