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Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Any insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat model how much their dealership added to the sticker price for the first ones on the lot. And the same applied as well to the...

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

How Much Do Plug-In Hybrids Plug In? Volt Has Most Electric Miles, Data Shows

It's one of the big unknowns about plug-in hybrids: How much do they actually get plugged in? Battery-electric cars have to plug in to remain usable, but plug-in hybrids and... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
Sir Stirling Moss in his Renault Twizy electric car, London, May 2015

Who Drives Electric? Famous Racing Driver Stirling Moss, It Turns Out

Celebrities are always a good way to draw attention to cars. Now the U.K. arm of French carmaker Renault has made a short video about one very well-known driver of its Twizy... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

2012, 2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Get $5,000 Lease Buyout Credit

Electric cars may be very different from their internal-combustion counterparts, but some aspects of the ownership experience are the same. Regardless of the powertrain... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Gigafactory Drone Flyover, CA Plug-In Hybrid Green Stickers, German 'Eco Lane': Today's Car News

Today, we have a drone flyover of the Tesla "Gigafactory" site in Nevada, an update on California's green carpool-lane stickers for plug-in hybrids, and a German state's... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Autobahn, Kamener Kreuz, Rush Hour (photo by Dirk Vorderstraße)

German State To Test City 'Eco Lane' For Cleanest Cars, Carpools

Carpool lanes have been an accepted part of the landscape in California for more than 40 years now. But they're less well-known in Europe, where bus lanes have taken priority... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
SolaRoad solar bicycle lane, The Netherlands

Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

Apparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2015 Toyota Prius Rebates Rise For Californians

Toyota boosted incentives on its Prius hybrid range for California buyers in April, and it's doing the same this month, though on a more limited basis. New incentives are... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Will Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Save Money? Cost Calculator Helps You Decide

Tesla's Powerwall home batteries comprise a high-profile entry by the electric-car maker into a new segment of the energy industry that's expected to grow rapidly. Energy... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla gigafactory as photographed by drone, May 17, 2015 [screen capture from YouTube video]

Tesla Gigafactory: Drone Flyover Shows How Huge It Really Is

The very word "gigafactory" makes Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery assembly plant sound quite large. But how huge it actually is can be hard to... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2016 Fiat 500X Driven, 2016 Chevy Camaro Turbo Four, Hyperloop Test Track: Today's Car News

Today we have a drive report of the 2016 Fiat 500X small crossover, a first look at the lightened 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and its new efficiency-focused four-cylinder... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Belle Isle reveal

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Loses Weight, Adds Turbo Four For Fuel Economy

Muscle-car fans pretty much set the Internet on fire this weekend as news and photos of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe emerged. The second generation of the... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Why LG Chem Leads In Electric-Car Batteries: Materials Science, It Says

The top three battery makers for electric cars today are Panasonic, AESC, and LG Chem. But while Panasonic sells largely to Tesla, and AESC is a joint venture half-owned by... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2016 Fiat 500X AWD: Quick Drive Report

Subcompact crossovers are a booming segment in the U.S. right now, so who better than a company associated almost exclusively with small cars to build one? The 2016 Fiat 500X... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

California Test Track For Elon Musk's Hyperloop To Be Built

Tesla's Powerwall home batteries have grabbed headlines recently, but another of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's many big ideas could be reaching an important stage in its development... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
 

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