Plug-In Hybrids

 
Audi Sport Quattro Concept: Yet Another Plug-In Hybrid For Frankfurt

Audi Sport Quattro Concept: Yet Another Plug-In Hybrid For Frankfurt

The rumors were correct--Audi's Sport Quattro Concept, due at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week, isn't just a gas-guzzling V-8 but a plug-in hybrid concept. Okay, it's actually both--at the heart of Audi's latest concept, you'll find a four-liter, twin-turbocharged gasoline V-8, with cylinder... read more

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Volvo Concept Coupe, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volvo Concept Coupe Plug-In Hybrid: Classic P1800 Reimagined

"The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

2016 Toyota Prius: Next Hybrid Aims For 55 MPG, More Room, Better Handling

Toyota today released a few more nuggets of information about the next, all-new generation of its Prius hybrid car. The all-new Prius, to be released in 2015, is likely to... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
Production-spec 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder: Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car Photo Gallery

What do the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Toyota Prius all have in common? Apart from four wheels and an engine, not a lot, you might be thinking. But... read more August 26, 2013 by 


 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

BMW Concept5 X5 eDrive: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Destined For Frankfurt

We often say that the biggest gains in fuel efficiency are to be made by the least efficient vehicles--and recently, several automakers seem to be taking that message to... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid: Plutocratic 78 MPG Plug-In

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid may not have a catchy name, but we've been expecting it for some time--ever since the marque showed off its Vision S500 Plug-In... read more August 21, 2013 by 


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

Plug-In Hybrid Model To Join Next Audi A4 Range: Report

Audi has had its fair share of criticism from plug-in car fans, but the automaker now seems to be coming around to the idea of electric propulsion after some rather public... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
2015 BMW i8

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car: More Details Emerge

BMW has only just officially revealed its electric i3 city car, but already the German automaker seems ready to tease us with its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. The company... read more August 7, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Ford Plug-In Drivers Do 60% Of Miles On Electricity (Just Like Volt)

Ford plug-in hybrid drivers are really making the most of the electric range of their vehicles--with nearly 60 percent of trips done entirely gas-free. That's according to... read more August 5, 2013 by  23


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi To Install Charging Stations In Japan

Several Japanese automakers have announced a joint project to install charging stations across their home country. Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi will work with each... read more July 29, 2013 by  3


 
2008 Mitsubishi Concept-RA

Mitsubishi Lines Up Plug-In Hybrid, 500 HP Evolution Model

Electrically-powered vehicles that match regular combustion cars for performance are no longer a surprise, many of those barriers eroded thanks to companies like Tesla... read more July 22, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Tesla Model S: Canada's 2nd-Best-Selling Plug-In Electric Car

Readers of our monthly analysis of the Canadian plug-in electric car market know two things well: a) the Chevy Volt dominates, with sixteen consecutive months of sales... read more July 20, 2013 by  15


 
Fold-out solar pavilion for Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid (Image: Synthesis Design + Architecture)

Is This Volvo Solar Pavilion The Ultimate Electric Car Accessory?

Solar panels are great, but they can be a bit... well, bland sometimes. We can't argue with their benefits, but unless you've a keen eye for photography, they aren't really... read more July 16, 2013 by  6


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

When Do Electric-Car Tax Credits Expire?

By now, pretty much anyone who's thinking of buying a plug-in electric car knows the Federal government offers an income-tax credit to help reduce the effective cost. But are... read more July 15, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

After Price Cut, Will More Choose 2014 Focus Electric Over C-Max Energi?

If you've been considering an electric car but have been deterred by pricing, it might be worth another try—or at least another look at the numbers. This past week... read more July 15, 2013 by  23


 
Tesla Road Trip from MD to CT, Feb 2013 - Tesla Model S cars at Delaware SuperCharger location

Sales Surprise: Battery-Electric Cars Are Outselling Plug-In Hybrids

Poring over monthly sales figures for plug-in electric cars--and our six-month summary--the data points out an unexpected fact. Did you know that pure battery-electric cars... read more July 12, 2013 by  203


 

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