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Would it surprise you to hear U.S. plug-in vehicle sales are ahead of where they were last year at this time, and they’ll finish the year at an all-time high? We’re guessing probably not. The feeling among some is progress is happening fast, by next decade a tipping point could be reached whereby conventional cars […]

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A plug-in hybrid version of the Bentley Bentayga SUV will arrive in 2018 with a zero-emissions electric drive mode. The Bentayga plug-in’s imminent arrival was signaled last week when spy shots surfaced of a Bentayga prototype testing with an additional ‘fuel door’ for the electrical socket. It was believed the hybrid SUV would arrive with […]

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With calendar year 2017 half way over, U.S. plug-in electrified sales are at an all time high. From January through June, sales for most models are up, and a couple new models to the top-five roster have helped with the total. As of the end of June, the U.S. has purchased 87,307 plug-in electrified vehicles […]

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Today Honda unveiled its spacious and nicely appointed Clarity Electric sedan whose approximately 80 miles of estimated range would be about on par for a 2011 model year electric car. To be offered initially later this year in California and Oregon with “an attractive lease program” based around an MSRP in the mid 30s, the […]

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Up until now, the Honda Clarity has only been available as a fuel cell-powered vehicle, and as such, is only sold in certain markets. It hasn’t been much of a success story, simply because no one buys fuel cell vehicles. Honda is changing that and will soon offer some more variety with all-electric and plug-in […]

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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 March were down from a year ago although they were up from the first two months of this year, since March is […]

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Roberto Fedeli, head of engineering at Italian automaker Maserati, is under orders from parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to deliver a battery electric car as soon as possible. During a conversation with Car and Driver at the recent Paris Motor Show, Fedeli confirmed the poste-haste timeline. “I think that we could show something before 2020,” he […]

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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 passenger vehicle and light-duty truck sales for September were down modestly from a strong year ago result and down 5 percent from August 2016. […]

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Nearly two decades after the first Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan, the cost of hybrid technology is now less than diesel, according to the original Prius lead engineer, Satoshi Ogiso. In an exclusive interview with Forbes’ contributor Bertel Schmitt, Ogiso said a cost advantage for the technology he was part of from the […]

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As of yesterday, select London ride-hailing Uber drivers began driving leased Nissan Leafs for a trial period the two companies are referring to as “a new, major electric vehicle (EV) project” The program begins with 20 battery-electric Leafs followed with 30 BYD E6 electric small SUVs. An Uber spokesman was unable to say what the […]

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