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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 November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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Among hybrid cars, the five-passenger family sedan segment is the most competitive, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid is America’s best-selling example. Since the launch of Ford’s coupe-silhouette sedan in October 2012 for the 2013 model year, the Fusion Hybrid has been well received, and for 2017, to help momentum along, the car was mildly refreshed. […]

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A Stanford study implies Tesla, with its battery electric vehicles and solar company, will be better positioned than companies like Toyota who think hydrogen beats electric. Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has found that all-electric vehicles make for a more economical choice for reducing carbon dioxide emissions due to their lower cost and […]

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has not even had its first customer delivery yet but has already accrued some of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a car. Having received at least eight major awards, and counting, the $30,000 after federal subsidy Bolt EV cuts by more than half what an electric car […]

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With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now on the final home stretch and due in California and Oregon dealers within the next several weeks, a few final mysteries surrounding the car are now being resolved. As the first electric car with over 200 miles range for under $30,000 after a federal subsidy, the Bolt – […]

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Big oil is about to redraw the energy map. Federal surveyors announced on Tuesday that the Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of West Texas’ Permian Basin now holds the record for most oil, natural gas, and gas liquid deposits that are “undiscovered, technically recoverable resources.” The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the Wolfcamp […]

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This month the Netherlands became the sixth country to buy its 100,000th plug-in electrified passenger vehicle. The progressive nation of 17 million people recorded 99,945 units through October, and given its 800-1,500 monthly rate of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle sales, has by now crossed the milestone. A favorite market of Tesla – almost half […]

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When Hyundai’s new Ioniq Electric goes on sale later this year, “millions” of Southern Californians will be exposed to it as it also pilots a new customer friendly leasing experience. How so? Well, the 124-mile-range of the new Korean EV does not exactly challenge the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV, or pending 215-plus-mile Tesla Model 3, […]

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Announced a couple weeks early to coincide with this week’s start of the LA Auto Show, Californians are celebrating the 250,000th plug-in electrified vehicle sold in state. As a representative at the epicenter of the plug-in car movement, the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative projects more than a quarter million PEVs will have been sold […]

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BMW is aiming to sell 100,000 all-electric and plug-in models by next year. That would be a two-thirds increase over the automaker’s expected 60,000 deliveries of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles this year. BMW has sold about 100,000 of those vehicles since 2013. SEE ALSO: 2017 BMW i3 EPA Rated For 114 Miles Range German […]

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