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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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Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules are working to improve passenger vehicle fuel economy and this is good for everybody. That about sums findings today by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) which said 15 of the 16 major auto companies selling in the U.S. met or exceeded their 2015 fuel economy performance, and […]

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As the world’s largest auto market gears up for new model introductions this month in Beijing, three new electrified cars will be revealed by domestic makers. Not known to be heading to the U.S., they are the latest for the country which last year bought 20 million passenger vehicles, ahead of the U.S.’ 17.4 million. […]

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Tesla’s Model S is arguably the most revolutionary car to come out in a generation, and one company you’ve never heard of played a huge role in getting it from the drawing board to driveways. This luxury four-door features an advanced all-electric drivetrain, cutting-edge computer technology as well as a lightweight aluminum body. And that […]

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To date Chevrolet has accepted zero pre-orders for its 2017 Bolt EV, it makes no attempt to one-up fashionable German sedans, but it does have a few things going for it. One is the purpose-built electric car will be for sale and in production at the end of this year – a year-and-a-half or more […]

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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. March is sometimes called the “spring selling season” and sure enough, sales were up from a year ago and certainly up from the first two […]

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After a hiatus from production ceased last June, the Prius plug-in hybrid is back with a new name, double-sized 8.8-kwh battery and estimated 22 miles EV range. Revealed today in New York, the Prius Prime is the second plug-in car to receive a comprehensive redesign and builds on the fourth-generation Prius hybrid’s platform. Now with […]

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There’s no shortage of buzzwords to describe the new Acura NSX, but the truth is, it’s an ordinary yet high-tech supercar. That may sound strange, but a tour through Acura’s facility where they make this 573-horsepower mid-engine marvel helps demonstrate the point. For starters, it’s not built in any exotic location. Unlike other supercars built […]

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California has been called the El Dorado State, the Grape State, the Golden State, but having purchased nearly half of all plug-in cars ever sold in the U.S., you can call it The ZEV State. Actually, with its Air Resources Board (ARB) setting Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) rules for about a quarter of the U.S. […]

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