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2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid luxury sedan will arrive in the U.S. next spring. We've now driven a prototype of the U.S.-spec car, which is quiet, luxurious, and likely to carry a six-figure price tag. And it will be followed within a year by two more plug-in hybrids using the same...

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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalled, Also Mercury Mariner Hybrids

Ford is recalling certain models of its 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid crossover utility vehicles to fix a cooling issue. The recall will... read more September 14, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid - UK version

Outlander Plug-In, Downsized Pickups, Tesla Chooses Nevada: The Week In Reverse

We drive Mitsubishi’s plug-in SUV, and wonder if downsized pickups really are a bigger thing than automakers project. And guess who’s now neighbors with the... read more September 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Tax Breaks, MINI Superleggera Deferred, 2015 Kia Soul EV Price: Today's Car News

Today's news is full of financial decisions. Nevada's governor approves an incentives package for Tesla Motors' battery Gigafactory, BMW weighs a decision to put the MINI... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Estimated 93 Miles Of Range, Priced Under $35,000 Or $249 A Month

Kia has announced pricing for the 2015 Soul EV, the company's first mass-market electric car. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will start at $34,500 in base price, not including the... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
MINI Superleggera Vision concept

Electric Mini Superleggera Decision Delayed For Months

Unveiled earlier this year, the MINI Superleggera Vision concept was a refreshing counterpoint to current MINI production models, which seem to grow larger and uglier by the... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Nevada Governor Signs Tesla Tax Break Bill For Battery Gigafactory

Tesla Motors' battery Gigafactory took another step toward construction with the approval of incentives worth up to $1.3 billion by Nevada lawmakers. Governor Brian Sandoval... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

Life With A Chevy Volt, Tesla Gigafactory Cost, Improvised Electric-Car Charging: Today's Car News

Lots of electric-car news today. We've got a recap of one owner's three years with a Chevrolet Volt, the potential cost to Nevada of hosting Tesla Motors' gigafactory, and a... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric car charged with portable generator.

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

What Will Tesla Gigafactory Cost Nevada? How About $1.3 Billion?

Nevada will become the site of Tesla Motors' first battery gigafactory, and that's partially because of the incentives package lawmakers will offer the company. The factory... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt, before lease return, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014 [photo: David Noland]

Life With Chevy Volt: 3 Years & 35,000 Miles Later, It's Over

It was a sad day. After three years, 34,752 miles, roughly 7,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and 327 gallons of gas, I said good-bye to my 2011 Chevy Volt last week. Its... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
Honda FCEV concept

Self-Driving Teslas, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gas Mileage, Hydrogen-Car Skeptics: Today's Car News

We've got stories form all across the green-car spectrum today. Elon Musk says Tesla Motors will build self-driving cars in about three years, Volkswagen's Japan chief... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

Volkswagen Japan Chief: Fuel-Cell Cars May Struggle Outside Of Japan

Most major automakers have nailed their colors to their mast when it comes to alternative powertrains for the future. For Volkswagen, that's electric vehicles at its most... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Police Interceptor concept

Ford Adds Tesla-Like Touchscreen (But Smaller) To Police Interceptor: UPDATE

What does the Ford Police Interceptor have in common with the Tesla Model S electric car? The Tesla has a massive center-stack touchscreen for secondary controls, and now the... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid - UK version

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid isn't a "forbidden fruit", but it sure feels like one to American customers right now. A series of delays has pushed its on-sale date... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Self-Driving Cars From Tesla In About 3 Years, Says CEO Elon Musk

Autonomous vehicles have become a hot talking point in recent years, as major firms like Google continue high-profile development of the technology. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
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