0

Interested in the absolute ultimate in fuel savings among passenger cars that you can find? The disparity between cost to power the average 25-26 mpg new car sold in the U.S. versus the pinnacle among alternative-energy vehicles is quite significant. Topping the charts are pure electric cars which beyond night-and-day improvements in “fuel” (electricity) savings, […]

+ Read More
0

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 October were down 6 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 5 percent from September 2016. Through the first […]

+ Read More
0

Midway through the 2016 model year, Nissan has upgraded the base model Leaf S’s battery from its original 24-kilowatt-hour to the larger 30 kWh found on the SV and SL models. That gives the battery electric car, renamed the S30, an EPA-estimated driving range of 107-miles, up from 84 – and the same now as […]

+ Read More
0

The ongoing deals between automakers and tech companies continued today with the Renault-Nissan Alliance inking a partnership with Microsoft Corp. Microsoft agreed to provide its Azure cloud platform for cars made by Nissan and Renault as the automaker pushes forward with developing connected and self-driving vehicles. “While the connected car experience is in its infancy, […]

+ Read More
0

Could Nissan be working on a subcompact EV to be positioned below the Leaf in the lineup? One report seems to think so. Gareth Dunsmore, who leads Nissan’s EV operations in Europe, indicated as much to AutoExpress: “We’ve invested $5.4 billion (£4.1 billion) in electric cars such as the Leaf, so we need to ensure […]

+ Read More
0

As of yesterday, select London ride-hailing Uber drivers began driving leased Nissan Leafs for a trial period the two companies are referring to as “a new, major electric vehicle (EV) project” The program begins with 20 battery-electric Leafs followed with 30 BYD E6 electric small SUVs. An Uber spokesman was unable to say what the […]

+ Read More
0

Last month the 500,000th plug-in electrified vehicle was sold in the United States. Counting all plug-in hybrid and battery electric passenger vehicles back to 2008, the tally of leased and purchased PEVs through the end of August now make the U.S. the second major market after Europe to have crossed this milestone. Europe, which last […]

+ Read More
0

A 60 kilowatt-hour battery is expected when a new Nissan Leaf electric car arrives next year, and now a hint has been dropped that a performance version could also be coming. While speaking with Britain’s Car Magazine about an upcoming performance electric vehicle, Gareth Dunsmore, director of EV Nissan Europe hinted at more performance by saying, […]

+ Read More
0

Nissan only sells slightly more than 1,000 battery-electric powered Leafs in all of Canada per year, but a consumer “group buy” program could provide a huge sales jolt. Bruno Marcoux, a Leaf owner from Montreal, was inspired by an electric vehicle association in Colorado, the South West Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). Earlier this year, SWEEP […]

+ Read More
0

Some people have had a hard time getting their minds wrapped around the notion of plug-in hybrids, but one way to think of them is like a hybrid on steroids. A non-plug-in hybrid, such as a Toyota Prius, always needs gas and its electric motor drive is only a part-time helper. A plug-in hybrid however […]

+ Read More