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    Why Now Is A Good Time to Buy a Hybrid or Plug-in Car

    Have you ever noticed how some people make relatively large long-term financial decisions based on short-term information? Take for example, a car purchase. A new car may be kept several years up to 10 years or longer. Today it is being reported all over that Americans are back to buying SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sales […]

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    What Price Should Chevrolet Ask For the 2016 Volt?

    Now that General Motors has made its big splash with the 2016 Volt currently on display at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, questions remain, including what the all-new 50-mile-range plug-in car with gas backup will sell for. When the 2011 Volt was first launched, GM had high costs baked into the advanced vehicle it […]

    BMW

    GM’s Potential BMW i3-Beating Bolt Hails from Down Under

    If not for an unplanned-for tipster, the Chevy Bolt EV Concept that looks like an affordable counterpoint to BMW’s i3 was nearly a surprise, and perhaps it was a bit easier keeping its development under wraps as it hails from Australia. Although GM did not mention it in its press release, the Bolt was built […]

    Hybrid Car News

    PSA Shelves Hybrid Air Project While Awaiting New Partners

    PSA/Peugot-Citroën is putting its Hybrid Air project on hold, though the company said the move is only temporary until new partnerships are formed. Since announcing the project two years ago, both engineers and project leader Karim Mokaddem have left PSA, though a representative remarked that this is because the development phase was complete. “We have […]

    Opel Developing Karl EV for 2018

    European-based Opel will be creating an electrified version of its new compact car, which will replace the automaker’s current plug-in electric hybrid. Since last April, Opel representatives have talked about adding a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) to its lineup but have given few details. According to a German Magazine, the upcoming BEV will be […]

    Ford Ecoboost Powers Ganassi To Victory In Rolex 24

    Ford’s EcoBoost engine powered Chip Ganassi Racing to victory at the Rolex 24 held Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, January 25. Drivers Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray and Tony Kanaan drove the victorious race car. In Ford’s words, this means that now, in its second season, Ford EcoBoost technology has won the two most […]

    Energy Secretary: US Won’t Reach Goal of 1 Million EVs in 2015

    In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he wanted the U.S. to become the first country with one million plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) on the road by 2015, but the U.S. Energy Secretary last week conceded the goal won’t be met. To date fewer than 300,000 plug-in hybrids and all-electric […]

    Nissan e-NV200 Named ‘Best Green Van’

    Nissan’s all-electric e-NV200 van is proving popular award-wise in the UK. The electric van received last week its sixth industry award in as many months, winning the Best Green Van honor at the Business Van of the Year awards in London, held by the Business Van magazine. Nissan stated the model won at the independent […]

    Porsche Planning Tesla Fighting EV For As Soon As 2016

    If a German-language report is correct, Porsche is developing its first dedicated all-electric Tesla competitor, the Pajun. According to Auto Motor und Sport, “there is speculation” the Pajun will be on the market by 2016. The Pajun, called by some a “baby Panamera” has been reported upon previously, but rather than receiving a multitude of […]