0

Since 2010 rumors and reports had it that Hyundai was targeting Toyota with a dedicated “Prius fighter,” and its Ioniq trio is finally preparing for first retail deliveries. Debuted last March in New York, the Ioniq which saw its first media drive this week comes in a regular hybrid version, and plug-in hybrid, and a […]

+ Read More
0

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid competes closely with others in the midsized hybrid sedan class, and stands apart uniquely in one important way. Actually there are a few features that distinguish the fully redesigned car introduced for sale last fall, but its six-speed automatic transmission is a relative anomaly some drivers will prefer over a […]

+ Read More
0

As Tesla prepares for Model 3 production and up to 10-times planned growth, its Fremont, Calif. factory workers are complaining of low pay, safety risks, and long hours. Tesla, which has about 6,200 non-union employees, also makes workers sign confidentiality agreements which are coming under scrutiny by California legislators. For its part, Tesla says it […]

+ Read More
0

Just six years ago when the first major manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles were experimentally launched, who knew that by now there’d be more plug-ins for sale in the U.S. than more-established regular hybrids? What began with the extended range 2011 Chevy Volt and all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf after Tesla’s 2008 Roadster blazed the path has […]

+ Read More
0

Chevrolet says its Bolt EV has “cracked the code” toward far greater acceptance for an electric car, but whether it can sell in far greater volume is an open question. How does one define “crack the code?” It’s akin to saying the Bolt EV hits the key wish list requests of many more fence-sitting consumers […]

+ Read More
0

Last month the equivalent of the sun not rising happened in the U.S. hybrid market: Toyota’s Prius Liftback did not finish the month with the most sales. Since last decade, the Prius has been the proverbial king of the hybrid market, and in recent years its monthly sales regularly doubled or tripled those of the […]

+ Read More
0

If you’re one of the well-heeled denizens of Northern California and want a sleek electric sedan not so ubiquitous as a Tesla, Lucid has a car for you. Or, rather, plans are in the works for later this decade, but meanwhile a one-minute spot of a scenic ride in the 1,000–horsepower, luxuriantly appointed lifestyle statement […]

+ Read More
0

Are you a good writer with solid capabilities in journalism, environmental issues, and sustainable transportation? If so, this website is growing and in need of a U.S.-based freelance writer to post daily alternative-energy transportation focused news briefs. Opportunities for advancement for the right person could follow, but for now we’re open to experienced or inexperienced […]

+ Read More
0

As tradition would have it, January plug-in electrified vehicle sales were down compared to December, but of all cars for sale in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt’s 1,611 units were enough to place it first. The Volt’s sales were up 62-percent over January 2016’s sales when the second-generation extended-range EV was still rolling out following […]

+ Read More
0

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 January were down slightly from a year ago. Naturally, January sales were far below December since sales in January are generally low […]

+ Read More