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While Chrysler Fiat gets plenty of deserved credit for its alternative fuel and gas-engine-efficiency offerings — like the small EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 and the Multi-Air family of four-cylinders — there hasn’t been much of anything relating to electricity. In fact, beyond the Fiat 500e compliance car, the cupboard appears quite bare. However, the company apparently […]

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Mitsubishi is launching a commercial version of its Outlander PHEV. The new Outlander GX3h 4Work will make its first public appearance at CENEX 2014 Low Carbon Vehicle Event this week. Designed for commercial assignments, Mitsubishi said the Outlander GX3h 4Work inherits the high specification cabin refinement of the passenger Outlander PHEV and the same economy, […]

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Last month was a good month for car sales in general, plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in particular, and regarding this latter category, Americans bought their 250,000th. This count includes all road-going U.S. plug-in passenger car sales since 2008 when Tesla’s Roadster was launched, to the present. Early this year, excluding commercial vehicles, we chronicled just […]

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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. August was a stellar month for the market as a whole, with the seasonally adjusted rate – accounting for typical ebbs and flows during the […]

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There are now more than six dozen alternative energy cars for sale in America, but we thought we’d summarize five that provide an exceptional balance of value and efficiency. These do relatively well in monthly sales, so that means we’re not the only ones who’ve figured out these can make sense. To be fair, we’ll […]

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Another automaker that’s turning to small three-cylinder turbocharged gas engines to delay – but not utterly avoid – electrification is Volvo. Actually, the Swedish automaker’s confirmation that it’s developing as many as four three-cylinder variants around 1.5-liters displacement includes that they will be capable of use in hybrids. But, it said, it hopes to put […]

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Ford’s Fusion Energi has entered its 2015 model year with only trim and feature updates, and since launching February 2013 has offered a solid balance among the growing crop of plug-in hybrids. It shares its powertrain with the C-Max Energi, and shares its five-passenger, mid-sized exterior and interior design with a stable of Fusion variants. […]

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A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV completed the FIA-certified Asia Cross Country Rally 2014. The plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive SUV – entered and managed by the Two & Four Motor Sports rally team supported by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) – was entered in the T1E class (electric vehicle class) of the Asia Cross Country Rally 2014 (AXCR). The […]

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Rolls-Royce is now seriously considering a plug-in hybrid with a Volt-like 30-50 miles e-range within the next five years. Of course it won’t really be a Volt – it will be a super upscale electrified lead sled not unlike the canceled all-electric 102EX pictured. But […]

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In 1908, the Model T sparked an explosion for Ford’s sales with a boom heard around the world. After the U.S. was introduced to hybrids before 2000, noises were heard, but advocates still look forward to a “game changer.” One big reason for hybrid and plug-in vehicles has been to reduce emissions and petroleum consumption, […]

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