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A team of graduate students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records for the “Most Efficient Electric Vehicle.” On an Audi test track in Bavaria, the tiny project car toppled the previous Guinness record by chalking up 765.53 miles/kilowatt hours. That’s the equivalent of about 26,135 U.S. […]

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After first appearing in 2014-2015 and then taking model year 2016 off, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back at dealers as a refreshed 2017. Honda’s car faces fierce competition from the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Chevrolet Malibu mid-sized hybrids, but it comes back still at the top of its class for EPA […]

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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. Factoring an adjustment for the different number of selling days each month for 2015 and 2016, overall sales for June were down modestly from a […]

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Nissan is focused on introducing two new technologies this year on a new electric vehicle as it strives to become a leader in EVs and autonomous vehicles. The Japanese automaker will add a new range extender engine for its electric vehicles in hopes of relieving range anxiety. In addition, it will begin rolling out its […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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A Nissan engineer has let slip that the new Leaf electric car will feature a little over 200 miles of range. Nissan’s global director of electric vehicle engineering, Kazuo Yajima, told Autoblog that a new 60-kWh battery pack is coming in the next Leaf that will allow it to travel between 210 and 220 miles […]

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Some have hoped the revised Chevrolet Volt’s sales would break through a glass ceiling this year, but with 2016 nearing the halfway point, indicators are it will be fortunate to exceed the original Volt’s best sales year in 2012. The first-generation extended-range electric Volt was launched late 2010 for model year 2011 and sold just […]

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As its name implies, the Electra Meccanic Solo battery-electric vehicle has room for a driver only, with room in back for a few bags of groceries. The three-wheeler with driving range of 125 miles isn’t meant to replace the family hauler, but can fill a need, said the company’s CEO, Jerry Kroll. “It addresses the […]

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As part of ongoing efforts to scrub its diesel-stained image, Volkswagen has in store a purpose made electric vehicle called NUVe it aims to show in Paris this year. The pre-production concept car will be built on the modular MEB chassis, according to German publication Auto Bild, and interior space utilization could be as good […]

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Japan’s CHAdeMO association has released a new protocol supporting current electric vehicle fast charging and upcoming 200-mile plus electric cars. During CHAdeMO’s annual General Assembly in Tokyo, the association announced an amendment to the current protocol that will enable 150 kW power transfer. The first installations are expected in 2017, with full compatibility with CHAdeMO-compatible […]

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