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Fuel Efficient Driving Tips for Hybrids

Driving a hybrid is a great way to save money on gas. But did you know that the amount of savings you reap is partly within your control? Of course, some factors such as traffic patterns and road conditions are out of our hands. But the way that you drive can determine the level of...

Electric Car Cost

Electric car owners likely have no regrets saying goodbye to the ups and downs of gasoline prices. But how much does an electric car really save you? A recent study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute found that electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as gas-powered cars. However, the...

Hybrid Vehicle Basics

If you’re fed up with rising gas prices… but not quite ready to commit to an electric vehicle, a hybrid car may be a good compromise. Hybrid electric vehicles have both a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Unlike electric vehicles, most hybrid batteries aren’t plugged in to recharge. Instead, they utilize a...

Electric Car Battery Basics

It’s every electric car owner’s nightmare: getting stranded on the road with a dead battery and not a charging station in sight. Thankfully, this “range anxiety” is something that can be quelled with a little forethought and planning. Choose wisely Before you buy an electric car, do some serious research on its battery capacity. Measured...

Charging Basics

Finding (or not finding) a place to charge your car is a common point of anxiety for many new electric car owners. A little planning should alleviate your concerns and minimize the time and money spent on keeping your car charged up and ready to go. Before you buy your car, get familiar with the...