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Hyundai-Kia Discusses “Electrification” Catch-Up Plan

Lee Ki-Sang, in charge of Hyundai Motor Group’s eco-car powertrain division, shared his thoughts about electrification with Automotive News. The South Korean carmaker, that consist two brands – Hyundai and Kia, plans to leapfrog to the front of the industry’s pack and compete with Toyota. By 2020, 26 electrified cars…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 40

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March 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

We can now officially end the “low gas prices hurt plug-in vehicles sales” argument as March banks a 5th consecutive monthly record in the US. Additionally, March had another unexpected bonus surprise, a new all-time record for the US. For March, and estimated ~13,725 plug-ins were sold, good for an impressive…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 31

Kia Soul EV

Kia Has Now Sold Over 10,000 Soul EV Worldwide

Since starting sales in April of 2014 through late January 2016, Kia has sold 10,210 Soul EV worldwide in less than two years. The numbers remains low versus expectations, but have been accelerating of late, as the last 5,000 were sold in over five months. Demand for electric Soul comes mainly from…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 25

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February 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

For the first 9 months of 2015 the plug-in vehicle sales report for the United States was littered with disappoint thanks to aging and out-going models not selling very well.  Thankfully, September saw the tides change, and record setting months have since followed. For February, a 4th consecutive monthly record was set…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 23