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    Study: Diesel vehicle sales up 27.5% so far in 2012
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    Through the first six months of the year, Americans purchased 61,214 diesel-powered vehicles, not including heavy-duty diesel pickup trucks, according to a study by HybridCars.com and Baum and Associates. That figure represents a 27.5-percent improvement over the previous year. Not counting HD ...

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    A decade on, survey suggests buyers still don't understand hybrid cars
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    In this year's State of the Union address, President Obama proclaimed that there would be one million electric vehicles on the road in the United States by 2015. Toyota recently celebrated the building of the company's three millionth hybrid worldwide. More and more automakers are turning to the ...

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    Meet the man who quietly profits from every hybrid sold
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    Alex Severinsky is a Russian man who came to the United States in 1978. He graduated from Ukraine's Kharkiv University of Radioelectronics in 1967 before moving on to an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. from Moscow's Institute for Precision Measurements in Radioelectronics and Physics in 1975. That's ...

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    Worldwide Toyota Prius sales crack 2-million mark,10-year anniversary celebration planned
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Toyota Prius, launched in Japan in 1997 and introduced in Europe, North America and other markets in 2000, is without a doubt the best-selling hybrid vehicle ever produced. With a market that spans more than 70 countries and ...

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    Hybrid sales plummet 40% in August; Prius records 37.5% decline
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One month of dreary sales figures doesn't signal the end of the hybrid, but the numbers reported for August hint that without a rise in gas prices, hybrid vehicle sales will likely continue to suffer. Overall hybrid sales dropped ...

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    More details on the 2011 Le Mans technical regulations, now with hybrid power
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    Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On Thursday, June 10, the Automobile Club de L'Ouest (ACO), which organizes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, held its annual press conference and announced new technical regulations for the 2011 event as well as the European ...

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    Report: U.S. government to purchase first 100 Chevy Volts and thousands of hybrids *UPDATE
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an effort to make the government's fleet of vehicles more green, the Obama administration has reportedly announced plans to add more hybrids this year followed by plug-in hybrids next year. The plan should double the number of ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid boasts luxury plus efficiency, but is it enough?
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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this week we reported that Ford had plans to repurpose its very well-received hybrid powertrain in the Lincoln MKZ. Makes sense, right? Both the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan (sister cars of the MKZ) benefit from the ...

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    Report: Diesel and electric vehicles two of many options to meet CAFE regulations
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    New CAFE standards set to take affect in 2015 have automakers in a hurried frenzy. Meeting target CAFE numbers of 35.5 miles per gallon within the short five-year time frame is no easy feat. Current standards, set at a fleet average ...

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    Coming Soon: Downloadable ringtones for your silent electric car?
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    Like to download new ringtones for your phone so that you don't sound like everybody else in the world that opts for the free cell phones from their chosen service provider? The same kind of thing is reportedly in the works for future electric cars. We've been hearing for the last few years that ...

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    Debate rages over whether to extend HOV-lane exemptions for hybrids in CA
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    Besides the potential feeling of environmental superiority, one of the great benefits to having a hybrid in California has been the availability of a magic little sticker set for a vehicle's rear bumper and fender. The "Access OK" tags have allowed its possessors to cruise in the carpool lanes ...

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    REPORT: GM willing to investigate hybrid tech, low-rolling resistance tires if Corvette's survival depends on it
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    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept - Is a hybrid powertrain in the Corvette's future?
    Is GM really considering a hybrid Corvette? Tom Stephens, GM's vice chairman of global product development, says it's a possibility. However, Stephens' comments are based on the new CAFE standards -- 35.5 mpg ...

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    Mercedes-Benz now shipping the S400 Hybrid to US dealers
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz has apparently begun shipping the new S400 BlueHybrid sedan to its US dealer network, as one of our readers spotted one and grabbed a photo of the window sticker. The S400 is Mercedes' first production hybrid ...

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    REPORT: Japan could require hybrids to emit sound
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that hybrid cars have taken the top sales spots in Japan for the last few months, that country's Transport Ministry is reportedly launching an investigation to determine whether it's wise to require hybrid automobiles to emit an ...

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    Lamborghini adding solar power to factory, vows to cut range CO2 35% by 2015
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    In the grand scheme of things, the facilities and products of Lamborghini don't really amount to a hill of beans. After all, the company only has one main factory that produces a few thousand cars a year. While those cars are high-powered and consume a lot of fuel per mile driven, Lamborghini ...

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    Study: 20% of all vehicles sold in U.S. to be hybrids by 2020 [w/POLL]
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    What percentage of new vehicles in the U.S. will be hybrid in the year 2020? Take our poll after the jump!
    According to a recent study conducted by JPMorgan, hybrid sales are about to take off. Last year, there were some 480,000 total hybrid vehicles sold around the world, which represents less ...

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    REPORT: Daimler to open Mercedes hybrid electric research base in MI
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    In an all-too-rare win for Detroit's automaker base, the state of Michigan and Daimler have reportedly reached a deal to see a new Mercedes-Benz hybrid and electric car research and development facility built in neighboring Ann Arbor. Among other things, the facility will develop hybrid ...

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    Hybrid sales slide 9.9% in 2008
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    Despite all the clamor about how hybrids are going to save the planet, cure cancer, facilitate the second coming, etc., sales of battery-pack-mobiles are down nearly ten percent for 2008. At the beginning of 2008, it looked like hybrids were going to have their best year ever, driven by high fuel ...

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    Spawn of Volt: More details on more variants
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    Click above for live high-res gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt
    GM is not going to let the Volt or its E-Flex powertrain get lonely. The first Volt -- the one due in late 2010 -- hasn't been finished yet, yet is so popular that GM is publicly theorizing about how far it can spread the technology ...

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    Report: In 2020, all cars will be hybrids, Toyota think so too
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    In the future, we'll eat all our meals from toothpaste tubes, everyone will be beautiful and healthy, and we won't need cars, what with the proliferation of nuclear-powered jet packs. Prediction is such thorny business, though Toyota isn't making such a fantastical claim by suggesting that each of ...

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