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Audi A1 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Lives Once More, Sans Rotary

Audi A1 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Lives Once More, Sans Rotary

Remember the Audi A1 e-tron? Audi canned it earlier this year, citing its lack of viability as a production model. Well, it's back, only this time shorn of its unusual Wankel rotary engine sitting under the trunk floor. Instead, the latest version of the concept uses a more conventional--though... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Strong Sales, Owners Happy

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In hybrid has got off to a good start in its first six months on sale, with over 6,000 units sold so far. That, says Toyota, is more than the first... read more September 12, 2012 by  19


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

Last week, Honda released the specs and photos for its 2014 Accord Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid. Now, we can talk about what it's like on the road. The short answer? Like the... read more September 10, 2012 by  10


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

New Site For SF Bay Area Makes Buying Electric, Plug-In Cars Easy

Researching a new car can be hard work, especially with niche market vehicles like electric cars and plug-in hybrids. With test-drives, news reports and general information... read more September 6, 2012 by  2


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid: Photos, Details

Honda was the second carmaker in the world to launch a line of hybrid vehicles, though its compact and subcompact mild hybrids have long been overshadowed by Toyota's... read more September 5, 2012 by  16


 
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, More Details And Photos

Mitsubishi was one of the first to market with a production electric vehicle with its 'i' city car, and a new plug-in hybrid is set to join it at the Paris Motor Show this... read more September 5, 2012 by  6


 
Rotary engine

Could Range-Extended Cars Save The Rotary Engine? Mazda Says Yes

While the Wankel rotary engine, Mazda’s power plant of choice for many years, has a fantastic power to weight ratio, it isn’t exactly what you’d call a... read more August 30, 2012 by  26


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 spy shots - Image courtesy of Motor Authority

Prototype 2014 Volkswagen XL1 Ultra-Efficient Car Spied Testing

Last year at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show, Volkswagen wooed the audience with its XL1 plug-in hybrid concept car, a vehicle it said would get an amazing 0.9 liters per 100... read more August 29, 2012 by  11


 
Jaguar XJ_e prototype

Jaguar XJ_e: 60 MPG Luxury Plug-In Enters Future Car Challenge

The greenest Jaguar we've driven here on GreenCarReports is the European-market XF 2.2D, but the smooth, economical diesel certainly isn't the limit of what Jaguar can... read more August 28, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Audi A4

2015 Audi A4 To Get E-Tron Version, Electric AWD Quattro Too

The current Audi A4, the German luxury brand's best-selling car in the U.S., has been with us since the 2009 model year. When it's replaced for the 2014 model year, the model... read more August 27, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt (Opel Ampera) Ad Banned In U.K. On Range Claims

Since the Chevrolet Volt first launched in the U.S., we’ve seen a variety of quirky, funny, and downright weird ads designed to get people driving General Motors’... read more August 22, 2012 by  19


 
fisker karma sunset convertible 002

Fisker Surf, Sunset On Back Burner; Atlantic Is Top Priority

With a cause swiftly identified for a recent fire, 1,000 sales out of about 2,000 cars built , and promising European volume, Fisker has come through some rough water lately... read more August 21, 2012 by  6


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA’s Green HOV-Lane Access: Off To A Slow Start?

Earlier this year, the State of California launched a new, green HOV-lane sticker, letting qualifying plug-in hybrids drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, even if... read more August 21, 2012 by  24


 
Joe Ferrer, owner of BS&F Auto Parts in the Bronx, New York

Mechanic's Worry: Electric Car Brakes Will Ruin My Business

Talk to any independent auto-repair mechanic, and you'll learn that the single most important item that keeps a shop in business is brakes. But hybrids and electric cars use... read more August 16, 2012 by  42


 
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric and 2013 Fusion Energi on Jay Leno's Garage

Ford Reiterates Commitment To Plug-in Hybrid, Electric Cars

Despite a cautious rollout of its plug-in car program and low sales of its 2012 Ford Focus Electric, Ford has reiterated details of its investment in plug-in cars. According... read more August 16, 2012 by  6


 
2013 Ford Fusion Energi

Is Ford Fusion Energi (20-Mile Electric Car) A Volt Competitor?

As far as we know, not a single auto journalist has yet driven the upcoming plug-in hybrid Energi models of the 2013 Ford C-Max and 2013 Ford Fusion. But an interesting and... read more August 15, 2012 by  47


 
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