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Apple has refused to confirm or deny it is developing an autonomous electric vehicle, but a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates it does have skin in the game. The Nov. 22 letter to NHTSA from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity said Apple “is investing heavily in the […]

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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 November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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Every one of McLaren’s vehicles undergo thorough testing. The British automaker has shared a new video, showing its fully-electric McLaren P1 going through the same testing you would expect for a supercar: running flat out at a race track. The model is completely open-top and has a central driving position, just like the iconic McLaren […]

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Smart has been an interesting experiment in urban mobility. On paper, these tiny runabouts are an ideal transportation option for residents of densely packed megalopolises around the world. But reality is often strikingly different from theory. In practical terms, these cars haven’t been all that popular, at least not in North America. All told, some […]

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The updated Golf, announced last week, will premiere in America with the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. As well as updated looks and infotainment systems, the new Volkswagen e-Golf will also feature a bigger battery and an improved motor, giving it more power, speed and about 50 percent more range. Thanks to a new lithium-ion battery with […]

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Jaguar pulled a big surprise just before the 2016 L.A. Auto Show and has unveiled the Jaguar I-Pace, a concept for an all-electric crossover that will be on real roads in 2018. The British automaker typically unveils concept cars that closely resemble production models, and this concept is exciting because unlike so many other electric […]

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Hyundai plans to release its all-electric Ioniq before the end of 2016 and the brand already has plans to boost its range straight away. According to the director of Hyundai’s eco-vehicles Ahn Byung-ki, the Ioniq will be able to travel more than 200 miles by 2018. When it launches early next year, the Ioniq will […]

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Interested in the absolute ultimate in fuel savings among passenger cars that you can find? The disparity between cost to power the average 25-26 mpg new car sold in the U.S. versus the pinnacle among alternative-energy vehicles is quite significant. Topping the charts are pure electric cars which beyond night-and-day improvements in “fuel” (electricity) savings, […]

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Without the help of the U.S. or European markets, China’s BYD has now surpassed Mitsubishi with the third highest cumulative global total of plug-in cars sold. This is true despite a very slow start late last decade into this decade, but the carmaker is on a roll now, and could very likely have passed Tesla’s […]

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Want to drive tailpipe emission free in an electric vehicle? Chevrolet has the car for you – the Volt. Or, rather, the Bolt. OK, either one could work, but which is a better way to go? Aside from the names that are confusingly similar even for well-spoken Americans, and which can give speakers of other […]

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