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In February 2012, then-President Barack Obama promised he’d buy a Chevrolet Volt in five years when he’s out of office and that time is now. Inquiries to Obama’s representatives so far have gone unanswered whether arrangements to acquire the now-second generation extended-range EV are being made, but the timing is noteworthy at any rate. SEE […]

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Carmakers in the U.S. now have more than 60 hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles on offer and more are coming. As gas prices have dropped and Americans have shown their preference for larger conventionally powered SUVs, crossovers, and trucks, anything from the alternative segments that scratches that itch is welcome. Out of a […]

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Is the United States on its way toward Who Killed the Electric Car, part 2? That’s unknown, but this week the U.S. EPA is expected to begin a process intended to roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards calling for increasingly stringent tailpipe emissions through 2025, and while it’s at it California is also […]

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For a car that’s been alternately admired and castigated by critics including the politically motivated, the uninformed, and other random detractors, the Chevy Volt’s sales are off to a decent start so far this year. It’s little secret the plug-in segment is a submarket, and it is yet early in the year for Volt fans […]

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Travel to almost any major city in the world and you’ll find a familiar sight: a sheen of brown haze that hovers over the city called smog. Much of this smog comes from cars, SUVs and pickup trucks — those mechanical gasoline or diesel powered things most of us drive everyday. Along with the smog […]

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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 February were down slightly from a year ago but as usual for this month, they were up significantly from January. Plug-ins, hybrids, […]

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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 January were down slightly from a year ago. Naturally, January sales were far below December since sales in January are generally low […]

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The mysterious Faraday Future has taken its first realistic step in becoming a bona fide automaker by building a modest factory that will eventually grow to become a part of the $1 billion mega factory. The company has promised a lot of things in the past, but one of its bolder plans was intent to […]

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The future generation of all-electric vehicles from VW will have a new design language that hasn’t been seen on any of the automaker’s cars. With the introduction of its new family of all-electric vehicles, Volkswagen will be taking a fresh approach, reports Automotive News. The automaker’s head of design, Klaus Bischoff, said using battery packs […]

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Ford CEO Mark Fields told President Donald Trump that roughly 1 million jobs in the U.S. are at risk due to U.S. fuel economy regulations. According to Bloomberg, Field’s estimation is based on his belief that U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) mandates that don’t align accordingly to what’s going on the in the market. […]

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