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 |  Oct 02 2014, 6:57 AM

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Volkswagen is rolling out a new plug-in hybrid version of the Passat in Paris.

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 |  Oct 02 2014, 5:04 AM

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Mitsubishi is showing off a preview of what will eventually become a more premium version of the company’s Plug-In Hybrid Outlander Crossover.
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 |  Sep 30 2014, 9:04 AM

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Volkswagen is continuing its onslaught of introducing electrified vehicles.

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 |  Jul 31 2014, 7:30 PM

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Automakers are requesting a delay for mandated pedestrian-alert systems in hybrids and electric vehicles.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 10:02 AM

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Mercedes is planning a plug-in hybrid ML-Class crossover that will likely arrive in U.S. showrooms late next year.

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 |  May 06 2014, 10:45 AM

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Chrysler released an onslaught of future product information today including plans for a plug-in hybrid version of the Town and Country minivan.

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 7:43 AM

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Sales of electrified vehicles are picking up steam and in doing so they’re making an impact on America’s consumption of fossil fuel.

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 |  Feb 11 2014, 6:01 PM

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Just a few days ago, AutoGuide‘s spy photographers caught photos of the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid testing, but this time around the German automaker has removed the material concealing the cover for the electrical socket.

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 |  Feb 08 2014, 9:01 AM

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Recently, AutoGuide‘s spy photographers caught the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid variant cold weather testing.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 4:01 PM

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Volkswagen will be adding a Golf plug-in hybrid variant to its lineup, complementing the sporty GTI and diesel GTD models.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 10:02 AM

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won’t arrive in the U.S. until 2015, but it already has sales traction in Japan and the Japanese automaker brought a custom version to the Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Jan 06 2014, 3:01 PM

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Sales of plug-in vehicles reached an all-time high last year with around 96,050 units moved off the lots, an impressive increase compared to 2012′s figure of 53,172.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 8:03 AM

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The U.S. launch of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be delayed until 2015 because of a bottleneck in battery production.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 2:31 PM

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At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi unveiled a trio of concepts that gives us a preview of the design direction the automaker plans on heading towards.

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 |  Nov 21 2013, 3:38 AM

Mitsubishi-Concepts-Main-ArtFor at least the last decade Mitsubishi has been on the ropes in North America, but they’re still formidable in global markets. As a show of force the three-diamond brand revealed three concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 12 2013, 1:28 PM

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With electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles getting their prices slashed this year, it’s no surprise that residual values are also being cut.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 2:02 PM

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Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled its 2014 S500 Plug-in Hybrid, ahead of the sedan’s official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Aug 04 2013, 10:01 AM

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While sales of 1,864 units isn’t anything to boast about, the Nissan Leaf outsold the Chevrolet Volt last month by a margin of 76 units.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 3:32 PM

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The U.S. Department of Energy has released a graph showing that electric vehicles are outselling hybrids over the same period of time since their introduction to the market.

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 |  Jul 05 2013, 3:41 PM

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Mercedes-Benz exec has announced that a S500 plug-in hybrid variant will join the new S-Class range and will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.

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 |  Jun 17 2013, 8:02 AM

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the U.S. company responsible for developing product safety tests, is revamping the lithium-ion battery standards.

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 |  Jun 11 2013, 3:50 PM

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The debate on taxing hybrid owners to help recover lost gas taxes has hit the state of Michigan, home of the U.S. auto industry.

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 |  May 16 2013, 5:45 PM

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According to a recent study released by IHS Automotive, an estimated 10.7-million charging stations will be available globally by the end of the decade.

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 7:32 PM

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Mitsubishi said today that it forecasts operating profits will rise 48 percent in the fiscal year that began on April 1.

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