Consumer Reports Says Electric and Hybrids Have High Reliability

Consumer Report released their electric car and hybrid reliability report. And the result is both types rank high.

Are you surprised? You shouldn’t. When it comes to reliability and general maintenance, an electric car will give a gasoline counterpart a run for their money. Most Toyota owners of the original RAV4 EV jokingly say the only thing they did on their EVs were changing the tires and put liquid for the windshield the first 60,000 miles. What is more interesting is that hybrid, even with their added complexity, i.e. a gasoline engine and an electric motor working together, are still ranking high in the reliability surveys conducted by Consumer Report.

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Fisker Launched In The Middle East

On Tuesday this week, Fisker Automotive made its official Middle East appearance in the heart of oil production land.

Exclusive Fisker distributorship Trading Enterprises and Fisker Automotive unveiled the gas-electric Karma sedan in front of global and regional media at Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City.

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Infiniti JX Hybrid Prototype: Future Cars

The 2013 Infiniti JX seven-seat crossover, released this fall, gives Nissan’s luxury brand an immediate competitor for your extended-existed and extremely effective Lexus RX.

Through 30 years–getting a fourth not remote–the mid-size Lexus not only developed but is constantly define the classy crossover market.

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The Little S.U.V.’s of São Paulo: Volkswagen Previews the Taigun, and Nissan Shows the Extrem

The downsizing trend for crossovers and S.U.V.’s has showed up at Volkswagen Group and Nissan, which on Monday previewed the Taigun and Extrem concepts with the São Paulo auto show, where previews are scheduled to start on Tuesday.

Poised to become listed on the Volkswagen Group’s New Small Family agenda, including the Up city vehicle, the leading-drive Taigun is nearly two ft shorter compared to brand’s small S.U.V., the Tiguan, and most five inches lower. The Taigun’s wheelbase is shorter too, at 97.2 “.

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Tesla Roadster Buyback Program Launched

Owners of the Tesla Roadster who may now be eyeing the American automaker’s more practical Model S can trade in their convertible sports car for a new sedan. The Palo Alto Company will take back old Roadsters and give the owners credit on their new sedans. The Roadsters will then be resold at Tesla’s own stores. This will give others the opportunity to own the electric convertible. Only 2,500 Roadsters were made since it first hit the market in 2008 and used ones will be much cheaper than the original $109,000 price. “Someone who couldn’t reach all the way to a Roadster before, now may be able to get one at a lower price,” said Tom vonReichbauer, Tesla’s director of finance. “We’re able to set what I think are pretty competitive prices for these cars.”

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