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    Read This: On the perils of comparing early plug-in, hybrid sales
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    When it comes to predicting plug-in vehicle sales during their early years of market availability and how they compare with the early hybrids a decade ago, the forecast calls for...fog. Analysts pointing to higher-at-this-stage-of-the-game sales for plug-ins may be overly optimistic about plug-in ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy Malibu hybrid cancelled as four-banger improves fuel efficiency
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    D'oh! General Motors will discontinue the 2014 model-year Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid because of the improved fuel efficiency of the Chevy Malibu's new four-cylinder engine, Fox News says. The culprit, if you want to call it that, is the new stop-start system that shuts down the four-banger when ...

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    Official: 2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid gets $20 price increase, starts at $19,995*
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    Honda is pretty much holding the line on pricing for its CR-Z hybrid hatchback. For the 2014 model year, Honda is increasing the base price by a mere twenty dollars to $19,995, keeping the model's price just under that magic $20,000 figure. For the fully equipped CR-Z EX, Honda was a little more ...

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    Report: Jaguar Land Rover wants hybrid tech partner
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    For Jaguar Land Rover, a dual-energy-source powertain requires a two-company investment. Word is, JLR is looking for a partner to develop a cleaner, better hybrid powertrain. The vehicle maker, long known for its SUVs and really heavy cars, is in discussions with other automakers about joining up ...

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    Official: XL Hybrids' new, third-generation powertrain cuts fuel use by 21%
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    'XL' often means "bigger," but a new powertrain from Massachusetts-based startup XL Hybrids actually shrinks your fuel budget. About 21 percent smaller, to be precise. XL Hybrids is announcing the debut of its XL3 hybrid powertrain, with intentions of starting to install it on General Motors and ...

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    By The Numbers: September 2013: Prius Sales Drop Proves To Be Bellwether Edition
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    Could the loss of Labor Day make that big of a difference in green-car sales? That's what some folks will likely be asking now that we know that September sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles and diesels came in below 2012 figures. The drop off between September 2012 ...

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    Official: GM China shows off electrification efforts with wide range of e-powertrains
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    As of earlier this year, China is General Motors' largest new vehicle market, as measured by new model sales. Given the company's focus on electrification, it makes sense that GM would want to show off some electrified vehicles there. That's just what happened as an "electrification workshop" in ...

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    Report: Chrysler ready to hire EV engineers again?
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    In a development that may fall under the "dogs and cats living together-mass hysteria" category (quote courtesy of Ghostbusters), Chrysler might finally be ready to commit significant resources towards developing electric-drive powertrains as a way to boost its fleetwide fuel economy. So says ...

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    Report: Range Rover hybrids getting 40 mpg on Silk Road challenge drive
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    No, Land Rover's Range Rover hybrids can't drive on water. But they can survive some hardcore conditions. The hybrids are about half way through an intense "Silk Road" voyage from London to Mumbai and are surviving quite nicely, thank you very much. Hybrid Cars reports that the seven Range ...

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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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    Official: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid ups rating to 50 mpg city
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    It was just a few months ago that Honda was saying the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid would enter the crowded hybrid market with a 49-mpg city fuel economy rating. As it turns out, like other automakers of late, Honda didn't get its mpg number quite right. But unlike Ford and Hyundai, which each had to ...

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    Report: Swiss engineers working on 80-mpg CNG-diesel-electric hybrid
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    Automakers have a tough sell reaching fuel economy standards in the US and Europe. Swiss researchers think the solution will have to come from a fusion of the technologies. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new engine that they say could get the ...

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    Report: Toyota Camry Hybrid coming soon to India, 15 more hybrids due worldwide
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    For most of the world, the Prius comes first to mind when listing Toyota hybrids. For India, though, it'll be the Camry. The Japanese automaker started making a gas-powered version of the mid-sized sedan in the country last year and is now about to start producing what will be the first ...

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    Exclusive: Ford: We didn't overstate C-Max Hybrid mpg, low numbers were a surprise
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    There's kind of a lot to digest in the news about the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid EPA label change. In fact, as we tried to really understand how and why Ford downrated the car's fuel economy from 47 miles per gallon across the board to 43 mpg (combined, with 45 city and 40 on the highway) we learned ...

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    Report: CR gets back to basics with sensible mileage tricks [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports seems to be taking on a different tactic than it did a few months ago on fuel economy. The publication took Ford and the US Environmental Protection Agency to task for overstating mileage ratings on the C-Max and Fusion hybrids in late 2012. Then, earlier this year, CR said ...

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    By The Numbers: July 2013: Good Times With Green Car Sales Edition
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    Americans appear to be re-embracing their inner tree-hugger, as the growth in US green-car sales again accelerated last month. July ended up having the second-fastest growth rate of the year. July US sales of hybrids, plug-ins and diesels jumped 50 percent from 2012. July US sales of ...

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    Official: Ford puts more green in green-car production
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    'Follow the money,' states the old axiom, and when it comes to green-car production, Ford is doing just that. The US automaker is boosting its number of electrification-engineering staff by 50 percent this year to 500 workers while sinking $50 million in its electrified-vehicle development ...

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    Report: More Peugeot 208 FE details emerge, including estimated 135 MPGe
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    We knew the Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE concept shun slurping gas, but we admit we're impressed that the previous mention of 100+ miles per gallon equivalent might actually be a stunning 135 MPGe. The apparently extremely gas-thrifty 208 Hybrid FE concept car, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor ...

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    Report: Yo-Auto will cut Yo-Mobile hybrid annual production in half
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    Yo-Auto, the Mikhail Prokhorov-owned automaker that's been making plans to build the first Russia-made hybrid car, will scale down production of its Yo-Mobile to less than half of its previous goal when the car goes live in 2015, Ria Novosti reports, citing company executive Andrei Ginzburg. The ...

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    Report: Next-gen Honda Fit Hybrid could get 85 mpg in Japan
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    Honda continues to tease us hybrid-thirsty Americans by revealing more details (or letting them leak out) about its next-generation Fit Hybrid. The upcoming Fit, which is known as the Jazz overseas, will get a whopping 85 miles per gallon on the lenient JC08 Japanese driving test cycle. That'd ...

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