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Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

Toyota has reached yet another hybrid-production milestone since launching the original Prius in Japan in 1997. Nine months after building its 8-millionth hybrid, Toyota says it has now sold just over 9 million hybrids globally. The build date for that 9-millionth hybrid was actually April 30, so... read more

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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage: The Unexpected Small-Car Success

Mitsubishi has been widely viewed as struggling in the U.S., but recently an unexpected vehicle has provided some good news for the Japanese carmaker. A tiny, cheap... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Passes 8 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997, Still Dominates Sector

Since the first-generation Prius originally went on sale in Japan in 1997, Toyota has dominated the hybrid sector. Less than a year after selling its 7 millionth hybrid... read more August 24, 2015 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Could Elon Musk's Hyperloop Crack The Texas Tesla Sales Ban?

Tesla can't sell its electric cars directly to customers in Texas, but CEO Elon Musk still has ambitious plans for the state. As he often does, Musk dropped a bombshell on... read more January 24, 2015 by


 
Minneapolis, by Flickr user Dustin Gaffke (Used under CC License)

Millennials Own Fewer Cars, Seek Other Ways To Get Around: Report

Instead of switching to more-efficient cars, what would happen if a large number of people simply gave up driving altogether? That seems to be what many Millennials--the... read more December 28, 2014 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

California, Washington Lead All Other States In Electric-Car Ownership Rates

For anyone who follows the U.S. electric-car market even casually, some new data on which states have the largest numbers of them probably doesn't count as news. A recent... read more December 17, 2014 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Lexus Keeping An Eye On Tesla, Calls Mall Stores 'Clever'

Lexus operates with the firm belief that hybrids are better than battery-electric cars, but there's at least one thing about electric-car maker Tesla Motors it wants to... read more December 15, 2014 by


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

New Honda 'Green Dealer Guide' Spells Out Energy Efficiency For Dealership Buildings

As global attention increasingly focuses on all facets of sustainability, more attention is being paid to the infrastructure that manufactures and sells cars and trucks... read more December 11, 2014 by


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Are Hybrid Drivers More Willing To Walk Away From Fuel-Sipping Cars?

It's a known phenomenon that low gas prices depress sales of hybrids and other green cars, but how strong is that affect? Cheaper fuel may cause buyers to refrain from... read more November 15, 2014 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Cheapest Electric Car, Under $10K: Only For Tesla-Hating Car Dealers

The days of finding a brand-new car for less than five figures appear to be over. Officially, the cheapest new car sold in the U.S. is the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan, which now... read more November 14, 2014 by


 
Frame from 'Benefits of Price Competition' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

Car Dealers Fire Back: Why Negotiating Is Good For Car Buyers (Video)

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to customers over the Internet, and the nation's car dealers--which want to make that practice... read more November 4, 2014 by


 
Fuel gauge

Is Gas Mileage Really The Primary Factor When Buying A Car?

The cost of fuel and environmental concerns have made gas mileage a more important factor for new-car buyers, but how much more important? There are plenty of things to... read more October 22, 2014 by


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On Tesla, Ban Direct Sales: UPDATED

Tesla Motors and its supporters have rallied numerous times against attacks on the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, but a Michigan bill banning its online... read more October 16, 2014 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of... read more September 19, 2014 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Wins Dealer Battle In MA: Direct Sales, Stores Are Legal

In the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and car-dealer associations, the electric-car maker has now added another victory to its tally. Massachusetts' highest court... read more September 17, 2014 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese... read more September 9, 2014 by


 

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