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    Toyota Hybrid Sales Pass 10 Million Worldwide

    Toyota has just passed the 10-million mark for hybrid sales worldwide. The Prius is Toyota’s most well-known hybrid, and of course the world’s first mass-market hybrid, but the company now sells much more than just the Prius. Toyota offers 33 different hybrid models across the world, covering 90 countries and regions. The brand is aiming […]

    Toyota

    ‘Father of the Prius’ Has High Hopes Plug-in Prius Will See Strong Sales

    Toyota’s “father of the Prius” is confident the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will sell much faster than the original hybrid Prius. Speaking at a media event launching the Prius Prime in Japan, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said he expects Prius plug-in hybrids to pass the one million unit sales mark in less than 10 years; […]

    Mercedes

    Smart Transitioning Over to Electric-Only Vehicles in North America

    Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA hope to revive Smart cars by making it an electric-vehicle only brand. For the U.S. and Canada markets only, the parent company will stop selling the gasoline-powered Smart ForTwo coupe and convertible later this year. The Smart lineup will consist exclusively of the all-electric Smart electric-drive coupe and cabrio. Low-priced […]

    Hybrid Car News

    GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Service Adds Bolt EVs in LA

    For those of you who haven’t heard of Maven, it’s a car-sharing app that’s owned by General Motors. And in a neat bit of corporate synergy, GM is adding its new Chevrolet Bolt EV to the fleet, at least in Los Angeles. The Bolt has a promised range of 238 miles and has now been […]

    GM Betting Diesel Vehicles Will Win Over Former Volkswagen Customers

    General Motors will be offering 10 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles by 2018 with diesel engines as it seeks to fill a gap left vacated by VW’s emissions cheating scandal. Meeting increasing federal fuel economy and emissions standards has also motivated GM to stay in the diesel engine category. The company sold 757,000 diesel vehicles worldwide […]

    US Traffic Fatalities Reach Highest Level Since 2007

    Cars may be getting more advanced safety features, but U.S. traffic-related deaths are on the rise. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,200 deaths occurred last year on the road, a rise of 6 percent. It’s the first time since 2007 there were more than 40,000 fatalities. The increase likely comes from the […]

    Toyota is Globally Recalling Its Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    Approximately 2,840 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are being recalled worldwide. According to the Japanese automaker, the Mirai is being recalled due to an issue with the output voltage generated by its fuel cell system. Toyota said that under certain driving conditions, there is a possibility the output voltage generated by the fuel cell […]

    Midwest Utility Takes Lead on Regional EV Charger Production

    One key to getting more EVs on the road is to make more chargers available in public places. And, of course, getting more chargers out there might help boost EV sales. When asked to think about public charging stations, most folks would probably think about the Northeast or California. But at least one utility in […]

    Tesla Gains Approval To Set Up Shop In Korea As Of May

    Tesla is preparing to enter the Korean market in May following the South Korean government’s approval. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport completed Tesla’s registration, which was first submitted for certification in December. Tesla said it will be ready to begin Korean sales in May, and will establish Tesla service centers. These company-run service […]