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Toyota has just passed the 10-million mark for hybrid sales worldwide. The Prius is Toyota’s most well-known hybrid, and of course the world’s first mass-market hybrid, but the company now sells much more than just the Prius. Toyota offers 33 different hybrid models across the world, covering 90 countries and regions. The brand is aiming […]

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Toyota’s “father of the Prius” is confident the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will sell much faster than the original hybrid Prius. Speaking at a media event launching the Prius Prime in Japan, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said he expects Prius plug-in hybrids to pass the one million unit sales mark in less than 10 years; […]

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Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA hope to revive Smart cars by making it an electric-vehicle only brand. For the U.S. and Canada markets only, the parent company will stop selling the gasoline-powered Smart ForTwo coupe and convertible later this year. The Smart lineup will consist exclusively of the all-electric Smart electric-drive coupe and cabrio. Low-priced […]

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Ford CEO Mark Fields used a potential worst-case scenario as the premise for his statements last month that the federal fuel economy rule will cost the nation one million jobs. Independent industry analysts and environmental groups have looked into Fields’ comments and found that the huge job loss was one potential, and unlikely, consequence in […]

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As tradition would have it, January plug-in electrified vehicle sales were down compared to December, but of all cars for sale in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt’s 1,611 units were enough to place it first. The Volt’s sales were up 62-percent over January 2016’s sales when the second-generation extended-range EV was still rolling out following […]

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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 January were down slightly from a year ago. Naturally, January sales were far below December since sales in January are generally low […]

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A few years ago BYD North America certified the 2012-2014 e6 electric “crossover SUV” with the U.S. EPA, and since letting that lapse, is again in process for the updated 2017 model year version. This revelation for the “250-mile range” fleet-only front-wheel-drive EV came from company representative Ben Jurjevich in response to an inquiry of […]

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The Trump administration is preparing to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement, said the head of President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team on Monday. Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Trump will be changing course with the Obama administration’s climate change […]

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Canadian electric vehicle startup Girfalco revealed two models of its Azkarra three-wheel electric car, one a high-performance version that whisks from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds — hypercar territory. Designed for both road and track use, the top-end Azkarra S has three electric motors that deliver power to each wheel that enable full […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is adding a high-performance all-electric Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon to his car collection. This 500 horsepower crossover isn’t being sold by Mercedes-Benz. It was modified by Austrian startup Kreisel Electric from a Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV. Schwarzenegger returned to his homeland to test drive and pick up the electric G-Wagon. At the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzebuehel […]

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