The Volkswagen XL1(April)
- The VW XLI is one of the most efficient production cars in the
known universe. With a two-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine, an
electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and seven-speed dual-clutch
transmission, the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid will travel on an
astounding 0.9 L/100 km, while emitting just 24 g/km C02. And with a
sleek and sporty, lightweight design, it’s clear that the XL1 is the
most amount of fun, on the least amount of fuel.
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How to Get a BMW i3 Electric Car for Just $18 a Month: Use
Teslanomics(April 11) - Automakers are always trying to find new
ways to make their cars look cheaper to buy — and Tesla is no
exception. But what happens when you take other plug-in cars and use
the same Tesla logic to advertise them?
Henry Ford’s Wife
Wouldn’t Drive Ford Model T, Kept Her Electric Car(April 11) -
Electric cars are much simpler, cleaner, safer, and nicer to drive.
Henry Ford’s wife knew this, as did many women of the early 20th
century. Clara Ford apparently wouldn’t drive the Model T. She stuck
to her electric car instead, a 1914 Detroit Electric.
A Japanese Company Is Building An Electric Car That Can Survive A
Tsunami(April 10) - A small tech firm in Japan says it has
designed an electric car capable of tackling both land and sea. Sort
of. If FOMM Corporation's claims pan out, consumers will be able to
drive one of its Concept One electric cars off the showroom floor
and straight into a flood, for $9,000.
GM Confirms Future Investment in Electric Cars, Promises Two Future
Models(April 10) - As predicted earlier this week, General
Motors has confirmed a new round of investment in advanced
technologies ahead of the market debut of the next-generation
Chevrolet Volt worth a total of $449 million.
are the Tax Credits for Electric and Plugin Hybrids
Federal Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles (EVs) purchased in or after 2014 may
be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The
credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to
fuel the vehicle. Small neighborhood electric vehicles do not
qualify for this credit.