Plug-In Hybrids

 
Upcoming Volkswagen Golf Plug-In Hybrid To Be Dubbed GTE Model

Upcoming Volkswagen Golf Plug-In Hybrid To Be Dubbed GTE Model

First, there were the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI models. Then came the diesel-powered Golf GTD. Now, Volkswagen will create a sporty-hatchback GT trilogy with the GTE. GTE stands for GT Electric, and it will be the badge worn by Volkswagen's upcoming Golf plug-in hybrid model--distinct... read more

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In On Sale Early 2015, C-Class Hybrid Later

While Mercedes-Benz and other German luxury automakers (Audi, especially) are betting on diesel powertrains on a larger scale in helping to make their lineups more... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Range Extender: No White CA Carpool-Lane Sticker, Here's Why

Incentives help drive the purchase of plug-in electric cars, which remain unfamiliar and expensive to many first-time buyers. But a recent article on The Street may have... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept leaked iamges

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Full Details

Audi has a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle for most months of the year, and January's, on show at the Detroit Auto Show, is the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept. From the... read more January 13, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid SUV Now Delayed Til 2015 In U.S.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has generated a fair bit of attention, as the only plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle thus far that will be offered for sale in the... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept at CES 2014

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept: Using The Sun To Charge Electric Car

Solar power has proven itself better for static charging than it has for on-vehicle use, even if Australia's Solar Challenge race has shown solar cars to be possible under... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
Audi Sport quattro concept with laser headlights, 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Plug-In Hybrid Concept To Premiere At CES

Most modern concept cars are lightly glitzed-up versions of the cars we'll see on the streets in subsequent years, but every so often an automaker develops a concept simply... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Coupe: Guided Video Tour

Launching early next year, the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe is the second stage in BMW's i-car program, dedicated to vehicles with electric drivetrains. While it... read more December 25, 2013 by 


 
BMW laser headlights

2015 BMW i8 To Feature World's First Laser Headlights

BMW's plug-in hybrid i8 sports car is set to be one of the most exciting cars of 2014, but it'll also be one of the most technologically advanced. As well as the use of a new... read more December 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Plug-In To Replace Hybrid

Contrary to published reports, no plug-in Porsches were sold in the U.S. last month. Whether the first one is handed over late this month or early next month--we'll know by... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Gas pump

Gasoline Cars To Remain Dominant In 2040, Energy Agency Says

Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years, and diesels for almost 80 years. More than 1 billion vehicles on the planet use those fuels today. So the... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen XL1 (European model), New York City, Dec 2013

Volkswagen XL1 138-MPG Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Drive Report

We didn't expect the Volkswagen XL1 to be as much fun to drive as it is. Which makes it doubly a shame that Volkswagen won't be selling its radically efficient, two-seat... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Modern Electric Cars, Three Years Later: Lessons Learned

Three years ago yesterday, the first retail buyer of a brand-new Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was handed his keys in Denville, New Jersey. Just three days... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica

BYD Qin Plug-In Hybrid Now On Sale In Costa Rica

Want to drive a Chinese car--and a plug-in hybrid at that? There are none offered for sale in the U.S. or Canada yet, but if you happen to be on vacation in Costa Rica--or... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales For November: Down On October

As the year winds toward a close, U.S. car sales are at their highest levels in years. And modern plug-in electric cars will set a new sales record too. With one month left... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
The new Audi show car

Audi To Show Electric Crossover Concept At 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Audi will show a new crossover concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. Nothing surprising there you might think--Audi has a crossover concept for just about every... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 

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