Very Light Car from Edison2 Breaks Cover

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*+-The Very Light Car is a product from Edison2, the company that won the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize for mainstream vehicles back in 2010. It has decided to show off the next-generation prototype made from the $5 million it obtained from winning the X-Prize. The Very Light Car is a prototype that combines space-aged production techniques, […]

500e from Fiat Leases at $199/month, or $32,500 to Purchase

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*+-Buying a Fiat 500e will cost you (in California) $199/month for 36 months with $999 due at signing for a lease. For those who do not lease, the purchase price (before tax credits and incentives) is $32,500. The 500e is an all-electric version of the Italian mini-car that provides an inexpensive alternative for people who prefer style […]

Chrysler Loses $10,000 per Fiat 500e Sold

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*+-The Fiat 500e is Chrysler’s first all-electric vehicle. The Fiat 500e is gearing up to go on sale, and last week Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne dropped a small bombshell when speaking at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress: Chrysler will lose approximately $10,000 on every 500e sold. Available only in California, the 500e serves Chrysler […]

Tesla Motors Wants to Compete Against Pickup Trucks?

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*+-Tesla‘s Elon Musk was in Texas this past week to fight for his company’s right to sell vehicles there, and shared this bit of information… “I have this idea for a really advanced electric truck that has the performance of a sports car but actually more towing power and more carrying capacity than a gasoline […]

Chevy Volt Outsells Nissan Leaf in 2012

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*+-Everyone’s been paying attention to the very public disagreement between The New York Times and Tesla, but the real news is that in 2012 the all-electric Nissan Leaf was outsold by the range-extended Chevrolet Volt. With 30,090 units sold in 2012 that more than tripled the Volt’s 2011 sales. Growth of plug-in electric vehicles has […]