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Volvos A La Volt: Swedish Carmaker Tests Range Extenders In C30, V60

Volvos A La Volt: Swedish Carmaker Tests Range Extenders In C30, V60

Swedish carmaker Volvo now operates a test fleet of all-electric C30 hatchbacks, and it's also rolling out another experimental car, a V60 wagon with a diesel engine driving the front wheels, and an electric motor powering the rear. The two cars are now spawning a second generation of test... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt

BMW Hires Lead Electric-Car Engineer From Chevy Volt Team

Not so long ago, the notion of luxury German brand BMW hiring an engineer from General Motors might have been a stretch. The company prefers to promote engineers from within... read more April 11, 2011 by  6


 
1900 Porsche Semper Vivus full hybrid recreated

Porsche Recreates The Original Hybrid Car, 111 Years Later

The name Porsche has traditionally been associated with fast, rear-engine sports cars, and more recently with fast heavy SUVs and fast heavy four-door luxury sedans. But it... read more February 24, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt: First Impressions, Tech And Questions

If you follow AllCarsElectric with any regularity, you might just be familiar with a certain new Chevrolet known as the Volt. We've probably mentioned it at some point... read more October 11, 2010 by  5


 
Ford's Nancy Gioia at 2008 Detroit Auto Show

Five Questions: Nancy Gioia, Ford global electrification director

Ford was the first U.S. automaker to offer a hybrid, introducing the Ford Escape Hybrid crossover in 2004. It recently expanded its portfolio with the well-received 2010 Ford... read more January 27, 2010 by  3


 
Smart IDEA plug-in hybrid delivery van prototype

100-MPG Bright Idea Delivery Van: Now With 40 Electric Miles!

Back in April, startup company Bright Automotive unveiled its design for a plug-in hybrid light delivery truck. Now, we've had a chance to drive the prototype, briefly, just... read more October 20, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Fisker Karma

2010 Fisker Karma: 67 MPG AND 0-to-62-mph In Under 6 Seconds

The 2010 Fisker Karma will be the world's first production series hybrid, or extended-range electric vehicle, when it comes off the line late this year. Customer deliveries... read more September 8, 2009 by  1


 
Lotus Range Extender 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine and generator

Let the Range Extender Wars Begin: Lotus Unveils Tiny Engine

We've written before about upcoming tiny, powerful engines that perform like much bigger versions but get far better gas mileage. Now, British sports-car maker Lotus has used... read more September 8, 2009 by  1


 
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