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Next week at the New York auto show Toyota will be revealing a hybrid version of its RAV4. No details accompanied a teaser image and mere announcement that this would happen, but there is a relatively good chance it will borrow the powertrain from the Lexus 300h. This is yet to be verified but the […]

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This month Nissan is celebrating its 75,000th Leaf sold in the United States and – pending March sales results in a couple weeks – the car may also now be the top-seller both globally and nationally as it has been trending in that direction. But a Nissan press release doesn’t talk about the unofficial race […]

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Over the next two years Mercedes-Benz will launch 10 new plug-in vehicles, releasing one every four months. The plan is part of the company’s hybrid initiative, which includes a hybrid setup that can easily transfer to different vehicle classes. This gives Mercedes the ability to use the technology on its entire fleet, from the base-grade […]

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A new study suggests that the accessibility of home-based chargers advances the popularity of plug-in vehicles more than the availability of public charging stations. The study was conducted by Joseph Bailey, Amy Miele and Jonn Axsen, all affiliated with Canadian-based Simon Fraser University (SFU). “When we account for the relevant factors, our analysis suggests that […]

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Audi officials announced that the company is working on a new battery electric SUV for 2018, with an estimated range of 300 miles. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of Audi’s board of management for Technical Development, talked about Audi’s current and upcoming technologies at the company’s annual meeting. “2014 was the year of technical milestones, […]

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The rumors on whatever Apple’s car development project is about have simmered down a bit, but that it is doing something is certain, and that shareholders have asked Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to buy Tesla is now certain as well. At Apple’s shareholder meeting, Financial Times reporter Tim Bradshaw observed that Cook evaded pointed questions […]

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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. Like January, February is difficult to evaluate sales trends since it is typically a modest sales month because automakers sought in December to bring consumers […]

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At the Geneva car show, Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg is giving the world a look at is new supercar: the 2016 Regera. The Regera is the latest addition to the current hypercar trend: insanely potent exotics driven by a hybrid powertrain. It’s a class that caters to the fortunate and affluent few that want unrestrained muscle […]

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In revising the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, General Motors re-designed its electrical/mechanical transaxle, and one might now pose the question whether this same design would be ideal to use in a super fuel-saving truck such as VIA Motors now makes. VIA builds pure series plug-in hybrid trucks based on the Chevrolet Silverado and other light-duty GM […]

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So what do you think? When the autonomous all-electric 2021 Apple car is launched at Tesla-style Apple boutique stores, will it come in silver, gold, and space gray? Will 400 miles range be enough for you? Or are your eyes already starting to roll because you’re one of those who are coming to doubt the […]

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