Subsidies for electric vehicles pose a threat to both the biofuels industry and the traditional oil industry, so the two are teaming up. Typically, the biofuels industry and the oil industry have been rivals, since biofuels have been touted by their backers as an alternative solution to fossil fuels – biofuels have been sold as […]

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One key to getting more EVs on the road is to make more chargers available in public places. And, of course, getting more chargers out there might help boost EV sales. When asked to think about public charging stations, most folks would probably think about the Northeast or California. But at least one utility in […]

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There’s something to be said for Tesla’s Model S which for the second consecutive year led as the world’s best-selling plug-in passenger vehicle. Its estimated 50,931 global sales in 2016 – pending final confirmation from Tesla – beats those of battery electric and plug-in hybrid alternatives from major manufacturers costing less and aimed at an […]

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Canadian electric vehicle startup Girfalco revealed two models of its Azkarra three-wheel electric car, one a high-performance version that whisks from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds — hypercar territory. Designed for both road and track use, the top-end Azkarra S has three electric motors that deliver power to each wheel that enable full […]

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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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There are now more than 252,000 Nissan Leafs on the road worldwide. The all-electric hatchback began life with just 50 sales in December 2010 and has since become the world’s best-selling EV in terms of cumulative sales – and by extension it’s the pinnacle electrified product for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Aided by availability in more […]

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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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