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Nissan is ready to broaden its vehicle electrification sales by taking the Note e-Power hybrid global after nudging past the Toyota Prius. The automaker launched the e-Power option to the Note subcompact hatchback in its home market last November – only to see it sell like hotcakes and beat the leading Prius in Japanese market […]

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This can no longer be considered a fluke: The Ford Fusion Hybrid has once again outsold the Toyota Prius. This is only the second time ever that the Prius has been outsold by another hybrid in the U.S., and both times it was by the Fusion Hybrid and it happened in two months out of […]

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Demand for gasoline has been projected to reach its peak next year in the U.S. and as early as 2021 globally. Analysts at Edinburgh-based consultancy WoodMackenzie say this will happen in the face of continuing growth in the vehicle fleet due to vehicle engine efficiency. The rising number of hybrid and electric vehicles being sold […]

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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 passenger vehicle sales for April were up from a year ago although down modestly from March. For April and for year-to-date, hybrids were down […]

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A new analysis paper from NADA Used Car Guide sees growing consumer interest in electric vehicles at the expense of hybrids. The latest “Perspective” report analyzed sales data to see electric vehicles gaining a greater share of the green vehicle market. The report concludes that more plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivers are beginning to […]

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If hybrid vehicles continue improving at their current pace, a new study said manufacturing costs will “be cut in half before 2025,” positioning hybrids to compete directly with non-hybrids for sales. John German’s technical paper, published by The International Council on Clean Transportation, named advances through the learning process, increases in vehicle production and development […]

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Hybrid and electric vehicle sales are feeling the impact of cheap gas. According to a recent report by Edmunds.com, 55 percent of hybrid and electric vehicle owners are switching back to standard gasoline vehicles at trade-in time, marking the lowest level of hybrid loyalty since the company began tracking transactions in 2011. Over 20 percent […]

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A report says it looks like less than half hybrid car owners are trading-in towards another alternative fuel vehicle these days. Car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before, according to a new analysis from Edmunds.com. The publication’s analysis offers a look at how today’s […]

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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. January is a difficult month to evaluate sales trends since it is typically a month with modest sales, since automakers seek to move consumers into […]

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Have you ever noticed how some people make relatively large long-term financial decisions based on short-term information? Take for example, a car purchase. A new car may be kept several years up to 10 years or longer. Today it is being reported all over that Americans are back to buying SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sales […]

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