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Plug-In Hybrids

 
Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Now that German carmakers have started to work in earnest on plug-in hybrids, expect to see a whole lot more of them in the coming years--though not always in North America. Following the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid it unveiled last year, which is now on sale in Europe, the second VW to... read more

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Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Renault Eolab: Preview Of Nissan Plug-In Hybrid At Smaller Scale?

French carmaker Renault hasn't sold cars in North America in almost 30 years, But as half of the global Renault-Nissan Alliance--and Europe's earliest volume electric-car... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
2016 Ford C-Max teaser image

Ford C-Max To Get 'Extreme Makeover,' Debut At Paris Motor Show

The Ford C-Max tall wagon is about to get an "extreme makeover." At least, that's Ford calls the collection of styling and equipment changes it will unveil September 17... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, U.S. pre-production car tested, Stuttgart, Germany, Aug 2014

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... read more September 15, 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 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90 Will Be Only Seven-Passenger Plug-In Hybrid

It is, as yet, not possible to buy a plug-in car with seating for seven passengers. That will all change when the 2016 Volvo XC90 hits the market, as the latest generation of... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Ad Shows Driver...Not Plugging In (Video)

Toyota has been quite upfront about its belief that plug-in electric cars are not the technology of the future. (It says hydrogen fuel-cell cars are.) And now this belief has... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Ford, Hyundai Dedicated Hybrids To Target 2016 Toyota Prius?

It's been a quiet period for hybrid news lately, with the 2016 Toyota Prius launch delayed and still more than a year away. But further down the road, it appears that both... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf in IIHS crash test

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Could Less-Pricey 2016 Chevy Volt Undercut Plug-In Hybrids?

The average new vehicle transaction price in the U.S. today is around $32,000. Now it appears that the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt may possibly have two model variants, one... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
First 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupes delivered at Pebble Beach

First BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupes Delivered At Pebble Beach Concours

The annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is perhaps the premiere classic car event in the country. Lately, it's become a place for manufacturers to preview their newest... read more August 18, 2014 by 


 
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