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Indicators are good the first Chevy Bolts will be delivered by month’s end, and a watchful fan snapped a great shot of photographic evidence that this is so. Posted to the GM-Volt.com enthusiasts forum a few minutes ago, the image said to be taken today on I-75 as they leave Lake Orion, Mich,. by reader […]

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Minivans available today compete within a design formula that sees them all within a couple mpg of each other in the low 20s, and then you have the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in a class by itself. Release by the federal government of its 32 mpg rating in hybrid mode and 33 miles gas-free electric […]

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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 November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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The world is running against a climate-change deadline and governments are making commitments to do something about it. Among many regulatory actions affecting the kinds of cars we drive – and will drive in years to come – various efforts are being made by agencies to themselves practice what is being mandated. On that note, […]

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The days of building “compliance cars” in small numbers to look good in strict markets like California may be over for Japanese automakers and their peers. Mazda, Subaru, and Toyota, which had resisted manufacturing all-electric vehicles for years, are now ready to enter the game. Regulatory pressure is increasing in key global markets and competitors […]

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A Stanford study implies Tesla, with its battery electric vehicles and solar company, will be better positioned than companies like Toyota who think hydrogen beats electric. Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has found that all-electric vehicles make for a more economical choice for reducing carbon dioxide emissions due to their lower cost and […]

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With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now on the final home stretch and due in California and Oregon dealers within the next several weeks, a few final mysteries surrounding the car are now being resolved. As the first electric car with over 200 miles range for under $30,000 after a federal subsidy, the Bolt – […]

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Hyundai announced a big push forward in green technologies yesterday, and it’s heavy on electrification and light on hydrogen. Speaking at a JD Power annual event on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski announced plans to release 14 new green vehicle models in the U.S. by 2020 to […]

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Chrysler has introduced the world’s first plug-in hybrid minivan and its $43,090 starting price including destination nets to $35,590 once a $7,500 federal tax credit is factored. Two trims – the Premium and $46,090 Platinum – promise part-time all-electric operation of 30 miles from a 16-kWh battery stored under the middle row seats. Officially the […]

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LeEco’s co-founder has admitted to turbulent financial conditions that may pull back the Chinese technology conglomerate’s plans to compete in electric “supercars” through its LeEco and Faraday Future ventures. In a letter to employees obtained by Bloomberg News, company co-founder Jia Yueting admitted that the company is running out of cash through its rapid expansion. […]

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