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    Lesson learned, again: lower gas prices hurt hybrid sales
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    Between declining gas prices and an improving economy, full-size pickup sales in the US are up 6.5 percent year to date and represent the best-selling vehicle line in two-thirds of US states, according to TrueCar. And the economy is a rising tide of sorts for most vehicle sectors, as gas-powered ...

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    Report: Tesla trying to keep Model X demand low for now
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    When running a business, having to throttle the hype for a new product isn't such a terrible problem to have. That's exactly was Tesla is doing with its Model X SUV, which is slated to go on sale next year. During a quarterly earnings call (transcript available here), Tesla CEO Elon Musk ...

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    Report: Cheaper lease prices move some EVs to sold-out status in California
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    Prospective electric-vehicle drivers may have to do some California Dreamin' if they want to get a new EV in the Golden State because – surprise – people like EVs when they drop in price. The Honda Fit EV and the Fiat 500e are among the plug-in models that have seen a jump in demand ...

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    Gas prices not scaring car buyers as much this time around
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    With gasoline prices soaring this year, one might assume, justifiably, that hybrid and fuel-efficient small vehicle demand must also be on the rise, mimicking the market situation in 2008. However, history may not be repeating itself this time around. AutoPacific President George Peterson says, ...

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    U.S. demand for gasoline sets all-time record for March, trend expected to continue throughout summer
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    Apparently the slew of hybrids and a handful of electric vehicles on the roads here have had little, if any, impact on gasoline consumption. The numbers for March show that we are more thirsty for the stuff than ever. According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), our refineries produced more ...

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    2006 may be remembered as highest ethanol prices, demand
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    As we've been reporting, demand for ethanol has been extremely high this year. The cause is not just due to consumer demand but government mandates to double the ethanol supply by 2015 and to replace MTBE, a petroleum additive. According to analyst Tom Kloza, the demand adds as much as 30 cents per ...

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