Smart ForTwo Now Lowest Priced EV … Nissan Introducing Budget Version of Leaf…Trend: Hybrid Cars Costing Less … Toyota Prius Wins Montreal Rally

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MyPerfectAutomobile is reporting that the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is now the lowest-priced EV in the U.S. market. With a sticker price of $25,000 before any federal or state rebates, Smart is positioned to capture a significant percentage of the EV segment. In the first quarter of 2013, Nissan Motor Co. will introduce a lower-priced Leaf electric car. The automaker is hoping to reach its goal of selling 20,000 Leafs next year as a result of the price reduction and more efficient manufacturing methods. As a group, hybrid cars are getting less costly, according to recent pricing data. Toyota’s Prius took first place in the Rallye Vert de Montreal event, part of an international series of competitions for green cars.

Smart Fortwo to be lowest priced EV in U.S.

Smart Fortwo to be lowest priced EV in U.S.

Electric vehicles, and their prices, are finally going mainstream.

Lowest Priced for EV: Smart Fortwo

For the 2013 model year, the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive car will be the lowest-priced electric vehicle available from a major manufacturer. Smart USA announced a sticker price for the Fortwo ED of $25,000 before rebates and incentives. The cabriolet model costs an additional $3,000. The car will be in U.S. showrooms by the spring of 2013. For the complete story, see:

Nissan Leaf to Introduce Budget Pricing

Nissan Motor Co. will offer a lower-priced Leaf electric car for 2013 in an effort to boost the company’s bottom line and introduce its cars to a wider demographic. The new, budget trim-level Leaf, whose price has not yet been revealed, will begin U.S. sales in the first quarter of next year. For the complete story, see:

Data Shows Hybrids Getting Cheaper

Several major automakers are increasing the number of hybrid models they offer. Toyota, for one, will almost double the number of hybrid cars it sells between now and 2015. As the cost of production for hybrid-drive vehicles continues to track downward, consumers now pay only about $2,500 more for hybrid cars than for comparable combustion models. Just five years ago, that premium stood at $6,000. For the complete story, see:

Toyota Prius Plug-in Wins Montreal Rally

Toyota’s Prius entry took first place in the Rallye Vert de Montreal last week, which marked the second time in as many years that the Prius ended up in the winner’s circle at the event. Canada’s only venue for the FIA Alternative Energies Cup series, the competition ranks finishers based upon fuel efficiency and regularity (speed accuracy) during the 530-kilometer circuit. For the complete story, see:
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