Plug-In Hybrids

 
LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

South Korean battery maker LG Chem continues to be on a roll, signing up automakers left and right that plan to use its lithium-ion cells in new electric cars. The latest to join the roster that includes Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Smart, Volkswagen, and Volvo is the Chinese... read more

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

Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Any insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 with AeroVironment TurboCord Level 2 charging cord

2016 Volvo XC90 T8: First Plug-In Hybrid With 240-Volt Charging Cord

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" is the world's first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV, and when it goes on sale this fall it will apparently claim another distinctive... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

How Much Do Plug-In Hybrids Plug In? Volt Has Most Electric Miles, Data Shows

It's one of the big unknowns about plug-in hybrids: How much do they actually get plugged in? Battery-electric cars have to plug in to remain usable, but plug-in hybrids and... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Green Stickers All But Gone; Will Plug-In Hybrid Sales Suffer Without Carpool-Lane Access?

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the green stickers that give plug-in hybrid drivers access to California's freeway carpool lanes with just one person... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

What If China's Plug-In Hybrids Were Never Actually Plugged In? (Or California's?)

China has had difficulty getting its New Energy Vehicle program off the ground for a number of reasons. While it was initially focused on battery-electric vehicles, buyers... read more May 14, 2015 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour

VW Golf GTE Sport Concept: 174-MPH Plug-In Hybrid Carbon-Bodied 'Golf'

Could the Volkswagen GTI and the all-wheel-drive Golf R high-performance compact-car models be headed toward a plug-in hybrid future? One new concept, the Golf GTE Sport... read more May 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt on display at Disney World Test Track exhibit  [photo tweeted by 'Schmoofy']

2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

Access to the carpool lane in California with only a single occupant has proven to be one of the more effective incentives to get the state's drivers to buy electric cars... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Apr: Pace Continues Steady: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months. The now-aging Nissan Leaf saw deliveries of 1,553... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid on the Nurburgring

Toyota Prius Plug-In Production To End In June; New One Coming Next Year

A redesigned Toyota Prius hybrid is on the way, although it may not go on sale in the U.S. until next year. When it does, it will likely be followed in due course by... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Priced From $33,995, Or $1,175 Lower Than 2015 Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be priced from $33,995 when it goes on sale sometime this fall, a GM executive said this morning. The price, which includes... read more May 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

European Buyers To Skip Over Hybrids, Go Straight To Plug-Ins

While hybrid cars have had a good 10-year run in North America as the most fuel-efficient alternative, Europe never warmed to hybrid-electric powertrains. With roughly half... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

China's BYD Yuan Plug-In Hybrid Mini-SUV: Styling Stolen From Ford?

China is now the world's largest car market, and when it comes to the country's domestic auto industry, quantity often seems to trump quality. Chinese cars generally don't... read more April 28, 2015 by 


 
Zero South plug-in hybrid Hummer H1

Plug-In Hybrid HUMMERs Headed For The South Pole On Biofuel

If you were going to drive to the South Pole, what vehicle would you choose? There's a team gearing up right now to undertake that very adventure--using a pair of plug-in... read more April 24, 2015 by 


 

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