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Nissan Will Sell Electric Car for About $25K

Nissan's new electric car will cost just over $25,000 when it goes on sale in the U.S. in December, aiming to bring gasoline-free technology within reach of mainstream drivers. The Leaf, a four-door hatchback, will have a base price of $32,780, but it's eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles. That will make it cheaper to buy than electric vehicles coming from rivals and may force competitors to cut prices.

GM says Volt to get 230 MPG

General Motors officials said Tuesday the automaker's planned 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric car is expected to reach 230 miles per gallon of...