If you talk to plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) drivers, many will tell you why they’re sure they did the right thing in acquiring their battery electric car or plug-in hybrid, but other consumers are on the fence. On the positive attributes checklist, PEV drivers may frequently bypass or altogether divorce themselves from the gas pump, […]

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On the heels of a U.S. EPA Technical Draft Assessment (TAR) report released today on how automakers are meeting federal fuel economy mandates, advocates weighed in urging the industry and regulators to stay the course. The main question is should federal authorities adjust mpg and greenhouse gas targets for 2022-2025 that stand to save – […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is about to jack up fines for automakers that aren’t meeting fuel economy requirements. The fines imposed on automakers for not meeting the corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE) will more than double next month. NHTSA also told Automotive News that these larger fines will apply to 2015 […]

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A pivotal moment in U.S. automotive history may be coming to a head. At least, say electrified vehicle advocates, the potential is there if automakers swallow what their lobbyists see as a bitter pill, and pursue in earnest increasingly strict federal mpg and emission mandates under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) law. But first, there’s […]

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As the tally of states offering support for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) has grown, so has the list of those now levying some form of tax or fee against them. Yes that’s right, in their wisdom, state legislators mirroring a nationwide thrust to defray PEVs’ extra expense have on one hand given, and on the […]

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Here’s a trick question: How much will you have to pay for a new Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla, or some other plug-in electrified vehicle? If you live in the U.S., the answer is it all depends on the state in which you live and/or register the car. Aside from a $2,500 […]

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The world’s count of all light-duty plug-in electrified vehicles sold since the dawn of this new type of vehicle last decade crested past 1.5 million in May, and things are speeding up. Accounting for all light-duty plug-in vehicles in all global markets back to 2004, the actual tally may be closer to 1,510,000 through May, […]

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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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Have you ever given thought to buying an electrified vehicle but realized what you wanted in terms of body style or features simply did not exist? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve spoken with people who – not knowing how limited the green car market is – have said they’d buy an electrified […]

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In May Europe’s cumulative total sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) crossed the half-million unit mark. Just the top six European countries with unit counts available at this point have purchased 502,311 PEVs, making Europe number one in passenger PEVs, with the U.S. second, and China third. The count for Europe does include about 32,000 […]

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