The Chinese electrified car manufacturer that counts Warren Buffet as a key investor, and which led Tesla in sales last year, delivered its 50,000th Qin plug-in hybrid as quickly as it took the Chevy Volt. This was accomplished last month for the PHEV that was launched a couple years after the Volt, but whose first […]

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As headlines blare that Mitsubishi is being investigated for mpg misreporting in Japan, its Outlander PHEV has quietly become the fourth plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) to sell more than 100,000 units. Launched in Japan in January 2013, the cumulative global milestone set in March places Mitsubishi’s all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid in the company of other PEVs […]

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At this time of inexpensive gas, larger vehicles are trending upward, hybrid sales are not doing as well, but how would a hybrid or plug-in hybrid crossover or SUV appeal to you? If you are one of the people who knows that what goes down – like fuel prices – has been predicted by the […]

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So here was the Toyota Prius, minding its own business as the world’s best-selling gas-electric car, and wouldn’t you know someone had to come up with a direct competitor. That competitor would be the Hyundai Ioniq which when launched in the U.S. later this year will not only vie against the plain hybrid Prius, but […]

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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. March is sometimes called the “spring selling season” and sure enough, sales were up from a year ago and certainly up from the first two […]

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Only a few – but a significant few – green cars are debuting this week at the New York International Auto Show. Other cars that could have made a list include conventional gas sippers, but we only mention the highest mpg example of those, with the other four being electrified in some form or fashion. […]

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Now five years after the launch of the extended-range Chevy Volt, there are a dozen plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) for sale in the U.S., and this year another dozen are due. Considering how automakers have been tepid about introducing the dual-powertrain vehicles, 12 more in one year is tantamount to a floodgate opening, a […]

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Last month BMW’s i-Series models crossed a cumulative global 50,000 unit sale milestone. Comprised at this point of the i3 and i8, the two plug-in i-Series sub-brand cars were launched in Germany in September 2013 and June 2014 respectively and have since spread globally. While BMW did not provide a precise breakdown for their January […]

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Since last May plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt and several others effectively cost $3,000 less than their suggested prices in Connecticut, but apparently the word of free money has still not spread very far. What’s this, you ask? Collusion between manufacturers? No, not quite, and technically MSRPs are the […]

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Hyundai’s plug-in Sonata was introduced last year alongside its second-generation Hybrid and is both unique and conforming while topping competitors in a few important ways. Its commonality with other midsized hybrid and plug-in hybrid sedans – from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Kia, and Chevrolet – is they fit a formula of roughly 200 horsepower and 40-plus-or-minus […]

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