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    By The Numbers: March 2014: The 'Even Is The New Up' Edition
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    "Now and again, I get the feeling, well if I don't win, I'm gonna break even," Tom Petty sang on his 1994 nugget You Wreck Me. And while we're not out to wreck any hybrids or electric vehicles, it's safe to say that the sentiment of that lyric is an appropriate one when analyzing last month's ...

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    By The Numbers: February 2014: The What now? edition
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    Gas prices are up. There are more hybrid and plug-in vehicle models available to the public than ever. Nissan's doing great with its Leaf and Tesla continues to exceed sales expectations with its Model S. And yet advanced-powertrain and alt-fuel vehicle sales continue to crater compared to the ...

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    By The Numbers: January 2014: Happy blue year?
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    Green-car enthusiasts are probably hoping that Toyota's Super Bowl ad with the Muppets will pay for some brand equity with the Japanese automaker because soft demand for the company's batch of hybrids continue to sink US green-car sales. Green car sales plunged almost 14 percent from last ...

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    By The Numbers: October 2013: The Doldrums Continue Edition
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    Anyone hoping September's flatlining of US green-car sales was an aberration will be disappointed. October's numbers are in and they're not much better. With gas prices working their way down from their summertime highs, Americans continued to show tempered enthusiasm for hybrids, plug-ins and ...

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    Confirmed: 'Huge interest' in VW XL1 doesn't mean production will be increased
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    The Volkswagen XL1 will be expensive (roughly $145,000 US, if reports are to be believed) but that doesn't mean buyers aren't interested in the sleek, hyper-efficient machine. InAutoNews reports that more people are telling VW they want to buy the 261-mpg car than VW plans to make. We asked VW's ...

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    By The Numbers: August 2013: Everything's Coming Up Green Edition
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    After plateauing earlier this year, US green car sales are settling into a steady pattern of chalking up year-over-year increases in the 30 percent to 50 percent range. Last month, Toyota and Ford both sold their hybrids to a broader range of customers. Plug-in vehicle sales also received a boost ...

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    By The Numbers: May 2013: Green-car sales rise 30% compared to 2012
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    Were American's going through hybrid withdrawal? That's a question worth asking after US advanced-powertrain sales jumped in May following a few months of relatively tepid demand. Plug-in vehicle sales rose even faster, at a 69 percent clip, to 5,694 vehicles (not including the Tesla Model S, ...

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    By The Numbers: September alt-fuel sales continue rapid clip, plug-ins sell 5,000+ for first time ever
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    For the second straight month – and the third out of the last four – U.S. alt-fuel sales in September doubled year-earlier totals as consumers gravitated towards advanced-powertrain vehicles. Monthly plug-in vehicle sales eclipsed the 5,000 mark for the first time ever because of ...

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    Official: Diesel sales jump, we ask "how high"? (35 percent)
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    It may come as a shock, but diesel cars are doing well outside of their traditional European home. The just-released Mazda CX-5 shows that diesels are selling beyond expectations in Japan, but the real story is that we might be seeing the start of a golden era for diesel-powered cars in the U.S. ...

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    Report: Diesel-powered Mazda CX-5s beating gas versions 3-1 in Japan
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    Most people who follow the auto industry know that diesels are popular in Europe – and more and more so in the U.S. – but it appears Mazda underestimated how many people in Japan want an oil burner. According to the Nikkei, Mazda expected to sell just 1,000 CX-5s a month in Japan, but ...

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    By The Numbers: Monthly record sales for Prius, Volt help drive up March alt-fuel sales almost 40%
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    Rising gas prices may not have lifted all alt-fuel vehicles last month, but they did a pretty good job for some of the higher profile models. Overall, U.S. March sales of hybrids, extended-range plug-in hybrids, battery-electrics and diesels jumped about 40 percent from a year earlier as both the ...

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    Study: U.S. diesel auto sales up 27% in 2011 while hybrid share shrinks
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    A plethora of new diesel offerings is driving sales, according to a new report from the Diesel Technology Forum. Sales of diesels rose 27.4 percent in 2011, according to numbers from HybridCars.com and market researchers Baum and Associates. The Diesel Technology Forum pegs the overall market ...

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    Diesel passenger vehicles sales slip 13% in September; VW, BMW on top
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    Oil-sippers failed to make even the slightest of dents in the U.S.' hybrid-heavy green vehicle scene. Through the end of September 2011, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. were up 30.9 percent, compared to the same nine-month period in 2010. However, at only 7,663 total units sold ...

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    Diesel vehicle sales up 37% in August 2011; VW Jetta TDI remains on top
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    Through the end of August, sales of diesel vehicles in the U.S. were up 37.0 percent, compared to the same eight-month period in 2010. Led by the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI, diesel vehicles appear on track to slowly inch their way up the sales charts, though their tally of 8,808 vehicles ...

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    Rising gas prices hike up hybrid, diesel, subcompact vehicle sales in first quarter of 2011
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    U.S. sales of hybrid, diesel and subcompact vehicles outpaced the automotive industry's overall growth in the first quarter of 2011, according to a report released by Baum and Associates, a firm that specializes in forecasting and market research related to the auto industry. Sales of hybrid ...

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    Ford's Kuzak: diesels "don't make sense" for Americans
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    Sometimes, it's what automakers don't offer in the U.S. that creates a stir – the diesel engine being one prime example. For years, U.S. buyers have been left out in the cold (mostly) while Europeans have had a vast selection of efficient, diesel-powered vehicles to choose from. With fuel ...

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    Diesels dominate in France; capture over 70% of sales in January
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    Aside from some clean diesel models offered by German automaker Audi and parent company Volkswagen, oil-burning vehicles, in general, have not fared well in the U.S. However, over in France, diesels dominate the market. In January, diesel-fueled models accounted for 70.7 percent of vehicle ...

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    Audi diesel sales soar in November; TDI model accounts for 69% of A3 sales
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    Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The November sales numbers have been reported and Audi's diesel models are moving off lots at a rapid clip. Overall, Audi sold a total of 9,365 vehicles last month, a 37.5 percent increase over the 6,810 vehicles sold in November of 2009. ...

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    U.S. sales of clean diesel models buck auto industry's slumping trend
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    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last month, the U.S. automotive industry experienced its weakest August sales since 1983. Overall, sales dropped off nearly 21 percent from the numbers recorded during the Cash-for-Clunkers-boosted month of ...

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    Sales of diesel-powered vehicles overtake gas models for first time ever in UK
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    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the recent introduction of several new models featuring modern, clean diesel engines, many buyers in the UK have decided that it's finally time to give diesel a try. For the month of July, the Society of ...

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