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Decoding Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For Fuel Cells

Decoding Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For Fuel Cells

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month–priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly–Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some dismissive thoughts on battery-electric vehicles. As quoted in Automotive News, the 39-year veteran of the Toyota Motor... read more

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Line

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid: More Details Revealed

Mercedes-Benz revealed back in May that it would launch a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new C-Class in the fall of 2015. Further details of that car have now emerged... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid on the Nurburgring

New Kind Of Nurburgring Record: Toyota Prius Plug-In Sets Fuel-Economy Bar

Automakers love to boast about Nürburgring lap times when selling performance cars. Once one of the most dangerous motor racing circuits in the world, it's now a... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Twin Engine technology

Volvo XC90 'Twin Engine' Tech: Plug-In Electric, Turbocharged AND Supercharged

Volvo's long-term powertrain strategy is all about four-cylinder engines. Gone are the firm's long-standing five-cylinder gasoline and diesel units, and gone is the old... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

June Plug-In Car Sales Surprise: Ford Fusion Beats Chevy Volt

We've got used to seeing plug-in car sales inexorably rising over the last few years. Different models sell at different rates of course, but when one or two cars each month... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
Audi A3 e-tron

Audi Plans Plug-In Hybrid Version Of Every Major Model By 2020

Audi will concentrate heavily on the development of plug-in hybrids over the next few years, as the company plans to offer a plug-in model of very significant model in its... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car: Full Pricing And Options Announced

BMW has revealed full pricing and options details for its plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8. It's the first glimpse we've had of pricing beyond the i8's regular base price... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Deliveries Begin In UK, And It Ain't Cheap...

We always knew the Volkswagen XL1 wouldn't be cheap. It's a limited-run, carbon-fiber bodied, plug-in hybrid, gull-winged low-slung eco supercar. None of that sounds cheap... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2014-2015 Plug-In Car, With Specs

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin

2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid On Sale This Winter--In Germany

Audi has promised plug-in models for some time, and towards the end of this year its first production plug-in will finally arrive. The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will hit... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

When Will Plug-In Electric SUVs And Crossovers Go On Sale?

Have patience, all you SUV and crossover fans who desperately want one that plugs in and runs electrically. They're coming, but you've got a year to wait--or perhaps a bit... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

The 2014 BMW i3 is proving to be very effective at luring new buyers to BMW--buyers who haven't before owned one of its cars. Such buyers, known as conquests, are highly... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Highest-Ever Leaf Total, First BMW i3 Numbers: FINAL UPDATE

Well, chalk up another first for Nissan: It sold 3,117 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. last month. That's not only its best-ever one-month sales performance, but it's the... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013

Nissan To Launch Plug-In Hybrids Too, In Less Than Two Years

Plug-in hybrids will clearly be all the rage among carmakers for the next couple of years. While the number of high-volume battery-electric vehicles today can be counted on... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
Porsche charging connector patent drawings

Plug-In Porsche 911 Proven By Patent Drawings? Not Quite

Hardcore Porsche enthusiasts are a picky bunch. The 1970s 914 sports car is not a real Porsche, according to them. Nor was the 924. Nor the Boxster, which saved the company... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Three Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids On Sale By End Of 2015: S-Class, C-Class, ML-Class

The first wave of electric cars and plug-in hybrids has been largely centered on smaller vehicles, mostly from mass-market brands (Tesla excepted). Four years later, German... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
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