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

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 vary significantly by state. So which state's drivers get the quickest return on their electric-car investment? DON'T MISS... read more

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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 


 
The U.S. Department of Energy's 'eGallon' calculator

Energy Department Launches 'eGallon' To Explain Electric-Car Cost, Efficiency

It isn't easy to compare gasoline and electric vehicles. Sure, you can look at EPA stickers, sit in them and appreciate the way they drive, but comparing like-for-like on an... read more June 12, 2013 by  12


 
Gasoline prices in California, August 2012 [photo: Brenda Priddy]

Will Refinery Fire Cause Gas Prices To Soar In California?

A fire yesterday evening in a refinery critical to providing special California gasoline blends may boost gas prices in the state substantially. The blaze, first observed... read more August 7, 2012 by  6


 
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


 
Ford fuel cost and emissions calculator and comparison tool, for fleet use - output screen

Ford Offers Fleet Buyers Tool To Compare Total Emissions & Costs

Fleet managers are very, very rational people. Unlike many retail car buyers, they analyze vehicles without a shred of emotion, basing their decisions on lifetime ownership... read more March 14, 2012 by  1


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices Rising, But Not For The Reasons You May Think

Over the past week or so, we’ve seen the average price of gasoline hit $3.60 per gallon of regular, with some areas of the country -- like California -- reaching a... read more February 24, 2012 by  4


 
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


 
Gas pump

How Much Did The Average American Household Spend On Gas This Year?

Filling your tank in the average car these days often runs north of $50, and for full-size pickup trucks, it can be a multiple of that number. But how much do you spend on... read more December 21, 2011 by  3


 
Alaska

$9 A Gallon Too Much For Gas This Winter? Avoid Nome, Alaska

The rising cost of gas is one of life's inevitabilities, though how quickly the price rises depends on where you live. If you live in Nome, Alaska, then you're in for an... read more December 5, 2011 by  3


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices Fall To $3.50 As Economic Stall Slams Crude-Oil Costs

Remember $4 gasoline? It was just last May that gasoline soared to an average price of $4 per gallon across all U.S. markets, with even the cheapest pumps showing prices of... read more September 26, 2011 by  5


 
Infographic: 'What's Driving Gas Prices' from One Block Off the Grid

Infographic: What's Behind The Gas Prices You Pay At The Pump?

We've said it before, and we'll likely say it again: We love a good infographic (here, here, and here, for instance). Today's example covers what makes up the price of each... read more September 6, 2011 by  9


 
Semi trailer

Why Making Trucks More Fuel Efficient Is Good For Everyone

For some time automakers have been under increasing pressure from the government to make their cars as green as fuel efficient as possible in order to improve air quality... read more August 30, 2011 by  2


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

Consumer Reports On 56.2-MPG Gas-Mileage Goal: Meh, Can Do Better

Much debate will occur--and that's putting it politely--over the next round of gas-mileage standards, which the EPA hopes to finalize next year for 2017-2025 vehicles... read more July 1, 2011 by  3


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

MPG Ratings More Important To Car Buyers: For Cost, Or Green Living?

The new car buying process can be quite the task in today’s market. This is especially true with the growing numbers of hybrid and electric cars added to the pool of... read more June 24, 2011 by  1


 
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