Plug-In Hybrids

Chevrolet Volt production prototype platform

GM will build Volt battery factory in the U.S. with LG Chem

Despite the movement towards electric and hybrid propulsion by many manufacturers over the last few years, none of them actually manufacture the most important component of the vehicles – the batteries. That’s about to change as GM builds its own factory in Michigan to produce battery... read more

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China's BYD to sell plug-in hybrid in U.S. by 2010

BYD plug-in hybrids delayed in non-Chinese markets until 2011

Chinese carmaker BYD has pushed back the expected release date for its plug-in hybrid vehicles destined for non-Chinese markets. The company’s chairman, Wang Chuanfu... read more December 25, 2008 by

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Bob Lutz hints at Cadillac plug-in hybrid

The higher-ups at General Motors have been dropping hints that the Cadillac brand may get its own plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the Chevrolet Volt for some time now, but... read more December 18, 2008 by

China's BYD to sell plug-in hybrid in U.S. by 2010

China’s BYD first to market with mass-produced plug-in hybrid

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a... read more December 16, 2008 by

2011 Chevrolet Volt power adaptor

GM studying plug-in hybrid recharging infrastructure

General Motors and Spanish energy company Iberdrola have joined forces to determine what is needed in terms of infrastructure to implement a mass embrace of plug-in electric... read more December 12, 2008 by

Volvo ReCharge plug-in hybrid concept

Report: Volvo working on micro hybrid for 2011, diesel hybrid for 2012

The World Green Car of the Year award candidates were just released yesterday, and Volvo's name appeared on the list 5 times - more than any other brand. Today word has... read more December 11, 2008 by

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Volt development costing GM $750 million

As set out in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, basic survival must first be established before one can move on to worry about the esoteric concerns of philosophy, morality or... read more December 9, 2008 by

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid test vehicle

Prius plug-in hybrid conversion kit promises 40mi range on electricity, 100mpg

With figures that equal the proposed Chevrolet Volt without the wait and with the familiarity of the highly successful Toyota Prius platform, California outfit Jungle Motors... read more December 8, 2008 by

Volkswagen Mark VI Golf TwinDrive

Volkswagen shows off new Mark VI Golf 'TwinDrive'

A few months back Volkswagen revealed its intentions to enter the race to build and market ultra-efficient plug-in hybrid vehicles with the unveiling of the original Golf... read more November 26, 2008 by

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Volt moves onto next step in development, adopts global compact platform

Even as General Motors is caught in a desperate bid to secure loans in Washington, the Detroit based manufacturer is keen to continue development of a range of plug-in hybrid... read more November 25, 2008 by

Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

Fisker picks GM Ecotec engine for Karma plug-in hybrid

The Fisker plug-in hybrid saloon has officially been revealed. Click here for all the details and images. Fisker announced today that it will be using General Motors' engines... read more November 21, 2008 by

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Expert says electric grid ready for plug-in hybrids

Plug-in hybrid cars, like the Chevrolet Volt or the upcoming Toyota Prius plug-in, are viewed by many as the way of the future. Offering the possibility of exclusively... read more November 13, 2008 by

Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

Valmet confirmed to build Fisker Karma in Finland next year

The Fisker plug-in hybrid saloon has officially been revealed at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Click here for all the details and images. Fisker Automotive has confirmed today... read more November 13, 2008 by

Fisker Karma Sedan

Fisker beats Tesla's accusations of design theft in arbitration

Tesla's lawsuit, filed against rival hybrid-electric carmaker Fisker in April for design theft and 'poor work', has come to an end in arbitration. Unfortunately for Tesla... read more November 3, 2008 by

Volvo ReCharge plug-in hybrid concept

Volvo's green future to be driven by hybrids, turbos

The flotilla of cars and concepts unleashed at the Paris Motor Show this week has largely been about vehicles that we'd seen coming for some time or design concepts that... read more October 3, 2008 by

2009 Renault Megane Coupe

Renault announces new Fluence sedan for 2009, electric plug-in expected by 2011

Just yesterday Renault hinted at its intention to build a mass-produced electric vehicle with its Z.E. concept, and now the French manufacturer has confirmed that they will... read more October 2, 2008 by


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