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Hybrid Cars Sales Jump 20% in May

US hybrid cars sales saw a 20% jump in sales in May, the overall car market saw a 12.3% increase in sales so hybrids are outperforming the market by a large margin. The best seller is still the Toyota Prius (14,248 units), making up over half of all sales and the break out performance by the Ford Fusion Hybrid, with sales up 64% (2,486 units) for May, has surprised more than a few analysts. Toyota is still seeing some sales damage thought to be caused by the recent recall-nightmare with both the Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid seeing a drop in sales, this buyer caution surrounding Toyota cars may be responsible for the jump in sales of non-Toyota hybrids like the Fusion, the Nissan Ultima Hybrid (+253.6% | 1,167 units) and the Chevy Silverado Hybrid (+179.4% | 299 units). Lanjut →

Fisker To Ship 100 Hybrid Electric Cars This Year

Fisker Automotive will be shipping between 70 and 100 cars before the end of 2010 as part of a large scale test of their Karma model hybrid electric car according to Ray Lane a managing partner in the U.S. venture capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who are large shareholders in the still relatively new car company. The cars will be produced by Valmet Automotive in Finland, Valmet is contracted to build the Karma and will begin mass production in February 2011 by which time Fisker is hoping to be building and selling approximately 15,000 cars per year. Lanjut →

The Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is possibly the most hotly anticipated hybrid electric car we have yet seen, it’s more affordable than a Tesla Roadster, more available than a Fisker Karma and much, much cooler than the Nissan Leaf or Toyota Prius. The good news is that the Volt is coming sooner rather than later, in fact the first Volt has already rolled off the assembly line in Lanjut →

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was one of the worst kept secrets of the New York Auto Show and even with all the advance notice we still can’t decide if we like the design or hate it with a passion. The Hybrid Sonata has some rather obvious external design cues from the Mercedes line-up (look at the side profile and you’ll see what I mean) and that front grill could clear snow from the streets of all of Cleveland. Lanjut →

The 2011 Lincoln MKV Hybrid

With US automakers playing catch up with their European and Japanese rivals the upcoming New York Autoshow should have a few surprises in store. The 2011 Lincoln MKV Hybrid is due to be officially released at the big apple’s autoshow, so far the claimed 41 mpg is generating a lot of interest and puts the hybrid at the top of the fuel economy pecking order for mid-sized sedans hybrid or otherwise Lanjut →

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