Plug-In Hybrids

 
Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape For Better Efficiency

Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape For Better Efficiency

When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, aerodynamic aids can be an important tool for automotive engineers. As well as streamlining their cars, manufacturers are adding an increasing number of aerodynamic features, such as active grille shutters and underbody trays. But this new plug-in hybrid... read more

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New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compact Crossover Revealed At Frankfurt Auto Show

The Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is about to be renewed, with a completely redesigned model debuting at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. And right alongside the... read more September 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

2016 Chevy Volt: Limited Markets Only, Nationwide Rollout In Spring For 2017 Volt

Chevrolet is rolling out its redesigned 2016 Volt, but initially it will be available only in limited numbers. The second-generation Chevy Volt will be sold in certain... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
2015 Frankfurt Auto Show logo

Green Cars At Frankfurt Auto Show: Production, Concept Cars Previewed

It's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again. The annual parade of new concept and production models begins next week at the 2015... read more September 10, 2015 by


 
Teaser for new Borgward SUV debuting at 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Dormant German Borgward Brand To Relaunch As Plug-In Hybrid SUV For China

Germany's Borgward has remained dormant since the small carmaker declared bankruptcy in 1961, but now the brand's heirs have plans for a revival. It involves a new car unlike... read more September 9, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids

BMW's Next Two Plug-In Hybrids Officially Revealed, Only One For U.S.

BMW has released details on the pair of new plug-in hybrids it will launch at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, although only one will be offered for sale in the U.S. The first... read more September 4, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm? (FINAL UPDATE)

With the Labor Day holiday imminent--falling well into September this year--industry analysts have expected U.S. new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might... read more September 3, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive: Plug-In Hybrid Home Run

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is just about here, and it builds on all of its predecessor's virtues while resolving most of that car's vices. It's got a lot more electric... read more September 1, 2015 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more August 31, 2015 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in... read more August 26, 2015 by


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid quick drive (European model)

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: May Availability In Early Markets

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Japan and Europe for quite some time now, but its U.S. launch has been delayed repeatedly. The model has actually... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius camouflaged test car, Southern California, Jun 2015  [photo by CarsDirect]

2016 Toyota Prius To Debut Next Month, Prior To Frankfurt Show

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is fast approaching. Toyota Motor Corporation has confirmed to Bloomberg that the fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius will be shown in Las... read more August 19, 2015 by


 
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For August 2015

As we head into the last full month of summer, it's once again time to look at the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. Strong incentives for certain models... read more August 17, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline

Fully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won't go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey. The results included responses from... read more August 11, 2015 by


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Priced From $37,900

The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid will start at $38,825 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price includes a $925 destination charge, but does not include... read more August 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf Plummets, Volt Holds (FINAL UPDATE)

While May was a good month for sales of plug-in electric cars, the numbers sagged in June--and they appear to be doing the same for July. Last month's sales data has now... read more August 5, 2015 by


 

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