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The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid’s efficiency is incrementally improved over the 2016 model. With release today on the U.S. EPA’s website of the car’s numbers, the 2017 model get 42 mpg over 38 last year, and 97 MPGe over 88 last year, as well as 22 miles “Elec+Gas” range, over 20 miles for […]

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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 passenger vehicle sales for April were up from a year ago although down modestly from March. For April and for year-to-date, hybrids were down […]

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The Chevrolet Volt sales saw sales in April of 1,983 units representing a mild uptick from 1,865 units in March. April 2016’s 1,983 units furthermore is 119 percent over the 905 units sold in the same month last year. For the first four months of 2016 the Volt is up 115 percent, with 5,970 units […]

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Recently a few takeaway points were offered by Chevrolet about the Chevy Bolt, Volt, along with a comment or two about the massive market reception Tesla’s Model 3 has created. In an interview in the LA Times, questions answered by Shad Balch, manager of new product focused on the new-generation 2016/2017 Volt, the pending 200-plus-mile, […]

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To date Chevrolet has accepted zero pre-orders for its 2017 Bolt EV, it makes no attempt to one-up fashionable German sedans, but it does have a few things going for it. One is the purpose-built electric car will be for sale and in production at the end of this year – a year-and-a-half or more […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt edged out plug-in offerings by Tesla, BMW, as well as Toyota’s new hybrid Prius and fuel-cell Mirai as the New York Daily News’ “Green Machine of the Year.” “Does the best eco-friendly vehicle wear a Chevrolet ‘bowtie’ badge on its grille?” poses the publication while implicitly observing Chevrolet is a bread-and-butter […]

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With winter in its last grasp, and summer right around the corner, electrified car shoppers may want a car as capable of traveling across country as it is of making it across town. Of course an informed buying decision should also factor day in, day out operation, utility, long-term reliability, and more. However, if you’re […]

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Having started sales last October in just 11 states as a 2016 model, the second-generation Chevy Volt last month transitioned to a 2017 model and all 50 states are able to get the car. One of the original plug-in electrified cars of this present li-ion battery based era, pent up demand last fall saw sales […]

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As Chevrolet is in process of an early changeover to model-year 2017, the Volt last month sold 1,126 units. Its sales were up 62.5 percent over February 2015’s 693, and also a notch over January 2016’s 996. Even with 29 days in a leap year, February is the shortest month of the year, but aside […]

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A father, mother and teenage son were killed at a known-hazardous section of road Saturday in their Chevy Volt on the way to a school play in Bethesda, Md. The deceased are Michael Buarque De Macedo, 52, Alessandra M. Buarque De Macedo, 53, and Thomas Michael Buarque De Macedo, 17. Surviving the tragedy with life-threatening […]

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