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If there were an encyclopedia entry for “unrealized expectations,” the promise of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s coming to North America might be featured, but don’t let that dissuade you as it could be here by year’s end. Positive indicators include at least two Canadian dealer websites taking pre-orders for the plug-in hybrid that’s been said to […]

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If a disinformation and error-filled video co-sponsored by a front group for oil merchants the Koch Brothers has its way, people will want to think twice about “dirty” electric cars. Making the rounds by a coordinated effort including sponsored Facebook posts widely disseminated, and being picked up here and there by media, the video decries […]

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Bad drivers are everywhere and even good drivers make mistakes from time to time, but there are certain driving behaviors that must be stopped to make roads safer and less maddening for everyone.

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If the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are presented as solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it may be a toss-up which one wins. This is according to the U.S. EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website which lets consumers determine tailpipe plus upstream emissions, and the difference on a nationally averaged basis is negligible, while regional variations see […]

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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 June were down from a year ago and from May. This trend is likely to continue although the overall decline is relatively […]

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Last week at the 9th annual REFUEL all-electric time trials at California’s Mazda Raceway, Billy Kwan grabbed first place in his category driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. In the process, he set a new track record at 1:56.619, actually beating every Tesla entry from last year’s race, but not this time. The Monterey track, […]

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Five former Volkswagen employees are reportedly being sought by Interpol after the U.S. issued arrest warrants. The German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports that the five former managers are accused of conspiracy to commit fraud and violation of U.S. environmental laws. The ex-employees, including two former executives, are unlikely to be apprehended for the time being, […]

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There’s no question that there are lots of plug-in electric vehicles sold in China. That’s because it’s the world’s largest car market, so it makes sense that it’s also the world’s largest market for plug-in electric vehicles. What’s not as obvious is what Chinese consumers want, at least when it comes to EV offerings. SEE […]

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If you haven’t noticed, Toyota’s Prius Liftback and its “Prime” plug-in sibling have seen significant changes in their relative popularity. For this entire decade, Liftback sales dominated all hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars so completely that the term “800 pound gorilla” was often invoked, but today, while still ahead, it’s less of the heavyweight. […]

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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 May were down from a year ago but up from April (the latter of which is a normal trend). Clearly, sales this […]

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