Ford Makes Moves with Hybrid Cars

In a move that could change everything in the auto industry, Ford decided to offer its Lincoln MKZ hybrid for the same price it offers the standard version of the car.

Why is this a big deal?

Traditionally, hybrid vehicles have cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000+ more than their standard gasoline only versions. While some [...]

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Nissan Leaf’s Price Announced

Finally an announcement of price for the new Nissan Leaf. So where does it land? Just over $25,000.

Available in December, the Leaf may become a game changer in the electric vehicle market. It’s base price is actually $32,780, but it’s eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit that will drop the price of this [...]

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Methane in The Arctic May Accelerate Global Warming

It almost seems like it’s becoming a perpetual problem now. Global warming is causing Arctic ice to melt, the melting ice is allowing methane gas (a greenhouse gas) to be released from the sea floor, which in turn leads to more global warming.

Scientists have recently discovered a huge amount of [...]

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Fuel Octane, Choosing The Wrong Octane Will Cost You

This is more of a clarifying post, rather than advice or tips. It’s about fuel octane, when to choose what octane for your vehicle, and what the wrong octane will do.

Why? Because I’ve heard so many people talk about how they ‘threw some high octane’ in their car ‘to get more performance’.

First the [...]

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The Nissan Leaf, Zero Emission, 100 Miles Per Charge

Enter a new breed of automobiles. The Nissan Leaf.

So what’s it all about?

The Nissan Leaf is a full electric car, it’s not a hybrid. As marketed by Nissan, it has ‘No Tailpipe’. The vehicle is powered by a 24kW-h/90 kW lithium ion battery pack that drives an 80 kW/110 hp electric motor. It’s [...]

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