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Hyundai-Kia is expanding its electrified vehicle portfolio, planning to have at least 26 hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell powered cars by 2020. If the Korean automaker can accomplish this feat, it will make them the second largest producer of electrified cars behind Toyota. We can expect at least 12 hybrids, six […]

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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 February were up from a year ago. January and February are generally the weakest months of the year in terms of sales […]

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Volkswagen has said that the next Camper could indeed be battery powered. During the New York auto show, Chairman of the Board Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser told AutoExpress that for the Camper to continue with the traditional 1950s design, VW must place the electric motor and batteries under the floor of the vehicle. “If we want to do this […]

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With a previously predicted release of spring 2014, Indianapolis’ BlueIndy electric car sharing service is now in need of $13 million in order to finally get its vehicles on the road. The program which would be the largest in the country has encountered a multitude of problems in attempts to launch this service throughout Indianapolis, […]

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Massachusetts-based HBM has introduced a new solution for eDrive testing, an integrated system for measuring the performance and efficiency of electric motors and inverters. HBM, Inc. describes itself as a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, and transducers and sensors, HBM explained making the measurements necessary to increase the […]

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Ford’s Focus retains for the first half of 2013 the title of the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world, after being crowned so for 2012. In addition, the Focus’ small brother, the Fiesta, ranks as the fourth best-selling vehicle – making Ford the only brand to have two nameplates among the global top five best-sellers, […]

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The first stage of Land Rover’s Silk Trail assault to test its soon to be launched hybrid models brought the  fleet of Range Rover Hybrid to Berlin. The Silk Trail expedition is divided into 10 stages and is scheduled to visit France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Nepal and India. The Range […]

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As part of its commitment to sell a broader selection of fuel-saving hybrid and electric-powered vehicles, Ford launched the 2013 no-plug C-Max Hybrid and plug-in C-Max Energi hybrid. The C-Max is an American version of the European five-passenger C-Max that shares its underlying global C platform and many key components with the 2012 Ford Focus. […]

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Electric cars will be put forward during next week’s 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, running ‘till Jun3 e 30. The race organizers said there is a huge buzz in the Electric Auto division, where one of the race’s legends, Japan’s Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, is entered again in his Pikes Peak Special E-Runner, which caught […]

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Toyota’s 2013 RAV4 EV is the automaker’s second go round of converting its small gasoline powered sport utility to an electric vehicle. From 1997 to 2003, 1,484 RAV4 EVs were leased or sold. Of those, Toyota says approximately 449 are still on the road. This time, rather than develop the electric RAV4 on its own, […]

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