Electric Cars

2013 Nissan Leaf gets a huge price drop

If you were one of those folks saying “Sure, the Leaf is interesting, but it’s just too expensive.” – your prayers have been answered. Nissan has announced pricing on the 2013 Leaf, and it’s a huge surprise. Instead of the normally several percent price increase, Nissan lopped off $3380 from the base SV model (Now […]

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2013 Ford Fusion Energi gets 100 MPGe rating

The EPA put one of it’s funny MPGe ratings on the 2013 Fusion Energi. That’s when the EPA tries to assign a miles per gallon equivalent rating to an electric car. Silly, I know. In any case, the Fusion Energi managed to score a whopping 100 MPGe. Technically, it’s 108 MPGe in the city and […]

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Kia Ray EV

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Kia is joining the electric car game, at least in Korea. Kia will build 2500 of the all-electric Ray EV for the Korean government. As of now, there aren’t any plans to sell the Ray EV to the public. My guess would be that this is a test run to get their feet wet. Using […]

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2013 Honda Fit EV

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The Honda Fit has long been a popular choice in the subcompact world. It offers flexible seating, decent styling, reasonable-ish pricing, good fuel economy, and respectable performance. It doesn’t excel in any one area, but it’s a pretty balanced competitor. Honda decided to ratchet up the fuel economy part in a big way – by […]

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2012 Ford Focus Electric starts at $39,995

People have been riding the Nissan Leaf ever since it came out for it’s steep price tag. No more. The 2012 Ford Focus Electric makes the Leaf look downright affordable. At a base price of $39,995, you’ll have to spend four thousand dollars more to get the Focus than the Leaf. Ouch. The price isn’t […]

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2012 Fisker Karma Fuel Economy Explained

Disappointed by the Fisker Karma‘s 20 MPG fuel economy rating? Me too. Car and Driver, too. So much so, that they had to crunch the numbers to see what was going on. Turns out the answer is actually quite simple. By the time you add up the Fisker’s seating for 5, turbocharged gas engine, 20 […]

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Fisker Karma rated at 52 MPGe

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It feels like it’s been forever, but the Fisker Karma is coming. The EPA got their hands on one, and we finally have official fuel efficiency numbers. In traditional confusing fashion, the Fisker Karma is rated at 52 MPGe. Now, that’s “miles per gallon equivalent,” which is the best that the EPA could manage to […]

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2012 Nissan Leaf gets a price hike

Nissan’s all-electric Leaf is going to be even more expensive than it already is. The base SV model price will increase from $33,630 to $36,050. The higher SL jumps even more, from $34,570 to $38,100. (These price all include the destination charge.) That’s a $2420 increase for the SV, and a whopping $3530 increase for […]

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