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Volkswagen will rapidly build a nationwide EV charging network at hundreds of sites across 40 states within the next 3 years, according to new plans revealed last week. The new network stands to dramatically expand the long-distance driving utility of current and future all-electric vehicles. With power rates of up to 320 kilowatts, the network […]

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Jaguar recently gave a closer look at its battery-electric I-Pace concept it plans to debut in 2018 by setting it loose on the streets of London. Introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November, the I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle and second crossover SUV, following the larger conventionally powered F-Pace. “Driving the concept […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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Although the Chevy Volt has gone through a gauntlet of misunderstanding and detractors since it was launched in December 2010, the latest version finished March as the country’s best selling plug-in hybrid. Now with the first quarter behind it, the Volt also leads 17 other PHEVs sold in the U.S. with a modest 5,563 sales. […]

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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 March were down from a year ago although they were up from the first two months of this year, since March is […]

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On Sunday Tesla reported a record 25,418 sales for the first three months of 2017, but this peak may look anticlimactic compared to pending plans for explosive growth. By any other measure, 25,000-plus sales are a big leap forward, being 69-percent more than the year prior, and consisting of about 13,450 Model S sedans and […]

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Crossover SUV sales are on the rise and just because they offer some of the benefits of a truck does not mean they need to be inefficient. Indeed, the standard now for fuel economy among the best is nearly as good as some compact sedans. Of course, with the exception of all-electric models, the top-performing […]

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A year after the introduction of the prototype Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to his medium of choice, Twitter, to share more details on the pending production version. Due in just three months in July, the Model 3 is arguably the biggest news for electric cars going, and may even be this year’s […]

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Tesla has broken the “granola image” of electric cars and its limited audience, opening doors for competitors like the EQ subbrand, Daimler’s chief said. During an interview last week at the South by Southwest (SXSW 2017) conference in Austin with German magazine T3N, CEO Dieter Zetsche reflected on the German automaker’s 2009 investment in Tesla, […]

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For several years now Tesla has had a lock hold on the luxury performance electric car market but this is due to change. Part of that was its plan, says CEO Elon Musk of the “disruptive” company that pushed EVs into the public consciousness, while capturing sales from the proud automakers of Europe. A big […]

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