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As Gas Gets Cheaper, Ford Ups Incentives On Smaller, More Efficient Cars

As Gas Gets Cheaper, Ford Ups Incentives On Smaller, More Efficient Cars

Sales of green cars and gas prices are inversely related. As fuel gets cheaper, the financial incentive of a more-efficient car decreases, and consumers lose interest. Given that trend, perhaps it's not too surprising that Ford will offer its dealers bonuses if they sell certain fuel-efficient... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Home charging is a necessity for many electric-car owners, but charging-station installations are sometimes met with stiff opposition from homeowner associations. Perhaps... read more November 7, 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 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Relaunched Fisker Karma To Use Quantum Software (Again)

Fisker Automotive's new owner Wanxiang plans to relaunch the Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan next year, and it's expected to have few substantial changes from the... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
Lit Motors C-1 electric motorcycle test video screencap.

Lit Motors C-1: Video Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle On The Road

Building an automotive startup is never easy, especially when the product offered by that company defies easy description. Lit Motors has been steadily developing its... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Oct 2014: Tesla Outsells Leaf: UPDATED

Well, September vehicle registration data for Canada has now arrived, and the Tesla Model S simply crushed all competition with 194 sales. The September numbers no doubt got... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2012 Kia Soul

Tesla Model X Delay, Hyundai And Kia Fined, Electric-Car Seriousness: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about the companies that make green cars. Tesla Motors' third quarter report includes an announced delay of the Model X electric crossover, Hyundai and... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which Electric-Car Makers Are Serious? U.S. Sales Show Top Three

Two years ago, we pointed out that several electric cars now on sale were purely "compliance cars," built in minimal numbers purely to comply with California rules that... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Hybrid Sales: Searching For A Silver Lining In Flat Figures

Recent news articles have noted that sales of hybrid-electric vehicle are in a bit of a funk. Some analysts have started to speculate that sales of hybrids may have already... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai, Kia To Pay $300 Million For Gas-Mileage Testing Errors

Gas-mileage ratings issued by Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have been the topic of investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for some time now. The... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X Delayed Again, Model S Sales Highest Ever: Third Quarter Report

The Tesla Model X electric SUV will be further delayed for additional quality and validation testing, according to the latest earnings report from Tesla Motors. Deliveries of... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black

Tesla Model S P85D Opinions, Electric Range Rover, Mercedes G-Code Concept: Today's Car News

Today's news is fairly electric. Motor Trend gushes over the Tesla Model S P85D, Land Rover contemplates an all-electric Range Rover model, and Mercedes-Benz unveils the... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Range Rover All-Electric Utility Vehicle To Challenge Tesla Model X?

Well, add one more name to the queue of luxury carmakers planning to compete head-to-head with Tesla Motors and its electric cars. According to Britain's Autocar, Range Rover... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport

2014 Infiniti Q50, Q70 Hybrids Recalled Over Transmission Housing Issue

Infiniti is recalling a few hundred 2014 model-year Q50 and Q70 hybrid sedans to fix an issue with their transmissions. The recall includes just 817 cars, all of which are... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Mercedes CEO: No One Will Make Money On Electric Cars In 'Reasonable Time'

With the first Mercedes-Benz electric car now on sale, its parent company Daimler joins the expanding ranks of global automakers offering plug-in electric vehicles in the... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept

Mercedes-Benz Concept G-Code: Tiny Crossover For LA Auto Show

To mark the opening of its new R&D center in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a concept car with some novel green features. The Mercedes-Benz G-Code is a subcompact... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
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