Ford Will Launch 8 New CNG Cars and Trucks Next Year

When I was at Ford’s technology conference back in June, I balked at Bill Ford Jr.’s comments about Ford waiting

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BMW i3 Range Extender To Cost $3,950

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.

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New Fuel Cell Generator Tech from Redox Dramatically Reduces Cost per Kilowatt

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.

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Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Lease Price Reduced To Just $139

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.

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Fiat 500E $199 Lease Deal Difficult To Land

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.

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2014 Chevy Volt Price Drops By $5,000

Anyone who has been following the saga of the Chevy Volt knows that the single biggest issue facing the plug-in hybrid is its high price. General Motors has said time and again it wants to lower the price of the Volt by as much as $10,000 for the next generation. For now, the 2014 Chevy Volt price has dropped by $5,000, meaning you can buy a 2014 Chevy Volt for under $30,000.

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Slingatron Kickstarter Promises Cheaper, Cleaner Space Missions

Derek Tidman was fascinated by magnetic rail-guns and launching heavy things really, really far. Rather than turn his attentions to pumpkins and cattle, however, Tidman invented combined a futuristic rail-gun with an ancient hunting weapon to create the Slingatron – a cheaper, cleaner way to put Earth-bound payloads into orbit.

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Study: Diesel Vehicles Have Lower Cost Of Ownership Than Gas Vehicles

A study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has shown that over a lifetime of ownership, diesel-fueled vehicles tend to have a lower cost of ownership than conventional gasoline-fueled vehicles.

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