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Citing demand and oversupply issues, General Motors is idling the factory making four different car models, including the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. The Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will experience a reduction in vehicle output starting next Friday, Oct. 20. This will lead into a month-long wind down of production, culminating in a full shutdown on Nov. […]

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With 10 months having passed since its U.S. release, Toyota’s Prius Prime plug-in hybrid is proving clearly more popular than the 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid it replaced. Called the “Prime” because it’s the range topper, the part-time EV derived from the hybrid Prius Liftback delivers 25 miles of all-electric driving range, a superlative 54 mpg, […]

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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 September were exceptionally strong, as fleet sales and replacement demand from Harvey and to a lesser extent, Irma, led to the highest […]

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Chevrolet’s Bolt EV has again raised its monthly sales total to a new level with 2,632 sales in September. Among all plug-ins, the Bolt was third place, with Tesla’s Model S doing an estimated 4,500, the Model X, selling 3,400 ahead of it. In August it had sold 2,107 in the U.S. and led all […]

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With Honda’s revelation of electric range for its 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid just 6 miles shy of the Chevy Volt’s, it stands to become the reigning sales leader’s toughest competition yet when launched later this year. Since its December 2010 release, the “extended-range electric” Volt has been the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S., although […]

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf has made its official debut in Tokyo before going on sale in the United States early next year. With a 150-mile driving range and a price tag of just $29,990 ($690 lower than the 2017 Leaf’s), many consumers looking to buy an EV will find the new Leaf is just what […]

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The U.S. rollout of the Chevy Bolt EV that began last December in California and Oregon has reached national availability status. Today Chevrolet announced the 238-mile range electric compact crossover is available either in stock or by ordering in all participating U.S. dealers. As the automaker’s entry into the sub-$40,000, over-200-mile club ahead of Tesla’s […]

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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 August were down from a year ago although they were up from July. Clearly, sales this the year overall are down from […]

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Today General Motors reported modest August sales for the extended-range Chevy Volt while the up-and-coming Bolt EV saw an incremental gain to a new high. The Volt’s 1,445 sales were down 30.6 percent from 2,081 sales in August 2016, and the Bolt EV’s 2,107 August 2017 sales were ahead of its previous high of 1,971 […]

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Last month for the first time Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold the Volt. The compact crossover’s 1,971 sales outdistanced it from a relatively low month for the Volt, which delivered only 1,518 units, a nearly 37 percent decline from 2,406 sales a year prior and not far ahead of the on-its-way-out Nissan Leaf’s 1,283. This year […]

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