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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 August continued at a high level, exceeding both July 2015 although slightly less than August 2014. The main reason for the decline […]

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Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. The new battery is capable of storing at least 35 percent more energy than the sports car’s previous battery, said Tesla. Considering the Roadster’s factory installed lithium-ion battery had a range of 245 miles, […]

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As Chrysler celebrates its 90th anniversary, announced plans to rework its current fleet and add new models, which will include the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicles. The first to arrive will be a plug-in hybrid version of one of the brand’s most prominent models: the Town & Country minivan. Officially in its 25th model year, […]

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Some leaders in Connecticut are so confident in the state’s new electrified vehicle rebate, they believe the state can sell them more effectively than California. “We’re a small state, but we have some big ideas, and maybe we can show California how to do this,” said Jim Fleming, president of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association. […]

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The U.K. is adding £200 million to its EV rebate program, which will extend the £5,000 new vehicle credit for an three additional months to February 2016. Previously set to run out this fall, U.K. government officials said they are expanding the rebates to spur more sales of low emission vehicles. “The U.K. is now […]

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Although aspiring carmaker Faraday Future prefers to keep most of its plans a secret, it has revealed locations currently under consideration for a new EV factory. “We’re still actively talking to four states,” said company spokesman Marcus Nelson. “We have talked to California, Nevada, Georgia and Louisiana.” Nevada, which successfully snagged a deal with Tesla […]

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Building on its current momentum within the region, General Motors announced it will be part of a new venture to construct an electrified vehicle factory in China. GM is joining SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Wuling Motors to build the $470 million plant. A GM representative said the factory will be dedicated to producing only […]

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Saab, currently owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), is ready to make cars again and has its sight set on electrified vehicles. The brand hasn’t had much of a presence in the U.S. since 2011, when financial shortfalls caused production to stop. After purchasing Saab the following year, NEVS put together a limited […]

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Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles be to their makers as the failed Edsel was once to Ford? Or, despite flak being piled on them from certain quarters, will they arise from a questionable proposition today to a clear win within 10-15 years, or less? No one really knows, but to be sure, FCVs do present […]

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This month Nissan released its all-new Murano Hybrid in China, but the company’s plans for the hybrid model in the U.S. remains unclear. “As a key market in Nissan’s global business, China is the first market to introduce the hybrid version of Murano,” Nissan said. Nissan is looking to tap into “young urbanites” in the […]

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