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Critics of plug-in vehicle subsidization observe consumers and manufacturers get favorable treatment over the conventional vehicle space and while arguably true, one might also ask how things compare to what the oil industry receives year after year. More pointedly, one could also ask whether accusations against alternative energy subsidization are a byproduct of vitriolic politics […]

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Billionaire Richard Branson dropped a hint in a recent interview in Miami that the Virgin Group may have plans to compete with Tesla in the electric car market. Virgin is not new to taking on new ventures and the British multinational conglomerate already has its mitts in industries like space, trains, planes, and mobile phones to name […]

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Have you ever heard of the law of unintended consequences? An example could be when something presented as ostensibly neat – like cars that drive themselves – turn out to have unforeseen results –such as your kids or grandkids one day being forbidden to drive for their own safety. And, validating the worst future fear […]

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Adding to news of Tesla’s teething problems as it attempts to proffer its Model S in China’s EV-friendly, but unique market, insiders report hundreds if not up to over 2,000 cars sit unsold as Tesla continues to try to find its way. Company head Elon Musk has been reported as tough on employees, possibly less […]

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More than just America’s most ardent plug-in electrified vehicle adopters by a wide margin, last year Californians bought enough PEVs to rank their state second among all nations of the world. That’s right, if California were its own country, its purchases of 29,935 plug-in hybrids, 29,536 battery electric cars (59,471 total) in 2014 would place […]

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Club Intrawest is installing electric vehicle charging stations at its main properties. The boutique vacation club announced the installation of complimentary electric vehicle charging stations at the Club Intrawest – Tremblant, Quebec location, as the first step of a company-wide roll-out. In addition to the Tremblant, Quebec location, charging stations will also be installed at […]

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Yes gas at the moment is cheap, conventional car sales are up, regular hybrid sales are down, but … in the U.S. last year, sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) including all-electric and plug-in hybrids rose by 23 percent. To date, Americans have purchased close to a third of one-million PEVs, globally around three-quarters of […]

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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. Like January, February is difficult to evaluate sales trends since it is typically a modest sales month because automakers sought in December to bring consumers […]

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This week automotive industry watchers are trying to determine why Apple is “poaching” top-level auto executives and other automakers’ employees, and the speculation has it Apple may want to build its own all-electric minivan. Officially Apple Inc. has not answered requests for comment. Unofficially one report says an Apple employee has spoken of giving Tesla […]

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What do the Apple Watch and the Tesla Model S have in common? Probably not much on first thought, but Ukraine-based software developer, Eleks Labs, has grand plans to change all that. The Apple Watch is not scheduled to hit the stores until April (and is likely to be priced at around the $349 mark), […]

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