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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 January were down slightly from a year ago, although there were fewer selling days in the month so the sales rate was […]

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Hyundai’s plug-in Sonata was introduced last year alongside its second-generation Hybrid and is both unique and conforming while topping competitors in a few important ways. Its commonality with other midsized hybrid and plug-in hybrid sedans – from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Kia, and Chevrolet – is they fit a formula of roughly 200 horsepower and 40-plus-or-minus […]

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Keep it Simple is the Rule of the Day When people hear of “battery cooling” it can sound generic and one dimensional but there are subtle differences in how respective manufacturers manage an electric car battery’s temperature. Is it liquid coolant? How is the liquid circulated through the pack, and most important of all what […]

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An unflattering end-of-year portrayal yesterday by Bloomberg Business of U.S. plug-in vehicle sales used lop-sided information to represent a case that’s worse than it is. In the piece titled “Plug-in Electric Autos Left Behind in Record Year,” the influential outlet cited data to support an assertion that while the U.S. car and truck market rose […]

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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 the general passenger vehicle market in December continued at a high level and were up 9 percent from a year ago, although […]

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If modesty and humility are so yesterday and virtues leading to success today include hype and more of it, Faraday Future may be off to a great start. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, the California startup continued to drop names of successful companies from which it’s hired employees, it showed […]

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Faraday Future is a new electric visionary that’s hoping to make a big splash in the automotive world, starting with its first concept, the FFZERO1 revealed today at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. The company, which is based in the U.S. but backed by a Chinese billionaire, claims the car outputs 1,000 horsepower and can […]

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The U.S. alternative energy car market had its ups and downs this year but several bright spots lit the way. Our most popular stories by page-view ranking were about leading-edge cars expected on the near horizon. This may sound normal, and it is – people always like what is new and perceived significant – but […]

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It’s ironic that though we live in a time when information was never more plentiful that misinformation, fallacies and myths persist. No doubt that lead-out sentence could launch a discussion on myriad subjects, but looking at a relatively benign one – vehicle fuel economy – people still entertain notions that are simply not true. And […]

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It has been a half decade since the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf launched the major manufacturer plug-in car market and as other vehicles have followed more are pending. The present list of U.S. alternative-energy vehicles covered by HybridCars.com’s monthly sales Dashboard reveals 11 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and 12 battery electric vehicles (BEVs). […]

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