Lately, gasoline prices have been headed in a favorable direction: Down. But over the last several years — especially in states like California and New York — we’ve seen gas prices walk a line that many U.S. drivers have found angering and nearly unacceptable. In order to counter the effects of higher gasoline prices, automakers have introduced hybrid technology. But is it worth it? Do drivers of hybrid vehicles really benefit from this added technology? The folks at MojoMotors.com, a website designed to track vehicles and price drops at car dealerships, shed some light on how far customers have to drive in order to recoup the premium paid for the hybrid option rather than the standard model. [keep reading]
We enjoy getting to the bottom of the stories making news, like where Tesla is allowed to sell cars or when you’ll be able to buy a driverless car. That’s why we decided to find out if buying a hybrid car is really worth it.
Hybrid trims can sometimes cost 20% more than their non-hybrid, internal combustion engined counterparts. But that hefty price tag gets the driver big savings at the pump, right? Let’s find out. [keep reading]
We already let you find out if buying a hybrid car is worth it and it got us thinking. Hybrid technology has been available for decades but it wasn’t until gas prices spiked in the mid 2000’s that they really grew in popularity. Despite becoming more popular on roadways, hybrids have yet to dominate American engine bays like the internal combustion engine. Why is that? Is it their asking price which can be 20% higher than a non-hybrid? Is it fluctuating gas prices?
We wanted to find out. Using monthly data from January 2013 through June 2014, we tracked the ‘Follows’ on hybrids and other vehicles received as a percentage of total follows on Mojo Motors. We used follows as the metric for activity since shoppers that follow cars want alerts when dealers drop prices. [keep reading]
Owning a hybrid means you’re saving money on gas and being green at the same time, right? You’re practically a model citizen! Not to the state department – they’re losing gas tax revenue. As of this month, Virginia and Michigan have implemented $100 annual fees for hybrid vehicles. North Carolina, Arizona and Oregon are reviewing similar proposals. Read more about it here.
So what do you do? Pay more for a hybrid than a gas-fueled car and then pay an annual fee? If you live in one of the affected states, you’ll probably want to sidestep this new hybrid tax. That’s why you should you consider some of these non-hybrid cars with great fuel economies. [keep reading]
It’s official. The Japanese have weirder trucks than anyone else. See more about the Dekotora, or “decoration truck” here.
Camp in a Toyota Prius…Pontiac Aztec style thanks to Habitents.
As November closes in towards Thanksgiving, a couple of things have to happen. First, lots of delicious turkeys have to be brutally killed for next Thursdays festivities. Second, the finale of the Nascar Sprint Cup season will culminate in a battle between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards this Sunday. Until these two things happen, check out the links below this picture of an Alfa Romeo American roads will never see.
The whole Joe Paterno thing has been a bit distracting and dominated the airwaves the past few days. No worries because we’ve got you covered on what happened in the world of cars from the week that was November 7th through the 11th. Links for some of the biggest car stories are below this hideous picture.
Photo credits: CNN Money
Electric cars and plug-in hybrids aren’t typically seen as being cool cars because they’re not. The Jaguar C-X75 is an exception and a cool used car of the future for a few reasons.
- It’s a hybrid supercar
- Each wheel has its own electric engine that total up to 700+ horsepower
- It will be built by a Formula-1 racing team
- Zero to 60 MPH in under 3 seconds
- Top speed of over 200 MPH