Plug-In Hybrids

 
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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 former CEO and materials costs far beyond the asking price of the Roadster, things haven't been going well lately. Things... read more

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VW and BYD sign deal to work together on electric cars

During an informational visit by the Chinese carmaker BYD (Build Your Dreams), company chairman Wang Chuanfu and the CEO of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn signed a memorandum... read more May 25, 2009 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Lutz gives $32,500 ballpark price for Volt

The epic development period of the Volt has been unique in many ways, not least of which because it was announced about three years ahead of its actual debut - which is still... read more May 22, 2009 by


 
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Toyota doubts widespread acceptance of plug-in hybrids

The idea that plug-in hybrids aren't all they're cracked up to be isn't a new one. Carnegie Mellon University has even published a study that calls the technology inefficient... read more May 21, 2009 by


 
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Volkswagen will preview electric future with new Frankfurt Motor Show concept

Following in the footsteps of last year’s Golf TwinDrive and Space up! Blue concept vehicles, Volkswagen will reinforce its electric car image with the unveiling of a... read more May 20, 2009 by


 
2009 Honda Insight hybrid

Honda's Insight first hybrid to rank as best-seller in Japan

As forward-looking and advanced in technology as the Japanese are perceived to be, they haven't been huge adopters of hybrid technology. But this month marked a tipping... read more May 11, 2009 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM’s financial troubles won’t impede Chevrolet Volt development

The much anticipated Chevrolet Volt, the car pegged with rescuing GM from impending financial doom, is about to start the next phase of testing despite threats of bankruptcy... read more May 8, 2009 by


 
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Carmakers decide on universal plug for hybrids

When we drive interstate or internationally, we expect fuel everywhere to be fairly similar. Now, to ensure that same security is there for drivers of plug-in hybrid... read more April 22, 2009 by


 
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Raser Technologies working on 100mpg Hummer H2 plug-in hybrid

Hummer may have been one of the most demonized vehicle brands of the decade, with both poor sales figures and a terrible environmental reputation - but now Utah’s Raser... read more April 12, 2009 by


 
Chevrolet Volt

Volt won't get DOE funds until GM passes government viability tests

There are many layers to the deal General Motors has had to accept from Washington. In addition to having 60 days - now down to 51 - to turn things around or face bankruptcy... read more April 9, 2009 by


 
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GM already working on second and third-gen plug-in hybrid technology

GM has already sunk $750 million into the development of the upcoming Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and resigned itself to the fact that the car won't be profitable for... read more March 19, 2009 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM shoots down Carnegie study claiming plug-in hybrids are inefficient

General Motors has responded to a recent Carnegie Mellon University study claiming that upcoming plug-in hybrids such as the Volt are not actually as efficient as they seem... read more March 6, 2009 by


 
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Mulally: electric vehicles are our future

The times, they are a changin'. Carmakers that had seemed bulletproof, or at least too big to fail, are teetering on the brink of insolvency. Government regulations and... read more March 5, 2009 by


 
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Obama's stimulus package expands plug-in hybrid incentives, but diesel fans unhappy

A new-generation of plug-in hybrid vehicles may still be a couple of years away from reaching showrooms but the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill passed by Congress and... read more March 4, 2009 by


 
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Are plug-in hybrids too expensive to justify?

General Motors' Volt and the plug-in hybrid technology behind it has come under fire in the press recently, with critics accusing the car of being too expensive and too... read more February 27, 2009 by


 
Zipcar Prius

Zipcar's plug-in hybrid on-demand car service launches in San Francisco

Would you give up your car for the chance to use a fleet of them? Or do you prefer your own, highly specialized vehicle? Though many companies predict highly individualized... read more February 18, 2009 by


 
 

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