Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, October 05, 2013 3:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

People have discussed hydrogen-powered fuel cell cars for decades, and the technology is getting closer.

Saturday, June 02, 2012 6:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

GE brings together electric and other alternative-fuel cars for test-driving at its new Vehicle Innovation Center.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you’ve been watching gas prices climb and thinking about buying an electric car to stop that sucking sound of the money rushing out of your wallet at the gas pump, then there may be additional incentives within the next year. Recently, President Barack Obama asked Congress to increase tax incentives for buyers of alternative-fuel

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:24 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

With all this talk about government mandates to increase the fuel economy in cars, you might think that we are destined to see an influx of hybrids, electrics and other alternative-fuel cars. While more of these types of alternative-fuel cars will be introduced in the coming years, the majority of cars are still likely to

Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:07 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car buyers who purchased hybrid cars have long enjoyed perks beyond spending less at the pump due to great fuel economy. Among the biggest additional perks were federal tax credits in the thousands of dollars for many buyers, as well as the privilege of driving in the carpool lanes in many states when driving solo.