deals

  • 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

    This month, rising interest rates and sparse inventories are cutting into the great deals that automakers have recently offered on plug-in and electric cars. Still, our partners at CarsDirect found some deals as low as $179 a month on electric cars this month. That deal, however, is on the Fiat 500e, which is only sold in California and Oregon, and so doesn't qualify under our stricter standards of focusing on vehicles that are widely available. Here are several that are: Electric cars With more long-range electric cars coming on the market, it's no longer just short-range city cars (like...

  • 2019 Toyota Mirai
    Toyota Mirai gets deepest discount yet—amid hydrogen shortage

    Toyota is offering a series of deals on its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the San Francisco region that may sway some to consider buying rather than leasing.

  • 2019 Honda Clarity Electric
    VW ID 3 Deposits; Porsche diesel fines; best deals; Colorado EV pushback: Today's Car News

    Volkswagen gathered 10,000 deposits for its new ID 3 electric car. Germany fined Porsche $600 million over diesel-emissions cheating. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers headed to Colorado to head off the state's effort to mandate electric vehicle sales there. And we rounded up all the best...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016
    Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for May 2019

    With rising interest rates and falling federal plug-in vehicle tax credits on some models, the best deals on electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and conventional hybrids are a little harder to find versus a few months ago. Our partners at CarsDirect.com still found some leases on plug in cars as low as...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Tesla Model 3 leasing, EPA proposal, Audi ads, deals for April: Today's Car News

    Tesla revised its lineup—again—and introduced leasing for the Model 3. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency will delay and revise a proposed freeze on fuel economy standards. New ads for the Audi e-tron quattro take on EV doubts directly. And we round up the best...

  • Honda Clarity Electric at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017
    Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for April 2019

    Great deals on 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Kia Niro plug-in hybrid, and Ford Fusion hybrid sedans can be found all month.

  • 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

    As more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some are starting to offer great deals. Every month, our partners at CarsDirect.com sift through all the deals offered that month to find those that represent the best long-term value for drivers. For leases, this breaks down the overall monthly costs including amortizing any "down payment" capitalized cost reduction and fees. This month, they found lease deals for as low as an effective $239 a month, as well as some deals...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept teaser sketch
    Best deals, Kia Soul EV, Toyota ad, Tesla dog mode: Today's Car News

    It's official on Rivian and Amazon. Tesla introduces a new Dog Mode to keep dogs cool in parked cars. Final EPA range estimates are released for the 2020 Kia Soul EV. We run down the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February. And Toyota falls back on an old advertising theme...

  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
    Best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February 2019

    Presidents' Day Weekend typically brings deals in car showrooms. And this month is no exception. As electric-car fans wait for a slew of new models to hit the market this spring, some of the same cars that have made up recent months' best deals appear again. Two, however, are recent entrants. Our...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype
    GMC electric pickup, Silverado mileage, best deals, EPA enforcement: Today's Car News

    What our corner of the world seems to be waiting for is electric pickups. We check out the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for this month. And a new report shows how much enforcement efforts have slacked off at the EPA under President Trump. All this and more on Green Car Reports...

  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
    Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for January 2019

    The new year brings new deals, and our partners at CarsDirect.com have found deals on some new models that have never made our list before for the beginning of 2019. While the new year often isn't the very best time to find a great deal on a new car, winter weather keeps many buyers at home, which...

  • Waymo self-driving car
    Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today's Car News

    Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who's really funding the campaign to unwind fuel-economy and emissions rules. And we check out the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf

    The end of the year is almost always the best time to get a great deal on a car. This December, our partners at CarsDirect have found some great deals on electric cars for as little as $219 a month. Electric cars For buyers who want an all-electric car, the best deal is on the Nissan Leaf, as it often is. The Leaf is available for $219 a month for 36 months with $2,929 due at signing. The lease deal on the base Leaf S represents a huge $10,075 manufacturer discount, though that's down by $1,275 from a few months ago. Overall, the cost comes out $90 a month cheaper than the cheapest lease deal...

  • Volkswagen ID concept, 2017 Los Angeles auto show
    All-wheel-drive Prius, low-priced VWs, expensive Autopilot: Today's Car News

    VW announces that its new electric lineup will be priced as low as gasoline vehicles. Tesla raises prices on Autopilot following a two-week free trial. Toyota hints that it may bring an all-wheel-drive Prius to market. And we look at the best deals for November. All this and more on Green Car...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for November 2018

    With the new 2019 model year in full swing, and the holidays around the corner, a lot of consumers are looking for new cars. That means the deals aren't quite as good as they were in August and September when dealers and automakers were trying to clear out old inventory in preparation for the new...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Volt
    Best deals on green cars for October 2018

    One of the best ways to get people to buy green cars is the same way automakers get consumers to buy any car—by making deals. Looking at October sales, among plug in cars other than Teslas, the bestsellers were those that offer the best deals from month to month. This month, many of the same...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
    Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2018

    This month's best deals list includes a newcomer among plug-in hybrids. That could be a great thing for buyers who want the best deal along with the latest technologies. Our partners at CarsDirect.com, now focus the list of best deals on models that are widely available, not "compliance cars"...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Best deals on green cars, Tesla scrutiny, Swiss stop diesels, EPA pushback: Today's Car News

    The SEC issues subpoenas to Tesla over CEO Elon Musk's plan to take the company private. Switzerland halts registrations of some diesels from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. New records show internal pushback at the EPA over freezing fuel-economy regulations. And we run down the best deals on green cars...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

    This month, green-car buyers can find some screaming deals. These aren't just local programs or restricted to California buyers, either. As always, our list of deals comes from our partners at CarsDirect. This month, they have focused on deals available nationwide and on cars that are more shoppers can find (unlike, for example, the VW e-Golf, of which Volkswagen dealers had just 10 in stock at the beginning of July). Here are a few of the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars this month. Electric car The Nissan Leaf is the cheapest electric car available nationwide, with a lease...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    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...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, first drive, Teaneck, NJ, Aug 2017
    July 4th green car deals you can still find

    June wasn't a great month for green-car sales, and automakers are offering some bargains to keep them moving out the door. Green Car Reports partner site CarsDirect has listed several great green car deals among its July Fourth deals that continue through this weekend. For shoppers looking for a...

  • General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs
    Tesla Mode X crash report, Honda-GM pair up, plug-in deals, more electric trucks: Today's Car News

    A report from the National Transportation Safety Board reveals details of a fatal Tesla Model X crash in California. Is Autopilot to blame? Honda and GM are expanding their partnership to share batteries for electric cars. Freightliner and Volvo are building electric trucks to compete with the...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Volt
    Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for June 2018

    June is proving to be a great month for those who want to buy a car that plugs in, with some electric cars offering rebates as high as $16,400, or zero-percent financing along with a hefty cash rebate. The cars look a lot like the ones that had the best deals last month, but we'll go through them...

  • Honda Clarity series with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan
    Electric car recalls and deals, another Tesla crash, how much range is enough: The Week in Reverse

    Which electric car can California and Oregon buyers take home for less than $200 a month and get $1,000 for doing so? What electric car war recalled this week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 11, 2018. Friday, we...