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Lamborghini did a commendable job of concealing the development for the 900-horsepower Asterion plug-in hybrid “technology demonstrator” over the past couple years, but the secret is now out, and it’s thinking of producing it. “The discussions inside Lamborghini now are about the potential cost of the car and –
because the car is heavier – the […]

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From Seoul, Hyundai said today its delayed hybrid version of its revised seventh-generation Sonata model will arrive in major markets outside Korea, starting in the first half of 2015 with a plug-in to follow. The plug-in Sonata Hybrid variant next year will be Hyundai’s first. The PHEV will be part of a new wave of […]

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For a couple of family cars that sell in comparatively modest volumes, Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt have made an outsized splash into the automotive landscape. Now four years since the first production Leaf was delivered Dec. 11, 2010 in the U.S., and the first Volt was sold days later on Dec. 15, the two […]

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In Chicago’s highly competitive limousine market, one company is using the Tesla Model S to give it both a strategic and economic advantage. E-Motion Chauffeurs and Hires began operating this past October with a fleet of six Tesla Model S vehicles, providing a range of services including airport drop-off and pick-up, corporate chauffeurs and special […]

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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. While the overall passenger vehicle market experienced exceptional results, shares of hybrid and electric vehicles maintained their pace from recent months – albeit in the […]

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Nissan’s Leaf is the world’s best-selling plug-in car, and just in time for its four-year anniversary since launching December 11, 2010, more than 150,000 have been globally sold, but we’re announcing this ahead of Nissan. As reported last week, the Renault-Nissan Alliance did chronicle 200,000 total electric car sales and today Nissan confirmed that through […]

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Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now? Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vehicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a 58 percent market share for zero-emission cars. Combined, Renault and Nissan’s electric vehicles have driven approximately 2.5 billion zero-emission miles (4 billion kilometers) says the company – enough to circle the earth 100,000 times. Renault-Nissan’s EVs represent 53 million gallons (200 […]

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The pending 2016 Chevrolet Volt was previewed by a focus group in California this week, allowing impressions to leak out. Stylistically, the Volt now riding on the D2XX platform shared by the redesigned Cruze is wider, longer, probably improving potential road handling, and accommodating more back seat space. The top image is a photoshopped mirror […]

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The Toyota Mirai drives essentially like a normal car. Toyota has said it wants its first fuel cell vehicle to be an electric car with no perceptible compromises for consumers, so would you expect it do otherwise? During a brief local test drive today, we were able to at least get a feel, and can […]

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