Plug-In Hybrids

Ford's future hybrid, electric-car lineup: 5 things to know

Ford's future hybrid, electric-car lineup: 5 things to know

The "Ford Uncovered Future Product Forum" held Thursday for journalists was a break in recent tradition for Detroit's second-largest automaker. The abrupt firing of CEO Mark Fields last May was an indication that Ford's board of directors wasn't happy with progress in preparing the company for a... read more

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Prototype plug-in electric delivery van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested by UPS in 2017

UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

For almost a decade, commercial-fleet managers have acknowledged that electric truck are much cheaper to run per mile than the diesel equivalents they now use. But justifying... read more March 13, 2018 by

2018 Fiat 500e

Underestimating electric cars was a mistake (in China), says FCA's Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has large challenges, even nine years after it was formed when the Italian company Fiat took over the bankrupt U.S. maker Chrysler. While its Jeep... read more March 12, 2018 by

2018 Hyundai Elantra

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for March 2018

Not a lot has changed since last month: Buyers continue to move from passenger sedans to crossovers and trucks, and gasoline remains relatively cheap. That means you can pick... read more March 9, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz takes the electric car plunge, but diesel is here to stay

Daimler AG executives said Tuesday that diesel power for Mercedes cars is here to stay, even as electric cars and electrified mobility spreads throughout its passenger and... read more March 9, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2018: turning over new Leafs

Cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales surpassed 50,000 units in February, aided by the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, which sold 179 units in its... read more March 7, 2018 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas

For six months, one in five Prius sales has been a plug-in hybrid

A funny thing happened to Toyota Prius hybrid sales last month. Almost one in three Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. were the Prius Prime model—the one with a plug... read more March 2, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in Feb higher than Jan lows, still in winter doldrums (updated)

Sales of plug-in electric cars tend to be lower during the winter months, unlike the rest of the market, and February was little exception to that rule. After a whiz-bang... read more March 2, 2018 by

Lotus Safe & Sound noisemaker

NHTSA finalizes quiet-car rule for hybrids, electrics, to take full effect in 2020

The idea of adding noise-makers to vehicles that are "too quiet" didn't exist until the first hybrid-electric cars hit the market in 2000. Within a few years, however... read more March 1, 2018 by

Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck fitted with XL Hybrids upfitted hybrid-electric powertrain

XL Hybrids adds Ford F-250 hybrid to F-150 plug-in hybrid pickups; production to start in March

The idea of a Ford F-Series hybrid pickup truck has now been around since August 2011, but its maker now expects to launch such a truck sometime during 2020. Meanwhile, on... read more February 27, 2018 by

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (European model), to debut at 2018 Geneva auto show

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV updates for Europe to debut in Geneva

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been a huge success in Europe, selling more than 100,000 copies there over several years. As the first and least expensive plug-in hybrid... read more February 23, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

What happens to electric-car sales when tax credits sunset? Each maker differs

Toward the end of last year, electric-car shoppers began to think about a U.S. market without the $7,500 federal tax credit for their purchases of plug-in vehicles. While the... read more February 22, 2018 by

BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

China's BYD tops global electric-car production for third year in a row

Try asking any electric-car owner or advocate, or for that matter any member of the public, which automaker sold the most electric cars last year. In North America, the... read more February 21, 2018 by

2019 BMW i8 Roadster, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, plus new Roadster priced from $164,295

BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto... read more February 15, 2018 by

2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive

Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

When Toyota and Mazda said last September they would form a joint venture to produce electric-car parts, that answered the question of where Mazda's future plug-in vehicles... read more February 14, 2018 by

Doug Kerr, daughter Andie Kerr, fiancee Barbara Gleason; Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e

How to buy or lease an electric car: advice from owner who's done it four times

Most shoppers seem to view visiting a franchised auto dealer to negotiate the purchase or lease of a new car with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. In fact, as electric-car... read more February 12, 2018 by



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