Originally posted on CleanTechnica If you’ve ever wanted to get into a low-cost, well-reviewed electric car, now may be your best chance. GM has just dropped the price of the Chevrolet Spark EV to $25,995, and after federal and state tax incentives, the Spark EV could be had for as little as $14,995. That’s a […]
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The Mercedes S 500 Hybrid is packed with all kinds of high-tech goodies that make for some impressive MPG and performance numbers…as well as a high price.
Ford has revealed the new prices for its aluminum pickup, with the 2015 Ford F-150 model costing just $395 more than the 2014 model
A new study by AAA finds that 51% of Americans would be willing to pay higher gasoline taxes if the extra money would pay for better roads.
In the midst of an American natural gas boom, a harsh winter, and the temporary closure of the Cochin pipeline, has caused a bit of a propane crisis.
I recently connected with the author of the piece below. Finding out that he was a Volt driver in Atlanta, and interesting city that is doing quite well on the electric vehicle front, I decided to ask him for a review of the vehicle… as I often do…
Brazilian sugar and ethanol producers saw near-record profits in 2013 with growth of nearly 19% year-over-year. Despite the increased production and profits Brazil has seen, however, UNICA President Elizabeth Farina cited a report which pointed out that “during the past year, producers have spent nearly 15 percent of their revenues on debt servicing,” as opposed […]
GM’s luxury brand Cadillac wants to compete with the likes of Tesla Motors, and their opening salvo in this green luxury car war comes in the form of the Chevy Volt-based Cadillac ELR. While Consumer Reports calls the Cadillac ELR overpriced, GM thinks there are enough people willing to pay the $75,995 asking price, and […]
Just about every time we write a post about ethanol- be it about a 2000 hp ethanol-fueled hypercar that makes 400% more power than the gas version but still gets the same MPG or about the US military switching its mobile units to biofuels– someone starts harping about ethanol raising food prices. Despite the fact […]
The American auto market has rebounded in a big way, with pent-up demand for new vehicles pushing many companies towards record-breaking quarters. But a big sticking point among new car buyers remains pricing, and automakers are still working to get their entry-level electric cars under the magical $25,000 price point. Navigant Research conducted a study […]
When I was at Ford’s technology conference back in June, I balked at Bill Ford Jr.’s comments about Ford waiting for the government to issue a “National Energy Policy” favoring one alternative fuel – be it ethanol, CNG, biodiesel, etc. – over the others before Ford was willing to “swing for the fences” on alt-fuel […]
So, How Much Does that Electric Car Really Cost? [Infographic] (via sustainablog) Electric vehicles and hybrids still generally cost more upfront than a gas model – the technologies powering these vehicles are still relatively new. Of course, the those new technologies also cost much less to operate, as electricity’s definitely…
The newly-revealed BMW i3 is an electric car for buyers looking for a little more luxury and performance from their EV, but can’t quite afford to lay out $70,000 on a Tesla Model S. Yet there’s still the problem of limited range (in this case up to 100 miles) and long charging times, which is why the BMW i3 includes a $3,950 gas-powered range extender option.
Capable of generating electricity from diesel, natural gas, ethanol, and even biomass, this new “Cube” generator from University of Maryland startup Redox promises uninterrupted, low-emissions energy from renewable fuel sources at a fraction of the operating costs of existing alternatives.
From overpriced to price war, electric car costs are plummeting on an almost monthly basis it seems. The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive fired the first shots with a MSRP under $25,000 before tax credits, and now they’ve gone and done it again, chopping the lease price down from $199 a month to just $139 a month.
While the Chrysler-Fiat alliance may have been dragged kicking and screaming into making an electric car, the Fiat 500E has been well-received by critics and customers alike. In fact, the limited numbers of the Fiat 500E are already sold out in California, despite reports suggesting that dealers are playing fast-and-loose with the attractive $199 lease deal.