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Toyota has been critiqued for its championing of a “Hydrogen Society” while all but sidelining battery electric cars, but it is nearly just as unenthusiastic about plug-in hybrids. Last month it introduced a revision to its only plug-in hybrid with no plans for more PHEVs, this month its chairman urged the industry to devote more […]

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The 2017 Prius Prime was revealed at the New York Auto Show recently and one of its major new features is the ability to use both of its electric motors together when accelerating with the gas engine off. Several other plug-in hybrid models announced during the past year also have this kind of “dual motor” […]

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Hyundai-Kia is expanding its electrified vehicle portfolio, planning to have at least 26 hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell powered cars by 2020. If the Korean automaker can accomplish this feat, it will make them the second largest producer of electrified cars behind Toyota. We can expect at least 12 hybrids, six […]

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Are you a good writer with aptitude and interest in automotive journalism, environmental issues, and sustainable transportation? If so, and you also have a grasp of technological details, maybe we should talk. This website is growing and in need of a couple U.S. based freelance writers to post daily alternative-energy transportation focused news briefs. Opportunities […]

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California has been called the El Dorado State, the Grape State, the Golden State, but having purchased nearly half of all plug-in cars ever sold in the U.S., you can call it The ZEV State. Actually, with its Air Resources Board (ARB) setting Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) rules for about a quarter of the U.S. […]

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If you thought Norway was the poster child for zero-emission vehicles you’ve just seen the beginning assuming a proposed National Transport Plan for 2018-2029 is fully implemented. The country already buys nearly one plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) out of every four sold, has over 3 percent PEVs on the roads now, and its plans far […]

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Having started sales last October in just 11 states as a 2016 model, the second-generation Chevy Volt last month transitioned to a 2017 model and all 50 states are able to get the car. One of the original plug-in electrified cars of this present li-ion battery based era, pent up demand last fall saw sales […]

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Hyundai has revealed its new Prius-competitive hybrid before its official reveal at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai Ioniq will be available in three different versions: all electric, plug-in hybrid and standard hybrid, each with its own unique styling. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and Ioniq Hybrid will both use the same 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder […]

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Did you ever wonder why carmakers make several plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) targeted just for California? A big reason is its Air Resources Board swings a heavy stick, influencing other states’ regulations in the process, and federal rules are driving things as well, but any way you slice it, California is America’s capital of plug-in […]

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If all amendments to present law proposed by a governor’s budget trailer bill now making the rounds are adopted, California could remove the cap on plug-in hybrid green solo-access HOV stickers to 2019 and extend already unlimited white stickers for EVs into 2025. The HOV access perk adopted early this decade for qualified plug-in cars […]

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