Hybrid-Electric Truck Developments, Plug-In Cars Sales Soar, Tesla Sets Record in Norway & CA Electric-Car Incentives Gone

CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

The Latest Developments in Hybrid-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks[companyInfo]

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The Latest Developments in Hybrid-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks

For fleet managers looking to slash fuel costs and go green, without the “range anxiety” often associated with alternative fuels, diesel hybrid-electric trucks are gaining momentum in the medium-duty market. According to Navigant Research, annual U.S. sales of hybrid-electric medium-duty trucks reached around 900 units in 2013 and are forecasted to exceed 4,400 trucks by 2020 — a four-fold increase. The potential fuel savings is compelling. In the right applications, where there’s a lot of…

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales Cross 400,000 Globally In Three YearsPlug-In Electric Car Sales Cross 400,000 Globally In Three Years

In global terms, plug-in car sales are still a drop in the ocean. That’s to be expected–we’ve only had volume production models for the last three or four years. Disruptive products always take a little while to get going. But global plug-in electric car sales have now topped 400,000 units–a figure expected to rise into the millions by 2016, if expected increases continue. What the number alone doesn’t tell you–but German research group ZSW notes (via Autoblog Green)–is that 400,000 units is around double the number we had a year ago. That, in turn, was…

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Tesla Model S Sets Record For Single-Month Sales In NorwayTesla Model S Sets Record For Single-Month Sales In Norway

In the last few years of electric car sales, the only records cars have been breaking are their own. Nissan, for example, has just had its best March ever for Leaf sales. And we know that globalelectric car sales have doubled each year for the past few years. But now, reports The Wall Street Journal, one electric car has broken an all-time sales record in electric-car friendly Norway. And perhaps unsurprisingly, that car is Tesla’s Model S. Tesla sold…

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CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers GoneCA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California’s legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were successful in spurring sales of hybrids years ago, and they’ve helped sales of modern battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars since the first ones were sold in 2010. But now the stickers for plug-in hybrids have essentially run out–only 40,000 were authorized–although battery-electric cars are…

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