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Colorado's Electric-Car Credit: Applies To Used Cars Too

Colorado's Electric-Car Credit: Applies To Used Cars Too

The checkerboard pattern of constantly changing electric-car incentives and fees among the 50 American states often baffles outsiders. And as states go, Colorado has a mixed record. But its electric-car incentive turns out to have a quirk not shared by any other state, as far as we can determine... read more

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Used Tesla Electric Cars: Certified Previously Owned (CPO) Program Coming, Company Confirms

Historically, auto dealerships have made as much or more money selling used cars as new ones. Since electric-car maker Tesla Motors doesn't have dealerships, but sells cars... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Chevrolet Volts In Fleet Use: Might As Well Not Have A Plug

Chevy Volt owners, and even Chevrolet itself, are usually quite proud of the amount of miles the range-extended electric car covers on grid electricity. The company said last... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2001 Honda Insight

5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

61 mpg. That's the figure everyone will want to know, so that's the one I'm starting with. 61 mpg is what I've managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in... read more July 28, 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 


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2001 Honda Insight

Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

If you've been reading Green Car Reports over the past week, you might have seen we recently bought a 2001 Honda Insight--an example of one of the first hybrids sold by a... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Used Toyota, Ford Hybrids Score Well In Consumer Reports' Best Used Car List

There are many reasons to recommend a hybrid car--the easy driving experience, the gas mileage, even the shove of an electrically-assisted engine in some sportier models. But... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
2001 Honda Insight

Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn't always possible. We do our best though, which is how I've... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
1980 Ford Fairmont EVA electric conversion.

Rare 1980 Ford Fairmont EVA Electric Conversion For Sale

If you've ever wanted to meet the grandfather of the Ford Focus Electric, here's your chance. In Lake Elsinore, California, the local Craigslist is carrying an ad for a 1980... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Residual Values On Battery-Electric Cars: KBB Is Not Optimistic

The year 2014 looks like it could be a very good one for plug-in vehicles, with new launches and expected sales increases heading the list of reasons to cheer. But it... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Looking To Buy A Used Diesel Car? Head To Buffalo

Looking for a good deal on a used diesel car? Turns out Buffalo is the best place to go, according to new data from iSeeCars.com. The home of chicken wings and the Bills... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Buying A Used Toyota Prius Hybrid: 5 Quick Pieces Of Advice

The Toyota Prius is by far the most common hybrid car on U.S. roads, which means there are a lot of them out there for sale as used cars. A reader wrote to ask what she... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Which City Has The Worst Fuel Economy For All Its Used Cars?

If you want to buy a used Toyota Prius, don't go shopping for one in Detroit. The Motor City has the worst fuel economy among used cars, according to a new study by... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
Sample used car gas-mileage window sticker for a 2000 Honda Insight.

EPA Offers Gas Mileage Stickers, Embeds For Selling Used Cars

In 2011, the EPA helped make used car buying a little more informative by creating printable gas-mileage window stickers. Now, its effort to help used car buyers get... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Added To Certified Used Program

Electric cars have been on sale almost three years now, which means that some of them are starting to show up on used-car lots. To alleviate concern over the unknown future... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 

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