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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 […]

    Hybrid Market Dashboard

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


    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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    ‘Homegrown’ Chevy Volt Video Ad is ‘Straight Outta the Grid’

    A “homegrown advertisement” has been posted by one Chevy Volt supporter quite unlike anything Chevrolet has yet to do. The description for the 1:39 spot titled “Straight Outa the Grid” says it is is “made with iMovie on iPhone 6plus. Can you dig it?” While articles have come out politely questioning the effectiveness of Chevrolet’s […]

    Chevy Dealer Says Sales Charged by Volts

    The Chevrolet Volt is doing wonders for one particular Canadian Chevrolet dealership. Bourgeois Chevrolet in Rawdon, Quebec specializes in electric vehicles, which is one reason that dealer principal Samuel Jeanson stocks as many new and used Volts on the lot as he can, even though they take longer to sell than conventional gas-powered cars. Bourgeois […]

    TDI Diesel Owners To Get Generous Compensation By Volkswagen

    Volkswagen is expected to offer generous compensation packages for the owners affected by its diesel scandal. Although the German automaker has not determined whether vehicle owners will receive cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement vehicles, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney VW hired to oversee the claims process, believes an overwhelming majority will accept the eventual compensation […]

    World’s Fastest Motorized Log Car Built In Canada

    We’re not sure how many log cars exist in the world, but this is the fastest one. The founder and owner of Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. and a star of HGTV Canada’s Timber Kings, Bryan Reid Sr., has set a Guinness World Record for “fastest motorized log.” Known as the “Cedar Rocket,” the motorized […]

    Toyota Super Bowl Ad Features 2016 Prius As a Getaway Car

    In the event people have not heard yet that the 2016 Prius shatters former conceptions of how Toyota’s hybrid handles, its Super Bowl has just shared the message far and wide. At the Toyota media drive last November, cone courses at the decommissioned El Toro airbase in California showed the new car to be a […]

    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 […]