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  • Jen Smith with her new 2016 Toyota Prius Four

    The opening photo tells the story: when Jen Smith needed to replace her faithful 2006 Toyota Prius, she ended up buying the new fourth-generation Prius that debuted this year. But before making this decision, she reached out to Green Car Reports to ask about her options. This article has been adapted from a number of e-mails back and forth offering suggestions and responding to them during her evaluation and shopping process. DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius hybrid vs Nissan Leaf electric: which is lower on cost, emissions? It started in late April with this note: Would you mind giving me your...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    In Line for a Nissan Leaf? You Probably Already Own a Prius

    If you're one of the more than 16,000 customers who put a deposit down on the 2011 Nissan Leaf, you're in luck--you're among the first in line as Nissan begins checking out home installation issues before opening the actual order process to pre-registered shoppers. And you're no newbie. In fact...

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    Perry: Nissan Won't Lose Money on 2011 Leaf

    Cutting-edge technology never comes cheaply. Automakers routinely subsidize it in new cars in new markets to gain a foothold, or even a competitive advantage--and still can lose money on innovation.Does Nissan plan to lose money with its upcoming electric car, the 2011 Leaf? "We don't," says Nissan...

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