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Rumors have been that Toyota will discontinue the Prius v wagon but if spy photos are any indicator, declarations of its pending demise are greatly exaggerated. The Japanese automaker was recently seen testing a mule at the Nurburgring track in Germany that was disguised with borrowed parts from the Lexus NX, fake tail lights and […]

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While the world awaits Tesla’s delayed Semi due this fall, the Japanese company that brought you the Prius, Mirai FCV, and other nifty electrified vehicles is drumming up interest in an electric semi of its own. This one however happens to be a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and starting Oct. 23 Toyota’s “Project Portal” will […]

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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 September were exceptionally strong, as fleet sales and replacement demand from Harvey and to a lesser extent, Irma, led to the highest […]

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Chevrolet’s Bolt EV has again raised its monthly sales total to a new level with 2,632 sales in September. Among all plug-ins, the Bolt was third place, with Tesla’s Model S doing an estimated 4,500, the Model X, selling 3,400 ahead of it. In August it had sold 2,107 in the U.S. and led all […]

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GM is charging up, announcing plans to add at least 20 new EVs by 2023 and unveiling a fuel-cell truck. The announcement came today from General Motors VP of Product Development Mark Reuss. “General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” Reuss Said. “Although that future won’t happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased usage […]

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BMW’s 2018 i8 Roadster due for reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December could have twice the battery size of the present model. A 14.2 kWh or so battery instead of the current i8’s 7.1 kWh could mean double the present car’s 14 mile all-electric EPA-rated range, or somewhere in the realm of […]

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Officials in California are considering banning the sale of internal combustion engine cars as China and countries in Europe look to do the same. California Governor Jerry Brown has expressed interest in banning the sale of internal combustion vehicles in communications with California Air Recources Board chairman Mary Nichols. The United Kingdom, France and China […]

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Cadillac’s demonstration of its “Super Cruise” driver assistance technology suite has begun a coast-to coast-run across 16 states. This demonstration of the automaker’s “hands free” semi-autonomous tech which competes with Tesla’s Autopilot marks five years of development of the system. Participating in the run are 12 pre-production Super-Cruise equipped Cadillac CT6’ that left the Cadillac […]

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Porsche’s latest sports car is actually a plug-in hybrid wagon. That’s the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It’s a mouthful of a name for an exciting hybrid. One that offers huge power, exceptional handling, and a 30 mile electric range. The Turbo S E-Hybrid uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and an electric motor. […]

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There’s a new plug-in hybrid electric range champion and it’s Honda’s latest, the Clarity plug-in has the highest range in its class. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has an EPA rated range of 47 miles on a single charge. That makes it tops in class amongst mid-size plug-in hybrids. It has a big lead […]

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