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Are Diesels Cheaper To Own Than Gas Cars? Varies By Model, Study Says

Are Diesels Cheaper To Own Than Gas Cars? Varies By Model, Study Says

People buy green cars for many reasons: to save money and/or to save the planet. But fuel savings don't automatically translate into cash savings. Diesel vehicles typically cost more than comparable gasoline models, and their fuel costs more per gallon than gasoline in most North American... read more

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Gas pump

Five MORE Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Yep, Big Oil is definitely scheming and plotting to destroy the electric car. Everyone knows that. Right? [sigh] Time for more mythbusting, it seems. The surprising success... read more January 31, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
2013 Lexus CT 200h

Hybrid Payback Depends On The Model, New Study Shows

We all know that hybrid vehicles typically offer greater fuel economy than their regular gasoline counterparts. But when considered over a typical ownership period, are they... read more October 22, 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

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


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Car Repair Costs Rising--Apart From Hybrids, Which Get Cheaper

There was a time when the average vehicle could be expected to go wrong on a fairly regular basis. That's not the case these days, and in general cars are more reliable than... read more April 9, 2013 by  12


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

If You're Going To Attack Electric Cars, Do Your Homework

They pop up like weeds, these "Electric cars are failures" articles--and you just have to keep killing them. The latest is an opinion piece titled, "Why the Electric Car... read more October 15, 2012 by  80


 
Monthly gas price vs. electricity price in $/gallon equivalent 1976-2012 (Edison Electric Institute)

Electric Cars Equal $1/Gallon Gas For Life + $1,200 Cash A Year

Car buyers are notoriously fond of focusing only on the purchase price of new vehicles, without much thinking about the total cost of ownership. For electric cars that may... read more May 24, 2012 by  39


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European version)

Would Battery Leasing Ease Sticker Shock On Costly Electric Cars?

There's no getting around it: Hybrids cost more than gasoline models, and plug-in electric cars cost a lot more than gas vehicles. Each type of green car cuts operating... read more May 18, 2012 by  12


 
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


 
2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report

2011 Nissan Leaf: One-Year Drive Report

On March 28, 2011, I took delivery of a European-specification 2011 Nissan Leaf. Yesterday, a few days short of our 1-year anniversary with the car, its odometer passed the... read more March 26, 2012 by  27


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Volt Cheaper To Own Than 2012 Leaf, Says Kelley Blue Book

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt might cost nearly $5,000 cheaper more than the 2012 Nissan Leaf, but over the next five years, it might cost you less to run. At least, that’s... read more February 8, 2012 by  42


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

3 Best-Selling Hybrids: Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Sonata Hybrid

For a few years now, hybrid sales have been stalled at 2 to 3 percent of the U.S. market. But for the first seven months of this year, the total is at the low end of the... read more September 9, 2011 by  18


 
2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010

Chrysler To Join Honda In Selling Natural-Gas Cars...In 2017

Ask anyone to name an alternate fuel, and natural gas is rarely the first one that comes to mind. Ethanol, perhaps, and increasingly electricity. But natural gas? Not so... read more April 14, 2011 by  0


 
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