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    Americans Watch As Honda Launches High-MPG Odyssey Hybrid Minivan in Japan

    A month after Fiat-Chrysler announced America’s first plug-in hybrid minivan, long-time minivan leader Honda announced an Odyssey hybrid too – for its home market. Honda’s announcement this week is that today dealers across Japan will begin offering its Odyssey with a version of the Accord Hybrid’s powertrain alongside conventionally powered Odysseys. The new gas-electric variant comes […]

    Hybrid Market Dashboard

    January 2016 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. Overall sales for January were down slightly from a year ago, although there were fewer selling days in the month so the sales rate was […]


    4.5 Megawatt Charging Station Could Recharge EVs in 15 Minutes

    In an attempt to overcome one of the objections to electric cars – long charge times – Swiss researchers have demonstrated a setup that can replenish an EV in 15 minutes. “Our aim was to get under the psychological threshold of a half hour,” said Massimiliano Capezzali, deputy director of the EPFL Energy Center and […]

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    Tesla Shares Take a Dive Ahead of Quarterly Results

    Tesla is getting ready to announce its quarterly results and investors aren’t optimistic. The American electric car maker will announce its report on Wednesday and analysts expect quarterly earnings of 8 cents per share on revenue of $1.79 billion. Many investors aren’t even waiting to see how the company does against expectations, with shares dropping […]

    Tesla Slated to Power Free In-home Charging in Sweden

    Tesla has pioneered a network of Superchargers, and now it’s working to bring free in-home charging to Tesla owners in Sweden. The California EV purveyor is also working with Swedish electric company Skelleftea Kraft to use 100-perecent renewable energy in its Swedish supercharging network. This new partnership will allow Model S owners in Sweden to […]

    Elon Musk Looks to the Sky

    Elon Musk is a man with many interests. He’s been the driving force behind Tesla automobiles and the SpaceX spaceflight program, and now it seems like he might be taking his talents to the air. Musk was queried about his next big idea at a recent Q&A session, and he responded with a brief quote […]

    ‘Homegrown’ Chevy Volt Video Ad is ‘Straight Outta the Grid’

    A “homegrown advertisement” has been posted by one Chevy Volt supporter quite unlike anything Chevrolet has yet to do. The description for the 1:39 spot titled “Straight Outa the Grid” says it is is “made with iMovie on iPhone 6plus. Can you dig it?” While articles have come out politely questioning the effectiveness of Chevrolet’s […]

    Chevy Dealer Says Sales Charged by Volts

    The Chevrolet Volt is doing wonders for one particular Canadian Chevrolet dealership. Bourgeois Chevrolet in Rawdon, Quebec specializes in electric vehicles, which is one reason that dealer principal Samuel Jeanson stocks as many new and used Volts on the lot as he can, even though they take longer to sell than conventional gas-powered cars. Bourgeois […]

    TDI Diesel Owners To Get Generous Compensation By Volkswagen

    Volkswagen is expected to offer generous compensation packages for the owners affected by its diesel scandal. Although the German automaker has not determined whether vehicle owners will receive cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement vehicles, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney VW hired to oversee the claims process, believes an overwhelming majority will accept the eventual compensation […]