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    November 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 November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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    8 Nations Following Paris Climate Change Agreement Commit To Cut CO2

    The world is running against a climate-change deadline and governments are making commitments to do something about it. Among many regulatory actions affecting the kinds of cars we drive – and will drive in years to come – various efforts are being made by agencies to themselves practice what is being mandated. On that note, […]


    Mazda, Subaru and Toyota Being Drawn To Electric Cars

    The days of building “compliance cars” in small numbers to look good in strict markets like California may be over for Japanese automakers and their peers. Mazda, Subaru, and Toyota, which had resisted manufacturing all-electric vehicles for years, are now ready to enter the game. Regulatory pressure is increasing in key global markets and competitors […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Porsche Aiming to Sell 20,000 Mission E Supercars After 2019 Launch

    Porsche’s chief has predicted the upcoming Mission E electric supercar will make up 10 percent of the company’s sales. After it launches in 2019, the 600-horsepower Mission E will make for one out 10 of its cars sold globally, said CEO Oliver Blume. “We have calculated a quantity in the order of about 20,000 for […]

    Nikola Motors Debuts Hydrogen-Electric Semi-Truck

    Last night Nikola Motors took the wraps off its prototype Nikola One hydrogen-powered electric semi-truck at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since appearing out of nowhere last June – and soon claiming 7,300 pre-orders before a running prototype was shown – the startup company’s technology has captured the public’s attention with its potential […]

    BYD Unveils SkyRail Electric Monorail at C40 Mayors Summit

    Today BYD unveiled SkyRail, another part of its “green dreams” at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City. The company’s President and Chairman Wang Chuanfu unveiled the Chinese company’s SkyRail electric monorail before 500 guests, including more than 40 mayors, from over 93 cities. SkyRail is part of BYD’s urban transportation solution, which aims to […]

    Six Honda Clarity Fuel Cells Delivered to Support EU’s HyFIVE initiative

    Six Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicles have arrived in Europe weeks before the first examples show up at Honda dealerships in California. The six Clarity Fuel Cells are part of the European Union’s Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) initiative. They’ll end up with drivers in London and Copenhagen. These cars are six of 185 fuel […]

    Autonomous Vehicle Trials to Begin in Ontario, A Canadian First

    Self-driving cars will hit the roads in Canada’s Ontario Province shortly after the beginning of the new year, marking a Canadian first. Ontario launched the Automated Vehicle Program in October 2015 but had received no applications for permits and public testing through at least July 2016, Automotive News Canada reported. It took nearly a year […]