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    Plug-In Car Sales Cross Global Half-Million Mark

    As various nations increase demand, and automakers increase plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) models and availability, their cumulative world-wide total sales has quietly crossed the half-million unit mark. This is counting highway legal plug-in hybrids and all-electric passenger vehicles, since PEVs began in the modern era around 2009. It excludes motorcycles, buses and trucks. The figures […]

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    June 2014 Dashboard

    The monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. June was a stellar month for the U.S. passenger vehicle market as a whole, and a strong albeit not stellar one for hybrid and electric […]

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    Fusion Energi Sets Sales Record; C-Max Energi Has Second-Best Month

    Last month Ford may have cut back the EPA rating of some of its cars including the plug-in Fusion Energi, but that did not hurt its sales one iota as the car trounced its previous best monthly sales with 1,939 units sold. By contrast, the Chevrolet Volt sold 1,777 units in June, and the Prius […]

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    Exagon Furtive eGT To Be Shown In London Next Week

    Next week at the Salute to Style event, at the Hurlingham Club, in London, Exagon Motors will have on display its eGT all-electric luxury sports car. The French company’s Web site is limited for details, but high on superlatives for a car that at current exchange rates may cost $528,000 (388,000 euros). Among specifications divulged, […]

    Buemi Leads Again In Formula E Testing

    In the fourth and last session of July Formula E pre-season testing, E.dams-Renault’s Sebastien Buemi set once again the fastest time at Donington Park with a lap of 1:31.083s to finish two-tenths clear at the top of the timesheets for the second day in succession. This marks the third session out of a total of […]

    Bosch And ChargePoint Partner With VW For e-Golf Charging

    With the e-Golf soon to be on its way, Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has been selected as a charging station and installation services partner for the electric version of the Golf, while ChargePoint was chosen to complete the driver experience by providing VW branded stations to all e-Golf dealerships and […]

    Prodrive Testing Multiport DC-DC EV Converter

    A consortium led by Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. Prodrive said the converter controls power flow between multiple energy sources and has been able to achieve a class leading efficiency of 98.7 percent, while increasing power density and reducing the size and weight of the converter […]

    Netherlands Team Aims For All-Time Nürburgring Record and Le Mans Win

    A team of engineering students in the Netherlands aim to break the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record and win the 24 hours of Le Mans with a series hybrid. The Nürburgring record they want to transcend is 47 seconds quicker than a hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder could muster and the benchmark was set in 1983 by […]

    Bugatti Mulling Hybridization of 2015 Veyron

    Bugatti is considering a hybrid powertrain in the neighborhood of 1,500-horsepower for its pending V16 Veyron. The company’s new CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer, a former R&D head at Audi and Porsche – according to anonymous sources speaking with Reuters – prefers a hybrid version of Bugatti’s next car. Blueprints for the next iteration are reportedly already […]