Earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled its subcompact Sway concept showing a potential design direction for Nissan production cars in this class. Nissan said it had the European market in mind when styling the fuel-sipping conventionally powered vehicle, but Nissan’s global design chief Shiro Nakamura was reported as saying this could lead […]

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On Wednesday Toyota announced it’s recalling four models of its cars including all 2,500 RAV4 EVs which it says pose a serious safety risk due to a Tesla-supplied component. In question for the California-market electric SUV that ceased production last year is the Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Assembly. Toyota says a software malfunction could lead […]

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Somewhere along the timeline in Toyota’s decade-plus-plan to proliferate fuel cell vehicles, the automaker wishes to slash their price premium to that of a diesel car. Along with a present lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, fuel cell vehicles had been criticized for years as nigh to vaporware due to prohibitive production costs. The Mirai is […]

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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. Like January, February is difficult to evaluate sales trends since it is typically a modest sales month because automakers sought in December to bring consumers […]

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Nissan recorded 1,198 Leaf sales last month, Chevrolet recorded 693 Volt sales and this in a shorter sales month would be a case of steady as she goes. The month prior, Nissan broke an 18-month streak of setting records and came plummeting down 65 percent from December to 1,017 sales and 14.5 percent down year […]

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In revising the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, General Motors re-designed its electrical/mechanical transaxle, and one might now pose the question whether this same design would be ideal to use in a super fuel-saving truck such as VIA Motors now makes. VIA builds pure series plug-in hybrid trucks based on the Chevrolet Silverado and other light-duty GM […]

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So what do you think? When the autonomous all-electric 2021 Apple car is launched at Tesla-style Apple boutique stores, will it come in silver, gold, and space gray? Will 400 miles range be enough for you? Or are your eyes already starting to roll because you’re one of those who are coming to doubt the […]

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A new Navigant Research report says the global market of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric trucks and buses could grow from 16,000 units annually in 2014 to nearly 160,000 by 2023. Admittedly, sales today are relatively low for medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDV) but the market is expanding from infancy to something more […]

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Images are beginning to surface late Sunday night of the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt which was revealed at a private function the night before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and ahead of its official unveiling in Detroit next week. The photos being tweeted at approximately 10:40 p.m. eastern time are coming ahead […]

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In the burgeoning Chinese marketplace where Tesla has had its ups and down already, the California automaker is working with used car traders to purchase customers’ existing vehicles so they can apply the money toward a Model S. The cooperative agreement is for now in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou and Automotive News reports the value […]

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