Car Buying

Best Place to Find Certified Pre-Owned EVs

We covered the pros and cons of buying a used Model S last week. While I’m pretty sure that 99 out of 100 people would prefer to buy a new car, the reality is that most of us can’t or don’t want to afford to. In addition to (most of the time) being a bad investment, buying a new car can be a stressful experience. If you’re okay with a certified pre-owned EVs, Carmax, EV-CPO.com, and Craigslist are three excellent ways to buy. Carmax I’m going to get flamed in the comments section for this but there are some major advantages to buying from Carmax. In addition to a rather pleasant, stress-free experience, Carmax does have an excellent selection of used EVs to choose from. They conduct a “125 point inspection” on every vehicle (that sounds impressive ...

Majority of Electric Vehicles were Made in the U.S., says the DOE

According to the Untied States Department of Energy (DOE) roughly 75% of all plug-in electric vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2018 were produced right at home. In fact, from 2012-2018, the United States has been the leader in both EV manufacturing and overall sales. Since 2011 when the DOE began collecting data on EV sales, sales of EVs have skyrocketed worldwide from approximately 18 thousand units in 2011 to approximately 361 thousand units in 2018. Although not strictly an EV (the vehicle can run on gas if the battery does not have enough charge), the Chevy Volt Hybrid plug-in was the number one selling plug-in car in the U.S. in 2018 with over 152 thousand units being sold. In second place was the Tesla Model S all-electric sedan with over 143 thousand units sold and right behind it was t...

2019 Volvo S60 Hybrid Sells Out in 39 Minutes

There is, indeed, an app for that. Subscribers to Care by Volvo subscription leasing service snapped up the US inventory of new Volvo S60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid sedans via the branded app in well under an hour. This marks another step toward’s Volvo’s stated goal of a 50% electrified US fleet. You can read the offical press release and photos, below, then let us know what you think of the new sports sedan in the comments section at the bottom of the page.   New Volvo Plug-In Hybrid Sedan Sells Out in Less Than an Hour via Digital App. ROCKLEIGH, NJ – Thirty-nine minutes is all it took for Volvo Cars to sell out of a special version of the all-new S60 sedan after it was made available on the Care by Volvo app earlier today. Customers claimed all 20 of the all-new Volvo S60 T8 Po...

2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Arrives in Dealerships

Sport Hybrid SUV. Three words calculated to appeal to an impressive Venn diagram of the American motoring public. Paired with a premium badge, 37% higher fuel efficiency, and not so premium hybrid upgrade cost, this seven passenger NSX cousin may be the large SUV hybrid to beat in 2019. And you can see one right now. The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid began arriving at Acura dealerships nationwide August 1st featuring four new exterior color options and new interior wood treatment. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid will open with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $52,800 (excluding $995 destination and handling). This price reflects only a modest price premium of $1,500 over the conventionally powered MDX SH-AWD® with Technology Package despite offering standard adaptiv...

Honda Clarity: is it the Best EV Deal of 2018?

Is the new Honda Clarity electric the best electric car deal of 2018? It’s not the kind of question I usually ask on Gas 2, but it recently came up while I was reading a review of the car- and I think the answer might be: yes! My research began with a recent article on our sister site, Cleantechnica, criticized the new Honda Clarity electric sedan for its lack of range. At “just” 89 miles, the car’s range is nothing to write home about. Still, it’s worth noting that 89 miles is more than enough to meet the needs of most urban commuters, and I was quick to point that out, snarkily writing:   When someone on this site mentions range-anxiety about a Tesla: “Most people drive less than 40 miles per day, so it doesn’t matter.” When someone on...

Electra Meccanica Delivers First Solo to US Buyer

Last week, Electra Meccanica took a major step forward in becoming a for-real car company by simply delivering a production car to an actual customer. It was the company’s first US delivery of the small- but quick!- Solo electric three wheeler. The delivery was handled personally by former IndyCar driver Dominic Dobson, who is EM’s Solo representative on the West Coast. Sharp-eyed readers who understand how car sales work will have notice the implication here, but I’m happy to spell it out for the rest of you: the Solo has been US-certified and is now fully road-legal. That certification is, in itself, a huge achievement- one that Electra Meccanica’s CEO, Jerry Kroll, is rightly proud of. “This achievement is indicative of our commitment to excellent quality a...

Dual-motor, AWD Tesla Model 3 Confirmed by Configurator

Dual-motor, AWD Tesla Model 3 seems to have been Confirmed for a spring 2018 release by HTML code on the company's online Configurator.

The Top 15 Cars People Keep Driving for 15 Years

Being green means buying fewer cars and keeping your existing car on the road. These are The Top 15 Cars that People Keep Driving for 15 Years!

600 HP Volvo Polestar 1 Will Be Available by Subscription

The 600 HP Volvo Polestar 1 Hybrid Super Car Will Be Available through an innovative Subscription serviced modeled after the way people buy phones.

Hybrid Cars — Everything You Ever Wanted To Know & More!

There is a lot of misinformation about hybrid cars. This article will clear up some of the mystery surrounding hybrid cars and help you decide if driving one would make sense for you.

10 Best Hybrid Cars For Under $40,000

Here's a list of the 10 best hybrid cars available in America according to Kelly Blue Book. Hybrids offer great gas mileage and you never have to plug them in. Some people find that to be a big plus.

Toyota May Scale Back Its Prius Lineup Due To Slow Sales

With sales falling and a new RAV4 Hybrid on the market, the Prius V may be dropped. The Prius C is also in danger of being discontinued.

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