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Nissan wants to grow its market share in the U.S. and Europe, naming electric vehicles and autonomous tech as two segments key to its expansion. In the U.S. last year, Nissan and its luxury division, Infiniti, claimed 8.4-percent of the auto market. Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz announced previously that he wants to raise […]

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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. Like January, February is difficult to evaluate sales trends since it is typically a modest sales month because automakers sought in December to bring consumers […]

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Goodyear has presented a concept tire at the 85th Geneva International Motor Showthat is aimed at helping electric vehicles charge their batteries. Known at the BHO3, this concept tire offers the possibility of charging the batteries of electric cars by transforming the heat generated by the rolling tire into electrical energy. Goodyear explained the BHO3 […]

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British luxury carmaker Aston Martin presented the DBX Concept EV at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show. Designed to challenge the current idea of what a luxury GT entry should be, this ev concept sits higher off the ground, incorporates all-wheel drive and gives clues to future design directions the brand may take. “The DBX […]

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At the Geneva car show, Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg is giving the world a look at is new supercar: the 2016 Regera. The Regera is the latest addition to the current hypercar trend: insanely potent exotics driven by a hybrid powertrain. It’s a class that caters to the fortunate and affluent few that want unrestrained muscle […]

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Production on the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai has begun, but some buyers may have to wait two years before receiving their orders. Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., intentionally picked Feb. 24 as the day to begin production. It was on this day five years ago that the company went before a U.S. congressional panel […]

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When hybrid batteries make headlines – whether it’s a new 200-mile range battery or a company expanding its battery manufacturing – the news typically focuses on lithium-ion if not some advanced tech touted with varying degrees of potential. But lithium-ion (li-ion) might not be the best battery technology to invest in for electrified vehicles says […]

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By 2025, Bosch says electrified powertrains will be in 15-percent of all new cars and eventually become stock equipment for SUVs. That prediction comes from Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Denner spoke at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany earlier this month. “Electrification will take combustion engines […]

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As Volkswagen moves forward with boldly stated plans to become the global electrified vehicle market leader, it’s off to a slowish start with another plug-in hybrid concept to add to a stable of a slow-selling EV, and slow-selling hybrid – but it says more is coming. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was […]

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President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean the debate over the 1,179-mile oil pipeline has ended. The next move for the president is to finally decide whether or not KXL is in the country’s national interest, and then make his final decision. His veto, he explained, stalls […]

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