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In order for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to proliferate, infrastructure has to proliferate, and recently we spoke with one of the key people on the ground floor. According to Michael Dray, technical operations manager for California State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, progress has been made since Jan. 8 when the station became the […]

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As spy photos of the 2016 Prius are circulating, and 20 years after hybrids were first developed, Toyota has sold its eight-millionth hybrid wolrdwide through July 31. The car being developed back in 1995 was of course the Prius, which was released in 1997 to Japan, and 2000 to the U.S. The eight-millionth hybrid came […]

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A Chevy Volt enthusiast in Canada has just posted a first-drive report for the 2016 Chevy Volt. In short, most aspects of the new car impressed or were better than KickinInCanada’s 2012 model. The review, printed below in its entirety was put on GM-Volt.com yesterday, and this poster is experienced and knowledgable about the Volt, […]

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The global reveal of Toyota’s 2016 Prius is set for Sept. 8 and 9 in Las Vegas. Media from around the world have been invited to come see the fourth-generation of the by far best selling hybrid. The Prius was last fully overhauled in 2009 for Japan, arriving in 2010 in the U.S. and the […]

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The rumors were true – Nissan is upping the Leaf’s battery for certain trim levels and a dealer has announced it ahead of the automaker. This would be Andy Mohr Avon Nissan of Avon, Indiana, which confirmed also that the 2016 model is the end of the first-generation Leaf, but the gen-one will go out […]

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Does the self-driving car have a realistic due date? Many automakers and industry analysts are pegging autonomous cars to hit the mass market within a decade, but their predictions are often inconsistent with each other. It’s the self-driving dream of the future: you take your hands off the wheel during heavy traffic or a boring […]

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The 54.5 mpg corporate fleet average, scheduled for 2025, is not a number already carved in stone. This clarification came from Chris Grundler, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s office of transportation and air quality, who spoke last week at the CARS Management Briefing Seminars. “There is a perception out here that the decision 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 sales for July continued at a high level, exceeding both June 2015 and July 2014. Full electrics were down from previous months, while hybrids, […]

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is EPA rated for 53 miles all-electric range. This 3-mile increase over an estimated 50 miles announced this January in Detroit will be welcome as every bit counts, as will a mild bump in efficiency of 106 MPGe over 102 projected, and 42 mpg over 41 projected in gas-only operation. The […]

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Are you one of those who are looking forward to battery chemistry “beyond lithium ion” before EVs can seriously challenge gasoline-powered counterparts? That won’t quite be needed, said Tesla Motors’ JB Straubel, rather it’s inevitable battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will soon be cheaper to own than and this will lead to their market domination. It […]

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