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While Norway is on a tear to replace its petroleum-powered cars with the electric variety, it may also become the world’s first society to completely electrify. This could come by 2050, says Energi Norge (Energy Norway), an industry interest organization, of the nation of 5.2 million progressively minded souls. Central to Norway’s motivation is the […]

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Out of the 20 plug-in hybrids now for sale in the U.S., the Toyota Prius Prime and Chevrolet Volt stand heads above, but which will sell better is an open question. Through July this year, the Prime, which rolled out nationally this year, sits as last month’s top seller with 1,645 July sales, and its […]

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Last month for the first time Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold the Volt. The compact crossover’s 1,971 sales outdistanced it from a relatively low month for the Volt, which delivered only 1,518 units, a nearly 37 percent decline from 2,406 sales a year prior and not far ahead of the on-its-way-out Nissan Leaf’s 1,283. This year […]

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Two years ago there was only one 200-plus-mile range EV sold, Tesla’s Model S, but that is due to quickly change. In two years from now, the tally of 200-plus-mile range EVs for sale or pending production launch could be up to 10, and by the end of 2020, there could be at least 20 […]

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Word has it that General Motors is mulling whether to discontinue the Chevrolet Volt in 2020 and replace it in 2022 with a crossover-style variant, but would this be desirable? According to Reuters, which cited “people familiar with the plans,” the Volt is one of six presumably under-selling vehicles the automaker is thinking about canceling. […]

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If there were an encyclopedia entry for “unrealized expectations,” the promise of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s coming to North America might be featured, but don’t let that dissuade you as it could be here by year’s end. Positive indicators include at least two Canadian dealer websites taking pre-orders for the plug-in hybrid that’s been said to […]

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Even though electric vehicles still only account for a sliver of the global market, Big Oil is beginning to take them seriously as a long-term threat to the industry. While preserving a finite resource is still probably the way to go, oil companies are accustomed to making money and have now begun revising their forecasts […]

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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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With calendar year 2017 half way over, U.S. plug-in electrified sales are at an all time high. From January through June, sales for most models are up, and a couple new models to the top-five roster have helped with the total. As of the end of June, the U.S. has purchased 87,307 plug-in electrified vehicles […]

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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 June were down from a year ago and from May. This trend is likely to continue although the overall decline is relatively […]

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