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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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2016 Toyota RAV4 SE

Average new-car fuel economy keeps falling as SUVs surge

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in April fell again as SUV sales remained strong. Two separate analyses show a drop in fuel economy last month, continuing a trend... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Is China the key to all those Tesla Model 3 deposits?

So far, around 400,000 people have put down refundable deposits for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, according to the company. That's an impressive amount of interest... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla projects total 2016 sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars

Tesla Motors projects sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars in 2016, and now believes it will produce 500,000 cars per year by 2018, rather than 2020. Those two goals were... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In is 4th electric to reach 100,000 sales

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid won't go on sale in the U.S. until later this year, but it's been available in Europe and Japan for some time now. In those markets... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, April 2016: Model S sales ludicrous

With the Stanley Cup destined to be won by an American team for the 23rd straight year, Canadian hockey fans seemingly spent the month of April shopping. The country's... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for April 2016: Volt romps, Leaf stagnates (update)

After the usual winter doldrums at the start of the year, April proved to be a good month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. March was a record-breaking month, and as... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Renault delivers 50,000th Zoe electric car

50,000th Renault Zoe electric car delivered (after 200,000 Nissan Leafs)

The Nissan Leaf may be the best-selling electric car in history, with more than 200,000 sales, but the Renault half of the Renault-Nissan Alliance can now trumpet a milestone... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90

Volvo's ambitious sales plans: 1 million electric & plug-in hybrid cars by 2025

Right now, Volvo only sells two plug-in hybrid models—soon to be four—and no all-electric cars. But within a decade, it hopes to become one of the biggest sellers... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. electric-car sales finally take off after long lag

After years of low sales and tepid government support, U.K. plug-in electric car sales are taking off, five years after the first modern electric cars hit the road. Sales... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2016: springing forward

Though many countries opt out of daylight savings time, the Canadian auto market always "springs forward" in March. Last month set a Canuck record for total March auto sales... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

Diesel scandal hurts VW sales in Europe and U.S., not China

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal continues to affect Volkswagen sales, but not in every market. In March, sales once again fell in the U.S. and VW's home market of... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. They're very nice to drive. Many... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

While U.S. plug-in sales were flat last year, rest of world soared

After four years of steady growth, U.S. plug-in electric car sales were essentially flat last year. Low gas prices and increased demand for SUVs had a dampening effect on the... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
One millionth Lexus hybrid delivered to owner Aldo Pirronello in Milan, Italy

Lexus has sold 1 million luxury hybrid vehicles in 11 years

Toyota is the world's top producer and promoter of hybrid cars, and its enthusiasm extends to its Lexus luxury brand as well. So while other luxury carmakers' interest in... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

Norway is a case study in the effectiveness of electric-car incentives. The Scandinavian country is known as the friendliest place in the world for electric cars, thanks to... read more April 13, 2016 by


 

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