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    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 […]

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    Tesla Fighting With Iowa Dealers Over Test Drives

    Tesla has had an up-and-down history with its direct-to-consumer sales model, with states like Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Virginia coming down hard against the California-based start-up. Now, according to a story in the Des Moines Register, Iowa is another where dealer lobby groups have restricted how Tesla operates in the state. The issue […]

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    550-Horsepower V6 Hybrid System In Infiniti Q80 Concept

    The all-wheel-drive Q80 Inspiration concept signals what to expect from Infiniti in a production version maybe as soon as 2016, and one aspect of the large flagship being shown in Paris is its hybrid powertrain. Infiniti has already shown its performance hybrid powertrains – first in 2011 with the M35h, now in the Q50 – […]

    $47 Million For GreenTech EV Company

    A name you may have heard before, EV company GreenTech Automotive has raised $47 million in a recent equity round. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and exchanges Commissions, 94 investors contributed to the $47 million; the company was originally aiming for $60 million. GreenTech Automotive (GTA) describes itself as a U.S. automotive […]

    Turbocharging In Your Future?

    With the need to downsize engines, reduce weight and reduce fuel consumption, turbocharging has become a technology many manufacturers are turning to. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), one of the leading global developers of automotive turbochargers, released its Global Turbo Forecast that estimates the industry will generate $12 billion in revenue by equipping 49 million vehicles […]

    BMW Increasing Price Of Two Hybrids

    BMW is increasing prices on some of its models, including a couple of its hybrid versions. BMW of North America announced what it describes as a modest inflationary price increase for some 2015 vehicles, effective October 1, 2014. The prices increase touches the 3 and 5 series, as well as the X3; prices increase vary […]

    Ram Ramps-Up 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Production Due To Popular Demand

    Today Chrysler Group’s Ram Truck announced it would double its production of its light-duty Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel to 20 percent of the vehicle line after an initial rush of orders and ongoing 60-percent conquest sales. The truck is the only light-duty diesel pickup of its class sold in the U.S., EPA-rated for rear-wheel-drive the […]

    Elon Musk To Speak January At Automotive News World Congress

    The 39th annual Automotive News World Congress will feature Tesla CEO Elon Musk as a speaker Tuesday, January 13. These events normally attract industry bigwigs and other influential people to speak to attendees from the automotive retail and manufacturing world, and Automotive News made a separate news brief to note Musk’s appearance. “The 43-year-old native […]