Plug-In Hybrids

2011 Fisker Karma

2010 Paris Auto Show Preview: First Factory-Built Fisker Karma

California’s Fisker Automotive has already unveiled the production version of its Karma plug-in hybrid but at the 2010 Paris Auto Show this month the niche automaker will debut the first factory-built version. This is an important milestone for Fisker and it’s also a sign that the car... read more

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2010 Mercedes-Benz F800 Style

Mercedes-Benz Set For Electric Future, Doubles R&D Spending

Mercedes-Benz is keeping its bets open on what will be the dominant powertrain of the future by simultaneously developing competing technologies as the electrification of the... read more March 9, 2010 by

2010 Hyundai i-flow Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai i-flow Concept

The Hyundai Genesis Sedan, the recently-unveiled all-new Sonata, and the upcoming executive-class Equus are reshaping Hyundai's lineup from budget South Korean automaker to... read more March 3, 2010 by

2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show: Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept

Despite being one of the most performance-oriented auto brands in the business, Lotus also happens to be a leader when it comes to fuel-saving hybrid technology. Having... read more March 2, 2010 by

Fisker Karma aluminum spaceframe

Fisker Karma’s Advanced Aluminum Spaceframe Revealed In Geneva

Originally slated to go on sale last November, the all-new Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will now go on sale in the third quarter of this year and in the lead up... read more March 1, 2010 by

Opel Ampera Prototype

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Opel Ampera Prototypes Start Testing

The first prototype of the upcoming Opel Ampera--Europe's version of the Chevrolet Volt--today received its initial charge of electricity from a newly installed recharging... read more February 25, 2010 by

2010 Mercedes-Benz F800 Style

Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept Previews Baby CLS

Mercedes-Benz is in a process of reinventing its design language, going from the sharp edged and relatively boxy designs at present to a much more fluid form for its... read more February 21, 2010 by

Second Kia Ray Concept plug-in hybrid teaser

2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept

With a stable full of fresh new production cars, Kia is planning a new design concept for the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off next week. The Kia Ray plug-in hybrid... read more February 3, 2010 by

2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype, January 2010

Driven: 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Fans of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt have followed its development closely, and now that the car is in its final year of development the first near-complete prototypes are doing... read more January 15, 2010 by

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Cadillac XTS Plugs Into A Hybrid Future

Despite some models costing upwards of $100,000, the luxury flagship sedan segment is one of the most hotly contested in the industry and is currently dominated by five main... read more January 11, 2010 by

Susan Sarandon

Cougarwatch: Susan Sarandon Hooks Up With Auto Entrepreneur's Son

Full disclosure: we love Susan Sarandon. Without her, Rocky Horror would've been short an ingenue, and The Hunger would've been missing its key behavioral scientist/vampire... read more December 24, 2009 by

2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

BMW Goes Green At 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show will be the site of three North American vehicle debuts for BMW, with the lineup including the all-new ActiveHybrid X6 and ActiveHybrid 7, as... read more November 25, 2009 by

Aptera 2e, photo by Jason H. Harper

Aptera 2e Release Date Pushed Back Until 2010

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 November 20, 2009 by

2009 Fisker Karma

Fisker Picks Delaware Plant For New Hybrid Vehicle Production

The first hybrid vehicle from bespoke Californian vehicle manufacturer Fisker, the Karma luxury plug-in hybrid sedan, is just a month away from going on sale. The $87,900... read more October 27, 2009 by

2009 Mitsubishi Concept PX MiEV

Report: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI May Get Plug-in Hybrid Tech

Not so long ago the idea of a hybrid powertrain in a sports car was anathema to enthusiasts. But after this year's Formula 1 season, the debut of cars like the Tesla Roadster... read more October 18, 2009 by

2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator

Volvo Will Bring Diesels And Plug-in Hybrids To U.S.

Struggling Swedish automaker Volvo announced back in June that it will releasing a new plug-in hybrid vehicle by 2012 as the latest step under its ‘DRIVe Towards... read more October 12, 2009 by


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