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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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    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 […]

    Hundreds of Workers Fired at Tesla

    Tesla has drastically thinned the ranks of its workforce, shedding hundreds of employees even as production of the Model 3 is ramping up. Usually when we report on job losses at an automaker, they are layoffs due to excess plant capacity. In this case, however, Tesla has taken the unusual step of firing several hundred […]

    Paris Wants Gas and Diesel Cars Out by 2030

    Paris City Hall wants internal combustion engines off its roads, and the city wants it to happen sooner rather than later. Officials in Paris have announced plans to remove internal combustion engines from the city completely, as soon as 2030. The bold move was announced by Mayor Anne Hidalgo yesterday. Hidalgo has previously announced plans […]

    Bosch Announces New 48-Volt Battery Pack

    Bosch is launching a new 48-volt battery it hopes will make it a market leader in the micro hybrid segment. The 48-volt lithium-ion battery is designed for micro hybrids. It would also be well suited for Audi’s upcoming 48V whole-car electrical system, and a new generation of similar 48V cars and trucks. Micro hybrids use […]