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Charging Etiquette Fail: Why Electric-Car Owners Resent Plug-In Hybrids

Charging Etiquette Fail: Why Electric-Car Owners Resent Plug-In Hybrids

With almost 100,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads now, congestion at charging stations is starting to crop up. And that has brought to light an issue of electric-car charging etiquette that may prove challenging: Should battery-electric cars get precedence over plug-in hybrids? The question... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Feb Plug-In Electric Car Sales: Leaf Supply Low, Volt Recovers

U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars continued at a reduced level, as seems to happen every winter. The best-selling electric car, the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric... read more March 1, 2013 by  8


 
McLaren P1 supercar

McLaren P1 Hybrid Supercar: Production Version Revealed

No, seriously--it's a plug-in hybrid. It's not the most conventional of plug-in hybrids, of course. Unless we've missed something, Toyota's Prius Plug-In has no... read more February 27, 2013 by  0


 
Geneva Motor Show

2013 Geneva Motor Show: Green Car Preview

The Geneva Motor Show is almost upon us. Physically small in size next to many international shows, there's nevertheless plenty to look at, particularly if you're interested... read more February 26, 2013 by  0


 
Volkswagen up! first drive photos

Volkswagen Up Minicar To Get XL1's Ultra-Frugal Drivetrain?

The Volkswagen Up is one of our favorite 'forbidden fruit' cars. Sold in Europe, it's a rival to vehicles like the Chevrolet Spark in the 'A' segment. It's lightweight... read more February 25, 2013 by  2


 
BMW i3 Concept MkII

BMW i3 Electric Car, i8 Plug-In Hybrid: First Rides For Journalists

Two of the most exciting electric vehicles due over the next few years both originate from German automaker, BMW. The i3 city car and i8 sports car are both clean-sheet... read more February 25, 2013 by  17


 
2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid

Audi A3 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Geneva Show

The Geneva Motor Show always provides us with some spectacular green vehicles, but this year looks like being the best yet. Audi has now revealed its most production-ready... read more February 21, 2013 by  0


 
McLaren P1

Latest McLaren P1 Supercar Adds Hybrid Technology To V-8 Engine

Not all cars are born equal. Some, if they're lucky, will be born as McLarens--supercars infused with technology from the race track, with one of the most famous names in... read more February 20, 2013 by  1


 
Fiat Lussino plug-in hybrid [Image: Joseph Martinez/Coroflot]

Fiat Lussino: 100 MPG Hybrid Design Study Fiat Needs To Make

Like celebrity reality TV shows, concept cars are a tantalizing glimpse into a life we can approximate, but never fully enjoy ourselves. Take this Fiat Lussino concept, for... read more February 18, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Ford Adds Charging-Station Search To Energi Plug-In Hybrids

MyFord Mobile, Ford's smartphone app for the Ford Focus Electric, will soon be available on the brand's plug-in hybrid models too. The app allows customers to manage vehicle... read more February 7, 2013 by  0


 
Toyota's web page for its Prius Plug-In hybrid

Plug-In Hybrid Specs: Advice On How To Read 'Em (From A Volt Owner)

We’re going to let you in on a little insider’s secret: when manufacturers are shilling their wares, they tend to favor statistics that illustrate their own... read more February 1, 2013 by  14


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Right Electric Range For A Plug-In Hybrid: Is Lower Better?

How much electric range is the "right" amount in a plug-in hybrid or range-extended electric car? If you're a fan of battery electric vehicles, the answer is "all of it." But... read more January 25, 2013 by  102


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt And Opel Ampera: Europe And China Sales Too

The Chevrolet Volt is by far the best-selling plug-in car in the United States. Last year, it represented almost 45 percent of all plug-in electric cars sold during 2012. But... read more January 24, 2013 by  5


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid: At Some NY And CA Dealers Now

Honda's two-motor Accord Plug-In Hybrid is now on sale at select New York and Californian Honda dealers. Choice in the plug-in hybrid market is growing all the time, and the... read more January 22, 2013 by  6


 
2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2013 Ford Fusion Energi: 21 Miles Of Electric Range From Plug-In Hybrid

The guessing is over, as Ford has revealed full EPA mileage figures for its 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, after teasing its 108 MPGe highway rating a few weeks back... read more January 17, 2013 by  13


 
2014 Cadillac ELR revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

2014 Cadillac ELR Live Images: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Looking considerably more futuristic than the Chevrolet Volt on which its based, Cadillac unveiled its 2014 ELR plug-in hybrid at this week’s Detroit Auto Show... read more January 15, 2013 by  8


 
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