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

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, represented Audi's foray into future mobility. Since then it seems a dozen models have come and gone, but after presentations... read more

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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


 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

100,000th Plug-In Electric Car In U.S. Sold Today (More Or Less)

Sometime yesterday or today, the 100,000th modern plug-in electric car was delivered to a buyer somewhere in the U.S. The exact buyer and car will likely never be known. But... read more May 20, 2013 by  8


 
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder testing in Leipzig

Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid: Even Faster (And Video Too)

Hybrids are hot property right now, but none more so than at the very top end of the market. Ferrari's unimaginatively-named LaFerrari, the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918... read more May 16, 2013 by  1


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Eight Important Things Everyone Should Know (But May Not)

Sometime in the next few weeks, the 100,000th plug-in electric car will be sold in the U.S. But they're still mostly a mystery to the average new-car buyer, and there are a... read more May 13, 2013 by  45


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

Battery Issue Solved, Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Production To Double

Early last month we reported on a couple of separate fire incidents that cast a shadow over Mitsubishi's two electric vehicles, the i-MiEV minicar and the Outlander Plug-In... read more May 10, 2013 by  3


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Buyer's Guide: 2014 Plug-In Hybrids From Toyota, Ford, Honda & More

Not all plug-in electric cars rely on battery power alone; some also have gasoline engines as backups, for longer range or more power. Last year, we identified six plug-in... read more May 7, 2013 by  7


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Reader Q: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Vs Other Hybrids

With two dozen hybrid models now on the market, and several mass-market plug-in hybrids as well, weighing costs and benefits can get a lot more complicated. Take, for... read more May 3, 2013 by  69


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

April Plug-In Electric Car Sales: Leaf And Volt Neck And Neck

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April continued at roughly the same pace as in March, with sales likely totaling about 7,500 cars. Last year's first- and third-place... read more May 1, 2013 by  20


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Nissan To Tackle Plug-In Hybrids, Fuel Cells As Well As Electric Cars

Nissan's Leaf is one of the highest-profile electric cars on the market, but the automaker is working on other alternative-propulsion vehicles, too. According to What Car... read more May 1, 2013 by  2


 
Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Proves Popular: Production Doubles In Europe

There is, at the moment, only one production diesel plug-in hybrid car on sale, and it's currently only sold in Europe. That car is the Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid, combining... read more April 30, 2013 by  7


 
Buick Riviera Concept, 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

New GM Plug-In Hybrid In Buick Riviera Concept? Actually, No

You may have read about the latest Buick Riviera concept car, which was unveiled last Saturday at the Shanghai Auto Show. Perhaps you also noticed that it uses a new and... read more April 23, 2013 by  3


 
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