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There’s plenty of evidence to suggest electricity will be powering multiple forms of motorsport in 2018. Audi, Porsche, Mercedes, and BMW will all be represented in the upcoming season of Formula E, with Porsche having left the hallowed grounds of Le Mans to do so. Speculation also runs rampant of a new FIA electric series […]

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While Norway is on a tear to replace its petroleum-powered cars with the electric variety, it may also become the world’s first society to completely electrify. This could come by 2050, says Energi Norge (Energy Norway), an industry interest organization, of the nation of 5.2 million progressively minded souls. Central to Norway’s motivation is the […]

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Electric vehicles owners are selling their excess capacity back to the power grid in Denmark — earning as much as $1,530 a year. Nissan and Enel, the country’s largest utility, are carrying out a trial project to see the role that cars like the Nissan Leaf can play in helping balance out supply and demand […]

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Imagine buying a brand new car from a vending machine. The idea actually isn’t that foreign for Autobahn Motors, which opened a 15-story showroom in Singapore last year. It’s known as the “world’s largest luxury car vending machine,” and shoppers on the ground floor can view cars from a touchscreen display. Autobahn’s vending machine has […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicles are projected to begin outselling hybrids in the U.S. but it may not be as soon as some people think. As we reported in February, the total number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (EV) for sale in the U.S. now exceeds the total number of hybrid vehicles. Quantity of […]

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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 July were down from a year ago and from June. Clearly, sales this year are down from a year ago and this […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering issuing fuel economy requirements for automakers lighter than the Environmental Protection Agency’s version. DOT said Tuesday that the new rules may start a year earlier than planned in the EPA’s proposed rules, covering 2021 model year vehicles. Lower fuel economy increases through 2025 would be part of the […]

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If there were an encyclopedia entry for “unrealized expectations,” the promise of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s coming to North America might be featured, but don’t let that dissuade you as it could be here by year’s end. Positive indicators include at least two Canadian dealer websites taking pre-orders for the plug-in hybrid that’s been said to […]

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If a disinformation and error-filled video co-sponsored by a front group for oil merchants the Koch Brothers has its way, people will want to think twice about “dirty” electric cars. Making the rounds by a coordinated effort including sponsored Facebook posts widely disseminated, and being picked up here and there by media, the video decries […]

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Bad drivers are everywhere and even good drivers make mistakes from time to time, but there are certain driving behaviors that must be stopped to make roads safer and less maddening for everyone.

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