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All-Electric BMW i3 Priced at $42,275

BMW i3 Concept The BMW i3 will start at $42,275 (including a $925 destination charge) when it goes on sale in the second quarter of 2014. The all-electric i3 will join the ranks of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles that qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit, which currently include cars like the Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S. Edmunds points out that a full tax credit effectively will lower the i3’s starting ... continue reading»

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Summer Heat Brings Risk to Kids in Cars

It's a nightmare scenario for any parent: a child gets left in a car on a hot day. By the time someone notices, the temperature in the car has climbed and the child dies from heat stroke. According to Jan Null, a Certified Consulting Meteorologist at San Francisco State University, so far in 2013, 23 children in the U.S. have died of heat stroke as a result of being left in cars. The vast majority of cases tend ... continue reading»

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Honda Redesigns Fit, Adds Hybrid, Sedan Options

Honda Fit Honda has released images of the all-new Japanese model Fit and, according to Motor Trend, the pictures offer U.S. buyers a sneak peak of the 2015 U.S. model. The images show a blue Honda Fit hatchback with all-new styling that Motor Trend says will be featured on the 2015 U.S. model. Changes include more angular bodywork on the front, side and rear and a new headlight and grille combination that reminded Motor Trend of Honda’s Clarity ... continue reading»

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Will Gas Prices Stop Climbing?

gas prices The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.67, up from $3.55 just one week ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. A month ago, the price of gas averaged $3.60 per gallon nationwide. CNN Money spoke with Tom Kloza, the chief oil analyst at GasBuddy.com, about the recent upswing in gas prices. Kloza predicts that prices will continue to climb, and says there is a 50 percent chance that prices ... continue reading»

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Ford to Offer Free MPG Boost to 2013 Hybrid Owners

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Ford will begin offering a free software update in August to improve the fuel economy of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Ford says the software update will improve its hybrids’ real-world fuel economy. “We believe these actions will provide our customers enhanced on-road fuel economy satisfaction,” says Raj Nair, group vice president of global product development at Ford, in a press release. According to Ford, the software update will increase the ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Ford, Hybrids, Model News, Fuel Economy, Ford C Max Hybrid

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