Plug-In Hybrids

2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Could A123 Systems' Buyer Wanxiang Be Fisker's Next Investor?

Earlier this week, we reported that Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang had received approval from the U.S. government to purchase the non-military business of bankrupt lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems. That’s good news for luxury plug-in hybrid automaker Fisker, as A123 Systems was the... read more

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Via Motors XTRUX 800-hp electric pickup live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Via Motors Shows Its 800 Horsepower, 100 MPGe XTRUX Pickup: Live Photos

When it comes to range-extended electric vehicles, the concept of delivering fuel economy up to 100 miles per gallon equivalent isn’t all that foreign; after all, the... read more January 15, 2013 by 

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept Debuts At 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Following the successful launch of its Passat mid-size sedan last year, Volkswagen continues to target popular U.S. market segments. Their latest concept car, launched today... read more January 14, 2013 by 

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept

Porsche Details The Development Of Its Panamera Sport Turismo: Video

Porsche’s latest video gives us a rare behind-the-scenes look at the development of one of its concept cars, in this case the Panamera Sport Turismo that turned out to... read more December 28, 2012 by 

Audi A1 e-tron Dual-Mode Hybrid

Audi To Get Its Own 200-Plus MPG City Car: Report

We know Volkswagen will be launching a production version of its 235-mpg XL1 concept car. In fact, we’ve already seen prototypes of the car testing around Europe and... read more November 27, 2012 by 

2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

2015 Porsche Cayenne To Offer ‘e-hybrid’ Plug-In Option

Sometime in the near future Porsche will be introducing a mid-cycle update to its Cayenne, with the updated SUV most likely being introduced for the 2015 model year. The... read more November 16, 2012 by 

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2015 Mercedes S Class Cabrio, Abarth In L.A., 2014 Corvette Teased: Car News Headlines

Mercedes-Benz's next take on the S Class is shaping up to include a cabriolet, or convertible, which could launch sometime in the summer or fall of 2015. In camouflage, the... read more October 23, 2012 by 

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Mercedes To Rely On Plug-In Tech For Future Large Cars

While mainstream cars downsize to four and even three-cylinder engines, there will always be demand for large and luxurious cars like the Mercedes-Benz S Class. Buyers have... read more October 22, 2012 by 

2010 Land Rover Range_e Hybrid Concept

Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid Said To Be Production Bound

Rumors of a plug-in hybrid Range Rover are nothing new, and we’ve even seen images of a Range_e hybrid being recharged at a U.K. shopping mall. While it’s no... read more October 4, 2012 by 

BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show

BMW Concept Active Tourer Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

One of the more overlooked concepts at this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, the Concept Active Tourer from BMW, is perhaps one of the most groundbreaking, at least for the... read more September 27, 2012 by 

2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time

Audi Promises e-tron Version Of Every Model By 2020

Toyota was the first major automaker to commit to electrified vehicles, announcing as far back as 2007 that it will have a hybrid version of each of its models by the year... read more September 20, 2012 by 

Porsche 918 Spyder leaked in brochure

Porsche 918 Spyder Specs And Interior Revealed In Leaked Brochure

Following yesterday’s announcement from Porsche of a 7:14 Nürburgring lap time for its upcoming 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar, we now have the first details... read more September 20, 2012 by 

Audi A1 e-tron Dual-Mode Hybrid

Audi Updates A1 e-tron With New Dual-Mode Hybrid System

Following a successful trial of A1 e-tron prototypes on the streets of Munich, Germany, Audi is now moving onto the next stage of its electrified vehicle research with the... read more September 19, 2012 by 

BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show

BMW Concept Active Tourer: 2012 Paris Auto Show

In just two weeks, the full onslaught of the automotive glory that is the Paris Auto Show will be upon us, but already we're seeing previews of the cars that will be on... read more September 13, 2012 by 

2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept

Jaguar Building Five C-X75 Prototypes To Validate Performance

As anyone who’s ever participated in bench racing will tell you, it’s easy to throw down numbers and brag about specs from a sheet of paper. Backing numbers up... read more September 6, 2012 by 

2014 Volkswagen XL1 spy shots

2014 Volkswagen XL1 Spy Shots

Back in 2007, on the eve of his 70th birthday, Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch made the bold promise his company would launch within the next few years a vehicle... read more September 5, 2012 by 


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