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    Toyota Hybrid Sales Pass 10 Million Worldwide

    Toyota has just passed the 10-million mark for hybrid sales worldwide. The Prius is Toyota’s most well-known hybrid, and of course the world’s first mass-market hybrid, but the company now sells much more than just the Prius. Toyota offers 33 different hybrid models across the world, covering 90 countries and regions. The brand is aiming […]

    Toyota

    ‘Father of the Prius’ Has High Hopes Plug-in Prius Will See Strong Sales

    Toyota’s “father of the Prius” is confident the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will sell much faster than the original hybrid Prius. Speaking at a media event launching the Prius Prime in Japan, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said he expects Prius plug-in hybrids to pass the one million unit sales mark in less than 10 years; […]

    Mercedes

    Smart Transitioning Over to Electric-Only Vehicles in North America

    Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA hope to revive Smart cars by making it an electric-vehicle only brand. For the U.S. and Canada markets only, the parent company will stop selling the gasoline-powered Smart ForTwo coupe and convertible later this year. The Smart lineup will consist exclusively of the all-electric Smart electric-drive coupe and cabrio. Low-priced […]

    Hybrid Car News

    BMW Recalls US i3 REx Plug-In Hybrids for Problems With Fuel Line

    BMW AG has recalled more than 19,000 i3 range-extended (REx) vehicles sold in the U.S. due to potential fuel vapor leaks that could cause a fire. The recall affects 2014 to 2017 model year models manufactured between March 2014 and December 2016. BMW discovered the car’s fuel tank vent line can rub against the sleeve […]

    GM Readying Thousands Of Self-Driving Chevy Bolts To Roll Out in 2018

    General Motors plans to be the first company to bring thousands of self-driving vehicles to roads through its partnership with ride-hailing firm Lyft. Two sources familiar with GM’s plan told Reuters last week that thousands of self-driving all-electric Chevrolet Bolts will roll out by 2018, with most of them going to Lyft. The automakers has […]

    Tech Companies Fight State Laws Favoring Automakers Over Startups In Self-Driving Car Testing

    Tech companies and advocacy groups are battling potential new state laws that would only allow automakers to test autonomous vehicles in those states. A handful of states are considering enacting what’s usually called Safe Autonomous Vehicle acts that would bar technology companies and only allow vehicle manufacturers to test drive self-driving cars. The legislation kicked […]

    Plug-in Vehicles Continuing To See Soft Used Car Prices

    Used car prices for electric cars continue to show signs of a soft market and loss for plug-in vehicle owners. InsideEVs had reported last month that off-lease and trade-in EVs were showing signs of “dirt cheap prices.” The Fiat 500e was auctioning as low as $4,000, and a few Tesla Model S vehicles are selling […]

    Ford Going Fully Autonomous Route As Engineers Fall Asleep At The Wheel

    Ford Motor Co. has become convinced that fully autonomous is the necessary route to go for safe self-driving cars. Having Ford engineers fall asleep during autonomous vehicle test rides has created a convincing argument in favor of going with fully autonomous vehicles, reports Automotive News. Dozing off had happened before during long test rides, and […]

    GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Service Adds Bolt EVs in LA

    For those of you who haven’t heard of Maven, it’s a car-sharing app that’s owned by General Motors. And in a neat bit of corporate synergy, GM is adding its new Chevrolet Bolt EV to the fleet, at least in Los Angeles. The Bolt has a promised range of 238 miles and has now been […]