Plug-In Hybrids

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Raser Technologies working on 100mpg Hummer H2 plug-in hybrid

Hummer may have been one of the most demonized vehicle brands of the decade, with both poor sales figures and a terrible environmental reputation - but now Utah’s Raser Technologies is using the iconic Hummer H2 as a base for its new electric technology, which it claims can give the Hummer a... read more

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Mulally: electric vehicles are our future

The times, they are a changin'. Carmakers that had seemed bulletproof, or at least too big to fail, are teetering on the brink of insolvency. Government regulations and... read more March 5, 2009 by 

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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... read more March 4, 2009 by 

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European Volt makes official debut as the new Opel Ampera

The Chevrolet Volt is still nearly two full years from production, but the Opel-branded version of it is already on display in Geneva. Today General Motors finally pulled the... read more March 2, 2009 by 

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Are plug-in hybrids too expensive to justify?

General Motors' Volt and the plug-in hybrid technology behind it has come under fire in the press recently, with critics accusing the car of being too expensive and too... read more February 27, 2009 by 

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Zipcar's plug-in hybrid on-demand car service launches in San Francisco

Would you give up your car for the chance to use a fleet of them? Or do you prefer your own, highly specialized vehicle? Though many companies predict highly individualized... read more February 18, 2009 by 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 


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