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    Report: Will EV lease prices go up thanks to ALG's new lower residual values?

    Is the US plug-in vehicle market going to be derailed by a vicious cycle of lower sales and their impact on residual vehicle values? That's one question that may be worth asking after ALG Inc. reduced residual values – the valuation of vehicles that are returned after leases end – for ...

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    KBB sets Chevy Volt resale value at $17,000 after 36 months

    How much is that old Volt in the window? According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will have a resale value a tick over $17,000 after 36 months, the length of an average lease. That's just 42 percent of the plug-in hybrid's $41,000 MSRP. For what it's worth, KBB's projection assumes ...

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    Study: Diesels, hybrids retain more value than gasoline-fueled vehicles

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Which type of vehicle retains the highest resale value? Well, according to a study released by Carnegie Mellon University, it's most likley to be one with a non-gasoline-fueled powertrain. CMU found that ...

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    Nissan Leaf to retain 40% of its original value after 3 years, 30k miles

    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Forecasting the residual values of automobiles is no easy task. Hence the reason why automakers turn to companies that specialize in providing vehicle valuation data. One such company, Europe-based CAP, which bills itself as a leading ...

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    The future is uncertain: CAP says residual values of electric cars are up in the air

    Plug-in vehicle proponent are confident that whatever up-front cost premium a plug-in vehicle might demand, a lot of the extra dough will be recoupable after the vehicle has reached the end of its life. Whether it's to simply recycle the lithium or to repurpose the batteries for stationary energy ...

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    No surprise: high-MPG vehicles expected to retain more value

    Both lease finance companies and owners trying to sell gas-guzzling trucks have been taking a bath on re-sale values of those vehicles. With so many trucks and SUVs suddenly showing up on auction lots and used car lots, the value of these vehicles has simply tanked as supply far exceeds demand. ...


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