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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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As 2014 winds down and with 2015 about to unfold, alternative-energy transportation had ups and downs this year, but the trend is generally upward and more progress is in sight. Looking at the most telling of markers – actual new car sales – hybrids fell back from 2013 levels while plug-ins climbed higher, and diesel […]

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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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Toyota announced tonight it will work with Air Liquide toward planting 12 fuel cell vehicle refueling stations in five Northeastern states for its new pending fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai. Timing for the launch which was announced tonight by CEO Jim Lentz for this “hydrogen highway” is not being disclosed, and details of the collaboration […]

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The documentary “Who Killed The Electric Car” pointing an accusatory finger at General Motors is actually a record of a second premature ending for EVs, and the first die-off of EVs happened in part because they were seen as positioned for women. This observation of early 20th century history was made during a brief video […]

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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. The plug-in hybrid market experienced a very strong month, while the battery electric market declined somewhat relative to the overall passenger vehicle market. Hybrid and […]

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