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Best deals on electric, hybrid, and fuel-efficient cars for July 2018

Best deals on electric, hybrid, and fuel-efficient cars for July 2018

As supplies of some older 100-mile range electric cars wind down, automakers are beginning to offer the best deals on more-capable recent models. Perhaps best of all, the cars with the best deals this month are much more plentiful and easier to find on dealers' lots than a few of the recent... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf electric car after battery-pack replacement  [by owner Tim Jacobsen, Concord, CA]

How to negotiate for a new Nissan Leaf battery pack: electric-car owner advises

In designing, testing, and producing the Nissan Leaf, the first modern electric car sold in volume, Nissan made a design decision that some other companies didn't. It chose... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

How to curb climate change yourself: drive a more efficient car

Given the current political landscape in Washington, it's not unreasonable to worry about the future of U.S. efforts to combat climate change. The Trump Administration has... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

How to figure out if your local Chevy dealer carries the Bolt EV electric car

The first few Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were delivered in California's Silicon Valley more than a month ago, marking the start of what will be a nationwide rollout... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016

How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer's guide to EVSEs

Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options. But sooner or later, most... read more March 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

When it comes to electric cars, range is a commodity. But how much are buyers paying to increase the amount of driving they can do between charges? We looked at every... read more March 1, 2016 by


 
Garage

How To Wire A New Garage For Electric-Car Charging: What You Need To Know

One of the more daunting perceived obstacles to driving a plug-in electric car seems to be the need for a home charging station. While plug-in hybrids can be recharged... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Highest Gas Mileage For The Least Money: We Rate 10 Top Cars

Many new cars get good gas mileage, spread across a wide swath of price points. But for many consumers, gas mileage isn't just about saving fuel--and, for some, cutting... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI: Back-To-Back Test Drive

With the introduction of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf late this year, VW will be the only automaker to offer (in the U.S.) both diesel and all-electric versions of the same... read more July 22, 2014 by


 
Fuelshark

Fuelshark Gadget To Boost Gas Mileage Does Nothing Of The Sort

Dozens of companies around the world will sell you devices claiming to improve your gas mileage. For what seems like a nominal amount, the magic devices can apparently... read more February 25, 2014 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


 
Gas pump

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


 
2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Electric Cars In Winter: Six Steps To Maximize Driving Range

We get asked a lot whether winter weather makes electric cars impractical. Short answer: No. We even rounded up some of the best electric-cars-in-winter stories last month... read more January 30, 2013 by 34


 
Ford's MyEnergi Lifestyle guide

Ford: Drive Our Cars, Buy Green Appliances--And Kiss Texas, California, and New York Goodbye

The average household in America consumes more than 11,000 kWh of electricity per year, much of it during certain peak daytime hours. Many utility companies benefit from this... read more January 8, 2013 by 12


 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct 2012

Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Honorable Mention

Volkswagen has sold small numbers of its Touareg Hybrid crossover utility vehicle for two years now, but it's never had a mass-market hybrid entry. That will be the role of... read more December 7, 2012 by 3


 
2013 Nissan Altima

Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Nissan Altima

Not all green cars are hybrids, diesels, or plug-ins. And with new fuel economy regulations now set through 2025, all cars are going to get more efficient--gasoline cars... read more December 6, 2012 by 0


 

 
 

 
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