Plug-In Hybrids

 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Driven

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Driven

Hybrid technology is no longer the preserve of fuel-sipping family cars. In recent years, we've seen it used on SUVs and large luxury sedans too. And more recently still, the latest breed of supercars has driven down the hybrid route. One such supercar is Porsche's 918 Spyder, driven by Motor... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive Of Prototype

Volkswagen is on an electric-vehicle model offensive right now. Not only is the e-Up electric minicar on sale in Europe, dominating Germany's electric sales charts, but the... read more March 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin

Audi To Add Plug-In Hybrid Models Of Next A6, A8 Sedans, Q7 SUV

Audi, in its search for alternatives to conventional propulsion, has finally nailed its colors to a mast--and that mast is plug-in hybrids. In addition to the A3 Sportback... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

Proposal: Buy Out, Shut Down U.S. Coal Industry For $50 Billion

Give Felix Kramer credit for thinking big. Twelve years ago, he and others founded CalCars, a group dedicated to promoting plug-in hybrid vehicles with large battery... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour

Rolls-Royce Considers Plug-In Hybrid Luxury Sedan

In theory, electric power is perfect for Rolls-Royce. What better source of propulsion than a quiet electric motor, for a company that strives for ultimate refinement? In... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8 Production Starts, Final Specs Released For Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

The 2015 BMW i8 is one of this year's most eagerly-anticipated cars, but there's not long to wait now as the first examples begin to roll from the production line. The German... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8

Five Green Cars We Can't Wait To Drive

The green car scene has never had more variety than it does today. You could, if you wanted to, walk into a dealership today and buy regular gasoline and diesel cars, natural... read more March 10, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid  -  2014 Geneva Auto Show live photos

Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva

Let's get the bad news out the way first: The Volkswagen Golf GTE won't be coming to the U.S. For whatever reason, VW has decided that American customers don't want a... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Feb: Leaf Up, Volt Down (Tesla Unknown As Usual)--FINAL UPDATE

Analysts worried that winter weather would put a crimp in U.S. new-car sales last month, but one electric car racked up record February sales: the Nissan Leaf. Leaf sales of... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault To Add Plug-In Hybrid To Electric Car Range?

Some say that launching an electric car in today's market is still something of a risk. Launching four of them then, as French automaker Renault has done, could be considered... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Driver Survey Results - CA Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Mar 2013

Who Buys Plug-In Electric Cars, And Why? CA Report Explains It All For You

Within two or three months, there will be more than 200,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads--and we're learning more about who buys them, and why. California's Center for... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Advice To Dealers On Green-Car Sales: Focus On Cost Savings First

Green cars can't help reduce emissions or save gasoline if no one buys them. In the U.S., sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids have been strong in some areas, but weak... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe Coming Later This Year

With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise--it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May--it's sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids Run Out By May--Or Sooner

One of the major incentives for buying a plug-in electric car in California is the coveted sticker allowing single-occupant travel in the carpool lanes on the state's crowded... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Volkswagen has released full details of its all-new Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid model making its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The German automaker has chosen the... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

New Fiskers Will Have V-8s OR Batteries, Wanxiang Says

If lithium-ion batteries are "the heart of Fisker," according to new owner Wanxiang, then what does it say is "the soul of Fisker"? That would be the VL Destino, a version of... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 

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