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    September 2014 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. The overall automotive market returned to a more “normal” level after an exceptionally strong August. The same is true of hybrid and electric vehicles which […]

    Plug-In Hybrids

    Which Automakers Offer Plug-in Hybrids?

    When counting the number of automakers that currently offer plug-in hybrids for sale in the U.S., one could view the glass as half empty or half full. Half-empty portrayals have said progress has come slower than some anticipated since 2011 when the new powertrain type began with one model – the extended-range Chevrolet Volt. The […]

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    Top 5 Best-Value Hybrid Sedans

    Of 23 hybrid sedans sold in the U.S., five happen to sell among the best in no small part because they’re the ones that deliver the best mpg compared to non-hybrid stablemates. Compared to otherwise nearly identical non-hybrid siblings rated in the mid-20s to low 30s, the hybrids on this list get between 13-16 mpg […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Volkswagen Shows Ducati-Powered XL Sport Concept – Video

    After Volkswagen wowed readers with its “261 mpg” XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid last year, it has now taken the car in a completely different direction as a concept for the Paris Motor Show. The XL Sport concept is an example of parts bin engineering of the highest order. Out came the 1.0-liter two-cylinder engine VW […]

    Audi CEO Asks If They Build More Green Cars, Will Customers Buy Them?

    From the Paris motor show this week, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confided he is unsure global emissions regulations will not stifle its ability to sell its electrified products. “We have to comply,” he said to Automotive News in an interview during press days before the show was open to the public. “And we have to […]

    Chevy Trax Will Start At $20,995

    Chevrolet announced its newest U.S. model, the small urban Trax, CUV, will start at $20,995. The Trax is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine good for an EPA-estimated 26 city and 34 highway mpg. It has 10 air bags, MyLink infotainment with a seven-inch touch screen, rearview camera, remote keyless entry and a 60/40-split fold-flat […]

    Tesla To Reveal ‘the D and something else,’ Says Elon

    Set your count-down timers: Tonight CEO Elon Musk tweeted the company will unveil “the D” – presumably a Model D? – and “something else” Oct. 9 at the Paris Motor Show. “About time to unveil the D and something else,” goes the whole tweet. What else? Could it be a Model S upgrade, something more […]

    Tesla Aims To Conquer Japan

    As a testament to the company’s ambitions, Tesla’s Model S has been available in Japan since early September. This new market availability follows the introduction in June of the Model S in right-hand drive configuration to the UK market. Japan, like the UK, requires drivers to be on the right side of the cockpit, as […]

    Jaguar To Include Diesel With XE Sedan For US

    Jaguar’s entry back into the tough U.S. compact luxury arena will include a four-cylinder diesel engine when it goes on sale in 2016 as a 2017 model. Tomorrow the automaker will be featuring the pre-production sedan in Paris, and wants to have in place all-wheel-drive and the diesel – with six-speed auto only – before […]