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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 […]

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

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    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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    BMW Focusing on Hybrids for the Future of M Performance Vehicles

    Hybrid vehicles don’t have to be fuel sippers, they can be performance vehicles, as well. And, BMW is banking on that assertion, as comments made by vice president for engineering Dirk Hacker suggest. BMW Blog reports that Hacker told AutoExpress this: “We will look at electrification – I think it could be inevitable – but […]

    Electric Cars, Hybrids Stand Atop ‘Greenest Vehicles’ List

    It’s not surprising that on hybrids and electric cars would dominate any list of top “greenest” vehicles, and that’s the case with the annual Greenest Vehicles list as compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The non-profit focuses on advocating on the behalf of energy policies, and it released its 2016 list […]

    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 […]

    Toyota Superbowl Ad Teaser Shows Prius Is ‘Heck on Wheels’

    Like it or not, Toyota’s pre-Superbowl ad for the 2016 Prius takes counterintuitive to a new level portraying itself as a ride of choice for tough guys, sort of. It does get your attention, and may induce more than a few rolled eyebrows as well, but if it makes the vehicle memorable, people get over […]

    News of Cadillac ELR’s Eventual Cancellation Circulates, Again

    Poor Cadillac, its extended-range electric ELR only introduced in 2014 was again reported this week as to-be-canceled and it’s only now just enjoying an early mid-cycle refresh. The news this week nearly duplicating the gist a story run last April is that Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen “confirmed” on Monday the car will get the […]

    Elon Musk Cancels Model X Order For ‘Super Rude’ Customer

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied service to a customer for being “super rude.” U.S. venture capitalist Stewart Alsop wrote a post stating that Musk canceled his Model X pre-order following a phone conversation. It appears the phone conversation was in response to another post Alsop had written, where he complained about a delay in […]