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While some alternative energy cars have been criticized for costing inordinately more than conventional cars, a number of hybrid cars cannot be so easily pigeonholed. No, there are actually seven U.S. models that stand to pay their owners back in under three years for the price premium charged for their more-advanced powertrains – even without […]

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Since Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal broke last year and set anti-diesel sentiment dominoes to tumbling, antipathy for oil-burning engines has increased, and now four cities have vowed to ban them by 2025. Announced Friday in Mexico City at the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens said […]

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Indicators are good the first Chevy Bolts will be delivered by month’s end, and a watchful fan snapped a great shot of photographic evidence that this is so. Posted to the GM-Volt.com enthusiasts forum a few minutes ago, the image said to be taken today on I-75 as they leave Lake Orion, Mich,. by reader […]

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Minivans available today compete within a design formula that sees them all within a couple mpg of each other in the low 20s, and then you have the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in a class by itself. Release by the federal government of its 32 mpg rating in hybrid mode and 33 miles gas-free electric […]

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Last month the Tesla Model S became the second plug-in electrified vehicle ever to sell more than 150,000 units worldwide. Because Tesla does not report monthly sales, and only periodically reports numbers on a quarterly basis, the exact count through November is unknown, but enough clues are in to estimate more than 151,000 cumulative sales. […]

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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 November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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The Volt could very well have its best sales year on record if it repeats the performance it saw in November. A total 2,531 sales were several hundred more than any month this year, and the best on record for more than three years for the extended-range EV which launched as a second generation car […]

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The world is running against a climate-change deadline and governments are making commitments to do something about it. Among many regulatory actions affecting the kinds of cars we drive – and will drive in years to come – various efforts are being made by agencies to themselves practice what is being mandated. On that note, […]

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Among hybrid cars, the five-passenger family sedan segment is the most competitive, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid is America’s best-selling example. Since the launch of Ford’s coupe-silhouette sedan in October 2012 for the 2013 model year, the Fusion Hybrid has been well received, and for 2017, to help momentum along, the car was mildly refreshed. […]

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If things go to plan for a pervasive ultra-fast charging network in Europe, by 2020 automakers will make publically recharging electric cars as convenient as a fuel station stop. That’s the takeaway from an ambitious collaboration announced today by BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. As they […]

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