#381 Do Transmissions Ever Need to be Serviced?; Inflation Reduction Act and EV/Hybrid Tax Credits

This week we explain how the Inflation Reduction Act has changed the federal EV tax credit for new EV and plug-in hybrids; how miles per gallon is converted for electric vehicles into MPGe; should anyone really care about how many gears a transmission has; and is it necessary to ever service your car’s transmission?





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00:00 - Introduction

00:15 - Question 1: Which CR recommended midsize SUV qualifies for the Federal EV tax credit?

06:57 - Question 2: When is it necessary to service a car’s transmission?

10:35 - Question 3: How is the MPGe calculated on EVs and PHEVs?

16:23 - Question 4: Is there any difference regarding the number of gears in a vehicle’s transmission?

20:05 - Question 5: Should the first model year of an all-new or redesign EV be avoided?

25:08 - Question 6: Is the extra cost of a hybrid worth it?





Which EVs Qualify for the New Electric Vehicle Tax Credit? It’s Complicated.



Electric Cars and Plug-In Hybrids That Qualify for Tax Credits Under the Inflation Reduction Act



EPA Fuel Economy 



With Gas Prices So High, Some Hybrids Pay for Themselves Immediately



Cars Most Likely to Need a Transmission Replacement and What to Buy Instead



Car Reliability Is Hurt By Some New Technologies



To Get the Most Reliable New Car, It Pays to Wait



Hot, New Electric Cars That Are Coming Soon



Why Hybrid Vehicles Are a Smart Choice Right Now



2022 Toyota Highlander



Guide to Car Safety






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