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The 52-56 mpg Toyota Prius Liftback is the best it’s ever been, and it is suffering its worst sales year since 2004. A car that has seen sales over 140,000 units in two years this decade has through the third quarter this year just 50,911 in the bag, and may finish the year at 70,000, […]

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Would it surprise you to hear U.S. plug-in vehicle sales are ahead of where they were last year at this time, and they’ll finish the year at an all-time high? We’re guessing probably not. The feeling among some is progress is happening fast, by next decade a tipping point could be reached whereby conventional cars […]

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With 10 months having passed since its U.S. release, Toyota’s Prius Prime plug-in hybrid is proving clearly more popular than the 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid it replaced. Called the “Prime” because it’s the range topper, the part-time EV derived from the hybrid Prius Liftback delivers 25 miles of all-electric driving range, a superlative 54 mpg, […]

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The Range Rover Sport is now available as a plug-in hybrid, which happens to be the company’s first car capable of zero-emissions driving. The British automaker has updated the entire 2018 Range Rover Sport lineup, giving the SUV a facelift featuring a new front bumper, an updated grille, and LED headlights. Inside the cabin, the […]

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Since the late-2010 beginning of the major manufacturer plug-in car era, the Chevy Volt has been the plug-in hybrid sales king, but this year its crown is in jeopardy. Toyota’s Prius Prime, which has been rolling out and ramping up in sales, has been nipping at the heels of the Volt all year, and in […]

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After wracking my brain for weeks, I still can’t think of a good reason why all minivans aren’t like the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The minivan market is obviously shrinking at a steady pace and buyers are still averse to the idea of relying on alternative fuels to get around, but this new version of […]

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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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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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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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