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The global plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market is picking up steam, beginning to fire on all cylinders … or, rather, scratch those legacy tech metaphors. Let’s just say it’s beginning to tap into the instant torque, humming forward now with increasing speed, and the top-10 best sellers are leading the way. When last we checked […]

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Some people have had a hard time getting their minds wrapped around the notion of plug-in hybrids, but one way to think of them is like a hybrid on steroids. A non-plug-in hybrid, such as a Toyota Prius, always needs gas and its electric motor drive is only a part-time helper. A plug-in hybrid however […]

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If you talk to plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) drivers, many will tell you why they’re sure they did the right thing in acquiring their battery electric car or plug-in hybrid, but other consumers are on the fence. On the positive attributes checklist, PEV drivers may frequently bypass or altogether divorce themselves from the gas pump, […]

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In May Europe’s cumulative total sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) crossed the half-million unit mark. Just the top six European countries with unit counts available at this point have purchased 502,311 PEVs, making Europe number one in passenger PEVs, with the U.S. second, and China third. The count for Europe does include about 32,000 […]

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Data mined from a consumer survey yielded several take-away points regarding the upside potential of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). The survey, conducted from April 1 to April 8 by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists, was directed at 1,213 licensed and active drivers in nine states in the Northeast, deemed under-served with PEVs, […]

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That bastion of plug-in electrified vehicles – Norway – has outdone itself again in becoming the fourth little nation among comparative giants to register 100,000 units sold. Through April, the tally has grown to 100,600 new and some technically used all-electric and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, plus pure electric utility vans. This has happened from […]

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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 February were up from a year ago. January and February are generally the weakest months of the year in terms of sales […]

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As battery costs decline, plug-in electrified vehicles could in coming years teeter into mainstream acceptance, competing favorable against conventional vehicles, and displacing 13 million barrels of oil per day. This is the global prognosis of a report looking into next decade and through 2040 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Published on Thursday, the report projected […]

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The company that invented the minivan over 30 years ago knows its customers, so when it overhauled its outgoing Town & Country and renamed it, Chrysler called its fuel-sipping plug-in variant simply the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid. The “Hybrid” name that’s meant not to confuse mainstream buyers may on the other hand be slightly confusing to […]

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More unofficial rumblings regarding Chevy Bolt production trickled out this week, and if they are as represented, they would fit with previous indicators that Chevrolet’s 200-mile range EV could be in dealer showrooms by end of 2016 or early 2017. In several postings made yesterday to the Chevy Volt Owners Facebook page, two people with […]

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