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Want to start a fight between certain diehard Chevy Volt fans and Prius supporters? Tell the Volt fans the Prius PHV has 11 miles all-electric range and you’ll be off and running. Since we don’t like to argue and would not want to be upsetting, we’ll leave our personal opinion out, but must otherwise report […]

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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 July continued at a high level, exceeding both June 2015 and July 2014. Full electrics were down from previous months, while hybrids, […]

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As General Motors works on secondary uses for the Chevrolet Volt battery a recent opportunity came up to nab a Guinness World Record in Canada. At the Pan American Games in Toronto, from July 17-27, a record 4,739 people pedaled bikes to generate electricity into a Volt’s battery. The record title: the most number of […]

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Nobody has proven electric cars unequivocally less environmentally friendly than gas and diesel cars but that does not stop people from throwing what they can on the wall to see what sticks. It’s effectively propaganda, and you the general public are the target. Of course it does not declare itself as propaganda, but you may […]

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Yesterday General Motors announced it is investing $245 million in a “new vehicle program” at its Orion Township plant where the Chevy Bolt will be produced but this is not to be confused as monies for the Bolt. Rather, said plant representative Chris Bonelli in a phone interview today, the automaker is preparing 300 jobs […]

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General Motors is following in the footsteps of other automakers by finding ways to recycle used hybrid and EV batteries. The American automaker will announce its plans for a secondary use of its electric vehicle batteries next week, focusing on extending the economic life of a vehicle battery after its no longer needed in a […]

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For everyone who likes to say the Chevrolet Volt is just one more plug-in hybrid, a GM study presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers shows it stands to burn radically less gasoline and emit much less smog-forming gases than competitive PHEVs. The engineering analysis also projects the new 2016 Volt due in a couple […]

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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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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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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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