Last year plug-in vehicles sales jumped to an all-time high of more than three-quarters of a million units worldwide and individual countries likewise crested new peaks. The year 2016’s increase was substantially over 2015’s somewhat-over half a million, and helped accelerate the cumulative global tally of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles above 2 million by […]

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After starting from not-far-above zero at the start of this decade, the global count of plug-in electrified vehicles has crossed the two-million unit milestone. More specifically, the tally through the end of December 2016 was an estimated 2,032,000 highway-legal passenger vehicles including a smattering of European light-duty PEV vans. SEE ALSO: One Million Global Plug-In […]

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No car show these days would be complete without a sufficient helping of green car news, and this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit does not disappoint. Several concept cars and actual products pending were rolled out this week during media previews to show that automakers wish to be taken seriously about what […]

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When asked whether electric cars stickering in the 30s are more expensive to own than a conventional $20,500 gasoline vehicle, people whose kneejerk response would be “yes” may be in for a surprise. According to a peer-reviewed analysis by Drive Electric Car New England, the cost difference between a $20,500 Honda Civic versus a $30,680 […]

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On the first business day of the new year, Ford has announced something to please electric car fans, something for pickup and sports car enthusiasts, and it even threw a bone to incoming President Donald Trump. Included in its plans are seven confirmed electrified vehicles due over the next five years out of 13 promised […]

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With the close of 2016, China’s cumulative total plug-in passenger vehicles sales surpass those of Europe and the U.S., further nailing home its number one status. For the past two years, China has already outpaced the other two global leaders on a monthly basis, and now outranking them in total plug-in vehicles on the road, […]

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This month the Netherlands became the sixth country to buy its 100,000th plug-in electrified passenger vehicle. The progressive nation of 17 million people recorded 99,945 units through October, and given its 800-1,500 monthly rate of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle sales, has by now crossed the milestone. A favorite market of Tesla – almost half […]

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Announced a couple weeks early to coincide with this week’s start of the LA Auto Show, Californians are celebrating the 250,000th plug-in electrified vehicle sold in state. As a representative at the epicenter of the plug-in car movement, the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative projects more than a quarter million PEVs will have been sold […]

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The first Toyota Prius Prime shipment has arrived in the U.S. en route to dealers as part of a nationwide “soft launch” rollout, and the all-new plug-in hybrid is more competitive than the model it replaces. Toyota’s 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid caught heat from plug-in advocates for its diminutive 4.4-kWh battery, 11 miles EPA-rated “Elec […]

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Going against irony and long odds, there are presently at least eight startup companies trying to secure ground-floor footing within the nascent U.S. plug-in car market. If not immediately obvious, that’s a lot of companies who’ve decided to reach for what could be but a needle-in-a-haystack opportunity against now-waking-up incumbent automakers flush with cash and […]

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