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

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, stuck behind leisurely left-turners, or even while the driver waits for the vehicle to warm up (or cool down) before getting... read more

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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 gauge

Five Things To Know About Gas Mileage That Will Save You Money

Gas mileage has gotten far more important in new-car choices over the last 10 years, and that's not likely to change. But not everyone really understands automobile... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

U.S. Gas Prices Falling; Does It Matter For Green Cars?

Gasoline prices rise. Gasoline prices fall. And every time there's significant movement, it's a news story. Last week, for instance, CNBC (via The Car Connection) reported... read more August 14, 2013 by  13


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

When Do Electric-Car Tax Credits Expire?

By now, pretty much anyone who's thinking of buying a plug-in electric car knows the Federal government offers an income-tax credit to help reduce the effective cost. But are... read more July 15, 2013 by  12


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

Nissan To Offer Leaf Battery Replacement Plan: $100 A Month

To allay fears about loss of capacity in its Leaf electric-car battery packs, Nissan announced today that it would offer what amounts to a battery leasing program after the... read more June 20, 2013 by  65


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Hybrids, Electrics, Cost

Hybrids and plug-in electric cars probably get more press than they deserve, given how small their numbers are in the vehicle fleet. The U.S. has roughly 250 million vehicles... read more June 19, 2013 by  7


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

What Goes Into A Tesla Model S Battery--And What It May Cost

In his recent interview with Barron's, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hung up on the reporter who was interviewing him. He said he had "no interest in an article that debates... read more June 11, 2013 by  57


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Motor Trend 'Car of the Year' ceremony in New York City, Nov 2012

Elon Musk Hangs Up As Writer Questions Battery-Cost Declines

Reporters interview CEOs all the time, but it's rare for those CEOs to end interviews abruptly. Which is what makes an article in Barron's about Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and... read more June 10, 2013 by  38


 
Historical Prices & Specific Energy Trends for Li-Ion Batteries (Duke University, 2009)

Cheaper Electric-Car Batteries: Slow & Steady Wins The Race

Did your parents ever tell you, "Slow and steady wins the race"? It can be annoying to hear as a child, but often it's true--and in the case of electric car batteries, it's... read more April 5, 2013 by  30


 
2008 Toyota Prius

Toyota Hybrid Battery Replacement Cost Guide

"Sure, but what do the batteries cost to replace?" is a question frequently posed to hybrid and electric vehicle owners. It's true that batteries aren't cheap, and at some... read more August 1, 2012 by  17


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-Car Battery Costs To Decline To $200/kWh In 2020, McKinsey Says

It's not for no reason that electric cars are more expensive to buy than their fossil-fueled counterparts. If you wanted to point the finger of blame squarely at one thing... read more July 18, 2012 by  12


 
A123 Systems Employees Perform Quality Check on a Lithium-Ion Battery Pack  [source: A123 Systems]

Are Electric-Car Batteries Already at $250 Per kWh? Analyst Says Yes

How expensive are electric car battery packs? It’s a topic of much discussion among electric car fans, and a closely guarded secret within the auto industry, but now an... read more June 20, 2012 by  17


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Payback On Plug-Ins: Finance Commentator Misses The Point

We love data, and articles that analyze data. We love them a little less when their opening lines sneer at sites like this one by calling them the "sunshine, lollipops and... read more April 19, 2012 by  18


 
Lithium-ion battery pack installation in 2012 Ford Focus Electric at Wayne Assembly Plant

2012 Ford Focus Battery Pack Cost: $12,000-$15,000, Says CEO

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the actual cost to automakers of the lithium-ion battery packs used in most modern electric cars... read more April 18, 2012 by  9


 
2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation

How Long Will Your Electric Car Battery Last? Science Is On The Case

We all know that battery packs are the biggest Achilles Heel of the electric car, which is why automakers like Nissan and General Motors are working hard to improve the... read more April 12, 2012 by  10


 
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