Musk axes affordable Tesla Model S, X 75D

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The move will dramatically raise effective prices on those models and may push potential buyers into higher-spec Model 3s instead. READ MORE: Tesla cuts prices $2,000, almost hit In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will quit selling low-end, short-range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV.

2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

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The effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model's last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called "base," according to our partners at The Soul EVe was only sold in

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Is 2013 the year of the affordable electric car? The Green Piece

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Could 2013 be the year when electric cars become much more affordable? With a number of lower priced models on the way as well as mature vehicle offerings slashing their prices, it sure looks like the market could be about to expand to a whole new audience. [.]. Electric cars The Green Piece affordable electric car priceTuesday, 29 January, 2013. The Green Piece Column.

Kandi electric car open to US orders August 18, with $20,499 starting price

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When will electric vehicles be priced as low as comparable gasoline vehicles—or even lower than them? And while most brands haven’t yet scaled up and cut battery costs to the point where they can reach that affordability point, a Chinese import called Kandi.

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GKN Automotive launches new strategy to make electric propulsion more affordable

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Standardizing these systems will make electrification more affordable and will enable OEMs to offer consumers highly optimized e-mobility at the right price. GKN Automotive launched the next phase in its electrification strategy.

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How will VW price its next-generation electric vehicles? Think TDI

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While that’s a clever tagline, what ultimately will matter to many households who want a new electric vehicle in the driveway is whether they can afford one of those models. Pricing MEB architectureVolkswagen says that it aims to make “electric vehicles for millions, not millionaires” with its next-generation EVs.

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Lucid Air prices, Escape PHEV delayed, Chevy Bolt EV fire probe: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And the Lucid Air gets a more affordable entry price. Two pieces of news this morning potentially relate to concern over charging fires—which are leading to the delay of one important plug-in hybrid model. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Honda Accord Hybrid, Hummer EV factory, Lucid Air and Tesla Model S pricing: The Week in Reverse

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The more affordable versions of the Lucid Air electric luxury sedans were given a price tag this. What company will build Fisker’s upcoming electric vehicle? Which Presidential candidate us pro-ethanol and pro EVs?

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IMI calls on UK Government to invest £30M in hybrid and electric vehicle training; affordability issue

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It will mean ordinary working people will be priced out of the ULEV market, the organization said. In the UK, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on the UK Government to make a £30-million (US$37-million) investment in specialist electric and hybrid vehicle training for thousands of maintenance and repair technicians in the independent retail sector. IMI asserts that the investment is crucial to support the public switch to ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV).

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Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

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Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. Eaton expects that its prototype will be available before the end of 2015 with a target production price of $500. The effort is funded in part by a $3.4-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) MOVE project. Earlier post.).

For VW, focus groups highlight EV-adoption challenges beyond price

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Volkswagen has been targeting affordability all along with its upcoming electric cars and the modular MEB platform they’re built on. Leading up to the launch of the first models to arrive, starting with the ID 3 at the start of 2020 for Europe and a crossover for the U.S. later in 2020, VW executives haven’t stopped discussing the. MEB architecture

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Renault-Nissan jointly developing new vehicle program for growth markets; CMF-A for affordability

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The program, internally named CMF-A, covers the most affordable category of cars in the Common Module Family (CMF, earlier post ), Renault-Nissan’s modular system of vehicle architecture. Renault and Nissan will reveal additional details, including pricing details and product volume, closer to the start of production. They want and deserve a car that is modern, robust and stylish—at a price point that represents a cost breakthrough for such a generous vehicle.

Hyundai cuts $500 off Sonata Hybrid price

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Hyundai has reduced prices on the 2018 Sonata Hybrid, in an effort to sell more of them. The $500 price cut makes the car one of the most affordable midsized hybrids on the market, according to an analysis by Green Car Reports sister site Only the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Honda Accord Hybrid cost less. CHECK OUT: 2018 hyundai

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2019 Toyota Prius C preview: $900 price increase, fewer options

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The most affordable hybrid on the market just got a little less so. The 2019 Toyota Prius C will cost $900 more, with a sticker of $22,450, including destination, based on a recent official price list released by Toyota and shared by our partners at CarsDirect. Toyota has replaced its traditional Prius trim lines—One, Two, Three, and

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Mitsubishi Motors offering i-MiEV in two trim levels: more affordable and more capable

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The more affordable entry-level “M” will be available at the price of ¥1,880,000 (US$23,200) after receipt of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s eco-car subsidy. The G model goes on sale in the middle of August, carrying a price tag ranging from ¥2,600,000 to ¥3,800,000 (US$32,100–47,000) consumption tax inclusive. The new i-MiEV M. Click to enlarge.

Forecast: Indias car sales to surpass 2.6M units; more affordable small cars and new demand

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million units by the end of 2010, fuelled by an increasing number of affordable small cars and demand from less penetrated segments, such as rural areas. While rising raw material costs, which have led many carmakers to hike prices, provide a downside risk to the BMI forecast, Vishnu Mathur, director general of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) notes that the number of month’ salary required to buy a car is falling.

Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “ Low-Speed Electric Vehicles: An Underappreciated Threat to Gasoline Demand in China and Global Oil Prices? ” Source: “Low-Speed Electric Vehicles: An Underappreciated Threat to Gasoline Demand in China and Global Oil Prices?”.

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Russia’s first affordable hybrid sold off for €1

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The Onexim group, owned by billionaire businessman Michael Prokhorov, has sold the rights to its Yo-mobil hybrid supermini vehicle, according to, for the price of just €1. There are thought to be more than 200,000 advance orders for the Russian built model, built up since the concept vehicl[.]. Hybrid cars Editor Pick

Harvard Study: Oil prices set to fall

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Let’s be honest, our interest in green cars has not only been prompted by our willingness to do more for the environment, but also for our need for affordable driving as petrol prices spiral out of control. Green cars Latest news fuel efficiency green cars Oil oil companies oil prices petrol prices

Commentary: Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis?

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The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. When oil prices were high and production was relentlessly climbing, energy related junk bonds looked highly profitable. But junk bonds pay high yields because they are high risk, and with oil prices dipping below $70 per barrel, companies that offered junk bonds may not have the revenue to pay back bond holders, potentially leading to steep losses in the coming weeks and months.

Report: Pandemic delays global EV growth, though $100/kwh will arrive earlier

Green Car Reports

The coronavirus pandemic will slow global EV sales growth, but electric cars will reach a significant affordability target earlier than expected, according to a new report from research firm Wood Mackenzie.

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Increase in US rig count will not cap oil prices

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The impact of rising oil prices on North American light tight oil (LTO) production is said to be a “Catch 22”, the title of Joseph Heller’s popular 1961 novel set in WWII. Too many analysts continue to believe drilling and service has the same problem with rising oil prices. Those who study crude prices have correctly observed it was the 4 million barrels per day (b/d) increase in US LTO production that contributed greatly to the 2014 oil price collapse.

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Hyundai scrappage scheme in UK offers up to £5,000 off price of new model

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In the UK, Hyundai Motor has launched a gasoline and diesel scrappage and trade-in scheme that offers up to £5,000 (US$6,416) off the price of a new model and seeks to improve air quality across the UK by making it easier and more affordable to drive a new, lower emission car. The maximum discount is £5,000 off the price of a Sante Fe, with £3,500 off the Tucson, £4,000 off the i30, £3,000 off the i40, and £2,000 for the IONIQ Hybrid, i20 and ix20.

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What price should you put on the most iconic 4x4 of all-time?

Green Cars News

What’s the price of admission to the world of iconic 4x4s? If it’s the Suzuki Jimny, it’s surprisingly affordable for what is arguably the cutest new car on the planet right now

New Toyota Prius pricing revealed

Green Cars News

Toyota Motor Sales USA has now announced the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the vehicle. The third-generation Prius will be available in one grade with a starting price of $21,000. It will then be offered with five levels of standard equipment, pricing it all the way up to $27,270. What do you think of the pricing of the Prius? Too expensive or surprisingly affordable - leave a comment with your thoughts.

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Nissan Leaf price increases £2,000

Green Cars News

A new electric Leaf will now set you back £25,990 after Nissan raised the price by £2,000. Originally priced at £23,990 with a government grant of £5,000, the’ world’s first affordable mass-produced electric car’ raised its price at the start of March just as the car is set for its first deliveries to UK customers. [.].

Have a hybrid from Honda for just £199 per month

Green Cars News

The good old ‘affordable hybrid’, the Insight just got more tempting. Tags: Honda affordable hybrid Insight PCP price Fancy getting your mitts on a hybrid but thought they were too expensive? Think again. Honda is offering a PCP on the Insight SE, meaning you can join the hybrid revolution for just £199 per month. More than £3,000 cheaper than its famous Toyota competitor, the [.].

Chevrolet cuts price on Spark EV; with incentives and “bonus cash”, as low as $14,995

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Chevrolet has lowered the price on the Spark EV 1LT to a new manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $25,995, down from $26,820. A $139 per month sign-and-drive lease for 39 months with $0 due at lease signing including security deposit but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees, is also available, making the Chevrolet Spark EV one of the most affordable EVs on the market.

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Electric car battery prices drop 14%

Green Cars News

The response from the industry has often been ‘it will get more affordable over time’. A new Electric Vehicle Battery Price Index report from Bloomberg New Energy [.]. Electric cars-‘they are too expensive’-it’s something we hear all the time. Well at last there is some proof to back up that conventional wisdom from the car industry. Electric cars battery Bloomberg cost electric car

Carmakers ‘inflating’ hybrid prices with ‘unnecessary’ features

Green Cars News

The US-based none-profit organisation has criticised carmakers for making hybrid car ‘luxury’ vehicles when they could be affordable to all. It argues that the hybrid cars should not come with inflated prices when the need [.]. Tags: Hybrid cars cost hybrid scorecard hybrids price UCS Hybrids are too expensive because carmakers are loading them with expensive and ‘unnecessary’ features, the Union Of Concerned Scientists (UCS) says.

Nissan Drops 2012 Leaf Charging Station Price. Is It Cheap Enough?

Green Car Reports

Yesterday, Nissan announced that it had reduced the price of its official 2012 Nissan Leaf home charging station to make it more affordable to Leaf drivers. But while Nissan has dropped the price of a standard supply and installation of the Nissan-branded Aerovironment charging station from $2,200 to $1,818, we think it still isn’t low

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Daihatsu to price new minicar below $10K; most fuel efficient car in Japan, excluding hybrids

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group firm had earlier indicated a price below 1 million yen, but opted to make the e:S car even more affordable to better compete with its main rivals: hybrids and electric vehicles. ’s basic Fit Hybrid subcompact, which is priced at 1.59 Nikkei. Daihatsu Motor Co. will sell its new minivehicle to be released this summer for less than ¥800,000 (US$9,900). The Toyota Motor Corp.

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High Gas Prices May Soon Turn Your Lovely Suburb Into A Slum

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Simply because they've been built too far away from everything else, and we won't be able to afford Americans rarely think much about zoning, but it governs almost every facet of how we live our lives. And unintended consequences of 50-year-old zoning codes may be about to turn some of our loveliest and quietest suburbs into the next slums.

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Renault launches cheapest sub-100g/km CO2 car

Green Cars News

And no it is not some sort of glorified buggy either-it’s the familiar Clio in new Expression Eco form which will be priced from [.]. Renault affordable CO2 Eco emissions Expression lowAlready in the news this week for its progress in launching electric cars, Renault is taking the spotlight again for launching what looks to be the cheapest sub 100g/km CO2 car.

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Chevrolet Volt’s 240V Home Charging Unit Priced at $490

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Chevrolet has an agreement with a supplier to offer Chevrolet Volt owners one of the most affordable 240V home charging units on the market. Priced by SPX Service Solutions at $490 before installation, Chevrolet’s “Voltec” 240V home charging unit is one of several 240V home charging units that will be offered for sale by SPX Service Solutions, a national provider of home charging installation services and equipment.

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Nissan selects DBT for next-generation DC fast chargers, cuts price on home chargers

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The program is part of an aggressive rollout of a network of affordable fast charging stations that will provide convenient recharging to Nissan LEAF and other EV drivers. The new quick charge units can recharge a vehicle’s battery to 80% capacity in less than half an hour while Nissan’s design will allow a significant reduction in price to less than $15,000.

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Velodyne cuts price of VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensor in half

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It delivers a small, accurate, reliable, and affordable sensor for real-time 3D vision with 100 meters of range and a 360-degree surround field-of-view. Velodyne LiDAR is now offering its most popular LiDAR sensor, the VLP-16, to customers around the world for up to a 50% cost reduction. Demand for our VLP-16s grew tremendously in 2017. As a result, we increased capacity and now can pass along savings as cost reduction to our customers.

Midlands EV owners get plugged-in with better than half price charging points

Green Cars News

Electric vehicle owners in the Midlands can install charging points at their home at a snip of the price, thanks to grants made possible by a new partnership between Cenex and British Gas. The grants – offered as part of the Government’s Plugged-in Places scheme – aim to make the recharging process more affordable, quicker [.].

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BNEF study concludes overcapacity will lower Li-ion battery prices but make life difficult for smaller manufacturers

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As a result of the overcapacity, battery prices are poised to fall. But the short-term overcapacity and the competitiveness in the field will push battery prices lower, improving affordability of electric vehicles—but also making life increasingly difficult for smaller pure-play EV battery manufacturers, according to Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, an energy-smart technologies analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Time for a bargain: Why electric car might just be within your price bracket

Green Cars News

They’re quick, easy to drive, affordable to run, and never cause you to queue for petrol in the morning. Electric cars are great, aren’t they? And if you’ve got a car which rapid charges, you can even stop and recharge on the motorway at a DC or AC quick charge station. For the most part then, the[.]. Electric cars Nissan Mitsubishi Toyota Weekly Column

Porsche Taycan 4S has arrived in the US—with the longest range of the lineup

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The version of the Porsche Taycan electric car with the most affordable price tag and the longest driving range of the lineup—the Taycan 4S—is reaching the first dealerships in the U.S. today. How high is that range? Well, don’t get your hopes up too much; the 4S achieves an EPA-rated 203 miles—versus 201 miles for the

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Quarter of Brits cancel Christmas trips

Green Cars News

According to a new survey conducted by Green Flag Breakdown, more than a quarter (28 per cent) will not make journeys to visit their loved ones because they cannot afford the [.]. Latest news cost fuel price travelAn estimated 14 million of us will miss out on seeing out friends and family over the festive period because of high fuel costs.

Tesla Model S Performance vs Porsche Taycan 4S: Which is the better way to spend $100k?

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With the introduction of the much more affordable 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S on Monday, we now have a model that overlaps with the Tesla Model S Performance on price. Those who have billed the Taycan a Tesla-fighter are tempted to compare the Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S. But we would argue that anyone seriously comparing the two models. Polls

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