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BMW Unveiled Not Just One, But Three Plug-In Hybrids Last Week

BMW Unveiled Not Just One, But Three Plug-In Hybrids Last Week

If there was any doubt that we'll see a spate of new plug-in hybrids over the next few years, a set of three different announcements from BMW last week should put that to rest. The Bavarian maker of "ultimate driving machines" launched a long-wheelbase 5-Series sedan for China with a plug-in hybrid... read more

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Creative Workshop 'eCarriage' electric car prototype, New York Auto Show, April 2014

Electric 'Vintage Car' Proposed To Replace NYC Horse Carriages: New York Auto Show

Animal rights and electric cars don't usually intersect much, but a long-running New York City battle has produced one of the more unusual electric-car designs shown in... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
BMW X5 e-Drive plug-in hybrid prototype, test drive, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, April 2014

BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric SUV

They're not here yet, but in less than two years, U.S. buyers will have a choice of at least three plug-in hybrid SUV models to choose from. Now, we've driven a prototype... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S all-wheel-drive prototype testing in California, March 2014

Is This A Tesla Model S AWD Prototype Caught Testing? (Video, Photos)

It's long been expected that sooner or later, the Tesla Model S electric sport sedan will be offered with all-wheel drive. Now, two different Tesla fans have captured photos... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
Prototype 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars, July 2013 [photo: Lee Colleton, used under CC-BY-SA]

2015 Kia Soul EV: Electric Car Spy Shots, But Compliance Car Only?

Ten days ago, spy shots of a new battery-electric car--from a maker that hasn't yet offered one yet--burst onto the scene. Electric-car fan Lee Colleton shot the 2015 Kia... read more July 18, 2013 by  8


 
Prototype 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X5 in San Francisco, July 2013 [photo: Alister Oliver]

Spy Shots: 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X5 Prototype

Is BMW planning an ActiveHybrid X5 model for the next-generation X5 crossover, due to launch this fall as a 2014 model? That's what it appears from one reader's sighting of a... read more July 5, 2013 by  1


 
Natural-gas vehicle prototypes, Los Angeles, May 2013 - group shot at Playa del Rey storage field

Prototype Natural-Gas Vehicles Use Gasoline As Range Extender

To date, natural-gas vehicles have come with significant compromises. The high-pressure tanks that hold enough compressed natural gas to run 200 miles or more take up many... read more June 25, 2013 by  22


 
Volvo S60 KERS Engineering Prototype

Volvo S60 KERS Hybrid Prototype: Brief First Drive

Can you really improve fuel economy and performance just by taking a production car with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and adding Formula 1 race technology? To find out... read more May 17, 2013 by  15


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 spy shots - Image courtesy of Motor Authority

Prototype 2014 Volkswagen XL1 Ultra-Efficient Car Spied Testing

Last year at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show, Volkswagen wooed the audience with its XL1 plug-in hybrid concept car, a vehicle it said would get an amazing 0.9 liters per 100... read more August 29, 2012 by  11


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype – Copyright High Gear Media

Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion: Prototype Drive Report (Video)

Driving pre-production prototypes of new electric cars is part of life here at GreenCarReports, as it enables us to give you the best possible evaluation of an up-coming new... read more July 25, 2012 by  9


 
Brutus 2 Electric Motorcycle

2012 Brutus Electric Motorcycle Promises To Be Green, Mean

Think about the names given to electric cars and electric motorcycles on the market today. Most, if not all, are a play on the concept of all-electric, zero tailpipe... read more January 24, 2012 by  4


 
2011 Future Car Challenge Participants

Future Car Challenge Won By Gordon-Murray T27 Electric Car

It may have just three seats, look like something from a science-fiction movie and have a forward-hinging front door, but the Gordon-Murray T27 Electric Car has just won the... read more November 7, 2011 by  1


 
Range Rover Sport Electric Prototype

Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Prototype: Exclusive Photos!

Sometimes, the staff of Green Car Reports has to travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to bring you first drive reports, auto show highlights and exclusive green-car... read more October 31, 2011 by  0


 
V60 PHEV First Drive

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Wagon Prototype: First Test Drive (Video)

A few weeks ago we were invited to the Challenge Bibendum - an auto-industry event devoted to fuel economy and green vehicles - in order to drive the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid... read more June 3, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

Porsche Goes Electric with e-Boxster Test Mini Fleet

Ask most consumers to describe a Porsche and they’ll describe the classic Porsche Boxster: a rear-wheel drive, mid or rear-engined car designed for the driving... read more February 11, 2011 by  4


 
DBM Energy Audi A2 Electric Car

DBM Energy’s Electric Audi Destroyed in Fire, Cause Unknown

The converted Audi A2 electric car which hit the headlines back in October last year by apparently driving 375 miles on a single charge has been destroyed in a warehouse fire... read more January 18, 2011 by  7


 
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