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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. Naturally, January sales were far below December since sales in January are generally low […]

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The mysterious Faraday Future has taken its first realistic step in becoming a bona fide automaker by building a modest factory that will eventually grow to become a part of the $1 billion mega factory. The company has promised a lot of things in the past, but one of its bolder plans was intent to […]

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The future generation of all-electric vehicles from VW will have a new design language that hasn’t been seen on any of the automaker’s cars. With the introduction of its new family of all-electric vehicles, Volkswagen will be taking a fresh approach, reports Automotive News. The automaker’s head of design, Klaus Bischoff, said using battery packs […]

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Ford CEO Mark Fields told President Donald Trump that roughly 1 million jobs in the U.S. are at risk due to U.S. fuel economy regulations. According to Bloomberg, Field’s estimation is based on his belief that U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) mandates that don’t align accordingly to what’s going on the in the market. […]

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) took another step towards becoming a player in the electric car segment by obtaining approval for a factory in China that could manufacture up to 200,000 vehicles a year. The company’s electric vehicle production license was approved by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and allows NEVS to officially […]

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There’s something to be said for Tesla’s Model S which for the second consecutive year led as the world’s best-selling plug-in passenger vehicle. Its estimated 50,931 global sales in 2016 – pending final confirmation from Tesla – beats those of battery electric and plug-in hybrid alternatives from major manufacturers costing less and aimed at an […]

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Sometimes plug-in vehicle advocates are accused of holding to conspiracy theories that deep-pocketed interests and carmakers resisting EVs want to promote hydrogen, but who needs theories when intentions are expressed in plain sight? To wit, yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 13 CEOs and chairpersons from major corporations representing total revenues of […]

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Last year plug-in vehicles sales jumped to an all-time high of more than three-quarters of a million units worldwide and individual countries likewise crested new peaks. The year 2016’s increase was substantially over 2015’s somewhat-over half a million, and helped accelerate the cumulative global tally of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles above 2 million by […]

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After starting from not-far-above zero at the start of this decade, the global count of plug-in electrified vehicles has crossed the two-million unit milestone. More specifically, the tally through the end of December 2016 was an estimated 2,032,000 highway-legal passenger vehicles including a smattering of European light-duty PEV vans. SEE ALSO: One Million Global Plug-In […]

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San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

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