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 efficiency--or how to maximize their mileage--and which tactics will really save them money. Here's our cheat sheet. (1) Your driving style matters (and so does your highway speed). You know how they say "Your mileage may vary"? The way you drive is one of the major variants. MORE: Hybrid Driving Tips: Maximize MPGs, Minimize Cost If you want to save money on gas, drive as if there's an egg between your foot and the accelerator...
Selling Electric Cars, Hybrids: Does Saving Green Matter More Than Going Green?
Electric cars might have plenty of environmental benefits over their combustion cousins, carmakers are finding that angle a hard one to benefit from. In fact, it's much more likely modern electric cars will be sold on the back of plain, simple cost savings, says Bloomberg. It presents an unusual...Antony Ingram
Five Tips to Save You Money on Home Electric Car Charging
We all know that once purchased, electric cars are much cheaper to run than their gasoline counterparts, but how do you make sure you’re not paying more than you need to for the privilege of charging up at home? We’ve given it some thought and come up with five top tips to help you pay...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Electric Cars And Roaming: Following The Cell Phone's Lead?
If you use a cell phone, you'll be more than familiar with the concept of roaming. It allows you to continue using your cell phone when your home network isn't available, thanks to collaborations between networks in different countries. Now, it appears a similar concept may be heading towards the...Antony Ingram
Charging Station Incentives Sneak Into Tax Cut Extension Bill
As recently as last week, it became apparent that the current federal 50 percent incentive towards the cost of installing an electric car charging station would expire on the 31st December this year. This would be particularly bad news to the vast majority of upcoming EV owners, many of whom...Antony Ingram
Electric Vehicle Incentives Guide: Country By Country
Green conscience and new technology are both laudable, but getting extra money in your back pocket is nice too. Now, after all those years of paying taxes on your hard work, you can finally get some of it back. Consider it a tax refund for buying an electric car. Now that we know the purchase and...Antony Ingram
There are many excellent reasons to buy a Toyota Prius, new or used, leading off with the hybrid's superb fuel economy: 50 miles per gallon for the new 2010 Toyota Prius. Now you can add to that list another justification. It turns out that the Toyota Prius will save you money on insurance. The insurance site Insure.com calculated average auto insurance premiums for almost 300 different 2009 vehicles. In May 2009, the national average for auto insurance was $1,871. The average insurance premium for a Toyota Prius, however, was roughly $1,300. It wasn't the least expensive Toyota--that honor...