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The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars

The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars

We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and complex issues around electric cars, who buys them, and how they're really used get lost or ignored in general reporting. At... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Gas Prices Don't Affect Electric-Car Sales: Finally The Word Gets Out

When it comes to electric cars, conventional wisdom states that sales will inevitably decrease alongside gas prices. After all, the argument goes, if buyers can't expect to... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

BMW Diesel Model Sales Unaffected By Lower Gas Prices, Exec Says

Gas prices are at their lowest level in years, and that's triggered a flurry of speculation from analysts that sales of hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles will suffer... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Once More: Low Gas Prices Don't Hurt Electric-Car Sales

Data is important. Data on the effects of changing economic factors is very important to the car industry. Which is why it's disappointing to see a Nissan executive repeating... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

Do Low Gas Prices Hurt Renewable Energy Adoption? Unlikely, Says Analyst

Gas prices have fallen dramatically in the U.S.--40 percent in six months--and it's assumed by some that this will hurt the renewable-energy industry. With the financial... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact. With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda's... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

New Metric For Car Efficiency: Miles Per Dollar Spent On Energy?

It's downright confusing trying to calculate how much it costs to run green cars, whether it's a 50-mpg Toyota Prius or a highly efficient electric car like the 124-MPGe BMW... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 
Daan Roosegaard's designs for safer highways

Low Gas Price An Opportunity For Higher Gas Tax? Not A Chance

With gasoline costing 40 percent less than it did just six months ago--and under $2 a gallon in many states--you might think this would be a good time to discuss raising the... read more January 5, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Average Fuel Economy Falls In New Cars, First Time In 4 Years

As carmakers work to meet tightening global emissions standards, new-car average fuel economy has steadily improved over the past several years. At least, until last month... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Low Gas Prices Won't Affect Loyal Owners As 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Looms

In the auto industry, it's generally assumed that as gas prices drop, so do sales of green cars. Most consumers consider switching to more fuel-efficient, hybrid, or plug-in... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low?

Oil prices are at their lowest levels in four years, and retail gasoline prices are likely to follow--more or less. Thursday, while the U.S. celebrated its Thanksgiving... read more November 30, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Are Hybrid Drivers More Willing To Walk Away From Fuel-Sipping Cars?

It's a known phenomenon that low gas prices depress sales of hybrids and other green cars, but how strong is that affect? Cheaper fuel may cause buyers to refrain from... read more November 15, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

By most accounts, the world is pretty much awash in oil these days. Increases in North American shale-oil production have boosted supply to the point where there's now... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Gasoline Prices Continue To Fall, Almost At Four-Year Low: Report

If you're reading this while preparing for you morning commute, take solace in the fact that it's likely costing you a little less to drive to work than it did at this time... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 

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