Plug-In Hybrids

Ford Edge HySeries plug-in hybrid

Obama's stimulus package expands plug-in hybrid incentives, but diesel fans unhappy

A new-generation of plug-in hybrid vehicles may still be a couple of years away from reaching showrooms but the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill passed by Congress and signed into law last October by President Bush and expanded by President Obama's recent stimulus package secures a tax break... read more

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GM planning quick upgrades for Volt thanks to high-tech platform

One of the harder things about designing a new car is making it sufficiently futuristic that it's actually current when it finally makes it to market. Then the struggle... read more February 11, 2009 by

2009 Opel Ampera teaser

Video: Technology behind the Opel Ampera explained

General Motors recently gave us a preview of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the Chevrolet Volt that the company plans to sell in Europe under its Opel division. The... read more February 5, 2009 by

Chevrolet Volt

GM working with U.S. cities to develop plug-in hybrid infrastructure

General Motors today outlined a comprehensive plan of action at the Washington Auto Show to help communities get ready for plug-in hybrid vehicles such as its upcoming... read more February 3, 2009 by

Aptera 2e plug-in hybrid

Full Aptera 2e production specifications revealed

In March of last year, Aptera announced it had done all the development necessary to head to production, and that all it needed was to move into acquiring the right equipment... read more February 3, 2009 by

2010 Toyota Prius petrol-electric hybrid

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids averaging 65mpg in initial testing

Major carmakers are rushing to develop a new generation of plug-in hybrid vehicles including industry giants Toyota and GM, which hope to have the technology ready for sale... read more February 2, 2009 by

Chevrolet Volt

Texas considering $5,000 tax credit for plug-in hybrids on top of federal incentives

With all the talk of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reconsidering allowing states to implement their own fuel-economy emissions and regulations, and the negative... read more January 28, 2009 by

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Tesla announces Model S Concept, explains price hikes in town hall meeting

The burgeoning electric car field was just hitting its stride when the bottom fell out of the market last year, and the tough position that has left carmakers like Tesla in... read more January 27, 2009 by

Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive plug-in hybrid

Seat trials Leon 'Twin Drive' plug-in hybrid

Seat has unveiled an electrically-driven prototype based on its Leon hatchback, which the company plans to trial in an urban environment together with the Spanish government... read more January 13, 2009 by

BYD F3DM plug-in hybrid

BYD confirms 2011 U.S. launch for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a step closer to... read more January 13, 2009 by

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... read more January 12, 2009 by

2009 Dodge Circuit EV

Chrysler presents Dodge Circuit EV at Detroit Auto Show

Back in September Chrysler showed off three vehicles designed to show the world that it too could keep up with Ford and GM as they developed low emissions powertrains for the... read more January 10, 2009 by

BYD F3DM plug-in hybrid vehicle

BYD to present world’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle in Detroit

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 January 9, 2009 by

Third-gen Toyota Prius

Report: Toyota secretly working on solar car

The Toyota Prius has spent a decade as the world's preferred hybrid, but now competition is arising from all quarters. A new plug-in version of the Prius is expected soon... read more January 1, 2009 by

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


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