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Eight States to Begin Major EV Push

2013 Nissan Leaf 2014 Nissan Leaf It may soon be a lot easier and cheaper to buy and own an electric vehicle. Eight governors signed a cooperative agreement Thursday to boost sales of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Their plan, which will be developed over the next six months, is expected to drastically increase the number of charging stations and offer new financial incentives for car buyers. The governors’ goal is to start increasing sales now and eventually ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Nissan LEAF, plug in hybrids, Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen Vehicle

Outsmart High Gas Prices

Once Labor Day has passed, gas prices tend to decrease. However, TIME reports that national gas prices are hovering around $3.84 a gallon in many states. Hurricane Isaac and plant shut downs in the United Kingdom have slowed production and limited resources, according to GasBuddy.com. The gas-price tracking site expects prices to decline by the end of the month and “bottom out between Thanksgiving and Christmas,” but the cost of filling up is still a concern for most ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Gas Prices, Hybrids, plug in hybrids, holiday travel

Young Car Buyers Want Hybrids, Lots of Tech

According to a recent study by Deloitte, most car buyers between the ages of 19 and 31 prefer hybrids and cars with touch-screen interfaces, opting for fuel efficiency and interior tech over performance or luxury. This generation will soon account for a larger percentage of the new-car market than aging baby boomers, which means that new cars could change drastically in the upcoming years. After seeing the results of Deloitte’s annual automotive-centered survey of Generation Y, Craig Giffi, vice ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Tech, Hybrids, plug in hybrids, Fuel Economy

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Slated for Detroit Auto Show

Volvo is ready to pull the wraps off of its newest concept, the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept, which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. Based on the Volvo XC60, the automaker’s SUV concept utilizes a gas engine and an electric motor like the Chevrolet Volt. However, the XC60 Concept is more powerful. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 280 horsepower drives the XC60 Concept’s front wheels using an eight-speed ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Concept Cars, Volvo XC60, Model News, plug in hybrids, Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet Adds Dealer Demos to Volt Inventory

Chevrolet has announced that in order to meet its ambitious goal of selling 10,000 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids in 2011, it will allow dealers to sell their demonstration models. This will make about 2,300 more Volts available to buyers, according to Automobile Magazine, which should help the company get closer to its sales goal.  Until now, Chevrolet dealers were required to keep Volt demonstration models on hand so that interested shoppers could have a model to test drive ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chevrolet Volt, plug in hybrids, Sales

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