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Seeing sales on the rise, FCA is investing in order to have the capacity to build more eight-speed TorqueFlite transmissions. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC stated it will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite […]

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More will need to be revealed about this plug-in hybrid minivan, but Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne said the agenda is being accelerated for a late-2015 release. How this will come about is unclear, observes green car analyst Alan Baum, as the revised non-hybrid Town and Country is not due until early 2016. In any […]

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All data points to 2015 becoming a very successful passenger vehicle selling year. TrueCar, Inc. revealed it expects a healthy U.S. auto industry in 2015 with sales of new cars and trucks rising at least 2.6 percent to 17 million units, the highest level since 2005. “We see a convergence of favorable economic circumstances pushing […]

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A wirelessly charged electric hybrid city bus will soon be cruising the streets of Södertälje, Sweden thanks to vehicle manufacturing company Scania’s sustainable vehicle technology research project. Scania, which has been researching electrification technologies that could supplant or supplement combustion engines, is partnering with the Royal Institute of Technology to test its wirelessly charged electric […]

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In addition to BMW, others are realizing plug-in cars have a future, and have committed to bringing models to market. Included among these are Chrysler which says its first plug-in will be a Town and Country minivan next year and this, if done right, could be a big deal, filling a gap in the selection […]

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Infiniti is emulating Tesla’s retail approach in opening two retail spaces in high end shopping malls. Infiniti announced yesterday it is opening stores in two of London’s most pioneering shopping and entertainment destinations: Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. The car company added it is joining some of the world’s most respected retailers and exclusive […]

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Critics of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have said they have no business case; at best their proponents are defying odds, and at worst they’re on a misbegotten errand – but that hasn’t stopped numerous automakers from getting deeply involved. While several automakers have first-generation plug-in cars and are looking toward new and evolved products, no […]

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You can’t coach patience – or tolerance for a bucket seat full of inane questions. And if you’re going to be a Tesla Model S “co-pilot” – the all-electric carmaker’s clever name for the salesperson escorting interested prospects on a 20-30 minute test drive – you need a great deal of both. That’s one of […]

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It is official, Tesla Motors is now actively doing business in Australia, with first deliveries, opening of the first store and energizing of the first Supercharger all happening this week. Tesla delivered nine new cars to customers in Sydney today during a special evening event celebrating the arrival of the Model S in Australia. Tesla […]

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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. While the overall passenger vehicle market experienced exceptional results, shares of hybrid and electric vehicles maintained their pace from recent months – albeit in the […]

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