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March 2017 – Industry Headlines

March 2017 – Industry Headlines

BYD Expands California Facilities BYD is expanding its Lancaster, CA, facility in anticipation of increased demand for its electric trucks. The plant, a repurposed coach and bus factory, has been expanded by 40,000 square feet with another 200,000 square feet planned by year’s end. Already a major force in electric …

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March 2017 – Around the World

March 2017 – Around the World

Toyota Hybrid Sales Pass 10 Million Worldwide Spurred by the popularity of the Prius, its best-known model, Toyota hybrid sales recently passed the 10 million mark worldwide. The company offers 33 hybrid models in 90 countries, with Japan and North America being the strongest markets. The Prius accounts for 3.9 …

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February 2017 – Around the World

February 2017 – Around the World

UK and Dutch Shell Stations Will Add EV Charging Later this year, selected Shell stations in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will add electric vehicle charging capabilities to their stations. With gasoline prices remaining high in Europe and residents becoming increasingly interested in clean vehicle alternatives, this infrastructure encourages …

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Industry Headlines Electric Smart Cars in the USA In the coming years, those cute Smart cars you see will increasingly be electric vehicles. Daimler—Smart’s parent company—announced that it will be moving away from internal combustion engine vehicles in the U.S. and Canada and transitioning to all-electric vehicles instead. “To be …

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January 2017 – Industry Headlines

January 2017 – Industry Headlines

Chevy Bolt and Chrysler Pacifica Win North American Car of the Year Awards Chevrolet’s Bolt EV and the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan—including its plug-in hybrid version—joined the Honda Ridgeline as winners of the North American Car, Utility Vehicle, and Truck of the Year, respectively. Ford Announces Plans for a Mustang …

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