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Chevrolet’s fully revised 2016 Volt is the best green car for a family according to a recent assessment of all cars out there. The results of a joint effort between Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com, the’ 10 “Best Family Cars of 2016″ list appears in the July issue of Parents Magazine. The “extended-range electric” Volt is […]

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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 passenger vehicle sales for April were up from a year ago although down modestly from March. For April and for year-to-date, hybrids were down […]

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The average of window stickers from cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks bought last month in the U.S. was 25.3 mpg, and February’s revised value was exactly the same. This update comes via Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle, director and project manager respectively of the University of Michigan’s department of Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at […]

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Are you a good writer with aptitude and interest in automotive journalism, environmental issues, and sustainable transportation? If so, and you also have a grasp of technological details, maybe we should talk. This website is growing and in need of a couple U.S. based freelance writers to post daily alternative-energy transportation focused news briefs. Opportunities […]

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Only a few – but a significant few – green cars are debuting this week at the New York International Auto Show. Other cars that could have made a list include conventional gas sippers, but we only mention the highest mpg example of those, with the other four being electrified in some form or fashion. […]

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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 January were down slightly from a year ago, although there were fewer selling days in the month so the sales rate was […]

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While media have bandied a theoretical “54.5 mpg” national fuel economy target for 2025, actual mpg on window stickers by then may only indicate a fleet-wide average of 35-37 mpg – yet automakers are still reportedly pushing back. In light of cheap gasoline, weaker than hoped-for electrified vehicle sales, and with an upcoming “midterm review” […]

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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 the general passenger vehicle market in December continued at a high level and were up 9 percent from a year ago, although […]

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The U.S. alternative energy car market had its ups and downs this year but several bright spots lit the way. Our most popular stories by page-view ranking were about leading-edge cars expected on the near horizon. This may sound normal, and it is – people always like what is new and perceived significant – but […]

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Like any legislation brokered between stakeholders and lawmakers, the present federal tax credit of up-to $7,500 for buyers of qualified plug-in electrified vehicles involves compromises, pros, and cons. That it has been a boon to the nascent industry is widely agreed upon and proponents note that since December 2010 when just three plug-in cars were […]

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