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The percentage of hybrid and electric vehicle trade-ins applied to the purchase another hybrid or EV took a huge hit in the past year, according to Edmunds.com. Only 27.5 percent of these trade-ins on used hybrids and EVs went toward the purchase of another hybrid or EV this year. That was down from 38.5 percent […]

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Volkswagen may have a settlement with government agencies, but might be continuing to lose car buyers with environmental concerns. The Sierra Club has just issued a statement attacking the proposed VW settlement. The environmental group took the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board to task for giving VW an easy way out. […]

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German automaker Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, is conducting an internal investigation into its emissions certification processes. The investigation was requested by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Daimler says that it is cooperating fully with the authorities. “Daimler will consequently investigate possible indications of irregularities and of course take all necessary actions,” said […]

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In a long write-up about a behind-the-scenes view of its photo shoot at Tesla’s Gigafactory, Motor Trend says the Model 3 is to be taken seriously. The car since its reveal in pre-production prototype form three weeks ago has captured the attention of many with around 400,000 or more reservations, and MT offered its opinion […]

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If the regular Subaru BRZ sports car isn’t fuel efficient enough for you, researchers at Mississippi State have a solution for you: Go hybrid. No, Subaru doesn’t make a hybrid BRZ, but the team from Mississippi State’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering did build one – and a plug-in at that. SEE ALSO: Subaru […]

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The U.S. Senate has voted to reauthorize a $1.6 billion federal program supporting development of hybrid and electric vehicles over objections stemming from past loans to auto companies such as Fisker Automotive. The reauthorization of the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies program was included in a broad energy bill that was approved on an 85-12 […]

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Volvo Cars has set an ambitious goal – selling one million “electrified cars” by 2025. That goal, says the automaker, will be carried out by launching at least two hybrid versions of every model, along with its first all-electric model in 2019. This is to add to a cumulative one-million total by 2025. In the […]

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We’ve already learned that Apple is working in secret in California and Germany to develop its Apple Car, and a new report suggests that the Apple Car will be an EV that will be piloted by humans, and not an autonomous vehicle. An autonomous version could come later. SEE ALSO: Apple Electric Car Scheduled To […]

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Unveiling the new 2017 Accord Hybrid is part of Honda’s strategy to boost sales of hybrids, electric, and fuel cell vehicles in the near future. Revealed yesterday with the new Honda Clarity series, Honda expects to double sales of 2017 Accord Hybrid when it goes on sale this spring. Honda unveiled the 2017 Accord Hybrid […]

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Honda is expanding its Clarity range, tripling the number of products offered under the nameplate. Beyond the standard-bearing fuel-cell model, the Japanese automaker is adding a plug-in hybrid variant as well as a pure electric offering. These vehicles will be essentially identical to the Clarity Fuel Cell, sharing the same exterior styling, interior trimmings and […]

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