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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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This month the five-year anniversary of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt mark the first half decade for mass-market plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). PEVs had existed prior, including the Mitsubishi i-MiEV circa 2009, the limited-production Tesla Roadster from 2008, and others, but the Volt and Leaf began for major manufacturers what is now a growing […]

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After casually mentioning previously that a new plug-in hybrid was on the way, Honda has now confirmed that this model will arrive by 2018. For its upcoming PHEV, Honda will be using a redesigned powertrain expected to offer at least 40 miles of range in all-electric mode. Ryan Harty, manager of environmental business development at […]

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Gas in the U.S. may be cheap, certain leading electrified cars sales may be down, but that did not stop the world from buying a record 47,000-plus plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in September. It was an all-time record, and the U.S. still cumulatively leads the global roster of highest consuming countries with over 363,000 through […]

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), announced earlier this week the upcoming availability of its new plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace, to be named Energy. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., EDI describes itself as a global leader in advanced zero emissions, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider. The vehicle is a full-size Chinese […]

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Falken is working on a tire specifically designed for hybrid SUVs, inspired by motorcycle rubber. Falken’s conceptual tire could, per the company, meet hybrid SUV driver’s challenging demands for both extended range and dynamic handling In Falken’s brief, this tire featuring different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty […]

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A revised Mitsubishi Outlander will show up for the 2016 model-year, in time for the expected North American introduction of the PHEV version. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced it will make the world premiere of the 2016 Outlander at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Thursday, April 2. MMNA explained the 2016 […]

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