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    Is This The 2016 Prius?

    A report of what is presented as a sneak peek of a 2016 Prius Liftback (pictured top) and double-electric-range Prius Plug-in Hybrid are shown on a Taiwanese website. If the images are real, they may be the only ones known of the much-anticipated next-generation hybrid cars. The drawings look fairly convincing, having resemblance to the […]

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    June 2015 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 U.S. passenger vehicle sales for June were strong albeit less than May which was the best seasonally adjusted rate since July 2005, with a […]

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    Tesla Model S Is Top-Selling Plug-in Car For First Half of 2015

    Despite being a luxury product by a startup priced 2-4 times more the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, the Tesla Model S has outsold the two other plug-in electrified vehicles this year and is thus far 2015’s top selling PEV in America. Its estimated 11,900 U.S. sales – even with room for error – clearly […]

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    BMW Tests Plug-in Hybrid 2 Series Active Tourer

    BMW has previewed its plug-in hybrid technology. As part of the BMW Group Innovation Days 2015, the German automaker showed off the 2 Series Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid concept, which has the front wheels driven by a three-cylinder gasoline engine while an electric motor drives the rear wheels. If that sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because […]

    Ghosn: CO2 Limits and New Tech Poised To Make EVs Mainstream Viable

    Having previously said affordable technology is coming into place for double-the-range-for-the-money EVs, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the UN’s global climate change summit in Paris this November will also determine pressure for the zero-emission cars. “When we know exactly where the EU, US, China will be heading in 2030, I can tell you exactly how […]

    Boston Nissan Leaf Buyers Enticed With Two Years of Free Charging

    Nissan has added Boston as its 17th market to the list of those eligible for its No Charge to Charge free charging perk for Leaf buyers. The deal offers two years of charging through a network for buyers of new Leafs effective July 1. Included in the promotion is access to a growing network of […]

    £5,000 UK Consumer Plug-In Car Grant May Soon Expire

    Time is running out in Britain for a generous £5,000 ($7,777) grant program for buyers of plug-in electrified vehicles. With now 35 cars to choose from, and more perks like free parking and charging offered as well, 36,000 grants have been spoken for out of an allotted 50,000 and it’s predicted the program could max […]

    Average New Car Window Sticker Is 25.4 mpg in June

    The average fuel economy of new cars sold has increased over the years but not without minor setbacks, and June’s average window sticker was one of them, declining 0.1 mpg to 25.4 mpg. This tick backwards was documented by researchers Michael Sivak, Ph.D. and Brandon Schoettle of the Sustainable Worldwide Transportation University of Michigan Transportation […]

    Volvo Design Concept Could Revolutionize Baby Seat Safety

    Volvo is applying its safety and luxury ethos to child seats. The company is showing off the Excellence Child Seat concept that builds off the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console concept that debuted earlier this year. This new baby-friendly concept gives parents the ability to swivel the seat counter-clockwise when seating the child and then locking […]