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Owning an electric car really does save money, Consumer Reports finds

Enlarge Getty Images If you bought a Tesla Model 3 instead of a BMW 3 Series or Audi A4, you’d probably save $15,000 over the total lifetime of the vehicle. That’s according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports, which examines the total cost of ownership for electric vehicles—both battery EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs—versus …

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Nikola founder bought truck designs from third party

Enlarge / A 2018 Nikola video showed the Nikola One prototype rolling down a shallow hill in Utah. Nikola now says it never claimed the truck was driving under its own power. Nikola The original design for Nikola’s flagship truck was purchased by founder Trevor Milton from a designer in Croatia, according to two people …

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This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked

Enlarge / Giving someone a short test drive in a plug-in vehicle is the quickest way to get them to consider buying one. Monty Rakusen/Getty Images In 2016, the city of Columbus, Ohio, won a nationwide Department of Transportation challenge and was named America’s first smart city. This contest was not just for bragging rights, …

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