The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers asked Tuesday to have the EPA’s new Administrator Scott Pruitt withdraw the Obama Administration’s decision to lock in vehicle emissions rules through 2025. Mitch Bainwol, CEO of the industry group representing 77 percent of U.S. auto manufacturers, wrote to Pruitt the decision was “the product of egregious procedural and substantive […]

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Cars may be getting more advanced safety features, but U.S. traffic-related deaths are on the rise. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,200 deaths occurred last year on the road, a rise of 6 percent. It’s the first time since 2007 there were more than 40,000 fatalities. The increase likely comes from the […]

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Approximately 2,840 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are being recalled worldwide. According to the Japanese automaker, the Mirai is being recalled due to an issue with the output voltage generated by its fuel cell system. Toyota said that under certain driving conditions, there is a possibility the output voltage generated by the fuel cell […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan has been officially rated by the EPA to get 52 mpg on the highway. To put that into perspective, the Toyota Prius gets a combined rating of 52 mpg. Chevrolet says the Cruze Diesel’s fuel economy is “the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America” when equipped […]

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As Tesla prepares for Model 3 production and up to 10-times planned growth, its Fremont, Calif. factory workers are complaining of low pay, safety risks, and long hours. Tesla, which has about 6,200 non-union employees, also makes workers sign confidentiality agreements which are coming under scrutiny by California legislators. For its part, Tesla says it […]

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If you’re one of the well-heeled denizens of Northern California and want a sleek electric sedan not so ubiquitous as a Tesla, Lucid has a car for you. Or, rather, plans are in the works for later this decade, but meanwhile a one-minute spot of a scenic ride in the 1,000–horsepower, luxuriantly appointed lifestyle statement […]

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The Morgan EV3 Junior is the latest three wheeler to come from the British car builder. Morgan is known worldwide for its three wheelers, and now kids can get in on the fun as well. The Morgan EV3 Junior is essentially a smaller version of the EV3 that debuted at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. […]

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The latest concept from NanoFlowcell will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Called the Quant 40Volt, the latest concept car from NanoFlowcell is bound for production, according to the small Liechtenstein-based automaker. For years now, NanoFlowcell has impressed with its Quant concept cars at previous Geneva Motor Shows and we might finally […]

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As tradition would have it, January plug-in electrified vehicle sales were down compared to December, but of all cars for sale in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt’s 1,611 units were enough to place it first. The Volt’s sales were up 62-percent over January 2016’s sales when the second-generation extended-range EV was still rolling out following […]

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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 January were down slightly from a year ago. Naturally, January sales were far below December since sales in January are generally low […]

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