Plug-In Hybrids

 
2017 Audi Q7 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Will Be Gasoline, Not Diesel, For U.S. And China

2017 Audi Q7 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Will Be Gasoline, Not Diesel, For U.S. And China

No diesel hybrids are now sold in North America, but diesel enthusiasts have lately been salivating over the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid formally launched at the Geneva Motor Show. Sadly for those TDI fans, Audi will limit that model to European sale. Both North America and China... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Feb: Cold-Weather Doldrums Continue: FINAL UPDATE

Winter is always a slower sales time for plug-in electric cars than the warmer months, and last month looks like it won't be any exception. Sales of most of the... read more March 5, 2015 by


 
2016 Audi Q7 e-tron quattro

2017 Audi Q7 e-Tron Quattro Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva Motor Show

The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid model was official unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show. The car's reveal followed last month's release of the first... read more March 3, 2015 by


 
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Plug-In Hybrid Previewed By XR-PHEV II Concept In Geneva

U.S. buyers may still be waiting for the much-delayed Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, but its maker is already planning a second production plug-in SUV. Debuting at the... read more March 3, 2015 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

California Bill Would Slash Sales Tax On Greenest New Vehicles

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would cut the sales tax on green cars in the state by more than half. It calls for reducing the sales tax on... read more March 2, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Powertrain: How It Works In Electric, Hybrid Modes

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sleeker, has more electric range, higher gas mileage, a fifth seat, and should be both faster and quieter on the road. But while GM hasn't... read more February 24, 2015 by


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Ford Hikes Cash Incentives On Last 2014 C-Max Hybrid, Energi Models

Last week, Ford cut prices on both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its 2016 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan. This week, the company is cutting costs for consumers in a... read more February 24, 2015 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 'Twin Engine': First Drive

By the end of this year, there will be several luxury SUV models offered in the U.S. with plug-in hybrid powertrains that let them run 12 to 20 miles on electricity alone... read more February 19, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid & Energi Models To Get $900 Price Cut

It's well known that sales of hybrid cars rise and fall in line with gas prices. In recent months, that's led to lower sales for hybrids as gasoline falls to $2 per gallon or... read more February 18, 2015 by


 
Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Full-Size Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Chicago Auto Show

At today's Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi showed off a new concept for a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Called the Concept GC-PHEV, the large and angular... read more February 12, 2015 by


 
2016 Kia Optima

New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it's time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version... read more February 10, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Winter Slump Sets In

Last year's U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars were the highest on record, but now the traditional winter sales slump has set in with a bang. Electric car sales usually dip... read more February 5, 2015 by


 
Kia Trail'ster Concept teaser image, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Trail'ster Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV? (UPDATED)

Kia has now issued another teaser photo of the "rugged runabout" crossover utility vehicle concept it will unveil next week at the Chicago Auto Show, and it now has a name... read more February 5, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Gene Rubin]

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014, To 118,500

Plug-in electric car sales during 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, to total roughly 118,500. Last year's total represents a 27-percent gain over calendar year 2013. It's... read more February 3, 2015 by


 
SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype: UPDATED

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a... read more February 2, 2015 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come

It's been more than six years since fabled investor Warren Buffet bought 10 percent of BYD Autos, one of the few independent Chinese automakers. At that time, the company had... read more January 29, 2015 by


 

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