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Data mined from a consumer survey yielded several take-away points regarding the upside potential of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). The survey, conducted from April 1 to April 8 by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists, was directed at 1,213 licensed and active drivers in nine states in the Northeast, deemed under-served with PEVs, […]

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To everyone holding out for more electric car range for your money, it appears the industry has heard you. Just two years ago $35,000 could pay for a nicely equipped EV with 84 EPA-rated miles range, and while that’s still the case, on the horizon are five EVs that could deliver 200 miles for nearly […]

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For the fourth generation of its best-selling model line, Lexus sent its RX to the style salon for an extensive makeover. Actually, the longer, wider, taller, roomier and more powerful crossover only evolves the formula that let the automaker sell nearly 101,000 RX models last year, but it does get your attention. Dominating the front […]

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Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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While elite carmakers are moving toward hybridization to improve mpg and cut greenhouse gases, there remain many exceptions with gas-guzzling internal combustion engines. Actually, the majority of powerful-to-extremely powerful supercars and luxury vehicles are unencumbered with electrified propulsion – not counting Tesla’s vehicles, which alone avoid petroleum entirely. As the culture and market push back […]

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China has reported that by March it had exceeded a half-million plug-in electrified vehicles sold, and if things go to plan, the world has seen almost nothing yet. In what is now the largest conventional car and plug-in car market, Chinese authorities have since 2012 had a goal that Tesla could approve of to sell […]

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That bastion of plug-in electrified vehicles – Norway – has outdone itself again in becoming the fourth little nation among comparative giants to register 100,000 units sold. Through April, the tally has grown to 100,600 new and some technically used all-electric and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, plus pure electric utility vans. This has happened from […]

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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 passenger vehicle sales for April were up from a year ago although down modestly from March. For April and for year-to-date, hybrids were down […]

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An article in Bloomberg is putting forth the argument that the rapid advancement of the EV market could lead the drive to a cleaner energy grid. The piece, written by Eric Roston, suggests that the impending arrival of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt, as well as the upcoming planned EVs from Ford, Hyundai, […]

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At this time of inexpensive gas, larger vehicles are trending upward, hybrid sales are not doing as well, but how would a hybrid or plug-in hybrid crossover or SUV appeal to you? If you are one of the people who knows that what goes down – like fuel prices – has been predicted by the […]

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