Plug-In Hybrids

 
Should Plug-Ins And Hybrids Offer A Range Of Battery Sizes?

Should Plug-Ins And Hybrids Offer A Range Of Battery Sizes?

You can choose from two or more engine and transmission options in most gasoline cars, so why not offer a choice of battery-pack sizes in hybrids and plug-in electric cars? That was the question posed by the launch of the Tesla Model S, which was originally offered with three different battery... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Now that German carmakers have started to work in earnest on plug-in hybrids, expect to see a whole lot more of them in the coming years--though not always in North America... read more September 29, 2014 by


 
2015 BMW i8 online configurator

2014 BMW i8 Configurator Live: Spec Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Coupe!

Even if you can't afford a luxury car, it's sometimes fun to peruse an online configurator and "build" one to suit your tastes. It's now possible to play with the options on... read more September 24, 2014 by


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Revealed At Paris Motor Show

Pity poor Mitsubishi, whose Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Europe and Asia for almost two years. But the plug-in hybrid SUV's U.S. debut has been delayed... read more September 23, 2014 by


 
Updated Ford C-Max (European market) for 2015, shown at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Updated Ford C-Max European Models Unveiled For Paris Motor Show

Just one day after it revealed a small portion of the design in a teaser photo, the updated Ford C-Max for the European market has been unveiled ahead of the Paris Motor... read more September 17, 2014 by


 
Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Renault Eolab: Preview Of Nissan Plug-In Hybrid At Smaller Scale?

French carmaker Renault hasn't sold cars in North America in almost 30 years, But as half of the global Renault-Nissan Alliance--and Europe's earliest volume electric-car... read more September 17, 2014 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max teaser image

Ford C-Max To Get 'Extreme Makeover,' Debut At Paris Motor Show

The Ford C-Max tall wagon is about to get an "extreme makeover." At least, that's Ford calls the collection of styling and equipment changes it will unveil September 17... read more September 16, 2014 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid luxury sedan will arrive in the U.S. next spring. We've now driven a prototype of the U.S.-spec car, which is quiet, luxurious, and... read more September 15, 2014 by


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid - UK version

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid isn't a "forbidden fruit", but it sure feels like one to American customers right now. A series of delays has pushed its on-sale date... read more September 10, 2014 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese... read more September 9, 2014 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright... read more September 5, 2014 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of... read more September 4, 2014 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90 Will Be Only Seven-Passenger Plug-In Hybrid

It is, as yet, not possible to buy a plug-in car with seating for seven passengers. That will all change when the 2016 Volvo XC90 hits the market, as the latest generation of... read more August 27, 2014 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Ad Shows Driver...Not Plugging In (Video)

Toyota has been quite upfront about its belief that plug-in electric cars are not the technology of the future. (It says hydrogen fuel-cell cars are.) And now this belief has... read more August 27, 2014 by


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Ford, Hyundai Dedicated Hybrids To Target 2016 Toyota Prius?

It's been a quiet period for hybrid news lately, with the 2016 Toyota Prius launch delayed and still more than a year away. But further down the road, it appears that both... read more August 25, 2014 by


 

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