U.K. Plug-In Electric Car Incentives: Why Haven't They Worked?


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Sales figures for plug-in cars in the U.S. crossed the 100,000 mark four months ago, but in the U.K., the government has announced that it will end plug-in car incentives. Some point to poor sales and an apathetic buying public. One trade organization claims existing grants of £5,000 ($8,100) per plug-in vehicle ...Read more

How We Became An All-Plug-In Electric Car Household


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Since November 2006, our family has always owned at least one plug-in car and one powered by gasoline. For almost two years, our fleet has been a Nissan Leaf electric hatchback, and a used 2008 Toyota Prius.  After two years and nearly 42,000 miles of driving the Leaf, however, our once high-tech Prius had begun t...Read more

Know How To Shift A Stick? Mini Explains Manual Transmissions For You


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While automatic transmissions are more efficient than ever before -- and many now beat manual transmissions on gas mileage -- fans of stick-shift gearboxes are quick to point out that guiding your car into the right gear with your right hand is a sure-fire way to give you an enjoyable, efficient driving experience.&nbs...Read more

2013 Zero S: Proof That Electric Motorcycles Have Grown Up At Last


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As any parent will tell you, watching children grow up and mature is a powerful, life-changing experience.  We’re not sure the same can be said watching a car or a motorcycle grow and evolve from one generation to the next--but if the 2013 Zero S were to have parents, we think they’d be proud.  Z...Read more

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion: High-MPG Diesel Is Forbidden Fruit For Us


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  With substantial weight savings and all-new drivetrains, the seventh-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI -- coming to the U.S. next year as a 2.0-litre TDI model, and also a hot hatch Golf GTD -- suggests diesel fans may get the kind of fuel-efficiency figures normally reserved for hybrid cars.  But half a...Read more