If the price of EVs is what's keeping you from giving up your gas guzzler, you may not have to wait long for the prices to come down.
It's fair to say that most consumers would prefer a green vehicle, one that has a lower impact on the environment and goes easy on costly fuel (in all senses of the term). The problem is that most people can't – or won't – pay the price premium or put up with the compromises today's green cars demand. We're not all "cashed-up greenies."
If you want to be the first on your block to drive an EV like a Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt or Mitsubishi i-MiEV, prepare for some schooling. The experience is not as simple as signing the papers for a Ford Fusion Hybrid or a Toyota Prius, not nearly.
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It sounds like executives from the Volkswagen Group are speaking with one voice on the subject of plug in vehicles. While both Volkswagen and its premium brand Audi are working on various combinations of hybrid, plug-in and even fuel cell technology, it doesn't necessarily follow that these technologies will be readily available anytime soon. VW of America CEO Stefan Jacoby spoke to a group of media in Seattle last week where he told the gathering that its unlikely that plug-in vehicles will go