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    Never Minding Tesla’s Delayed Semi, Toyota Calls Its FCV Big Rig ‘The Future’

    While the world awaits Tesla’s delayed Semi due this fall, the Japanese company that brought you the Prius, Mirai FCV, and other nifty electrified vehicles is drumming up interest in an electric semi of its own. This one however happens to be a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and starting Oct. 23 Toyota’s “Project Portal” will […]

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    September 2017 Dashboard

    The monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of 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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    Chevy Bolt Raises The Bar Again With Best Sales Month Ever in September

    Chevrolet’s Bolt EV has again raised its monthly sales total to a new level with 2,632 sales in September. Among all plug-ins, the Bolt was third place, with Tesla’s Model S doing an estimated 4,500, the Model X, selling 3,400 ahead of it. In August it had sold 2,107 in the U.S. and led all […]

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    AutoMobility LA Getting Ready For Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition

    AutoMobility LA has announced its finalists for its Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Here are the finalists, in no particular order: Cerebri AI – A machine learning startup that uses customer behavior and transaction data to predict future  spend and retention. EV Safe Charge – An LA-based provider […]

    Ford’s First Police Responder Hybrid Sedan Is Now ‘Pursuit-Rated’

    Ford’s all-new 2019 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is now “pursuit-rated,” giving it the green light to chase criminals everywhere. Modeled after the midsized Fusion, the Ford’s Police Responder hybrid specifications obliterate the Crown Victorias of yesteryear, combining a 2.0-liter I-4 Atkinson-cycle engine with an 88-kW electric A/C motor and a 1.4-kW lithium-ion battery for […]

    Toyota Provides Glimpse Into Its Mobility Future With The Concept-i Series

    Toyota has announced its “Concept-i” series, its artificially intelligence-equipped cars of the future offering a sneak preview into how A.I. and its drivers will interact. To be unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show later this month, Toyota’s Concept-i series comprises of three all-electric concepts. They include a city-friendly “i-Ride” show car operating in pedestrian […]

    Volvo’s Polestar Debuts Gorgeous High-Performance Hybrid Coupe

    For years, the in-house performance arm of Volvo had been turning up the capabilities and sportiness of the Swedish brand’s cars, but now Polestar is branching off on its own as demonstrated by the reveal of its first standalone car. Called the Polestar 1, this new hybrid clearly takes its design inspiration from the gorgeous […]

    Analyst Predicts EVs Will Cause Oil Prices to Dip to $10 a Barrel

    A financial analyst has predicted that oil prices will drop to $10 a barrel in the next six to eight years. Longview Economics CEO Chris Watling recently told CNBC he expects a surge in electric vehicle sales to drive an extreme drop in oil prices. He believes that alternative energy vehicles powered by electricity or […]

    Volkswagen Working on an Electric Semi-Truck

    Volkswagen Truck & Bus has debuted the e-Delivery, which will be produced in Brazil starting in 2020. According to Volkswagen, the e-Delivery is an all-new platform developed in Brazil with the aim of offering new mobility alternatives to large cities. The platform is versatile enough to also underpin electric buses, which is what the automaker […]