2013 Good Year For Electric Vehicle Sales

Anyone who thought the future would look like an episode of the Jetson’s will be glad to know that 2013 was great in terms of electric vehicle sales. According to an article by Scientific American, more than 90,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids were purchased over the course of the year. Those sales are almost double from those of 2012. Factors that seemed to have affected sales include the bankruptcy filings of American electric vehicle start-ups Coda Automotive and Fisker Automotive, the latter of which received a loan from…

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7 Smart Reasons to Drive Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Clean transportation incentive

If you aren’t convinced about the benefits of green cars, then consider the following: cars and trucks in the United States account for one million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per day, EVsRoll.com reports. Americans alone consume about 400 million gallons of gasoline each year, which doesn’t exactly help the problem. However, cars today are about 20 times more efficient than they were 20 years ago, in addition to the numerous hybrid and electric vehicles that are on the market. Yes, going green in today’s day and age isn’t only…

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Chevy Spark revealed by Chevrolet

Chevy Spark Electric Vehicle

Automaker unveils new Chevy Spark electric vehicle Chevrolet has revealed the Chevy Spark electric vehicle this week. The new model is billed as an improvement on the Chevy Volt, which has recently begun seeing a swell of support from consumers throughout the countries. Chevrolet is expected to push the Spark heavily in the coming months, as it is backed by a major federal tax incentive that makes it one of the most affordable electric vehicles that will be on the market. Automakers continue to invest in alternative energy Automakers from…

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Electric vehicle sales starting to gain momentum

2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car electric vehicle

Electric vehicle sales for Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf growing Electric vehicle sales are beginning to gain momentum around the world. More consumers are becoming environmentally conscious and have been looking for ways to mitigate their impact on the environment. Electric vehicles have become a popular method in accomplishing this, but have long appealed only to a niche market. Now, these vehicles are beginning to break out of their niche and reach a wider range of consumers. Both the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, two of the most popular electric…

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General Motors offers big discount for new Volt electric vehicles

General Motors looks to boost sales of Volt with discount General Motors is looking to boost the sales of its Volt electric vehicles and has begun offering a 25% discount on those sold within the U.S. The Volt has shown a meager performance in the market. Consumers have shown their interest in electric vehicles, but many have chosen to go with those being offered by other automakers. Still others claim concern over the apparently lackluster infrastructure that is supporting the current state of electric vehicles. GM is keen to improve…

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Auto industry may be taking wind energy more seriously than others

solar energy problem for China

Ford begins taking a closer look at wind energy The concept of a wind-powered car has often been criticized if not made the subject of derision. The subject was touched upon briefly earlier last week when presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested that wind-powered cars may be viable in the future. This suggestion was quickly targeted by Romney’s opponents who claimed wind energy could not be used for transportation. This may not be the case, however, as the country’s wind energy industry continues to experience strong growth. This growth has led…

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