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Comparison Test: 2019 Lexus UX 200 & 250h F Sport AWD

02.12.2019 · Posted in Vehicles Articles

The 2019 Lexus UX is the first Lexus model built on its Global Architecture Compact, or GA-C, platform. The importance of this lightweight and rigid platform is that it offers several design and engineering elements that deliver agile handling with ride comfort, resulting in pleasing driving attributes. ...

See The EVs That Charged Up The Chicago Auto Show

Plug into the Windy City. Plug-in minded attendees of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show may be disappointed if they were hoping for freshly revealed offerings. That doesn’t mean traipsing around the vehicle-laden expanse of McCormick Place won’t result in seeing any plug-in vehicles. There are, as we discovered, quite a number among the various exhibits. We’ve ...

Toyota’s new car subscription company Kinto is gamifying driving behavior

Toyota has officially launched Kinto, a company first revealed late last year that will manage a car subscription program and other mobility services in Japan, including the sale and purchase of used vehicles as well as automotive repair and inspection. Kinto is jointly funded by Toyota Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, and Sumitomo Mitsui ...

Honda Clarity PHEV U.S. Sales Edge Out Toyota Prius Prime

02.04.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Clarity PHEV crowned plug-in hybrid champ in U.S. last month. Believe it or not, for the second time ever, the Honda Clarity PHEV topped the plug-in hybrid sales chart. By logging a confirmed sales total of 2,770 units in December 2018, the Clarity PHEV outsold all of the other plug-in hybrids offered in the U.S. Then, it again ...

January 2019 EV Sales Impress, Primarily Due To Tesla And Honda

02.04.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

We report the best January ever for U.S. EV sales, but only a few models pushed the number up. Based on automakers’ sales reports and our estimates, we report a total of 17,109 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in the U.S. in January, compared to last year’s 12,009 and last month’s 49,900. The number may be a bit higher since ...

January 2019 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

02.01.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

And so it begins … another year of EV sales reporting, hopefully teeming with amazing news. January will mark the 40th month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. The last five consecutive months are now the top five best-selling months of all time. We have no ...

Grab raises $200M from Thailand-based retail conglomerate Central Group

Grab’s fundraising push continues unabated after the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm announced that it has raised $200 million from Central Group, a retail conglomerate based in Thailand. Central’s business covers restaurants, hotels and more than 30 malls in Thailand, while it has operations in markets that include Vietnam and Indonesia. Its public-listed holding companies alone are worth more ...

Toyota Admits To Losing Previously Loyal Customers To Tesla

01.29.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

It comes as no surprise that the Tesla Model 3 is impacting Toyota Prius Sales. Automotive News reminds us that Toyota is a top dog in the automotive industry. The automaker boasts very loyal customers and high profitability. However, at a recent meeting surrounding Lexus facilities upgrades, the company’s future outlook was a critical topic, primarily ...

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Sales In U.S. Just 2,300 In 2018

01.27.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The FCVs were left behind by plug-ins We were promised by some Asian manufacturers that hydrogen fuel cell cars are the future, but as we check the numbers for 2018, it seems that sales are not only meaningless, but also haven’t changed much over the year. The total volume seems to be above 2,300, similar to ...

Top 3 Plug-In Hybrid Cars In U.S. In 2018: Prius Prime, Clarity, Volt

01.25.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Will the plug-in hybrid segment now be dominated by foreign models? In the U.S. the top three selling plug-in hybrid models in 2018 were the Toyota Prius Prime, Honda Clarity PHEV and Chevrolet Volt. Those three cars are significantly more popular than other plug-in hybrids and the only models above them in ranking were pure ...