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Since last May plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt and several others effectively cost $3,000 less than their suggested prices in Connecticut, but apparently the word of free money has still not spread very far. What’s this, you ask? Collusion between manufacturers? No, not quite, and technically MSRPs are the […]

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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 January were down slightly from a year ago, although there were fewer selling days in the month so the sales rate was […]

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For the past couple years we’ve heard of Hyundai’s pending “Prius Fighter,” and now that the Ioniq will go on sale in the U.S. later this year, in question is what other automakers might also feel the heat? The Ioniq – its name a merger of ion and unique – is to be three cars […]

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It’s been half a decade since the first major manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) came to the U.S. market, but what would make more sense – a pure EV or plug-in hybrid? To ask this question is sort of like shooting at a moving target as the state of technology and products on the market […]

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The Nissan Leaf “No Charge to Charge” program has expanded to three more cities. Now available in 26 different markets, Nissan Leaf owners can take advantage of free charging in New York, Philadelphia and Santa Barbara. The complimentary charge is available at regular public charging stations and owners can use EZ-Charge’s website or app to […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced that it will launch over 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in the next four years. The technology will be installed on mainstream, mass-market vehicles at affordable prices and will be available in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China markets through 2020. The Alliance will also focus on launching a […]

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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 the general passenger vehicle market in December continued at a high level and were up 9 percent from a year ago, although […]

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The U.S. alternative energy car market had its ups and downs this year but several bright spots lit the way. Our most popular stories by page-view ranking were about leading-edge cars expected on the near horizon. This may sound normal, and it is – people always like what is new and perceived significant – but […]

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BMW and Nissan have teamed up to deploy dual fast chargers across the U.S. to benefit all electric vehicle drivers. A total of 120 dual-port 50-kW DC fast-charging stations have been installed across 19 states, helping support longer distance EV travel for Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 owners. Those fast chargers are now available in […]

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This month the five-year anniversary of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt mark the first half decade for mass-market plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). PEVs had existed prior, including the Mitsubishi i-MiEV circa 2009, the limited-production Tesla Roadster from 2008, and others, but the Volt and Leaf began for major manufacturers what is now a growing […]

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