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    Tesla Appeals New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Regulations

    Tesla Motors has filed an appeal in New Jersey Superior Court against the Mar. 11 decision by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) which tightened the way applicants are reviewed for licenses. The California-based electric car maker is sticking to its guns that it deserved two prior licenses granted in 2012, and was seeking […]

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    March 2014 Dashboard

    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. The old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” (with apologies to the lion population) proved true in March. Sales in the overall […]

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    Ford C-Max Ad Parodies Cadillac’s ‘Poolside’

    What should we make of this Ford C-Max Energi commercial posted on Youtube by “Upside?” So far the view-counter tally of the ad posted March 26 is skyrocketing faster than the original and controversial Cadillac ad at 762,735 views and a ratio of close to 7:1 thumbs up to thumbs down. Cadillac’s ad now has […]

    Hybrid Car News

    2015 Camry Gets New Look; Camry Hybrid Gets SE Trim

    Toyota unveiled a redesigned Camry for 2015 at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. This new Camry includes a new sporty trim level, the XSE, as well as the addition of the SE trim availability for the hybrid version. After selling almost a million of the industry’s benchmark sedan since the current generation launched […]

    Topography-Minded Hybrid Vehicle From Mercedes-Benz

    How about driving a hybrid car that can read the up and downs of the road ahead? This is the direction Mercedes-Benz is heading into with its intelligent energy management system for hybrid vehicles. Mercedes-Benz said this system assesses the road ahead and takes it into account. The German company added the objectives of the […]

    Volvo Combines Drive-E And PHEV For Chinese Market S60L

    A PHEV concept based on Volvo’s S60, named Volvo S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Concept Car, is slated for the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show. The gasoline plug-in hybrid – an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one – offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure […]

    Cadillac And ChargePoint Providing Charging Card To ELR Owners

    Cadillac and ChargePoint announced they entered in a partnership, bringing ELR drivers immediate access to more than 16,500 charging locations on the ChargePoint network. Cadillac’s ELR electrified luxury coupe went on sale at the end of 2013. The company said it embodies Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy, combining provocative design with progressive technology. Under […]

    Audi To Launch 2015 A3 TDI Sportback In US

    Citing many customer requests via e-mail and social media, Audi today said it has decided to introduce its A3 TDI Sportback to the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The clean diesel version of its A3 sedan will join the A3 e-tron Sportback as part of Audi’s electrified and diesel alternative energy portfolio. Audi has […]

    Nissan Launches ‘Free’ and ‘EZ’ Leaf Charging For 2014 Leaf Customers

    With now almost 50,000 Leafs sold in the U.S., Nissan is working to accelerate sales with a free 2-year charging program in its 10 top markets with at least 15 more to follow next year. The program for 2014 Leaf buyers is an expansion of Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” pilot program started last summer […]