plug-in cars

Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

Not so long ago, gas stations and convenience stores seemed to be mutually exclusive businesses—you went to one, or you went to the other. Today, many convenience chains only open new locations that also sell gasoline. Many drivers don't know that gas stations work on the smallest of profit... read more

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Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes-Benz S550e wireless charging comes into focus

The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will likely be the first production car to offer wireless charging as a factory option. The availability of wireless... read more October 21, 2016 by

Patent drawing for Volkswagen electric car concept - Image via Motor1

Future VW electric-car concepts revealed in patent drawings

As it tries to recover from the "Dieselgate" scandal, Volkswagen has gotten more serious about electric cars. At the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show, it unveiled the I.D... read more October 20, 2016 by

Tesla Hardware 2 self-driving technology

Tesla upgrades self-driving sensors, hardware; full autonomy test next year?

Yesterday morning, the state of California held a hearing on proposed rules governing self-driving cars. Both automakers and Google objected to the regulations as written... read more October 20, 2016 by

NanoFlowcell Quantino concept

Nano Flowcell liquid-battery car briefly driven by outsider

Nano Flowcell Holdings hasn't been shy about promoting its flow-cell battery technology. It's displayed flashy concept cars at multiple auto shows, offering bold performance... read more October 19, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

Why do electric cars exist? Buyer demand? Legislation? Or VW?

Owners love them, but modern electric cars have not made a large dent in sales of internal-combustion cars since becoming widely available five years ago. In fact, but for a... read more October 19, 2016 by

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance

BMW 530e next-generation plug-in hybrid sedan: photos, details

The BMW 5-Series has always slotted between the Bavarian maker's high-volume 3-Series and full-size 7-Series in size and price. But while BMW currently offers plug-in hybrid... read more October 19, 2016 by

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Which plug-in electric car will sell best next year? Poll results

Sales of plug-in electric cars were essentially flat in the U.S. last year compared to 2014, and this year isn't necessarily going to be much better. Part of that is due to... read more October 19, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Chevy Bolt EV

The announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. After unveiling the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, General Motors... read more October 18, 2016 by

Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi electric SUV to carry e-tron name (not Q6), a la first quattro

We've known for sometime that Audi will launch an all-electric utility vehicle in 2018, but there has been some confusion about what it will be called. It was widely believed... read more October 18, 2016 by

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8... read more October 17, 2016 by

Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

VW 'annoyed' it won't get order for electric vans it didn't make

Suppose you're one of the world's three largest automakers. You don't offer a type of vehicle that a relatively small but highly visible customer in your home market wants... read more October 17, 2016 by

Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid prototype

Plug-in hybrid next-generation Mini Countryman teased before launch

The next generation Mini Countryman crossover utility vehicle will be the brand's first model to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Its parent company BMW has released teaser... read more October 17, 2016 by

Renault Zoe electric cars on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Aug 2016

The Renault Zoe once again maintained its position as the best-selling electric car in Europe, at least through August. As has been the case all year, the subcompact... read more October 17, 2016 by

Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay

How much is a prototype Tesla Roadster really worth?

How much would you pay to own one of the earliest Tesla Roadster electric sports cars? Early production models and prototypes of notable cars can often become valuable... read more October 15, 2016 by

Atvus electric car to be built by Atieva  [image: Recode, via California public-records request]

Atieva Atvus electric car image emerges; is it Tesla competition?

There's no shortage of putative rivals to electric-car maker Tesla Motors, from German luxury makers to other California startups. Thus far, of course, none have actually put... read more October 14, 2016 by


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