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California Bill Would Slash Sales Tax On Greenest New Vehicles

California Bill Would Slash Sales Tax On Greenest New Vehicles

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would cut the sales tax on green cars in the state by more than half. It calls for reducing the sales tax on battery-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to 3.06 percent, compared to the current 7.5 percent. ALSO SEE... read more

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2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid & Energi Models To Get $900 Price Cut

It's well known that sales of hybrid cars rise and fall in line with gas prices. In recent months, that's led to lower sales for hybrids as gasoline falls to $2 per gallon or... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Full-Size Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Chicago Auto Show

At today's Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi showed off a new concept for a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Called the Concept GC-PHEV, the large and angular... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Kia Optima concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it's time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Winter Slump Sets In

Last year's U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars were the highest on record, but now the traditional winter sales slump has set in with a bang. Electric car sales usually dip... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
Kia Trail'ster Concept teaser image, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Trail'ster Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV? (UPDATED)

Kia has now issued another teaser photo of the "rugged runabout" crossover utility vehicle concept it will unveil next week at the Chicago Auto Show, and it now has a name... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Gene Rubin]

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014, To 118,500

Plug-in electric car sales during 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, to total roughly 118,500. Last year's total represents a 27-percent gain over calendar year 2013. It's... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype: UPDATED

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come

It's been more than six years since fabled investor Warren Buffet bought 10 percent of BYD Autos, one of the few independent Chinese automakers. At that time, the company had... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
Screen capture from first 2016 Chevrolet Volt video ad, Jan 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt TV Ad Released 6 Months Before Car

One of the biggest concerns among electric-car advocates is GM's ability to create and sustain a smart, coherent, clever, and explanatory marketing campaign for its new 2016... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid On Sale In Q2 Of 2016, Now

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has now been on sale in Europe and Japan for more than two years, but U.S. buyers will still have to wait a while to get their hands... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
Via Motors extended-range electric pickup truck

Via's Plug-In Hybrid Trucks Will Sell 50,000 A Year By 2018, Company Says

Via Motors may have only recently begun delivering its first extended-range electric vehicles to fleets, but it expects the business to grow dramatically over the next few... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Plans Hybrids, Electric Cars & More: 5 Questions With Green R&D Head Ki-Sang Lee

The Hyundai Motor Group, encompassing both the Hyundai and Kia brands, is known as one of the most aggressive competitors in the global auto business. And the company has big... read more January 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Seats Five, But Not (Really) On A Fifth Seat

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, its designers and engineers say, carries many features requested by owners of the first-generation Volt built from 2011 through this year. Among... read more January 19, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Video

Hyundai launched its new 2015 Sonata mid-size sedan last year, but the Hybrid model carried over unchanged. Now, at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show Hyundai has taken the wraps off... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Is The 2016 Chevy Volt GM's Future Hybrid System In Disguise?

At 50 miles, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt offers the longest range of any plug-in hybrid (though the range-extended BMW i3 electric car is rated at 72 miles). Announced this week... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 

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