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    Breaking: With Chevy Silverado, GM promotes low cost-of-ownership instead of high MPG

    General Motors has a couple of problems to deal with: a glut of pickups on dealer lots and the inability to claim best-in-class fuel economy for its usually strong-selling Chevrolet Silverado pickup. In light of the situation, GM's marketing message has transmuted into something else: "hey, at ...

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    Official: Toyota wins 13 'best value' awards from Vincentric with help from hybrids

    Toyota's hybrid stable helped the automaker win "best value" awards from automotive data firm Vincentric for 13 different categories, the most of any automaker. The Japanese automaker won the best value award in four separate hybrid categories and garnered awards from its Lexus and Scion ...

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    Honda Insight's the lone hybrid on Kelley's cheapest-to-own list

    The Honda Insight was the only hybrid to make it onto Kelley Blue Book's list of new cars that will cost less than $30,000 to own during the first five years of ownership. The Insight, which has a base MSRP of $19,120, was joined by 15 other models, all of which are high fuel-economy gas models ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt is 'cheaper' to own than Nissan Leaf, says Kelley Blue Book

    The Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in costs more than the Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicle up front, but it's less expensive to own during the first five years of driving. So said Kelley Blue Book in its first-ever Total Cost of Ownership study. A Volt will cost the driver $40,629 during ...

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    Study: Ownership costs for plug-in vehicles to drop significantly by 2030

    A UK analysis of total ownership costs for the cars of tomorrow found that low-carbon vehicles will make substantial progress in bridging the current cost gap, when compared to traditional gasoline-powered cars, by 2030. The big question is whether – or when – will advanced vehicles ...

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    Long-Term Thinking: "Cost to Own" mindset grabs hold

    2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    So many things are changing in the new automotive reality, it's hard to know where to start. Everything from the kind of hose we connect to our cars (liquid filled? electric?) to the sounds the vehicles make is different now than it used to ...

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    STUDY: Despite insurance breaks, hybrids driven more, cost more to fix, and get more tickets

    2010 Honda Insight EX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Conventional wisdom is that hybrid vehicles reduce our dependence on foreign oil and emit fewer environment-hurting CO2 emissions. When comparing a hybrid to a conventional gasoline-powered model on a mile-by-mile basis, there's some ...

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    Is a Yaris cheaper to own and operate than a Prius?

    Click above image for a gallery of the 5-door YarisWith the soaring cost of fuel and an increased awareness of global warming, more and more people are looking at hybrids as a way of saving a buck and the environment at the same time. The king of all hybrids is the Toyota Prius, which comprises the ...


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