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    Plug-In Car Sales Cross Global Half-Million Mark

    As various nations increase demand, and automakers increase plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) models and availability, their cumulative world-wide total sales has quietly crossed the half-million unit mark. This is counting highway legal plug-in hybrids and all-electric passenger vehicles, since PEVs began in the modern era around 2009. It excludes motorcycles, buses and trucks. The figures […]

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    June 2014 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. June was a stellar month for the U.S. passenger vehicle market as a whole, and a strong albeit not stellar one for hybrid and electric […]

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    Fusion Energi Sets Sales Record; C-Max Energi Has Second-Best Month

    Last month Ford may have cut back the EPA rating of some of its cars including the plug-in Fusion Energi, but that did not hurt its sales one iota as the car trounced its previous best monthly sales with 1,939 units sold. By contrast, the Chevrolet Volt sold 1,777 units in June, and the Prius […]

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    Netherlands Team Aims For All-Time Nürburgring Record and Le Mans Win

    A team of engineering students in the Netherlands aim to break the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record and win the 24 hours of Le Mans with a series hybrid. The Nürburgring record they want to transcend is 47 seconds quicker than a hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder could muster and the benchmark was set in 1983 by […]

    Bugatti Mulling Hybridization of 2015 Veyron

    Bugatti is considering a hybrid powertrain in the neighborhood of 1,500-horsepower for its pending V16 Veyron. The company’s new CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer, a former R&D head at Audi and Porsche – according to anonymous sources speaking with Reuters – prefers a hybrid version of Bugatti’s next car. Blueprints for the next iteration are reportedly already […]

    Buemi Leads Third Formula E Test Session

    Formula E electric race car testing continued for a third session yesterday and E.dams-Renault’s Sebastien Buemi topped the timesheets for a second time at Donington Park in the UK. In dry conditions, the 25-year-old Swiss racer posted a 1:31.910s early in the afternoon session using the full GP circuit – narrowly beating Lucas di Grassi’s […]

    Jaguar Land Rover’s New Engine Offers Diesel And Hybrid Possibilities

    Jaguar Land Rover is launching a new family of engines, one that will be made in diesel and gasoline versions, as well as eventually linked to a hybrid system. Known as Ingenium, the new family of diesel and gasoline engines designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are said by the company to […]

    Hack A Tesla, Win $10,000

    Attendees at the SyScan conference next week in Beijing are being offer $10,000 if they can hack Tesla’s Model S security. Of course Tesla Motors is not officially sanctioning the challenge for security experts, and the organizers have not said much about where the car will come from or the rules. One goal of trying […]

    Self-Cleaning Leaf

    How about combining a vehicle that doesn’t use any fuel with special paint technology that cleans itself? Nissan did so by creating a very special Nissan LEAF electric vehicle that could be considered the “world’s cleanest car.” Created to demonstrate its potential use in future production vehicles, this Nissan LEAF’s exterior was treated with a […]