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Sometimes plug-in vehicle advocates are accused of holding to conspiracy theories that deep-pocketed interests and carmakers resisting EVs want to promote hydrogen, but who needs theories when intentions are expressed in plain sight? To wit, yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 13 CEOs and chairpersons from major corporations representing total revenues of […]

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San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

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Toyota rolled out a 2018 Camry today in Detroit that has a more appealing design, a vastly improved interior, a more exciting drive character and a hybrid model the automaker said will have Prius-like fuel economy. A new hybrid system features a new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine conneted to a continousouly-variable transmission (CVT) that […]

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Volkswagen’s all-electric I.D. Buzz Microbus Concept made its world debut at today’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The I.D. Buzz is part of VW’s plan to sell one million battery-electric vehicles worldwide by 2025 beginning with the I.D. hatchback in 2020, that was introduced at last year’s Paris Motor Show. One of few […]

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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. The year certainly ended with a bang in terms of both overall sales and sales of the vehicles covered by the Dashboard. While most forecasters […]

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December was a very good month in the history of Chevrolet’s plug-in electrified cars. The last month of the year witnessed release of the first 579 Bolt EVs in Oregon and California and the extended-range electric Volt’s 3,691 sales smashed its all-time 3,351-unit sales record and set a calendar year record of 24,739 sales. Previously, […]

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The co-founder of Apple Steve “Woz” Wozniak has been very publically eyeing a Chevy Bolt EV, and today announced he bit the bullet and got one. Prior reporting had him saying he’d not buy a Tesla Model 3, after Chevrolet grabbed his attention with the $37,495 Bolt with 238 miles range. After some back and […]

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General Motors’ Opel brand has started Ampera-e sales in Norway and projects first deliveries in that country by the upcoming spring. Norway was chosen as first recipient for the rebadged Chevy Bolt EV with 500 kilometers range on the European NEDC cycle (Bolt rated 238 miles under U.S. EPA) as it’s by far the most […]

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Tesla took the top rank in for the second year in a row in Consumer Reports’ annual owner satisfaction survey. The Tesla, Porsche, Audi, and Subaru brands remained in the survey’s top four spots from last year. Tesla had jumped to the fifth position in the 2014 brand perception survey. This year, 91 percent of […]

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The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is rolling out in California with a price that competes with the Toyota Mirai. At least, that is, in its lease price, as the sticker price – $58,490, slightly above the Mirai’s $58,335 – is only theoretical for the Clarity Fuel Cell which is lease only. In any event, the […]

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