Plug-In Hybrids

 
Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM's second-generation Voltec hybrid system. What wasn't predicted was the startling size of its battery pack: 18.4 kilowatt-hours, identical to... read more

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2016 Scion iM  -  live photos, 2015 NY Auto Show

Why Toyota’s Scion Brand Isn’t Planning A Hybrid Or Electric Car Anytime Soon

Toyota’s Scion small-car brand has been called a laboratory; and it seems like the perfect testbed for new plug-in hybrid or full electric-car products. Yet you... read more April 9, 2015 by


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Of Plug-In Hybrid

The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a comfortable, relatively fast, and fairly fuel-efficient luxury sport sedan. It's rated at 16 miles of electric range, but we didn't... read more April 7, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Mar: Leaf Surpasses Volt In Total Sales Since 2010: UPDATED

For more than four years, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been the highest-volume plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. Last month, for the first time in roughly three... read more April 3, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

47-MPG Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: Volt's Sibling Without A Plug May Be First Of Several: MORE UPDATES

It's rare that a carmaker entirely replaces a car after just three model years, but the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is remarkable in more ways than that. Chevy will offer a... read more April 1, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

Given its attractive looks, it's not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. While the partially... read more April 1, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production; Prices To Come Next Month

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was officially unveiled at January's Detroit Auto Show, so there won't be a lot of focus on the new plug-in hybrid with the 50-mile range at this... read more March 31, 2015 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt Concept  -  2015 Detroit Auto Show live photos

GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. That's not something... read more March 29, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a... read more March 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid SUV Arrives This Fall

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE may seem like a new model, but in fact it's the renamed sport-utility vehicle we used to know as the ML-Class. And the company has released details... read more March 25, 2015 by


 
1997 Dodge EPIC electric minivan

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

We know very little about the plug-in hybrid version that Fiat Chrysler will launch sometime after the new 2017 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is unveiled next year. But... read more March 24, 2015 by


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Federal Government Will Buy Many More Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Through both regulations and incentive programs, the Federal government is making a concerted effort to lower the emissions of cars on U.S. roads. Every consumer walking into... read more March 23, 2015 by


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Major Refinements Planned

Anyone in the U.S. who wants to buy a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover has had to exercise incredible patience. The Outlander plug-in went on sale in Japan in... read more March 20, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson Shows Two Different Hybrid Concepts In Geneva

The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will arrive later this year, but not all of its variants will be offered in the U.S. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Hyundai showed... read more March 17, 2015 by


 
Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg Regera Supercar: A New Configuration For Plug-In Hybrids?

Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency. But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest... read more March 17, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV To Debut In Shanghai Next Month

We now have details on the production version of the X5 plug-in hybrid SUV that BMW has shown numerous times in prototype form. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will debut at the... read more March 16, 2015 by


 

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