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Toyota hybrid car sales - July 2015

Toyota Hybrid Sales Stalled, While Plug-In Prius Drops

Since Prius was introduced and sold in volume, Toyota has always been associated with hybrids. In the US alone, Toyota and Lexus now offer 12 hybrid models. Recently, the Japanese company announced sales of 8,000,000 hybrids worldwide, but something jammed up in Toyota machine. Toyota was selling around 1,250,000 hybrids…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 33


World’s 500th Tesla Supercharger Now Online

The 500th Tesla Supercharger went online this week, according to Tesla Motors Club forum and confirmed by Tesla itself:  502 Supercharger stations with 2,832 Superchargers Some are saying that 500th unit is in Fountain Valley, CA. Anyways, that’s huge milestone achieved by still relatively new and small company in the…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 50

Deemed Ugliest Car of 2014

California, The Netherlands and Québec Launch International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance

An unusual International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (ZEV Alliance) was launched by California, The Netherlands and Québec, Canada. The goal is to accelerate global adoption of electric cars. “Large-scale adoption of electric-drive vehicles (called zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, and including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles) is essential for…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 18

BMW i3 On Autoline

Autoline: BMW i3 Deep Dive – Video

The BMW i3 is the focus of this episode of Autoline After Hours.  Special guests John Kelly, BMW product manager, and Gary Witzenburg, freelance auto writer with previous connections to GM’s EV1 program, are on hand to discuss the i3. The i3 discussion is at the start of the video…

2 days ago by Electric CarsTV 7

Does The Tesla Model S Displace The Fuel Cell Movement?

Forbes Ranks Tesla As World’s Most Innovative Company

Forbes recently released its 2015 rankings of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, in which first place belongs to Tesla Motors. This was the first time Tesla Motors was included on the list, as there are some criteria like seven years of public financial data (Facebook is still too young to…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 2

The first batch of e6 taxis to integrate the Montevideo fleet

Uruguay Adds 50 BYD e6 Taxis To Fleet

BYD is entering Uruguay with delivery of 50 all-electric e6 taxi in Montevideo. This is another project in South America, as the Chinese company earlier delivered 45 e6 taxis in Bogota, Colombia. Before introduction, the vehicles were in testing since February this year. There are some 5,000 taxis in Uruguay…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 9

Aldi Quick Charger

Aldi To Offer Free Charging In Germany

Discount retailer Aldi will offer free fast charging at approximately 50 locations in Germany. Here’s the press blast: Shop at affordable prices – recharge for free ALDI SÜD introduces free quick-charging stations for electric vehicles in Düsseldorf 47 sites with RWE charging stations planned RWE is the technology partner and…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 3