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Tesla lowers 2012 sales amid supply chain issues

Electric car maker Tesla lowered its sales expectations for 2012 after the supply chain issues remained mainly unsolved. Tesla makes plug-in electric vehicles mostly sports cars and now a luxury sedan called Model S. However, due to a demand of more sophisticated and mostly customized components, the supply chain has been disrupted, which eventually has […]

Chevrolet Volt (2012): Full Review – Part 1

Chevrolet released the new model of its flagship electric vehicle Chevrolet Volt, the 2012 version. The new vehicle is about as heavy duty as the previous and upholds the basic aesthetics of the predecessor. It has been a year since the Volt started to adorn the public tarmac but still there are certain things that […]

Chevrolet Volt (2012): Full Review – Part 2

Let’s take a stab at it. Normally, a green car is divided into two genres, properly battery-studded electric vehicle (EV) like the Tesla that needs to be plugged in to charge the power source, and the other is a hybrid that uses batteries as primary source and when they run out of juice, a gasoline-engine […]

Chevrolet Volt (2012): Full Review – Part 3

Driving on the Volt or any other electric vehicle for that matter has always been serene. The single gear transmission snaps out the power dips on gear shifts and all the jostling that comes with it. Instead, there is a smooth and steady drive that also brings acceleration to the scene. As it runs on […]

Chevrolet Volt (2012): Full Review – Part 4

Audio sources include Bluetooth hands-free calling (but not audio streaming), a USB port with iPhone/iPod connectivity, an auxiliary audio input, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, AM/FM radio, and a single-slot CD player. Out of the box, the Volt ships with a standard OnStar telematics connection and three years of service that includes turn-by-turn navigation. To initiate a […]

Will hybrid and electric vehicles be the answer to high oil prices? – Part 1

The oil prices are skyrocketing and it is expected that in the not-so-far future the price might touch $5 per barrel. With beefed up prices of the black gold, among countless commodities that will taste the inflation, car commute is going to receive harshest blow. Although the automotive industry has produced a number of solutions […]

Will hybrid and electric vehicles be the answer to high oil prices? – Part 2

Moreover, the economy of scale is another problem, in terms of production and sales. Due to the lack of demand of such automobiles in the market, the automakers cannot produce the equipment on larger scale. Low sales also result in higher costs of such cars, let alone SUVs and crossovers. The payback period of these […]

Will hybrid and electric vehicles be the answer to high oil prices? – Part 3

The most economic cars that have shortest payback period are Honda Insight and Ford Fusion Hybrid. The Insight registers one of the steepest declines compared with a comparably equipped gas-powered Honda Fit by dropping the payback period to just three years at $5 per gallon, down from six years at $3 per gallon. Likewise, of […]


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