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Today mainstream-priced plug-in hybrids are mostly compact and midsized front-wheel-drive cars while Americans are shifting toward larger cars, AWD trucks, and SUVs. Do you see a disconnect in this picture? Are automakers’ out of touch with what people would snap up in a heartbeat if only they were made available? Is the goal in electrifying […]

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Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th birthday with a unique creation. The Japanese automaker has announced it is teaming up with the West Coast Customs team to recreate the Mitsubishi Model A, the vehicle that started it all for the brand. But it won’t be an identical replica, as it will ride on the platform underpinning […]

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Additional details have surfaced about Mercedes-AMG’s new Project One hybrid hypercar ahead of its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. AMG revealed some basic info about the Formula 1-inspired Project One earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, telling reporters it would deliver at least 1,000 horsepower and would be limited […]

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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 March were down from a year ago although they were up from the first two months of this year, since March is […]

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This week Workhorse Group announced it had lassoed some utilities for its four-wheel-drive truck. At least three electric utilities — Duke Energy, Portland General Electric and Southern California Public Power Authority — among others have signed a letter of intent for what would likely lead to fleet commitments of 2,150 pickups when available. This suggests […]

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Quietly introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale in the U.S. before the end of this year. Geneva is most well known for supercar and hypercar debuts, so it’s easy to forget a more pedestrian model like a plug-in hybrid crossover. The model will go on […]

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With the dawn of 2017, South Korea’s Hyundai Motors has begun rolling out an ambitious new mainstream line of Ioniq liftback sedans in the U.S. market that goes directly against Japan’s venerated Toyota Prius, king of the hybrids. It’s a battle for efficiency and consumer value between a well-established stalwart and a hungry and ambitious […]

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Subaru released a murky, dark teaser image of the 2017 Crosstrek crossover SUV it will reveal at the Geneva Motor Show on Mar. 17. Called XV outside the U.S., the 2018 Crosstrek will continue to be a jacked up Impreza five-door hatchback, It will have slightly different styling powered by the familiar 2.0-liter horizontally opposed […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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Mazda is coming out with a new high-tech engine that will cut fuel consumption by a third. The automaker is set to introduce a new engine at the end of 2018 that uses pressure instead of spark plugs to ignite fuel, a technology the Japanese automaker says will increase fuel economy by 30 percent. The […]

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