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Tesla Motors has filed an appeal in New Jersey Superior Court against the Mar. 11 decision by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) which tightened the way applicants are reviewed for licenses. The California-based electric car maker is sticking to its guns that it deserved two prior licenses granted in 2012, and was seeking […]

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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 old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” (with apologies to the lion population) proved true in March. Sales in the overall […]

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What should we make of this Ford C-Max Energi commercial posted on Youtube by “Upside?” So far the view-counter tally of the ad posted March 26 is skyrocketing faster than the original and controversial Cadillac ad at 762,735 views and a ratio of close to 7:1 thumbs up to thumbs down. Cadillac’s ad now has […]

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In November HybridCars.com interviewed safety experts about Tesla’s underside armor who suggested strengthening would be advisable following two U.S. fires, and today CEO Elon Musk said Tesla has done just that. And, the federal government dropped its investigation of battery fires, a seemingly independent decision but with murkiness as to what was said between Tesla […]

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If Walmart has its way, it will change the look and powertrain of 18-wheels trucks as we know it. Walmart showcased its futuristic truck March 26 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer that combines leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid […]

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Honda opened the Honda Smart Home US on March 25, showcasing technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable according to Honda of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to […]

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Toyota’s Prius c has established itself solidly as the third-best-selling hybrid being the lowest price Prius, and the highest mpg car “without a plug” sold in America. The subcompact c is a full hybrid and one of four Prius “family” members, the others being the regular “Liftback,” the wagon-like Prius v, and the Prius Plug-in […]

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To call Tesla “disruptive” is an understatement, as this term applies to its technology, its valuation and impact on the market, and its unorthodox business model. Tesla’s Model S sedan has been lauded by buyers and reviewers, its stock has been trading at 1,200 times earnings with a market cap half of General Motors, and […]

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The Chevrolet Volt’s popularity has been hit or miss, but what would it take to make it the solution it was originally meant to be? We may find out next year whether GM makes it a “game changer” as intended from its December 2010 launch, or whether it will remain a minority player. Last week […]

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Tesla Motors will be barred from selling its cars in New Jersey after April 1 following a decision yesterday by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), and that’s no joke. Nor was an 11th hour Tesla blog post attempting to rouse support yesterday interpreted by New Jersey officials as funny. On the contrary, Jim […]

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