Plug-In Hybrids

 
2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

Access to the carpool lane in California with only a single occupant has proven to be one of the more effective incentives to get the state's drivers to buy electric cars. The first year and a half of Chevy Volt range-extended electric cars didn't qualify, but Volt sales in California surged once... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella... read more April 30, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

European Buyers To Skip Over Hybrids, Go Straight To Plug-Ins

While hybrid cars have had a good 10-year run in North America as the most fuel-efficient alternative, Europe never warmed to hybrid-electric powertrains. With roughly half... read more April 29, 2015 by


 
BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

China's BYD Yuan Plug-In Hybrid Mini-SUV: Styling Stolen From Ford?

China is now the world's largest car market, and when it comes to the country's domestic auto industry, quantity often seems to trump quality. Chinese cars generally don't... read more April 28, 2015 by


 
Zero South plug-in hybrid Hummer H1

Plug-In Hybrid HUMMERs Headed For The South Pole On Biofuel

If you were going to drive to the South Pole, what vehicle would you choose? There's a team gearing up right now to undertake that very adventure--using a pair of plug-in... read more April 24, 2015 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $69,100; Sportier R-Design Is $71,000

We'd missed it until now, but pricing for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid SUV was released earlier this month. The base XC90 T8 Momentum trim level... read more April 24, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The... read more April 24, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

How Similar Are Chevy Volt & Malibu Hybrid Powertrains? Very Much; Here's Why

In less than six months, General Motors has unveiled three separate 2016 vehicles that use its hybrid and plug-in hybrid Voltec powertrain. The Chevrolet Volt and Malibu... read more April 23, 2015 by


 
Chevrolet FNR concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Green Cars At Shanghai Motor Show: Plug-In Hybrids Aplenty

China's status as the largest new-car market in the world means the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is now as important for car shoppers outside the country as it is for those... read more April 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

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... read more April 20, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Order Guide: Options, Trim Levels...But No Prices Yet

These days, waiting for a new car is akin to the anticipation surrounding a Hollywood blockbuster. First come the teases, then more substantive trailers, perhaps followed by... read more April 20, 2015 by


 
2015 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus Bypassing Plug-In Hybrids, Looking At Fuel Cells, Maybe EVs

Hybrid models are a very significant part of the lineup for both the luxury brand Lexus and its mainstream counterpart (and parent company) Toyota. Hybrids accounted for... read more April 15, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW 4-Series 4-door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe Grille

BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3... read more April 13, 2015 by


 
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


 

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