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Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes

Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes

Ah, conspiracy theories and urban legends. They lure us in with the promise of dark plots and amazing events--even as our rational minds suggest they're likely not true. Now the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 economy car, the highly aerodynamic two-seat diesel plug-in hybrid we drove last fall, has... read more

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Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi's e-tron Plug-In And Electric Cars: Ultimate Guide

If you're confused when someone says "Audi e-tron," and you're not sure which electric car it means, don't feel bad--we're confused too. Audi may have more branded electric... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
2012 Audi A6 L e-tron concept

Audi A6 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid To Be Sold In China

Audi is betting big on plug-in hybrids, with plans to launch electrified "e-tron" versions of most of its mainstream models. The latest step toward that goal is the Audi A6... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Bentley Hybrid Concept: Preview Of 2017 SUV Plug-In Hybrid System

As Bentley has been promising for more than two years now, it will introduce a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a future product. Now we know that the first plug-in Bentley ever... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
Teaser sketch for new Audi TT-based crossover concept

Audi Q4 Hybrid Crossover Concept: Sketches Appear Before Beijing Show

The market for crossover vehicles grows with every passing year, so it's surprising that few automakers have offered the vehicles with hybrid or plug-in powertrains up until... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California's legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada For March: Volt Returns To Triple Figures

While the Nissan Leaf is gaining momentum, the Chevrolet Volt remains in the driver's seat for March in plug-in electric-car sales for Canada. The Chevy Volt returned to... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Driven

Hybrid technology is no longer the preserve of fuel-sipping family cars. In recent years, we've seen it used on SUVs and large luxury sedans too. And more recently still, the... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In March: Nissan Leaf Has Best March Ever

March was another good month for U.S. sales of the Nissan Leaf, the best-selling electric car in the world. In fact, March was a good month for several plug-in electric cars... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
Ford C-Max Energi 'Upside' parody advert

Ford Parodies Divisive Cadillac ELR Ad With 'Upside' C-Max Video

Why do we work so hard? Because hard work means "anything is possible"--and maybe you'll get a nice pool and a fancy car out of it. At least, that's the answer if Cadillac's... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron Option: Carbon-Free Recharging (In Germany)

One advantage to plug-in electric cars is that they can operate with no carbon footprint if the electricity used to recharge them is generated from renewable sources. Burning... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive Of Prototype

Volkswagen is on an electric-vehicle model offensive right now. Not only is the e-Up electric minicar on sale in Europe, dominating Germany's electric sales charts, but the... read more March 24, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch Next Year: What We Know So Far

There's been very little news lately about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 sales were stagnant. In fact, the most recent item of note... read more March 18, 2014 by 


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

Audi To Add Plug-In Hybrid Models Of Next A6, A8 Sedans, Q7 SUV

Audi, in its search for alternatives to conventional propulsion, has finally nailed its colors to a mast--and that mast is plug-in hybrids. In addition to the A3 Sportback... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

Proposal: Buy Out, Shut Down U.S. Coal Industry For $50 Billion

Give Felix Kramer credit for thinking big. Twelve years ago, he and others founded CalCars, a group dedicated to promoting plug-in hybrid vehicles with large battery... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour

Rolls-Royce Considers Plug-In Hybrid Luxury Sedan

In theory, electric power is perfect for Rolls-Royce. What better source of propulsion than a quiet electric motor, for a company that strives for ultimate refinement? In... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
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