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It’s that time of the year again – that’s right, the New York International Auto Show is upon us and blooming with spring are 17 world vehicle debuts including at least 10 with a focus on efficiency. Press days begin April 1, and we’ll have more on each, but here in descending order are vehicles […]

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Yes gas at the moment is cheap, conventional car sales are up, regular hybrid sales are down, but … in the U.S. last year, sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) including all-electric and plug-in hybrids rose by 23 percent. To date, Americans have purchased close to a third of one-million PEVs, globally around three-quarters of […]

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Come on, you have to admit that those hip-hop dancing hamsters in their baggy clothes that pitched the Kia Soul soon after it went on sale in 2010 were cute. For the introduction of an all-new 2014 Soul, the little guys slimmed down and buffed up at the gym for the commercial’s sound track. Hey, […]

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Although Toyota has essentially said the time of the electric car is not yet, Nissan’s all-electric Leaf’s 3,102 sales last month handily topped those of every alternative-energy cars save one, the Toyota Prius Liftback. The Prius is a long-established car since 2000 in the United States, but placing behind the EV from competitor Nissan were […]

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Appeal and sales for alternative energy cars are still slowing as gasoline prices drop. But that isn’t putting the brakes on the auto industry’s expansion in the EV market. A new survey says that with every 10-cent decrease in gasoline prices, consumer interest for alternative energy vehicles also falls by 1-percent. The study was commissioned […]

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For our second-annual list of 10 alternative-energy cars most anticipated for the upcoming year, the watchword for the market may be onward and upward. A year ago at this time, our U.S. sales Dashboard tracked 78 alternative energy cars for sale. Today we count 90 and while this is several cars fewer than had been […]

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CEO of California’s Pacific Gas and Electric utility and Ford Motor Co. board member Tony Earley is interested in finding ways to convert gasoline vehicles to electric— particularly light duty pick-up trucks. Earley, who has been collaborating with colleagues and employees at Ford and General Motors on the effort, said at a press conference after […]

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The news today at HybridCars.com is now that gas is nationally hovering at $2.60 per gallon, you should forget about a sensible, fuel-saving family sedan. Instead, since Americans like big tough vehicles anyway, a truck could really better fill your lifestyle requirements. After all, truck drivers were voted 85 more handsome, 76 percent more resourceful, […]

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While some critics have accused Tesla of making “toys for the rich,” Ferrari’s second hybrid is expected to fetch enough greenbacks to buy 25-30 Model S P85D sedans once its price is officially announced. For what may cost north of $3 million, the limited production run of 30 units is not a real race car, […]

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In response to Volt owner requests, GM has given the Volt a GPS-enabled sense of where “home” is, and the car can be programmed to know when it arrives at its owner’s home base – i.e., the garage, or where ever that may be. Based on owner-set charging preferences for their “home” charging location, the […]

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