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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:59

Ford’s Hybrid Surge

May 7 -- There’s an unlikely new player in the hybrid-car market: Ford. For much of the past decade, innovation in using electricity to power vehicles has been powered either by foreign companies or by startups: Toyota has made the Prius a household name, and the three Prius models account for about 45 percent of hybrids sold every month. Nissan has invested huge sums to produce the Leaf, an all-electric vehicle made in Tennessee. >>View Article 

May 3 -- Ford Motor Co. (F), seeking to challenge Toyota Motor Corp. (7203)’s dominance in gasoline-electric vehicles, said it will pass its full-year record for U.S. hybrid sales this month on demand for its Fusion and C-Max models. Hybrid deliveries for Ford reached a monthly record 8,481 in April, bringing the total this year to 29,561, said Erich Merkle, U.S. sales analyst for the Dearborn, Michigan-based company. Ford’s annual record for such sales was 35,496 in 2010. >>View Article

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:49

Toyota's Hybrid Vehicle Sales Pass 5 Million

April 17 -- Toyota's global sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have surpassed 5 million in a milestone for a technology that was initially greeted with skepticism.  >>View Article

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:50

Electric Vehicles Here To Stay

March 19 -- The electric vehicle is a smart choice that allows Atlanta to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. More than 1,700 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are registered in Georgia, with roughly 90 percent here in the metro area. >>View Article

March 1 -- General Motors Co. is planning to build as many as 36,000 Chevrolet Volts and other plug-in hybrids for worldwide delivery this year, 20 percent more than in 2012. >>View Article

Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:13

'Dying' EV Industry Set For Growth

February 7 --  Reuters posted an interesting “news” article on February 4th claiming that EVs face a dead end. This article was very selective in its reporting and missed an obvious fact: sales of plug-in vehicles in the U.S. more than tripled in 2012 >>View Article

December 28 -- Six new hybrid vehicle models and eight more plug-ins  will be offered in auto showrooms in 2013 compared to this year, according to automotive forecaster Alan Baum.  >>View Article

December 18 -- You read that right. The first U.S. city to outfit itself entirely with electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is Indianapolis, Indiana. Time to up your game, San Francisco and Austin. Mayor Greg Ballard signed the order mandating that official city-use sedans will be swapped for electrically driven vehicles in the coming year, with more vehicles to follow. >>View Article

Friday, 07 December 2012 15:15

Electric Car Sales Hit Another Record

December 7 -- Electric car sales reached a record in November for the fourth consecutive month as new models like the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in electric hybrid helped juice buyer interest.  >>View Article

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:44

It's Been An Electric Los Angeles Auto Show

December 4 -- There is a significant opportunity up for grabs for the automakers ready to bet on these cars becoming more mainstream within the American market. >>View Article

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