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

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 to the hugely high fuel-economy ratings for the tiny carbon-fiber vehicle powered by a diesel plug-in hybrid system. It's... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Jul 2014: Volt Victorious, Leaf Looms

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car remains Canada's plug-in sales champion, but the Nissan Leaf battery-electric--the best-selling electric car in history--is... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV Concept

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... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand

Over the past few years, it's become clear that the German prestige makers are determined to offer plug-in electric vehicles across their various ranges. Some makers are more... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A8 L Security

Audi Confirms V-6 Diesel For Plug-In Hybrid A8 Sedan

Audi has revealed more details of its second major plug-in hybrid drivetrain, set to appear first in the upcoming Audi A8 e-tron luxury sedan. The German automaker has chosen... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: Not A Compliance Car, Exec Says

Two years ago, we described the difference between high-volume electric cars and "compliance cars"--those built in very limited numbers solely to meet California rules that... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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