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    Is This The 2016 Prius?

    A report of what is presented as a sneak peek of a 2016 Prius Liftback (pictured top) and double-electric-range Prius Plug-in Hybrid are shown on a Taiwanese website. If the images are real, they may be the only ones known of the much-anticipated next-generation hybrid cars. The drawings look fairly convincing, having resemblance to the […]

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    June 2015 Dashboard

    The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall U.S. passenger vehicle sales for June were strong albeit less than May which was the best seasonally adjusted rate since July 2005, with a […]

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    Tesla Model S Is Top-Selling Plug-in Car For First Half of 2015

    Despite being a luxury product by a startup priced 2-4 times more the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, the Tesla Model S has outsold the two other plug-in electrified vehicles this year and is thus far 2015’s top selling PEV in America. Its estimated 11,900 U.S. sales – even with room for error – clearly […]

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    Diesel Honda Civic Records 83.52 mpg Through 24 European Countries

    A two-driver team just qualified for a Guinness World Record for completing 8,387 miles across 24 European countries at an average “100.31 mpg” which converted from UK to U.S. mileage is 83.52 mpg. The UK colleagues, members of Honda’s European R&D team but amateur drivers did it in a stock diesel-powered Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC […]

    24M’s Semi-solid Lithium-Ion Battery Is Cheaper And Faster To Build

    A company named 24M announced that it has developed a semisolid lithium-ion battery that significantly reduces manufacturing time and expense without sacrificing performance. It has been quietly working on developing the technology for the past five years, and said that applications include both electrified vehicles and home power storage, similar to other lithium-ion chemistries. According […]

    BMW To Test Concept Fuel Cell Car On German Roads

    BMW debuted its concept fuel cell car to the public during the company’s annual Innovation Days event, while also announcing plans to test the car on German roads later this month. Though it’s been known for some time that BMW is working with Toyota to build a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), with these actions come […]

    BMW Tests Plug-in Hybrid 2 Series Active Tourer

    BMW has previewed its plug-in hybrid technology. As part of the BMW Group Innovation Days 2015, the German automaker showed off the 2 Series Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid concept, which has the front wheels driven by a three-cylinder gasoline engine while an electric motor drives the rear wheels. If that sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because […]

    Ghosn: CO2 Limits and New Tech Poised To Make EVs Mainstream Viable

    Having previously said affordable technology is coming into place for double-the-range-for-the-money EVs, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the UN’s global climate change summit in Paris this November will also determine pressure for the zero-emission cars. “When we know exactly where the EU, US, China will be heading in 2030, I can tell you exactly how […]

    Boston Nissan Leaf Buyers Enticed With Two Years of Free Charging

    Nissan has added Boston as its 17th market to the list of those eligible for its No Charge to Charge free charging perk for Leaf buyers. The deal offers two years of charging through a network for buyers of new Leafs effective July 1. Included in the promotion is access to a growing network of […]