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2012 Ford Focus Electric Earns 110 MPGe Rating

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric has received an EPA fuel economy rating of 110/99/105 mpg-e (miles per gallon-equivalent) city/highway/combined, Ford says in a press release. The Focus Electric has a range of 76 miles on a fully charged battery.   The Focus Electric’s mpg-e ratings are among the highest of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The 2012 Mitsubishi i is rated at 126/99 mpg-e, and the 2012 Nissan Leaf at 106/92 mpg-e, and have ... continue reading»

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Nissan Leaf Now Available Nationwide

The 2012 Nissan Leaf became available to customers nationwide Thursday, after previously being available in only 29 states and the District of Columbia. Nissan says in a press release that this final U.S. market expansion makes the Leaf “the only electric car ever to be available nationwide.” Car and Driver says, “The latest expansion begins with an invitation to initiate the ordering process sent exclusively to reservation holders in the newly serviced states. A week from now, anyone in ... continue reading»

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Things to Consider if Gas Prices Continue to Increase

Earlier this month, we told you about the prospects of gasoline reaching $4 a gallon this summer, and perhaps even as high as $4.60 in major metropolitan areas. A couple weeks ago, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report listed the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline at $3.48. The average price today is $3.64 a gallon. While no analyst is certain how high the price will climb, the $4 threshold is quickly approaching. In ... continue reading»

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Mitsubishi i will be on Sale Nationally by Summer

The Mitsubishi i electric car will go on sale nationwide by this summer. The i, which is currently available for test drives in Washington, Hawaii, Oregon and California, will be available for test drives in the remaining 46 states by March, Mitsubishi says in a statement, and will be available for purchase by the summer. Mitsubishi is pushing up the national launch of its electric car nine months ahead of schedule. Though dealers in only four states are currently accepting ... continue reading»

Tags: Mitsubishi i MiEV, Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi, Model News, electric cars, Mitsubishi i

Nissan Offers Leaf in More U.S. Markets

The introduction of electric cars like the Nissan Leaf has certainly created a buzz in the marketplace. Edmunds reports that Nissan has delivered more than 8,700 Leafs in the U.S. since it introduced the car nearly one year ago. Now, Nissan plans to expand the Leaf’s availability. Nissan says in a press release that it has “re-opened reservations and has begun taking orders from the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada ... continue reading»

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