Plug-In Hybrids

 
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 car is the new Opel Ampera and it is set to make its world debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show. GM has now released a... read more

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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


 
2008 tesla roadster motorauthority 011

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


 
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


 
 

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