plug-in cars

 
2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019 Fusion Energi a range of 25 electric miles, up from 21 miles. The bigger battery should make the Fusion Energi more competitive... read more

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Mockup of Chargeway dealership kiosk to explain charging to electric-car shoppers, June 2018

Why Chargeway matters: making EV charging comprehensible for buyers, dealers, utilities, networks

Ask anyone what kind of fuel their next car will take, and you'll likely get one of three answers: regular, premium, or diesel. Ask that same person what kind of charging an... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
In the end, we chose a Prius Prime

Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

In an article last fall, I reached out to the GCR readers for a suggestion for what plug-in vehicle I should buy to complement my 84-mile range 2015 Nissan LEAF. The new... read more June 14, 2018 by


 
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive

Electrified cars are all too often about numbers: electric-only range, charging time, kilowatt-hours, and, of course, value. When it comes to an electrified luxury crossover... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive

New Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid coming for 2019

Subaru announced Friday that its long-awaited Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in model, will go on sale as a 2019. Last month, Car and Driver reported that Subaru filed the... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

Even though the Tesla Model S has retained its same basic shape since it went on sale in 2012, what's going on under the hood has been anything but stagnant. The automaker's... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Plug-in electric car sales for April: Leaf sales lag, spendy Porsches take off

A month after General Motors announced it would only release quarterly sales results, the landscape for plug-in electric and hybrid cars appears to be little changed. While... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

Outlanders Inbound: Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, March 2018

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set a new single-month Canadian sales record for plug-in electric vehicles in April, selling 589 units -- more than double the 237 it managed in... read more May 3, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery pack for sudden loss of power: here's why

It's every electric car owner's nightmare: the car indicates that remaining range has suddenly plummeted to zero, the battery pack stops providing current, and the car won't... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Some Tesla Model 3 cars haunted by "phantom touch" and "vampire draw" (updated)

At this point, the variable build quality of early Tesla Model 3 electric cars has been well documented. One of the main issues is the "phantom touch" on the car's... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, VW e-Golf compared to Renault Zoe: what UK test reveals

The redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf emerged into a changed market, with 300-mile, $100,000 electric cars available and a host of direct competitors with far more range than the... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
1909 Ford Model T Touring

Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

Electric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get... read more April 15, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Hudson Valley, NY, Apr 2018

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Electric-car buyers want same things as all car buyers, research shows

It should come as no surprise to readers of this site that people who buy electric cars are normal people. A new study by Simon Fraser University in British Columbia adds to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

When will Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive, lower-range models be available?

As Tesla ramps up production of the Model 3 and continues to deliver cars to its long list of reservation holders, many buyers are wondering when they will be able to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Audi, BMW, Mercedes large electric luxury sedans to aim above Tesla Model S?

The Tesla Model S occupies an interesting position among "luxury" sedans and hatchbacks. It's far from the best-equipped vehicle compared to mid-size and full-size... read more April 12, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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