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When will electric car sales exceed those of cars with engines? Poll results

When will electric car sales exceed those of cars with engines? Poll results

Cars that plug in to recharge, whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, are a very small proportion of total U.S. vehicle sales today. And the same applies to their global sales, which are less than 1 percent of a total worldwide volume now headed toward 90 million vehicles a year. So today, the... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S owned by Tom + Jeff of Palm Springs, California

The Passion Of The Tesla: One Owner's (Unprompted) Paean

People who buy new cars generally like and enjoy them during the first months or years of ownership. Many Tesla owners, however, seem to love their cars with a deep, abiding... read more December 9, 2014 by


 
Scrapped cars. Photo by Flickr user Edward Blake.

U.S. Car Population Surges As Sales Soar, While Scrappage Falls

As new, more-efficient cars become available, older models must eventually be taken off the road for a genuine reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions to occur. Yet while U.S... read more June 13, 2014 by


 
Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014

Why One Young Woman Bought A 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Frugal Shopping

Many people approach car shopping in the U.S. looking for the largest, most luxurious vehicle they can afford, from the best brand possible. Still, at least a handful of... read more June 3, 2014 by


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Gas Mileage During Dealership Test Drives: Mostly Meaningless

You've read the reviews, and it's finally time: You're off to the dealer to replace your old car with a new, much more fuel-efficient vehicle. But then you get to the dealer... read more February 18, 2014 by


 
Honda Fit Hybrid (Japanese domestic model), Honda Proving Grounds, Tochigi, Japan, Nov 2013

UPDATE: Green Car Preview: 2014 Detroit Auto Show Concepts & Production Models

The important global auto shows tend to go in waves, and this year's Detroit Auto Show isn't looking particularly notable for its green cars. Barring surprises, there will be... read more January 10, 2014 by


 
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Is Right Now The Very Best Time To Buy A Car? Discuss

Slowly, the economic recession is winding down and consumer moods are improving. Plus, today's new cars get better gas mileage than they did just a few years ago. Is this... read more June 4, 2013 by 15


 
diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Who Might Buy Diesels? Gasoline Drivers, Not Hybrid Owners

With a raft of new diesel vehicles entering the market this year and next, the question arises: Who exactly will buy them? Based on the results of a survey to be released... read more March 28, 2013 by 49


 
2014 Mazda Mazda6

2014 Mazda Mazda6: Up To 38 MPG, Priced From $20,880

Mazda has announced official EPA fuel economy figures and pricing for the 2014 Mazda6 sedan. The striking-looking sedan will start from $20,880, not including Mazda's $795... read more January 4, 2013 by 2


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013 Green Car Buyers Guide: Hybrids, Diesels, Plug-Ins

It's autumn, which means that new 2013 cars are now showing up in dealerships all across the country. With gas prices high and new fuel-economy standards in effect... read more October 9, 2012 by 1


 
Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Hall in an ad for the 2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Even Cheaper: Now, $139/Month Lease

Plug-in electric car sales are growing in the U.S., with the Chevy Volt in particular going from strength to strength. The 2012 Nissan Leaf, however, is not doing so well... read more October 8, 2012 by 31


 
Gas pump

New-Car Buyers Want Higher Gas Mileage (It Pays For Itself Too)

How much do you spend on gasoline each year? If you happen to live in the average U.S. household, the total is more than $2,850 every year--roughly $240 a month, or $60 each... read more July 16, 2012 by 4


 
Pump handle

What Would You Give Up For Higher Gas Mileage? Cash? Features? Safety?

It happens every time. Gas prices go up sharply, and new car buyers suddenly decide that gas mileage is important--and shop accordingly. With gas around $4 a gallon in many... read more June 10, 2011 by 14


 

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