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Before bringing out its all-new second-generation Leaf a year from now, Nissan may be preparing to reveal a 30-kilowatt-hour battery this fall for its otherwise-current-spec 2016 Leaf to refortify its market competitiveness. Launched December 2010 and refreshed for 2013, the present 24-kwh, 84-mile EPA rated Leaf is the cumulative global best seller and U.S.’ best […]

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While not the first to reveal EV buyers tend to be financially better off, a TrueCar.com study has refined the data showing they tend to be both wealthier and younger than gas-car buying counterparts. The company conducted a study that analyzed electric vehicle buyers and found that the average Ford Focus EV owner is 43-years-old […]

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A couple of the findings from the 2015 Continental Mobility Study include that contrary to widely held beliefs, millennials think driving is important, but they don’t see electric vehicles as viable transportation options in the medium term. Unknown is whether these findings shall continue on ad infinitum or prove as transitory as the latest fashion. […]

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Just when concept vehicles have been trending more and more close to production-ready, General Motors revived a tradition by imagining something futuristic as it sees it. Not known to be heading to dealers anytime soon, the all-electric and autonomous Chevrolet FNR shown in Shanghai this week is a capsule on wheels for “tomorrow’s younger consumer.” […]

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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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