Most Car Shoppers Aren’t Aware of EV Rebates, Subsidies: Survey

Most Car Shoppers Aren’t Aware of EV Rebates, Subsidies: Survey
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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...

Ford Plug-in Owners Drive 203,000 Electric Miles Daily

Ford Plug-in Owners Drive 203,000 Electric Miles Daily
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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...

Should You Buy an Electric Car?

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Should You Buy an Electric Car?
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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...

Infiniti Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car to Get Mid-Engine Layout

Infiniti Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car to Get Mid-Engine Layout
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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 C-Max Hybrid, C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid to Best Toyota Prius Rivals in Fuel Economy

Ford C-Max Hybrid, C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid to Best Toyota Prius Rivals in Fuel Economy
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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 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Priced from $32,760

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Priced from $32,760
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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...

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 87-MPGe, 49-MPG

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 87-MPGe, 49-MPG
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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...

BMW i3, i8 Headed to Dealers Starting in 2013: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show [Video]

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BMW i3, i8 Headed to Dealers Starting in 2013: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show [Video]
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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...

Fisker Surf Not A Concept, On Sale Next Year: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Fisker Surf Not A Concept, On Sale Next Year: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
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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...

Audi A4 Hybrid to Offer e-Quattro

Audi A4 Hybrid to Offer e-Quattro
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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...

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Set for Official Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Set for Official Frankfurt Auto Show Debut
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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 Targets 16,000 Sales for Plug-in Prius in 2012

Toyota Targets 16,000 Sales for Plug-in Prius in 2012
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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...
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