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  • Electric Car Sales to Double in 2013

    Electric Car Sales to Double in 2013

    by Anton Wahlman The Street February 4, 2013 Sales of plug-in electric and hybrid cars in the U.S. basically tripled in 2012, from little over 17,000 cars to little over 50,000 cars… Whatever the number will be in 2013, it will be a lot higher than it was in 2012, and in 2014 it will be higher still. I can guarantee it. Read more…

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  • Hybrids, electric cars lead charge in January sales for Ford

    Hybrids, electric cars lead charge in January sales for Ford

    by Karl Henkel, Detroit News, Jan. 31, 2013 Ford Motor Co.’s electrified vehicles will help boost its January auto sales, an early indicator of what could be a record-setting year for the Dearborn automaker’s growing hybrid and electric lineup. Led by the new Fusion Hybrid midsize sedan, Ford said it expects to report sales of at least 5,500 hybrids for January, which would shatter the company’s sales record for the month. Read more…

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  • Europe’s Big Bet on EVs and Hybrids

    Europe’s Big Bet on EVs and Hybrids

    by Christopher F. Schuetze International Herald Tribune January 28, 2012 If you build it, they will come. That’s the bet behind an ambitious plan to boost the number of electric vehicles and hybrids plying European roads by making electric charging stations nearly as common as gas stations. The European Union wants to build a half million charging stations by 2020. Read more…

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  • Memo from Detroit Auto Show:  “We’re hiring!”

    Memo from Detroit Auto Show: “We’re hiring!”

    Even during the darkest days of the U.S. auto industry, when industry giants GM and Chrysler faced bankruptcy in 2009 and threatened to take hundreds of supplier firms with them, the Detroit Auto Show was still a place to see innovative car designs and the latest in automotive technology. Back then, however, the Motor City’s annual celebration of its hometown industry wasn’t much of a place to go job-hunting. Four years later, it’s a different story.

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  • Nissan Likely to Launch U.S. Hybrid Production

    Nissan Likely to Launch U.S. Hybrid Production

    by Paul A. Eisenstein The Detroit Bureau January 24, 2013 Nissan is likely to start producing a new generation of hybrid-electric vehicles at its assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee in the near future. The Infiniti JX is among the first models assembled in the U.S. that will be equipped with Nissan’s new 1-motor/2-clutch hybrid system, senior sources told TheDetroitBureau.com. Other American-made models, including the new Altima and Pathfinder, along with next-generation versions of the Rogue and Murano may also add […]

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  • Hybrid cars are near a tipping point

    Hybrid cars are near a tipping point

    by Jim Motavalli Mother Nature Network January 24, 2012 …According to Craig Giffi of Deloitte, younger consumers really want fuel efficiency (89 percent want their next car to have better mileage). “Gen Y consumers view hybrid technology as proven and reliable,” Giffi said. It doesn’t hurt that hybrid cars often have the latest shiny infotainment technology, because the survey shows that younger buyers want their vehicle to be an iPad on wheels. Read more…

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