As we pointed out yesterday, sales of purely electric cars in the U.S. aren’t as high as many in the industry hoped they would be. In an attempt to get more customers, Nissan has lowered the lease prices of its 2012 Nissan Leaf SV and 2012 Nissan Leaf SL, while automakers in Europe have slashed electric car sticker prices by $11,000. To date however, we've never heard of electric cars being given away for free. Until now. But French automaker Renault is not giving away free electric cars because electric car sales are low: It is giving away free electric cars as part of an attempt to...
Honda: Okay, We Know You Hate The New Civic, So We’ll Redesign It
In April this year, Honda unveiled what it hoped would be the next generation of car to bear the Honda Civic badge. The ninth major revision of the Civic in its 38-year life, Honda promised better gas mileage, better performance and its all-new Eco-Assist technology to help drivers drive as...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Why Haven't Hybrid Sales Been Higher, And Should They Be?
Hybrid cars seem to bring out strong beliefs among car buyers, both pro and con. On the pro side, they get better gas mileage, offer some small degree of all-electric running, and let buyers display (to varying degrees) their green credentials. On the con side, they're usually pricier than...John Voelcker
Global Toyota Prius Hybrid Sales Level Off As Incentives End
Talk about up-again, down-again. It was just a year ago when a global shortages of 2010 Toyota Prius models kept supplies tight all over the world. Now, they may start to pile up on dealer lots again. Last summer, the company had just launched the all-new 2010 Prius, the third generation of the...John Voelcker