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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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    By The Numbers: September 2014: A tiny-step-in-the-right-direction edition
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    Fans of small victories will appreciate the "progress" that Americans made with their purchases of green-car vehicles last month. Automakers and everyone else, though, will scratch their heads. That's because green-car sales had their fourth straight down month in September, as Americans ...

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    Report: 2014 EV sales up 91 percent over last year's numbers in Europe
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    Electric-vehicle sales may be leveling off a bit in the US, but across the Pond, that's not the case. Nope, European drivers appear to be plugging in at a progressively faster rate, as EV sales during the first half of the year jumped 91 percent from a year earlier, Automotive News Europe says, ...

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    Report: Tesla Model X reservations 20,000 strong and counting
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    Those falcon wing doors appear appropriate for the Tesla Model X, as pre-orders for the battery-electric SUV are flying. That's what Gas2.0 is saying, citing various sources. So despite Model X deliveries not happening until the spring of 2015, folks are lining up. Company spokeswoman Alexis ...

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    By The Numbers: August 2014: The this-looks-bad edition [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: The story's been updated to factor in General Motors' complete advanced-powertrain sales numbers. Is a down market the "new normal" for US green-car vehicle sales? That's what analysts and advanced-powertrain advocates may be asking after green-car sales turned in their third straight ...

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    By The Numbers: July 2014: Summertime blues edition
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    Heaven help the analyst trying to get a handle on year-over-year green-car sales numbers, because there is little rhyme or reason to them. Just when one would think the usual summertime bump in gas prices may spur more Americans to buy hybrids, plug-ins or diesels, the industry turns in another ...

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    Study: Here's where green cars are the most popular
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    As we've already learned, 2013 was a pretty big year for diesel and hybrid sales. According to registration data, there are now 7 million diesel passenger vehicles and 2.8 million hybrids on the roads in the US. Diesel registrations grew by 410,040 last year, and hybrids increased by 531,385. ...

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    By The Numbers: May 2014: Good-news-just-got-better edition
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    Advanced-powertrain vehicle sales continued to warm up with the weather, as Americans in May stepped up their purchases of hybrids, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and diesels. US green-car sales for May rose 14 percent from a year earlier to 68,189 units, while plug-in vehicle sales jumped ...

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    Study: IHS: EVs sales are better than you might think
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    Plug-in vehicles are getting a lot more done during their proverbial senior year than hybrids ever did. IHS Automotive is poking holes into the theory that plug-in vehicles aren't selling as well by comparing them to hybrids at the same stage the technology's evolution. Turns out, the plug-ins ...

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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: December 2013: Not quite time to panic yet
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    So, the good news in December for green-car advocates as that Nissan Leaf sales continued their gangbuster climb. And Honda picked up some proverbial steam. But that's about it. In all, Americans bought 48,553 hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electrics and diesels last month. US green car ...

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    By The Numbers: November 2013: Doldrums Edition, Pt. 2
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    Proponents of advanced-powertrain vehicles may want us to start including the Tesla Model S in their monthly US calculations. Even though Tesla doesn't give out monthly sales totals, without counting sales of the luxury electric sedan, the green-car story just isn't getting much better. ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius still most popular car in California
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    More than one in every five Prius vehicles sold in the US is sold in California. In California, the sun rises over the Eastern Sierras, sets over the Pacific and the Toyota Prius remains the most popular car around. The world's best selling family of hybrids moved 33,987 units in California ...

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    Report: Tesla's 8.4% market share beats Audi A8, BMW 7 Series
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    If you visualize the US luxury-car market as a carton of a dozen eggs (some reporters perpetually have food on the brain), you can figure that one of the those eggs looks an awful lot like a Tesla Model S. At least, it does according to numbers from the Electrification Coalition, which studied US ...

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    Report: Plug-ins surpass hybrids' early-market growth rate in the US
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    Electric vehicle advocates like to note that electric vehicles' instant torque provides out-of-the-gate acceleration that belies the cars' tree-hugging nature. Now, the Electrification Coalition is saying that plug-in sales are following suit with their own quick start. In a study released this ...

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    Report: Ford will pass its own annual hybrid record seven months early
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    What used to take Ford a year now takes less than five months. The automaker continues to expand its stable of hybrid-electric and plug-in vehicle models, and that's one reason why the company is about to pass its previous annual hybrid-sales record this month, Bloomberg News says. Through the ...

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    By The Numbers: April 2013: Prius Sales Slow, Competition Grows Edition
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    Year-over-year advanced-powertrain sales numbers in the US continued to slow last month as Japanese automakers like Toyota and Honda failed to hit the demand levels seen in 2012. A surge in Nissan Leaf sales, which helped push plug-in sales up 41 percent from a year earlier, and demand for newer ...

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    Official: Diesel, hybrid sales rocket past overall US market growth rate
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    Hybrid sales have grown rapidly in the US during the past couple of years – well outpacing the overall automotive market – and it looks like diesel sales are beginning to follow that trajectory as well. US hybrid light-duty vehicle registrations have jumped 34 percent from 2010 ...

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    By The Numbers: March 2013: Flat Numbers Hide A Turbulent Story Edition
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    Last month, sales of advanced-powertrain vehicles illustrated what appears to be a zero-sum gain situation: newer plug-in models and record sales of the Nissan Leaf battery electric were offset by a drop in demand for variants of the Toyota Prius hybrid, leaving overall green car sales virtually ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf has best sales month ever with 2,236, Chevy Volt steady at 1,478
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    It's been a slow couple months for the Nissan Leaf, with sales hovering around 650 for each of the first two months of the year. Throughout the slowdown (late last year, monthly sales totals were closer to 1,500), Nissan representatives kept saying there was no need to worry, that once production ...

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