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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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There’s no shortage of buzzwords to describe the new Acura NSX, but the truth is, it’s an ordinary yet high-tech supercar. That may sound strange, but a tour through Acura’s facility where they make this 573-horsepower mid-engine marvel helps demonstrate the point. For starters, it’s not built in any exotic location. Unlike other supercars built […]

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Toyota’s new C-HR crossover has been fully revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The C-HR is based on the new TNGA modular platform which was introduced with the new Prius. Like that car, the C-HR will be available with the latest 1.8 hybrid system that makes 122 horsepower and produces 90 g/km of CO2. […]

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This summer after the first half year of plug-in electrified vehicle sales results were in, Europe had surpassed the U.S. for the first time, and since then it’s never looked back. Although its total passenger vehicle market of 12.5-million units last year was smaller than the U.S.’ 16.5 million, Europe is up 86 percent year […]

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If you ever thought “sporty” and “Prius” were mutually exclusive terms, the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback aims to remedy that. Now entering its 16th year in the U.S. and approaching two decades since the quintessential hybrid car was introduced in Japan in 1997, Toyota has declared the 2016 Prius is no longer just about […]

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Hyundai has introduced a new hybrid-dedicated GDI engine as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission for its front-wheel-drive vehicles. The new 1.6-liter GDI engine was designed from the start to boost power, performance and fuel economy. The powerplant will arrive in markets early next year and is Hyundai’s first engine that combines the Atkinson cycle, […]

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Every vehicle involves compromises, and the one that meets your needs ideally has the least. For those of you wondering whether a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be a better choice, this will compile in one place a number of the more prominent pros and cons for each. It […]

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Model year 2000 marked the beginning of hybrid vehicles sales in the U.S., today there are 41 hybrid passenger cars, trucks and SUVs on the market, but for those just learning about them, consider this an introduction. In essence, a hybrid is an otherwise ordinary vehicle that’s distinguished by its powertrain – or, what makes it […]

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Mitsubishi will be showing up at the Geneva Motor Show with two concept vehicles incorporating electricity in their propulsion mode: the Concept GR-HEV and the Concept CA-MiEV. Ever since it started research and development on electro-mobility back in 1966, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) says it always believed that electric vehicles (EV) would eventually become long-term […]

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