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2014 chevrolet spark ev vs. 2014 fiat 500e
15 Aug

Small EV Shootout: 2014 Fiat 500e vs 2014 Chevy Spark EV

2014 Fiat 500e 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Likes: Charming exterior and interior design Clear gauges and indicators about battery and charging Quick acceleration means fun city maneuvers Likes: Legitimate space for four passengers Use of new quick-charge protocol Tons of torque (at least on paper) Dislikes: Limited backseat and only two doors No fast charging […]

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2014 ford fusion energi
29 Jul

Review: 2014 Ford Fusion Energi

Likes: Responsive and smooth handling, with a firm grip on the road Extraordinary efficiency roughly equal to 75 to 100 miles per gallon Roomy midsize sedan interior Dislikes: Trunk space is cut nearly in half to make room for batteries Pricey compared to regular hybrid, and gas versions Dashboard infotainment features are not intuitive Four […]

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2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
09 Jul

Review: 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Where Luxury and Fuel Efficiency Intersect Likes: Sexy and stealthy styling Balance between ride quality and handling THX® II Certified Audio System Good fuel economy at 39 mpg overall Dislikes: MyLincoln Touch Command Center Overall performance Interior quality just shy of luxury level The 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid blends sophisticated styling, and technology into a […]

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2014 cadillac elr
02 Jul

Review: 2014 Cadillac ELR

Likes: Amazing fuel efficiency for beefy sedan Brisk all-electric acceleration Luxury interior materials, wrapped in sharp exterior design Dislikes: Overall ride quality is neither truly sporty nor luxurious Interior ergonomics are atrocious High price for gimmicks rather than true quality The hysterical television ad for the Cadillac ELR luxury electric vehicle would have us believe […]

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2014 mercedes-benz b-class electric drive
05 Jun

Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive – Electrofied

Likes: Emissions Free Interior spaciousness Dislikes: COMAND telematics needs a refresh The manifestation of automotive mobility from earth’s precious oil resources to the state of electrification brings a spark of positivity to mankind, knowing there is a brighter future that allows humanity to rest on its laurels without the degradation and continuous destruction of the […]

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Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
04 Jun

Review: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Likes: Up to 33 mpg on the highway Subaru’s symmetrical AWD is standard Excellent road handling and composed ride on-road and off-road Generous cargo and passenger room for its size Dislikes: Auto start-stop feature EV mode doesn’t go beyond initial acceleration Hard to use navigation system Durability, all-weather capability, safety, and value are core components […]

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2014 nissan leaf
13 May

eBay’s Market for Used Nissan Leafs Takes Off

Search on eBay, and you’ll find dozens of used 2011 Nissan Leaf electric cars priced around $15,000. That’s a great deal—less than half the original sticker price—on a battery-powered five-seat EV with a range of about 80 miles per charge. Three years ago, the earliest of electric car adopters were chomping at the bit to […]

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