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With last week’s unveiling of Nissan’s second-generation Leaf, people can now focus less on comparing the Chevy Bolt to the dissimilar Tesla Model 3, and look at a closer matchup. Such apple-versus-orange comparisons can be explained however. Including the just-revealed Leaf, there are but three new-generation EVs priced below $40,000 with longer range than first-generation […]

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BMW has officially debuted its new X7 iPerformance Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, previewing the production version of the upcoming full-size SUV. BMW says the X7 design study is exemplified by its vertical proportions, which are most apparent up front where the tall, redesigned BMW kidney grilles reside. The rear also appears very […]

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As various countries and automakers set deadlines to ban fossil fuel powered vehicles, the latest to potentially add its name to the list is the world’s largest car market, China. Assuming it does set a date-certain deadline for the phase-out of vehicles powered by conventional internal combustion engines (ICE), the fast-growing market stands to shift […]

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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 August were down from a year ago although they were up from July. Clearly, sales this the year overall are down from […]

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MINI has unveiled a concept car to preview a production model that will launch in 2019. Called the MINI Electric Concept, the stylish EV will make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Although the British automaker isn’t sharing specifics on the powertrain just yet, it is pure electric and will […]

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Although already settled under the Obama administration, at the request of automakers – and against the protests of myriad advocacies – the Trump administration is re-assessing U.S. passenger vehicle efficiency standards for next decade. Included in at least 15 national or international advocacies saying decisions previously hashed out over eight years should be left alone are […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicles are projected to begin outselling hybrids in the U.S. but it may not be as soon as some people think. As we reported in February, the total number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (EV) for sale in the U.S. now exceeds the total number of hybrid vehicles. Quantity of […]

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After 17 years of rising to utterly dominate the U.S. “green car” landscape, the Toyota Prius Liftback has hit a plateau and may actually finish 2017 as a second-best seller. An unthinkable prospect before this year, just one year ago, the car that’s come to symbolize the word “hybrid” still enjoyed two-and-a-half times the sales […]

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A plug-in hybrid version of the Bentley Bentayga SUV will arrive in 2018 with a zero-emissions electric drive mode. The Bentayga plug-in’s imminent arrival was signaled last week when spy shots surfaced of a Bentayga prototype testing with an additional ‘fuel door’ for the electrical socket. It was believed the hybrid SUV would arrive with […]

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If the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are presented as solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it may be a toss-up which one wins. This is according to the U.S. EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website which lets consumers determine tailpipe plus upstream emissions, and the difference on a nationally averaged basis is negligible, while regional variations see […]

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