Cost Of Ownership

 
Automakers say fuel-economy rules hurt buyers; Consumers Union rebuts the claim

Automakers say fuel-economy rules hurt buyers; Consumers Union rebuts the claim

Automaker lobbyists continue to push back against the stricter fuel-economy and emissions standards scheduled to take effect in the U.S. over the next decade. Many of their arguments center on costs—not only to the carmakers themselves, but also to car buyers. Regulators and automakers... read more

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Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

How To Drive A Tesla Model S Electric Car Free For 18 Months

The low cost of electricity compared to gasoline or diesel means driving an electric car typically comes with significant savings per mile, even if not necessarily in... read more March 24, 2015 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf owned by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Four Years And 70,000 Miles Later, 2011 Nissan Leaf Going Strong

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first modern battery-electric car to be offered in large numbers, and it still leads the field in terms of sales four years later. Each sales... read more March 2, 2015 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec

Are Diesels Cheaper To Own Than Gas Cars? Varies By Model, Study Says

People buy green cars for many reasons: to save money and/or to save the planet. But fuel savings don't automatically translate into cash savings. Diesel vehicles typically... read more December 16, 2014 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Tires Cost Me More Than My 'Fuel' Does

I always knew electric cars were cheap to run, but this is ridiculous. After I bought the first set of replacement tires for my 2013 Tesla Model S (at 26,000 miles), I... read more November 13, 2014 by


 
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Hybrid Cars Can Cost Less To Own: Here Are Eight Examples

Hybrids and other green cars often come with a higher purchase price, meaning their improved efficiency may be offset by a higher cost of ownership. But that's not always the... read more November 4, 2014 by


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Why An Electric Car Saves Fleet Operators $16,000 In Lifetime Cost

The average car spends about 95 percent of a 24-hour day parked. For the 5 percent that they're driven, they actually spend one-third of the time idling–at red lights... read more June 16, 2014 by


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Where Do U.S. Electric Cars Save Money The Quickest?

Saving money on the energy used for every mile traveled is one of the most attractive aspects of electric cars. Yet varying incentives and other factors mean the savings can... read more April 16, 2014 by


 
Gas pump

Will Your Local Gas Prices Rise or Fall? Fuelcaster Knows (It Says)

There's a new app out that claims to let users predict the future ... of gas prices. Fuelcaster is a free online app from Esurance that estimates whether prices will rise or... read more February 26, 2014 by


 
Automatic Link device connects to cars' OBD-II ports to gather data for an iPhone app

What Can I Save Driving An Electric Car? Apps Can Help, Soon

Last month, Apple Stores in the United States began stocking the Automatic Link. And it might just point the way toward how to convince more car buyers that a plug-in... read more November 27, 2013 by


 
Gas Car Vs Solar Powered Electric Car Costs: 50 Years

Drive a Solar-Charged Electric Car, Save $263,000 On Fuel Over 50 Years?

Critics of plug-in cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf and 2012 Mitsubishi i often say their high sticker prices are just too expensive to make a sound economic case for making... read more February 9, 2012 by 20


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Volt Cheaper To Own Than 2012 Leaf, Says Kelley Blue Book

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt might cost nearly $5,000 cheaper more than the 2012 Nissan Leaf, but over the next five years, it might cost you less to run. At least, that’s... read more February 8, 2012 by 42


 

 
 

 
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