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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 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. 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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    Mazda Could Bring Back the Rotary Engine … as a Range Extender

    Within the next two years, Mazda may reintroduce a rotary engine to its lineup as a range extender for an upcoming electric vehicle. The Hiroshima-based company is well known for being one of the last companies to deploy the Wankel engine in a road-going car. Compact dimensions, diminutive displacement, and a raucous exhaust note made the […]

    Denso to Show Off Its Latest Mobility and VR Tech at Tokyo Motor Show

    Denso is ready to exhibit an exciting slate of new mobility technologies at the upcoming 45th Annual Tokyo Motor Show. A key automotive supplier of Detroit and Japanese automakers, the presentation will take place at a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 26, led by speaker Koji Arima, president, and CEO of Denso. This event will […]

    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 […]