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The Chevrolet Bolt EV is only just rolling out to dealers across the country, but Chevrolet says it’s already managed to save 175,000 gallons of gasoline. That’s compared to an average 26 mpg car, and fuel savings for the gas-engine-free electric car come fast, in direct proportion to miles traveled. Through April 2, Chevrolet says […]

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It’s been rumored before, and now Honda is preparing a hybrid version of its popular CR-V. Unveiled this week in Shanghai, and to be built by its joint-venture partner Dongfen, then released in China after the midway point of this year, the CR-V Hybrid is expected to utilize a dual-motor powertrain. Whether it would also […]

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The all-electric range provided by a plug-in hybrid is the biggest reason to buy one, but that did not stop Kelley Blue Book from naming a 25-mile range Toyota over a 53-mile range Chevrolet. For the 2017 list of “5 Best Plug-in Hybrid Cars Under $40,000,” Toyota’s Prius Prime took top honors over the runner […]

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WallyPark is now offering all-electric shuttle bus service from its off-site parking location to catch a flight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – the first such service in the country. Owned by the L&R Group of Companies, WallyPark purchased 16 Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle (ZEUS) buses for its Los Angeles facility as part of […]

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It’s been a couple weeks now since Tesla chief Elon Musk revealed a brief, low-quality video of a black “release candidate” Model 3 accelerating, and now a captured video has surfaced. Shot with a dashcam, the 98-second clip is mainly what could be seen in its fixed range of view as the driver positioned himself […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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Americans prefer trucks, crossovers and SUVs, sales of passenger vehicles in 2016 hit a high of 17.5 million, and with that, the federal government says gasoline consumption hit an all time high last year too. According to the Energy Information Agency, motor gasoline consumption increased by 1.6 percent over 2015 to 9.327 million barrels per […]

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Although the Chevy Volt has gone through a gauntlet of misunderstanding and detractors since it was launched in December 2010, the latest version finished March as the country’s best selling plug-in hybrid. Now with the first quarter behind it, the Volt also leads 17 other PHEVs sold in the U.S. with a modest 5,563 sales. […]

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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 March were down from a year ago although they were up from the first two months of this year, since March is […]

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Even if the Trump administration rolls back the Obama administration’s 2022-25 fuel economy targets, they may eventually fall in place through other market forces, auto analysts say. Consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles and aggressive emissions targets overseas may be more important than decisions by President Donald Trump. The president has directed the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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