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    Global Plug-in Car Sales Now Over 600,000

    Having started from zero last decade, global acceptance of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVS) is speeding up and in just the past four months the number grew by 20 percent to 600,000 vehicles sold. This counts only the top-10 countries and their purchases of primarily passenger-oriented, highway legal plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles. Of these around […]

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    Tesla Sales Banned In Michigan

    Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has just signed House Bill 5606 effectively prohibiting Tesla from operating factory direct in state. The bipartisan legislation was overwhelmingly approved 38-0 in the Senate, and 106-1 in the House of Representatives. “This bill does not, as some have claimed, prevent auto manufacturers from selling automobiles directly to consumers at retail […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    Tesla On Track To Sell 50,000th Model S This Month

    Tesla may have just announced the quickest 0-60 sedan, but just as notable is how Model S has sprinted from 0-50 – thousand sales that is – as it’s on track for 50,000 globally by the end of October. Estimated sales through the end of September are 46,928 according to various reports and Tesla’s quarterly […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Mazda6 Diesel Sets 20 Speed Records

    Mazda managed to break 20 speed records with its diesel-powered Mazda6. The company set these 20 records, which are still subject to FIA homologation, at the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany. Three Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track this last weekend, with the front car achieving […]

    Solar Energy For Chevy Cruze Plant

    General Motors is in the midst of installing solar panels at Ohio’s Lordstown Complex, the plant where GM builds the Chevy Cruze. General Motors said its new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be […]

    Daimler Sells Tesla Shares

    Yesterday Daimler AG announced it has reorganized its cooperation with Tesla Motors Inc. In doing so, the German automaker terminated the share-price hedge it initiated in 2013 and has sold its approximately 4-percent stake in Tesla. Daimler explained it initially acquired a 9.1 percent interest in Tesla in May 2009 for an estimated $50 million. […]

    2015 Chevrolet Bi-fuel Impala Runs On Biogas

    Chevrolet will commercialize a version of its 2015 Impala sedan that can run on biogas. The Bi-fuel Impala powered by gasoline or compressed natural gas can run on biogas equivalents sourced from fuel providers who process it. One of these is Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group which uses organic waste to produce the renewable energy source […]

    Nissan EV Taxis For Madrid And Barcelona

    Nissan has delivered the vehicles that became Madrid and Barcelona’s first 100-percent electric taxis. These first Spanish EV taxis are a Nissan Leaf for Madrid’s taxi fleet and a e-NV200 taxi for Barcelona. Nissan stated the Barcelona deliveries served as an important step in the execution of an agreement between Nissan, the City of Barcelona, […]

    GM Urged Michigan Governor To Sign Anti-Tesla Bill

    The decision to effectively bar Tesla from operating outside of franchised dealers in Michigan follows a statement by General Motors to the state’s governor urging him to do so. “We believe that House Bill 5606 will help ensure that all automotive manufacturers follow the same rules to operate in the State of Michigan; therefore, we […]