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    Congress-Commissioned Study Recommends PEV Tax Credit Become Point Of Sale Rebate

    A comprehensive study commissioned by Congress surveying adoption and growth of the plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market recommends the federal tax credit become a point-of-sale rebate. This recommendation has been politically dead on arrival as endorsed by President Barack Obama for the past four years or more, but the 205-page exhaustive and throughly vetted non-partisan […]

    Technology

    Second-Generation Volt Transmission Operation Explained

    Preface This article co-written by Jeff Nisewanger, Patrick Groeneveld and George Bower first appeared on GM-Volt.com. It’s more than a little bit technical, but for those who want more than a cursory explanation, it’s based on GM patent US 8,602,938, issued in December 2013, and presentations by GM at an SAE vehicle electrification conference on […]

    News

    Norway Celebrates 50,000th Plug-in Car Sold; Will EV Incentives Continue?

    As we reported on Friday would happen, today the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association held an event acknowledging plug-in electrified vehicle number 50,000 at the country’s Drammen Harbor. Today the registration plate EL 60000 was granted to a Tesla Model S purchased as number 50,000. The plate is 10,000 above because the “EL” plate series began […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Lower Gas Prices Prompting Americans To Drive More

    There are more Americans driving their cars this year thanks to lower gas prices. According to a report from the U.S. Transportation Department, driving is up 3.9 percent in the first two months of 2015, with February marking 12-months of increased growth in a row. Americans drove 6.1-billion miles more in February year-over-year, up to […]

    Audi On Demand Is Both Daily Rental And Car Sharing

    Imagine being able to select a vehicle on your smart phone, choose the delivery location of your choice and have access to said vehicle for up to a month. Audi is making this a reality. Through a new program called Audi on demand, customers have access to a wide range of the Audi vehicle lineup, […]

    GM’s Fort Wayne Assembly Plant One Of Greenest

    General Motors is being recognized as a green manufacturer, ranking fifth across the country. General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant, where the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are built, gets 43 percent of its power from methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. This plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

    Lack of Information Hurting EV Sales Says Federal Report

    A new congressionally mandated report published by the U.S. National Research Council states that current battery technology, vehicle cost, and lack of consumer knowledge are all obstacles preventing widespread endorsement of plug-in electric vehicles. The key to lowering overall vehicle cost according to ClickGreen would be to develop less expensive and more efficient batteries, this along with […]

    Audi Confirms It’s Preparing A Tesla Fighter

    We’ve seen reports of Audi preparing EVs with Tesla-like levels of range and performance, and in China it has again said it will have an answer for the Model X. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, CEO Rupert Stadler remained cautious about all-electric vehicles and believes that for the next 10 to 15 years, customers will […]

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Rated 30 MPG Combined

    It’s not a hybrid – in fact Mazda has no hybrids for U.S. sale – but EPA rating of 30 mpg combined puts the MX-5 up there in the fun fuel sipper category. The car, which is exclusively powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv engine in North America, is rated at 27 mpg city, 34 […]