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Toyota Drops Price of Prius Plug-in to Less Than $30,000

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Faced with slow sales and falling gas prices, Toyota announced Wednesday that it is dropping the base price of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid by $2,010 to $29,990, which does not include destination fees. The price of the top-of-the-line Advanced model sees a $4,620 drop to $34,905. “Toyota is the latest manufacturer to slash pricing on a plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle,” says Alex Gutierrez, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, “a clear indication pricing ... continue reading»

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Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Cars Getting Cheaper to Buy

If you’ve been thinking about buying an electric or plug-in hybrid car but have delayed the purchase because of the high list price of these vehicles, there is some good news for you: automakers have been slashing the prices of hybrids and EVs, making the price of entry a little easier to swallow. Early this year, Nissan announced a price reduction for the all-electric Leaf, which now starts at $28,800. For 2014, Chevrolet announced a price drop for ... continue reading»

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Range Announced

Ford announced Friday that its 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid car, will have a battery-only range of “more than 20 miles” and a total range of 550 miles. The 2013 C-MAX Energi’s battery-only range is longer than that of its closest competitor, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which can drive for 11 miles on electric power and 540 miles on combined gas and electric power, according to the EPA. The 2013 Chevrolet Volt’s total range of ... continue reading»

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Nissan Plans Two New Hybrid Cars

Nissan announced it will build a plug-in hybrid car and a new front-wheel drive hybrid car by the end of fiscal year 2016 as part of its six-year environmental plan. Edmunds Auto Observer says the front-wheel drive hybrid should be a midsize car and is slated for 2013 or 2014, while the plug-in hybrid will likely be a small car and will be introduced in 2015. Nissan discontinued the Altima Hybrid sedan after the 2011 model year, so for 2012 ... continue reading»

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