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On the very day that Toyota announced cumulative sales of the Prius passed the 3 million mark, Reuters says Toyota may fall short of its goal to sell 250,000 of the Prius in the U.S. this year. “The 240,000 to 250,000 range is kind of where we’re settling our sights for the Prius family,” Toyota’s […]

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If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed 2015 is the unofficial launch year for production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – that is, if you don’t count Hyundai which got started with its ix35 last year, and Honda which has soldiered forward with its lease-only FCX Clarity in California since summer, 2008. Aside from […]

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Backed by Warren Buffett, BYD is short for “Build Your Dreams,” but the Chinese electric car maker has dreams of its own, such as dominating the world, or at least local markets. Previously the company has projected it will become “China’s No. 1 automaker by 2015 and the world’s leading car maker by 2025,” but […]

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Wanting to review both the Tesla Model S and Tesla’s Supercharger stations along I-95, New York Times reporter John Broder told a harrowing story of a test drive from Delaware to Connecticut. The drive of the Tesla-supplied 85-kwh model ended on a flatbed truck with a Model S that had run out of juice and […]

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Following this week’s news of Nissan teaming up with Daimler and Ford to launch independently branded affordable mass-market fuel cell electric cars in just four short years from now, Nissan’s COO Toshiyuki Shiga shed some light on the pending electrified vehicle paradigm. From the sidelines of Nissan showing its new day care center at its […]

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Reuters has a highly interesting oil and gasoline story. If you are one of the “peak oil” types, you may not want to hear it. As a matter of fact, it could shake your belief system so much that you scream “BIAS!” As a service to all our readers, we give you a chance to […]

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According to the The Nikkei [sub], Toyota “appears set to choose Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada as its next chairman.” Uchiyamada used to be Toyota’s R&D Chief, and is celebrated as the “father of the Prius.” He was made Vice Chairman last year. If confirmed, he would replace the 75-year-old Fujio Cho. A Chairman at Toyota […]

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U.S. production of the Prius was expected for last year, it did not happen, but it could be soon say sources in Japan. Yesterday, Shigeki Terashi, head of Toyota Motor North America Inc. came as close as possible to announcing that Toyota plans to produce the Prius in North America. He didn’t actually say it, […]

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While Chrysler has a few plug-in vehicle experiments ongoing, it is not particularly known to be strong in the electrified sector, and now its CEO has come out in favor of CNG as an effective end for America’s reliance on foreign oil. Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that it is “most shocking” that […]

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Since launching its Model S June 22 with much fanfare, and then quietly saying in a blog post this month around 50 cars have thus far been made, Tesla has been able to say it lacks cars to give the press for a customary evaluation. This has not stopped several major car publications from writing […]

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