Plug-In Hybrids

Do Tesla Model S And Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Compete?

Do Tesla Model S And Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Compete?

In less than a year, the Tesla Model S has created a new category of car: the electric luxury sport sedan. But with impending launches by two experienced, prestigious German luxury brands, will Tesla find the Model S facing new competition among wealthy buyers who like plugging in to drive? We just... read more

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2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

2014 Volkswagen XL1: First Drive Of Wolfsburg's 261-MPG Car

Look out, owners of 200-mph testosterone-supplement poster cars. If there ever was a real hypercar, it's the Volkswagen XL1. Although in recent years the term hypercar has... read more July 3, 2013 by  5

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Hybrids, Electrics, Cost

Hybrids and plug-in electric cars probably get more press than they deserve, given how small their numbers are in the vehicle fleet. The U.S. has roughly 250 million vehicles... read more June 19, 2013 by  7

Enlighten display  -  Ford EcoGuide gauge cluster  -  2013 Ford C-Max Energi

Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrids Let You Choose Your Own 'Eco Coach'

Information is power, right? More precisely, based on an interview last week with Mike Tinskey, Ford’s Director of Global Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure... read more June 13, 2013 by  2

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

2014 Audi A3 e-tron: Full Details On Audi's Plug-In Hybrid

"We're proud the Audi A3 e-tron doesn't look like an electric car." Ouch. If Audi is truly serious about electric vehicles, that probably isn't the phrase we'd have chosen to... read more June 11, 2013 by  11

Volkswagen XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Gets "Just" 120 MPG In Real-World Drive

While the assembled hoardes drooled over Ferraris, Porsches and McLarens at March's Geneva Motor Show, those of a greener disposition were more interested in another vehicle... read more June 10, 2013 by  22

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Ford: Energi Owners Plugging In More Often Than Those Of Focus Electric

Plug-In Hybrids like the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-Max Energi—or the Toyota Prius Plug-In, among others—encourage those with regular commutes to plug in daily... read more June 7, 2013 by  35

Audi future lab tron-experience at Berlin Tempelhof

Audi Tron Program: Latest Update On Plug-In Audis, More, From Berlin

Audi's 'tron' program has been, well, a little confusing over recent years. Back in the early days it was oh so simple--one concept car, known simply as the Audi e-tron... read more June 6, 2013 by  4

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mitsubishi Issues Second Recall For Outlander Plug-In Hybrid In Japan

Mitsubishi has recalled 4,313 of its Outlander Plug-In Hybrids in Japan to fix a potential defect that it identified last month. The company resumed production of the plug-in... read more June 5, 2013 by  1

2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

May Plug-In Electric Car Sales: Nissan Leaf Passes Chevy Volt

Plug-in car sales continued at a steady pace in May, with early estimates of perhaps 6,500 to 7,000 sold overall. As always, precise figures are impossible because Tesla... read more June 4, 2013 by  72

IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro at the 2014 Cadillac ELR production line

First 2014 Cadillac ELR Production Test Cars Rolling Off Assembly Line

The first examples of Cadillac's range-extended electric ELR have rolled down the assembly line at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck facility. That's where Chevrolet already assembles... read more May 31, 2013 by  8

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid in Massachusetts winter [photo: John Mitchell]

Why We Drive A Ford C-Max Energi And A Ford Focus Electric

My wife and I have been very pleased with the results of green initiatives we undertook at our home, including solar panels and geothermal heating. Then we decided to expand... read more May 31, 2013 by  37

Carpool ad, 1940s: U.S. Office for Emergency Management, War Production Board

CA: Electric Cars Get Carpool-Lane Access Til 2020, Plug-In Hybrids Til 2018?

Owners of electric cars and plug-in hybrids enjoy plenty of benefits: tax breaks, lower fuel costs, and the satisfaction that comes from driving a low- or zero-emission... read more May 23, 2013 by  13

2012 Toyota Prius C, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Gasoline, Diesel, Hybrids And Plug-Ins: The Efficiency Leaders

It's official: Cars really are getting more efficient. Not that there isn't a long way still to go, but virtually every month statistics emerge to suggest the average fuel... read more May 23, 2013 by  9

Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show

Lexus IS Coupe Planned For 2014, Plug-In Hybrid Due?

Lexus has announced a coupe version of its compact luxury sedan, the IS, will go on sale in 2014. The company hasn't confirmed whether a hybrid version will be made, though... read more May 22, 2013 by  2

2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Ratings From NHTSA, IIHS

The belief that electric cars must somehow perform badly in crashes is slowly being eroded, with many well-known examples scoring well in crash tests around the world. The... read more May 21, 2013 by  0


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