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People wanting petroleum independence, cleaner air, and who’d like to see more automotive electrification may want to thank the state that is second only to China in cumulative plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) sales. That is, if California were its own country, only China would have purchased more PEVs within its borders. Alternately, if California was […]

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If you are one of those who’ve not been sufficiently attracted to an all-electric car, last month 7,762 other Americans thought differently. That was the number of U.S. consumers who went all the way from thinking about it, to signing on the dotted line, to whirring away in a shiny new EV. U.S. sales 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. Factoring an adjustment for the different number of selling days each month for 2015 and 2016, overall sales for June were down modestly from a […]

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Here’s a trick question: How much will you have to pay for a new Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla, or some other plug-in electrified vehicle? If you live in the U.S., the answer is it all depends on the state in which you live and/or register the car. Aside from a $2,500 […]

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The BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid variant has finally arrived. The 2016 BMW 330e iPerformance will be available starting this summer with a price of $44,695 including destination. It is the first time BMW i technologies have been integrated into the world’s most successful premium model and the plug-in hybrid drive system will offer up […]

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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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Chevrolet is rightly proud that of the 500,000,000-plus miles driven by its Volts since its introduction, nearly two thirds — 63 percent — were done using “grid electricity.” However, Green Car Reports lists at least two major examples in the last couple years of Volts being almost exclusively driven on gasoline power alone, greatly reducing […]

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Fuji Electric Corp. of America has started U.S. production of their UL-Certified DC electric vehicle quick chargers. The first production units shipped out of Milpitas, Calif., end of March. The manufacturer’s 4th Generation 25-kilowatt DC Quick Charger features a slimmer design than previous versions, making it, according to Fuji, an ideal choice for a wide […]

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Another diesel-hybrid, this one the Subaru Viziv Concept crossover, was unveiled today at Geneva. Its name is short for “Vision for Innovation,” and the vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter boxer diesel with plug-in hybrid technology. Power is directed via a high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) which features a front motor providing both vehicle drive and power […]

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