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Have you ever noticed how some people make relatively large long-term financial decisions based on short-term information? Take for example, a car purchase. A new car may be kept several years up to 10 years or longer. Today it is being reported all over that Americans are back to buying SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sales […]

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Now that General Motors has made its big splash with the 2016 Volt currently on display at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, questions remain, including what the all-new 50-mile-range plug-in car with gas backup will sell for. When the 2011 Volt was first launched, GM had high costs baked into the advanced vehicle it […]

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If not for an unplanned-for tipster, the Chevy Bolt EV Concept that looks like an affordable counterpoint to BMW’s i3 was nearly a surprise, and perhaps it was a bit easier keeping its development under wraps as it hails from Australia. Although GM did not mention it in its press release, the Bolt was built […]

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Touting a clean sheet design, advanced powertrain, and multiple materials and advanced construction techniques, today Acura revealed its pre-productin NSX Hybrid supercar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The vehicle comes 25 years after the first aluminum NSX and this one is now taking a bow to an environmental ethos as Honda […]

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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 hybrid and electric market ended the year with a bit of a whimper, although there were some positive results mixed in with a generally […]

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Images are beginning to surface late Sunday night of the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt which was revealed at a private function the night before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and ahead of its official unveiling in Detroit next week. The photos being tweeted at approximately 10:40 p.m. eastern time are coming ahead […]

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As the January 12 Detroit revelation of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt draws near, people are wondering whether the first plug-in car to be fully redesigned for a second generation will remain a limited-market niche product. General Motors’ Mark Reuss has twice said in teaser videos Chevrolet will attract customers it never did before with the […]

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At other times Mercedes has been an investor in Tesla, a supplier of things like switchgear, a buyer of items like powertrain system components, and now it will build its own model s. That is, following a $2.44 billion investment for what may be a new chapter in the German company’s history, it is planning […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave owners of its Roadster a bit of a present on Christmas Day: The Roadster will indeed get nearly 400 miles range potential he said on Twitter. The news was expected from prior reports and hints, and last Friday Musk had tweeted news was coming. Specifics in the 140-character communication format […]

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A wirelessly charged electric hybrid city bus will soon be cruising the streets of Södertälje, Sweden thanks to vehicle manufacturing company Scania’s sustainable vehicle technology research project. Scania, which has been researching electrification technologies that could supplant or supplement combustion engines, is partnering with the Royal Institute of Technology to test its wirelessly charged electric […]

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