Plug-In Hybrids

Theta-based plug-in hybrid crossover prototype spy shots

Spy Shots: GM Testing Theta-Based Plug-In Hybrid Crossover Prototype

When General Motors shut down Saturn late last year, it lost more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V-8 models, full-size SUVs or pickups, was GM’s most fuel-efficient brand and was second only to Chevrolet for overall hybrid sales with its Vue and Aura... read more

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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

2009 Mitsubishi Concept PX MiEV

Mitsubishi Presents Concept PX-MiEV Plug-in Hybrid

The theme for next month’s 2009 Tokyo Motor Show is quickly shaping up to be an electric one, with yesterday Honda showing off its new CR-Z Concept 2009 hybrid sports... read more September 30, 2009 by

2009 Jaguar XJ Limo-Green Concept leak

First Look At Jaguar XJ 'Limo-Green' Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Jaguar is well underway with the launch of its 2010 XJ sedan and despite the company’s financial hardship the car is still on track for a debut in the second half of... read more September 10, 2009 by

Audi USA CEO Johan de Nysschen

Audi USA President Explains Chevy Volt 'Idiots' Comment

It's a pretty rare thing to hear the president of a major corporation speak their mind in public. But Audi of America's Johan de Nysschen did just that recently, and got... read more September 4, 2009 by


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