All posts tagged Gas Prices

Electric cars cost $1,200 a year less to run

Electric cars cost $1,200 a year less to run

by Bloomberg

Drivers of electric vehicles such as General Motors Co. (GM)’s Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Motor Co.’s Leaf may save as much as $1,200 a year on fuel compared with a new gasoline-powered compact, a scientists’ group found.

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Electric-Drive Vehicle Demand Recharged by Gas Prices

Electric-Drive Vehicle Demand Recharged by Gas Prices

By Keith Naughton and Alan Ohnsman

Just when it looked like electric cars were running out of juice, the return of $4 a gallon gasoline is generating new life for battery-powered vehicles.

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High Gas Price Spark Interest In Electric Vehicle

High Gas Price Spark Interest In Electric Vehicle

By Nicolas Zart 

Do higher gas prices help lift sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids? Yes, but it has to be seen in its right context. Electric cars, EV and plug-in hybrids, PHEV are new, with a relatively new technology and an electric recharge infrastructure that is slowly expanding. A quick look at hybrid sales in 1999 and 2000 sheds light as to how well electric cars are doing today.

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Will High Gas Prices Jolt Electric Cars?

Will High Gas Prices Jolt Electric Cars?

Now that gas prices are scooting back up to $4 a gallon in the U.S. and some are predicting they’ll hit $5 by the end of the year, people are starting to ask questions again about electric cars. And not just “Why would anyone call a car a Leaf?” Read more