Plug-In Hybrids

 
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 plug-in hybrid will feature an innovative twin-motor propulsion system developing 408 horsepower and a monstrous 959 pound-feet... read more

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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


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Cell Plus concept car

Mercedes-Benz Brings Back BlueZERO Concepts For Frankfurt Auto Show

  Though most of the world associates green with environmentally-friendly technologies, Mercedes-Benz and a few others use the color blue to denote their ecologically... read more September 3, 2009 by


 
Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Makes Public Driving Debut At Laguna Seca

Fisker Automotive's long awaited plug-in hybrid Karma sedan had previously only ever been seen in its complete production-ready form in photographs and at car shows, but for... read more August 17, 2009 by


 
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2011 Chevrolet Volt Expects 230mpg EPA City Rating

Fans of the Chevrolet Volt have followed its development closely, but few even of the faithful expected to see numbers as big as the ones coming out of General Motors today... read more August 11, 2009 by


 
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Buick's Second New Crossover Aveo-Sized?

This morning's announcement from GM on a future Buick plug-in hybrid confirmed the presence of a second crossover vehicle--and according to one industry source, it's not just... read more August 6, 2009 by


 
Aptera 2e interior sketch teaser

Aptera releases teaser sketch for 2e interior

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 July 29, 2009 by


 
2009 Dodge Circuit EV

Dodge exec: Circuit EV headed for production

Chrysler intends to launch its first all-electric model by next year according to a recent interview with Lou Rhodes, Chrysler's ENVI division president, and unlike its... read more July 21, 2009 by


 
Volkswagen electric car

Report: Karmann survives on electric car lifeline from VW

German independent vehicle manufacturer Karmann shut its doors for the last time late last month as the company heads into bankruptcy but the move may not be final according... read more July 9, 2009 by


 
Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

Fisker signs deal with Quantum to source Karma plug-in hybrid system

While big brand automakers like Toyota and General Motors are still more than a year away from launching their respective plug-in hybrid vehicles, small start-ups such as... read more July 8, 2009 by


 
Plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius

Report: Toyota plans to mass produce plug-in hybrids by 2012

Toyota has already confirmed it will release a plug-in hybrid vehicle powered by next-generation lithium-ion batteries in Japan, the U.S. and Europe sometime next year but... read more July 6, 2009 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype

First pre-production Chevrolet Volt prototypes hit the road

You may think you've already seen the 2011 Chevrolet Volt inside and out (online at least) but in truth you've only seen mock-ups. The first real, complete pre-production... read more June 25, 2009 by


 
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Tesla will use DOE funding for Model S and electric drivetrain factories

Despite its small size, Tesla Motor Company, builder of the famed Roadster electric sports car, is as embattled as any major manufacturer these days. Between a lawsuit from a... read more June 25, 2009 by


 
2010 Buick Enclave

Report: Buick to get two-mode hybrid for new crossover

If the rumors are true, General Motors may be in the process of developing a new Buick crossover - with a new two-mode plug-in hybrid engine that should take the alternative... read more June 16, 2009 by


 
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Toyota to lease 500 Prius plug-in hybrids this year, 150 coming to U.S.

It's important to have a broad perspective in the auto business - tunnel-vision has been one of the biggest criticism of the American automakers. But seeing beyond the trees... read more June 3, 2009 by


 
 

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