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Tesla has drastically thinned the ranks of its workforce, shedding hundreds of employees even as production of the Model 3 is ramping up. Usually when we report on job losses at an automaker, they are layoffs due to excess plant capacity. In this case, however, Tesla has taken the unusual step of firing several hundred […]

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Startup Green4U Technologies, Inc. is ready to showcase two new all-electric vehicle models, the heavy duty MTU-6, and Enova SUV. Both will be presented at the 2017 AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. and the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association’s 99th Annual Convention in Denver, Co. Produced in Georgia, both vehicles evoke feelings of rugged […]

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Fisker Automotive has announced plans to unveil its semi-autonomous all-electric EMotion at the January 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The brainchild of mercurial car designer Henrik Fisker, the EMotion promises several Level 4 semi-autonomous features using partner Quanergy’s five S3 LiDar sensors. The EV will be capable of real-time 3-D mapping, object […]

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Tesla has some good news, and some not as good news. The good news is there’s this revolutionary new electric car base priced at $35,000 plus destination fee with 220 miles range, and with style and lessons learned from the Model S. You may have heard of it. Called the Model 3, it has an […]

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Hyliion, a startup that converts tractor-trailers to hybrids using a proprietary slide-in intelligent electric drive axle with regenerative braking power, has closed its latest investment round to drive production. The latest funding round saw a respectable infusion of money to keep the vision going from Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and Axioma Ventures. Specifically, the Series […]

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Would it surprise you to hear U.S. plug-in vehicle sales are ahead of where they were last year at this time, and they’ll finish the year at an all-time high? We’re guessing probably not. The feeling among some is progress is happening fast, by next decade a tipping point could be reached whereby conventional cars […]

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Thanks to electric vehicle adoption, global oil demand could be reduced to 3.5 million barrels a day by 2025. This projection was made in a recent Barclays analyst forecast research note. The 3.5 million barrel figure nearly matches Iran’s daily output of 3.8 million barrels a day, a doomsday threat to the third-largest producer of […]

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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 September were exceptionally strong, as fleet sales and replacement demand from Harvey and to a lesser extent, Irma, led to the highest […]

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Green Commuter, a Los Angeles-based car-sharing company, has announced it has launched the city’s first all-electric car-sharing service this week. The startup is joined in development by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, an organization that helps bring Los Angeles-based “cleantech” start-ups to market by providing mentoring, real estate, and networking opportunities. Green Commuter focuses on […]

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A new study, released in September by the consulting arm of professional services powerhouse PwC, projects that nearly 95 percent of the world’s new cars will be either hybrid or full-electric by 2030. Hot on the heels of news that legislatures in several countries are pushing for a future ban on vehicles powered by internal combustion, […]

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