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Plug-In SUVs, Audi Electric Turbos, Hybrid Sales Stagnant: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We look at when the very popular SUV/crossover segment will get its first plug-in vehicles, Audi confirms it'll use an electric turbocharger, and hybrid sales in the U.S. appear to have peaked--already. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Over the weekend, we looked at a handful of important stories from last week in our Week In Reverse summary--with accompanying video!

In Germany, government officials are walking the talk, with new and ultra-efficient Audi A6 2.0 TDI diesel luxury sedans supplied for their official use.

If you're a buyer of fleet cars, listen up: Inexpensive battery-electric cars now on the market can meet 94 percent of your needs today--and save you $16,000 over seven years.

Could solar panels keep Aston Martin race drivers cool? The company's investigating.

U.S. hybrid-car sales appear to have peaked at around 3 percent of the market, despite many more models arriving. So what's next?

The next generation of the Audi Q7 SUV will use an electric turbocharger for better engine response and higher fuel efficiency, an executive confirms.

One report suggests that Nissan wants in on discussions supposedly held between Tesla Motors and BMW on future electric-car charging standards.

Another four recalls came from GM on Friday this week, adding to the very lengthy and growing list of recalls from the beleaguered company.

And, finally, we run down when plug-in electric SUVs and crossover utilities are likely to arrive on the U.S. market.

Oh, and there are spy shots of the next Volvo XC90--one of those SUVs that'll offer a plug-in hybrid model--too.

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