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Maserati believes it can still keep the exciting driving experience intact with the upcoming Levante plug-in hybrid. The Italian automaker already confirmed last year it is working on a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante, which will likely borrow its powertrain from the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid. Although supercars are turning to electrification to boost […]

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Carmakers in the U.S. now have more than 60 hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles on offer and more are coming. As gas prices have dropped and Americans have shown their preference for larger conventionally powered SUVs, crossovers, and trucks, anything from the alternative segments that scratches that itch is welcome. Out of a […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is an entertaining yet practical car that happens to be all electric. That’s at least one overarching impression following a 100-mile drive around San Francisco last week in the 238-mile range compact crossover that nets for under $30,000 after a federal tax credit. While inevitable critics will poke at things they […]

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Last year plug-in vehicles sales jumped to an all-time high of more than three-quarters of a million units worldwide and individual countries likewise crested new peaks. The year 2016’s increase was substantially over 2015’s somewhat-over half a million, and helped accelerate the cumulative global tally of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles above 2 million by […]

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For the sixth full year since the U.S. introduction of major-manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles, sales in 2016 hit new highs and a few records were set. On the face of it, one might expect that as a matter of course for a still-budding market, but actually 2015 saw declines in the ever-changing electrified vehicle space, […]

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With the close of 2016, China’s cumulative total plug-in passenger vehicles sales surpass those of Europe and the U.S., further nailing home its number one status. For the past two years, China has already outpaced the other two global leaders on a monthly basis, and now outranking them in total plug-in vehicles on the road, […]

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Following the first half decade since major manufacturer plug-in cars came on the scene, 2016 was marked by several significant stories pushing green cars forward. This has been a year that’s seen new vehicle models as well as a major increase in the commitment by carmakers to continue introducing new ones through this decade, into […]

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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 passenger vehicle sales for October were down 6 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 5 percent from September 2016. Through the first […]

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Whenever you hear the words online reputation management, two underhanded marketing activities should immediately come to mind. The first: fake reviews. There are agencies that exist solely to place fake reviews on sites like Yelp, DealerRater, and Google Reviews to increase a business’s overall rating. For a great example of this, see Bark M.’s piece […]

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Today most major automakers say they’re eager to build electric cars, many have announced new models with more pending, but none would be doing this if they did not have to. To some observers this may be obvious, and to others just loosely aware of the facts and fancies surrounding the electrification of the automobile, […]

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