Articles Tagged with ''Hybrid''

The Impact of Electric Vehicle Sales on Your Shop

When Volvo declared all of its new cars would be hybrids or electric vehicles by 2019, it wasn’t just a promise—it was a tipping point. The need for hybrid/EV training is real, because the market is growing at an unparalleled rate. Here are the models you can expect to service and the regions most affected.


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BMW Plans for 25 EV, Hybrid Vehicles by 2025

BMW said Thursday that 12 all-electric cars and 13 hybrids will be on the market by 2025. BMW joins Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Ford and other carmakers that have announced big plans to sell a wide variety of electric and hybrid cars over the next several years.
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How Rising Electric Vehicle Sales Will Impact Your Shop

When Volvo declared all of its new cars would be hybrids or electric vehicles by 2019, it wasn’t just a promise—it was a tipping point. The need for hybrid/EV training is real, because the market is growing at an unparalleled rate. Here are the models you can expect to service and the regions most affected.
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Hyundai Makes Strategic Shift to Place EVs at Center of Product Strategy

Hyundai is planning to launch an electric sedan under its high-end Genesis brand in 2021 with a range of 310 miles per charge. It will also introduce an electric version of its Kona small SUV with a range of 390 km in the first half of next year. The automaker and affiliate Kia, which together rank fifth in global vehicle sales, will aggressively increase production output of electric car next year to 50,000 vehicles.
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BMW’s 2017 EV Sales Up 75 Percent, Top 50,000

The BMW Group now has a total of nine electrified automobiles on the market. Sales of these vehicles totaled 50,711 in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 74.8 percent on the same period last year. This makes the BMW Group the world’s third biggest plug-in and battery electric vehicle manufacturer.
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BMW: Electric Vehicles to Account for 15 to 25 of Sales by 2025

With more major automakers promising shareholders and the driving public that everyone can expect EVs and hybrids in the near future—which includes Tesla's Model 3 going on sales for the masses—Craig Van Batenburg, founder of the Automotive Career Development Center, said now is the time for auto repair shops to invest in hybrid/EV training.
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SUVs Driving Up Hybrid, Electric Vehicle Sales in 2017

According to new analysis from Edmunds, green vehicle sales are up 21.5 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Driving this growth is a diversification of the green model lineup to include bigger vehicles that tap into consumers' love of SUVs. Light trucks now make up 22.9 percent of the green vehicle market, up from 5.2 percent in 2012.
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Hyundai, Kia Plan to Build 50,000 Electric Cars in 2018

The production increase comes amid the combined automaker's goal to become the second largest maker of green vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars) by 2020. Hyundai-Kia set the goal in 2014, but thus far, it has reached only the No. 4 spot. The goal of 50,000 electric cars will place the automakers in a better position to achieve that long-term goal.
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Nissan Expects 20 Percent of European Sales to be EVs by 2020

Craig Van Batenburg, CEO of the Automotive Career Development Center, said the U.S. will begin to reflect Europe in the 2020s, increasing the importance of investing in hybrid training. While adoption of EVs is slow in the Midwest, he said the market is beginning to boom on the U.S. east and west coasts.
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