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Plug-in electrified vehicles are projected to begin outselling hybrids in the U.S. but it may not be as soon as some people think. As we reported in February, the total number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (EV) for sale in the U.S. now exceeds the total number of hybrid vehicles. Quantity of […]

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It’s the only plug-in hybrid minivan on the market, but Chrysler won’t plug the plug. That is, the new Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan with a plug-in hybrid system – or any hybrid system at all, for that matter. But Chrysler doesn’t want its advertising talking about that plug-in part. With the exception of […]

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A new supercar called the Boreas Project quietly made its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month. Hints of its pending arrival were given in June, when DSD Design & Motorsport released teasers of a new hypercar designed to compete with Pagani and Koenigsegg. Now that the Boreas Project has debuted, it […]

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If the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are presented as solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it may be a toss-up which one wins. This is according to the U.S. EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website which lets consumers determine tailpipe plus upstream emissions, and the difference on a nationally averaged basis is negligible, while regional variations see […]

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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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