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Mercedes To Boost Electric Range Of Plug-In Hybrids As It Adds Models

Mercedes To Boost Electric Range Of Plug-In Hybrids As It Adds Models

Last year and this year see a veritable onslaught of low-volume German plug-in hybrids, both sedans and SUVs. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have each said they'll offer plug-in hybrid versions of all their high-volume vehicles by 2020. Those include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class large sedan, GLE-Class SUV (nee... read more

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2013 Renault Zoe electric car (European model) at 2012 Paris Auto Show

Renault Zoe Leads 2015 European Sales Of All-Electric Cars

While sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids fell slightly last year in the U.S., the sales data for Europe was more encouraging. Almost 100,000 battery-electric cars... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X Now Offers Synthetic Leather, For Vegan Appeal

Tesla's electric cars have won a loyal following from customers, thanks to their zero-emission powertrains, performance, and copious technology. But there's a subset of Tesla... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Even as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more... read more January 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

Throughout its project to build a massive battery "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, Tesla has had assistance from its current battery supplier, Panasonic. The Japanese... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. new-car deliveries. With about 200,000... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen e-Golf Touch - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf To Get Range Boost Above 100 Miles

Since it launched in a handful of states in late 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf's rated range has put it somewhere in the middle of the current crop of electric cars. Its... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn Welcomes Bolt EV, More Electric-Car Competitors

Five years ago, Nissan was the first carmaker to launch a modern, mass-market electric car--and it's become the world's leading maker of battery-electric cars. The Nissan... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: More Photos, Details Of Hybrid Model (UPDATED)

We now have even more photos and details of the Prius-fighting 2017 Hyundai Ioniq five-door hatchback. The Ioniq lineup will ultimately include hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan

Honda To Cooperate With GM On Plug-In Hybrid Technology?

Honda and General Motors may expand their cooperation on green cars, according to a report in the Japanese media. In 2013 the two automakers signed a partnership to develop... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM Won't Fund CCS Fast-Charging Sites For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received largely positive reviews for the production version unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And as the first... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Version 7.1 software Summon automatic parking feature - from YouTube video by Ricco831

Creeping Toward KITT? Now Tesla Can Be Summoned And Park Itself (Video)

Tesla Motors continue to add self-driving capabilities to its Model S electric car at a breathtaking pace, and the company announced yet more this past Sunday. This latest... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

A New Reason Electric Cars Make Chrysler's Marchionne Nervous

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne isn't very interested in electric cars. When his company launched the battery-electric Fiat 500e, Marchionne was quick... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept Shown In Detroit

When the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show last fall, a plug-in hybrid concept was among the featured variants. Called the Tiguan GTE, it... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
From left to right: Gilbert Villarreal, Bob Lutz, Henrik Fisker

Fisker Karma With V-8 Emerges As VLF Destino, Including Henrik Himself

Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. But now he's once again involved with the Karma luxury... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Specs Released: Battery Pack, Motor Power, And More

The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car made its auto-show debut this morning in Detroit, after last week's global unveiling at the... read more January 11, 2016 by


 

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