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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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Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of... read more May 7, 2015 by


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid on the Nurburgring

Toyota Prius Plug-In Production To End In June; New One Coming Next Year

A redesigned Toyota Prius hybrid is on the way, although it may not go on sale in the U.S. until next year. When it does, it will likely be followed in due course by... read more May 5, 2015 by


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

2015 Chevrolet Volt Production Ends To Retool For All-New 2016 Volt Launch

General Motors will stop production of the current-generation 2015 Chevrolet Volt next month as it prepares to launch the all-new 2016 model. A production stoppage will give... read more April 10, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

Given its attractive looks, it's not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. While the partially... read more April 1, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S P85D Hot Rod Now Has Shortest Delivery Time

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car is arguably the world's quickest production sedan, but it now seems to have another speedy distinction. That's because the most expensive... read more March 11, 2015 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

It's often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign. General Motors is increasing production... read more February 17, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

While Tesla likely won't reveal last year's total production of Model S electric cars until it releases year-end financial results, it has said it expected to build 33,000... read more January 16, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Strong Demand For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe May Presage Production Rise

The 2015 BMW i8 coupe's futuristic styling gained our attention when we test drove it earlier this year, and apparently we're not the only ones. Demand for the sleek plug-in... read more November 25, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hiring At Second California Facility, Ex-Chrysler Plant

While its proposed $5 billion "Gigafactory" grabs headlines, Tesla Motors has quietly been setting other expansion plans in motion as well. The company is seeking workers for... read more April 28, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Why A Gigafactory? Tesla Used 1/3 Of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

The 210,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold around the world last year used a lot of lithium-ion batteries. But if startup automaker Tesla Motors has its way, it will soon... read more February 26, 2014 by


 
Slide from Tesla Motors press conference at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

Car production data may cause some eyes to glaze over, but the numbers are closely followed in the auto industry. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors doesn't report its exact... read more January 15, 2014 by


 
GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the... read more December 5, 2013 by


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Supplies Tight In 'Rolling Release'

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the... read more November 22, 2013 by


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric Sports Cars Delayed Over Factory Deal

Detroit Electric, which earlier this year unveiled an electric sports car designed to rival vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, was set to produce its first car this month... read more August 26, 2013 by


 

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