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May sales for the Nissan Leaf amounted to just 979 units, a 53-percent decline from 2,104 sold last year. Despite a 30-kWh battery now available, today’s reality for EV buyers in the U.S. seems to be ruling out the Leaf from the days of 2,000-3,000 monthly sales it has experienced. Today’s present reality: A 200-plus […]

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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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TrueCar, Inc. reports a shift in consumer new vehicle preferences this year, away from hybrids and toward pickup trucks. The negotiation-free car buying and selling platform reported demand for Toyota’s Prius is softening, as gas prices stabilize. Simultaneously, the company stated a sustained economic recovery is boosting demand for full-size pickup trucks. This shift in […]

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The Nissan Leaf has proved itself once again to be the most popular pure electric vehicle in the UK, with sales breaking national and European records in September. Figures released Monday by UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the Nissan Leaf sold 851 units during September, up 156 percent on the same […]

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced yesterday global sales of the Corolla have reached 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. Toyota said the 5 percent year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s perennial popularity among loyal customers in approximately 150 countries and regions […]

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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) has surpassed one million units. The exact number was 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014, said Mazda, with all three models adopt the full range […]

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Stop-start is a feature found on more vehicles as the years go by. More than half of light-duty vehicles worldwide will be so equipped, according to a Navigant study. Stop-start vehicles incorporate a simple yet valuable feature: they eliminate idling by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is stationary, and then restart it automatically […]

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Nissan’ Leaf electric vehicle has for the first time claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart. Nissan announced today that in October, the zero-emission family car outsold all of its internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric rivals, taking almost 6 percent of the total passenger vehicle market. Nissan’s mid-cycle-refreshed Leaf, which […]

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In Canada, Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology proves popular again for the Japanese automaker in July. Mazda Canada announced sales for July 2013 today totaling 6,939, which represents an increase of 4 percent compared to July 2012. Total year-to-date sales of 42,880 are down by 3% versus 2012. Sales in July were led by the compact Mazda3, […]

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In Toyota’s words, Californians prefer Toyota hybrids over those of any other automaker as the brand continues to outsell its competition. Numbers revealed by Toyota show that in California, approximately six out of 10 hybrids sold are Toyota hybrids (61 percent market share). The company said despite tougher competition in the hybrid segment, Toyota’s hybrid […]

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