Category: Hybrid

By on October 2, 2014

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Mitsubishi has taken its Outlander PHEV upscale with the debut of the Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

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By on October 2, 2014

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Within the next three to five years, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration will go from concept to the production floor.

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By on October 2, 2014

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A harbinger of things to come as far as design and style go, Toyota revealed the C-HR Concept at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

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By on October 2, 2014

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Lamborghini has joined Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren in the hybrid hypercar game with one of its own, the Asterion LPI 910-4.

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By on September 29, 2014

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Should you one day find yourself heading off to make a new life in California, and you own a plug-in vehicle, your home or apartment will already have the minimum infrastructure needed to install a charging port.

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By on September 25, 2014

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Should you happen to call Germany home and are shopping for a car, the government would like to offer you free parking, tax exemptions for 10 years, and bus-lane privileges if you purchase an EV, FCV or PHEV.

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By on September 22, 2014

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In the 1930s, Chrysler experimented with aerodynamics to deliver a product that could slip through the wind better than the vehicles of the day, bestowing upon the public the Airflow. Alas, not too many people were ready for the future, leaving the concept a commercial failure.

Today, Citroën is giving the name and concept a second try, with fuel economy and the environment in mind.

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By on September 19, 2014

A general view of the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington

In 2008, Congress passed a tax bill that would provide a credit of up to $7,500 for customers who purchase plug-in vehicles as a way to encourage adoption of cleaner vehicles. The credit would last in full for the first 200,000 units an automaker sold, then phased out over the course of 12 months.

The problem? The agency responsible for handling the credit, the Internal Revenue Service, has no clue as to where things stand as far as that cap is concerned, despite every automaker that sells a plug-in model reporting the figures every quarter, as required by law.

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By on September 10, 2014

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid, Exterior, Charging Plug, Picture Courtesy of Alex L. Dykes

A shock that may come to no one among the B&B, California leads the way in sales of plug-ins with just over 100,000 units sold in the past four years.

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By on August 25, 2014

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Within the next few months, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will enter showrooms on a new platform, cutting ties to the Delta II platform underpinning both the first-gen Volt and the Cadillac ELR. The move won’t matter ultimately, as the premium PHEV may not be long for this world as it is.

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    fvfvsix - Sure, but in Norway, you’re just financing the 125% tax levied on vehicle purchases. Canadians and Americans don’t pay that much for cars. So, a 7...
  • Re: Chart Of The Day: 8 Years A Slave

    Zykotec - The Volt, despite not really being well executed, and being built by someone who apparently don’t care if you die, is a brilliant concept and idea. I...
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    Zykotec - As a Norwegian, who can just buy a new car for cash? With an average pay around 45-50k, and new midsizers (like a Golf or Focus) start at around 38k, I...
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