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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An unflattering end-of-year portrayal yesterday by Bloomberg Business of U.S. plug-in vehicle sales used lop-sided information to represent a case that’s worse than it is. In the piece titled “Plug-in Electric Autos Left Behind in Record Year,” the influential outlet cited data to support an assertion that while the U.S. car and truck market rose […]

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The U.S. alternative energy car market had its ups and downs this year but several bright spots lit the way. Our most popular stories by page-view ranking were about leading-edge cars expected on the near horizon. This may sound normal, and it is – people always like what is new and perceived significant – but […]

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It has been a half decade since the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf launched the major manufacturer plug-in car market and as other vehicles have followed more are pending. The present list of U.S. alternative-energy vehicles covered by HybridCars.com’s monthly sales Dashboard reveals 11 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and 12 battery electric vehicles (BEVs). […]

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By 2020, Ford wants 40 percent of its global lineup to be offered as a plug-in or hybrid variant. To reach this goal, Ford will be investing $4.5 billion and adding 13 electrified models to its lineup, calling the is the “largest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period” for the company. The new models […]

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Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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This January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Volkswagen’s new chairman will offer a keynote address announcing VW’s “new era in electric mobility” along with a new all-electric concept car. As the automaker grapples with a diesel emissions scandal that broke in September, Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman, board of management, Volkswagen Passenger Cars has already said […]

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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. Overall sales for November continued at an extremely high level and were up slightly from a year ago, although there were two fewer selling days […]

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This summer after the first half year of plug-in electrified vehicle sales results were in, Europe had surpassed the U.S. for the first time, and since then it’s never looked back. Although its total passenger vehicle market of 12.5-million units last year was smaller than the U.S.’ 16.5 million, Europe is up 86 percent year […]

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