Cadillac ELR Sees Warm Dealer Reception

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Cadillac ELR Sees Warm Dealer Reception
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Over half of Cadillac’s dealer network will sell the new ELR range-extended electric car after it begins arriving in showrooms next month. Continue Reading...

Crazy Cadillac ELR Price Doesn’t Matter

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Crazy Cadillac ELR Price Doesn’t Matter
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  Jaws hit desks when Cadillac announced that the upcoming ELR would cost almost $76,000 but according to company representatives, dealers and industry analysts that’s not likely to matter. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Concepts Video, First Look

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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. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Reveals Trio of Fuel-Saving Concepts

Mitsubishi Reveals Trio of Fuel-Saving Concepts
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For 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. Continue Reading...

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally
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When Opel/Vauxhall first announced that its Ampera plug-in hybrid electric vehicle would participate in the 13th International Monte Carlo Rally for alternative energy vehicles, it made a point to challenge the Tesla Roadster, which won the previous two years. Completing the racing stages from Annecy-le-Vieux to Monte Carlo from March 22 through 25, the Opel Ampera of Bernard… Continue Reading...

Honda to Reveal Plug-in Hybrid Platform at Geneva Auto Show

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Honda to Reveal Plug-in Hybrid Platform at Geneva Auto Show
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For years Honda has relied on its Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system, designed to help improve fuel economy without adding a lot of additional cost. A more basic system than Toyota’s two-mode, it doesn’t speak to Honda’s engineering prowess and has become out-dated. Honda will aim to rectify that soon with the introduction of a… Continue Reading...

GM’s Next Volt-Style Plug-In Hybrid Could Be a Buick Crossover

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GM’s Next Volt-Style Plug-In Hybrid Could Be a Buick Crossover
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The next General Motors product to get a plug-in hybrid powertrain, like the one that will be introduced in the Chevy Volt, may be a Buick. This new PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) was supposed to be a version of the Saturn Vue, but as GM has now sold off the Saturn brand to the… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids Will Hit the Streets This Year

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids Will Hit the Streets This Year
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Toyota has announced that it will lease 500 plug-in hybrid-electric Prius models starting this year. These will be the first plug-in version of the Prius on the road and will feature new lithium-ion battery packs, which hold more energy than the conventional nickel-metal hydride batteries used in other hybrid systems. Of the 500 vehicles, 200… Continue Reading...