The state of California has stopped awarding high occupancy vehicle (HOV) access permits to plug-in hybrids. Continue Reading...
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Mitsubishi might not have its plug-in hybrid SUV initiative off the ground in North America yet, but the Japanese automaker has confirmed that more models are on their way. Continue Reading...
Gas-powered vehicles will remain dominant on the road in 2040 according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Agency. Continue Reading...
According to a recent survey, 95 percent of U.S. car shoppers aren’t aware of state and local subsidies, rebates and other incentives related to plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Continue Reading...
A recent study has revealed that truck shoppers are the least likely to join the hybrid and electric vehicle movement. Continue Reading...
Today marks the third annual National Plug In Day, highlighting the accelerated growth in the electric vehicle market. Continue Reading...
Aggregate data from the MyFord mobile app has shown that owners of Ford electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles drive 203,000 electric-only miles daily, or roughly eight times the distance around the Earth. Continue Reading...
When it comes to technology, having the latest gadgets makes you look both smart and cool, but does that strategy work with cars? Automakers say that electric vehicles are the future of the industry, but even with many EVs on the market, they may not be the perfect choice for you. Continue Reading...
Early aggregate data gathered from the MyFord Mobile app shows that Ford plug-in hybrid vehicles are being driven in electric-only mode 60 percent of the time. Continue Reading...
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the U.S. company responsible for developing product safety tests, is revamping the lithium-ion battery standards. Continue Reading...
Toyota has once again been named the world’s greenest brand according to the annual Best Global Green Brands report. Continue Reading...
Sometime over the weekend, the 100,000th plug-in vehicle was sold in America. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Few have been optimistic about the market for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, but Edison Foundation believes there will be at least 5 million of them on the road by 2035. Continue Reading...
After suffering numerous delays in getting its first car to market, Fisker Automotive has announced it will push back its launch date for the second model in its expanding lineup by as much as two years. Continue Reading...
Infiniti has announced that its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept will be called the Emerge-E. Using a gasoline range-extended to add power and range to an electric powertrain, this will be the first such system used in an Infiniti product. The “advanced sports car concept” will also be the first Infiniti to use a… Continue Reading...
Ford has announced it expects its upcoming C-Max Hybrid multi-activity vehicle to achieve an average fuel economy rating of over 42 mpg, exceeding the rating of the recently released Toyota Prius v. In addition, the C-Max Energie electric vehicle will top the Prius plug-in hybrid’s electric only mode rating of 87-mpge (miles per gallon equivalent)…. Continue Reading...
Toyota has finally released pricing for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, setting the retail rate at $32,760 – a roughly $8,000 premium over the conventional model. At $32,760, Prius Plug-in provides more standard features like heated front seats, Entune, LED daytime running lights, an enhance keyless entry system as well as a remote start air… Continue Reading...
After debuting the car earlier this week at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Toyota has now released official details on the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid including expected fuel economy numbers. While it’s not quite up to the much-hyped Chevy Volt, the Prius PHEV will feature, “more affordable pricing than pure electric or range-extender type vehicles,” says… Continue Reading...
Making their world premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the BMW i3 and i8 may just be concepts, but point to a major push by the German automaker into the realm of electrified vehicles. In fact, BMW is so serious that its working towards an entire range of “i” branded alternative vehicles, sporting both electric… Continue Reading...
After years of hype (and delays), Fisker finally delivered its first shipment of production models to customers this Summer. The next obvious step would be a concept, followed by several more years of teasers and production hickups. Not so, says CEO Henrik Fisker, unveiling the new Surf model at the Frankfurt Auto Show today. A… Continue Reading...
With BMW preparing to launch an all-new 3 Series, Audi will follow a few years later with the next-generation A4. Expected to arrive in 2013 as a 2014 model year car, the B9 generation A4 is expected to receive some expected upgrades, as well as some impressive new technology. With a new platform, the car… Continue Reading...
With a lead-up almost as log as the Chevrolet Volt’s, the production version of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in just over a month’s time. Using a more powerful and smaller lithium-ion battery, the Prius PHEV is expected to have an electric-only range of around… Continue Reading...
Toyota is ambitious on sales of the plug-in version of its popular Prius hybrid. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, company spokesman John Hanson commented that, “We’re certainly on line to sell 16,000 to 17,000 in 2012.” That would put the Prius Plug-in Hybrid well ahead of rivals like the Nissan Leaf and… Continue Reading...