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Although American tastes are veering toward crossovers and SUVs, there’s something to be said for the tried-and-true minivan – except in the fuel economy department. Since the 1980s when the alternative to a station wagon was originated by Chrysler, the 7-8 person vehicle type big enough to stuff in sheets of plywood with seats out […]

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Tesla’s Model X P100D is just like other family haulers: It’s ideal for taking the kids to practice, running to the store – and it sprints from 0 to 60 faster than you can read this. What? Most minivans, SUVs, and crossovers you know of don’t pin you to the seat back along with the […]

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While Norway is on a tear to replace its petroleum-powered cars with the electric variety, it may also become the world’s first society to completely electrify. This could come by 2050, says Energi Norge (Energy Norway), an industry interest organization, of the nation of 5.2 million progressively minded souls. Central to Norway’s motivation is the […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicles are projected to begin outselling hybrids in the U.S. but it may not be as soon as some people think. As we reported in February, the total number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (EV) for sale in the U.S. now exceeds the total number of hybrid vehicles. Quantity of […]

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Out of the 20 plug-in hybrids now for sale in the U.S., the Toyota Prius Prime and Chevrolet Volt stand heads above, but which will sell better is an open question. Through July this year, the Prime, which rolled out nationally this year, sits as last month’s top seller with 1,645 July sales, and its […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for July were down from a year ago and from June. Clearly, sales this year are down from a year ago and this […]

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Last month for the first time Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold the Volt. The compact crossover’s 1,971 sales outdistanced it from a relatively low month for the Volt, which delivered only 1,518 units, a nearly 37 percent decline from 2,406 sales a year prior and not far ahead of the on-its-way-out Nissan Leaf’s 1,283. This year […]

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Did you know that electric cars are nothing but toys for the rich representing a “massive wealth transfer from poor to rich” people? This anti-Robin Hood scenario, tattled on with partial funding provided by billionaire oil merchants the Koch brothers, is the latest from Fueling U.S. Forward. The non-profit organization formed last year was established […]

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After more than a decade of proving itself, Tesla has begun initial production of its Model 3. With the handing over of the first 30 cars to Tesla employees last Friday, the company’s “volume” model expected to usher it toward profitability is here and there’s nothing else quite like it. The all-electric car in base […]

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For EV enthusiasts who’ve long lamented there are no all-electric trucks for sale, Bollinger Motors today revealed what may be an off-roading EVer’s dream come true. The completely bespoke B1 built in-house by the New York-based startup touts 60-kWh and 100-kWh battery options for up to 200 miles range, 360 horsepower, and rock-crawling dual-motor AWD […]

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