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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It’s been half a decade since the first major manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) came to the U.S. market, but what would make more sense – a pure EV or plug-in hybrid? To ask this question is sort of like shooting at a moving target as the state of technology and products on the market […]

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Since the advent of modern plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in 2008, sales for 2015 were by far the highest and there also was a trading of places among the top-six PEV adopting countries. Rhetoric against plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles is still being voiced but while detractors are kicking at an admittedly small market, the […]

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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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If modesty and humility are so yesterday and virtues leading to success today include hype and more of it, Faraday Future may be off to a great start. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, the California startup continued to drop names of successful companies from which it’s hired employees, it showed […]

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Faraday Future is a new electric visionary that’s hoping to make a big splash in the automotive world, starting with its first concept, the FFZERO1 revealed today at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. The company, which is based in the U.S. but backed by a Chinese billionaire, claims the car outputs 1,000 horsepower and can […]

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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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The first Chevrolet Volt known to have traveled 100,000 lifetime gas-free miles on battery power alone did so today. Belonging to Erick Belmer of Bellville Ohio, the 2012 Volt registered as “Sparkie” on Voltstats.net, a site tracking GM OnStar data, has traveled over 281,320 total miles, of which 100,000 were EV miles with no perceived […]

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A charging station newly opened in one of China’s biggest cities is capable of rapidly recharging 30 electric buses, all at the same time. “Each new bus takes only 10-15 minutes to complete recharging the battery,” said a representative with the charging station. “Charging each bus takes place 2-3 times per day, during driver breaks, […]

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