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Hybrids and alternative powertrain vehicles are catching the attention of Gen Y. According to Craig Giffi, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and automotive practice leader, Gen Y consumers are showing a clear interest in vehicle ownership and have specific ideas of what they want in a car. Citing data from a Deloitte report on global mobility, […]

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In a move to grow its network of dealer partners, The Hybrid Shop (THS) announced it will exhibit its new method of battery pack conditioning for hybrids at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. THS describes itself as a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs). The […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada predicted yesterday that hybrid vehicles will play a larger role in the future development of automotive propulsion systems than widely recognized. Uchiyamada, in remarks before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., said that hybrids retain key advantages that will continue to make them popular with consumers. “Some people say […]

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Echo Automotive, Inc. announced end of May it has joined Calstart, North America’s advanced transportation technologies consortium, with the goal of accelerating awareness and adoption of bolt-on hybrid solutions. Echo is a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective conversion of existing vehicles into hybrids and plug-in hybrids, Calstart is described by Echo as an industry […]

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Ford is seeing a strong demand for many of its products, including its hybrids, and will increase production accordingly. Ford said it will add an additional 200,000 units of annual straight-time capacity this year. In addition, Ford said it will produce an extra 40,000 units by idling select plants for only one week during what […]

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Sacramento will be the host of hybrid cars, EVs and many new green technologies as the Green California Summit and Exposition takes hold of the Californian city. On Thursday and Friday, State and Consumer Services Agency Secretary, Anna Caballero, will participate as co-chair of the 7th annual Green California Summit and Exposition at Sacramento’s Convention […]

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