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November 2011 Archives

Will Electric Cars Lose Value Quickly?


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For over 80 years, the Kelley Blue Book has been valuing new and used cars for the benefit of the auto industry. Used by automakers, car dealers and consumers alike, it has become the ultimate go-to guide for realistic valuations on virtually any age or condition of car. 

But although the Kelley Blue Book is now providing valuations for all of the electric cars on the market today, it remains skeptical about just how much electric cars will be worth in a few year's time. Are the Kelley Blue Book estimates correct? Or are they ultimately hurting electric car sales and consumers?

Electric BMW Schools an M6 and a Porsche 911


Being green might not be easy, but it has its own rewards. Case in point? This home-built E30 BMW. The engine has been swapped for an electric motor, and while that might leave some to jump to conclusions and start moaning about a loss in performance, there's nothing to complain about here.

With the equivalent of 600HP on tap, this lean, green and mean machine will make mincemeat out of most anything which lines up next to it. Check out the video and watch it smoke a traditional BMW M6 and a Porsche 911.    


Toyota Prius Plug-in Earns 2012 Urban Green Vehicle Award

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The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which will go on sale in Spring of 2012, earned Decisive magazine's annual Urban Green Vehicle of the Year Award today. The three Urban Vehicles of the Year award winners and finalists were announced after being selected by an independent panel of automotive journalists, who reviewed several dozen cars and trucks in various North American urban settings. Decisive magazine's Urban Vehicles of the Year, which were selected on the basis of style, practicality and attainability, will be featured in the magazine's winter issue and on mobile applications. 


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