Range-Extended Vehicle

  • Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car

    Just a few days ago, our sister site GreenCarReports brought you the exclusive news that the Cadillac Converj was once again headed to production. Today, Cadillac confirmed the news, revealing the ELR. The ELR is billed as the production version of the Converj, though it is still early in its development cycle. Performance, pricing, and market release are therefore all still either secret or undetermined. We expect more photos or design sketches to emerge soon. The ELR will get its power from an electric propulsion system that uses a T-shaped lithium ion battery pack, an "electric drive...

  • Volvo series hybrid (range-extended electric car) test vehicle layout
    Volvo's Next Generation Of Range-Extended Electric Cars

    Volvo's next generation of range extenders show the potential for a peaceful co-existence between electric cars and their combustion counterparts.

  • 2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept
    Modern-Day Seven And Two New Hybrids Joining Lotus Lineup In Paris

    For Lotus fans, the next few years will prove to be very exciting as the company pushes ahead with its five-year plan to update its model lineup, and at next month’s 2010 Paris Auto Show we will be graced with a preview of almost every new model addition the British sports car company has...

  • first pre production chevrolet volt prototype 001
    2011 Chevrolet Volt Expects 230mpg EPA City Rating

    The fuel-sipping extended range EV gets even better numbers than most expected.

  • 2009 Opel Ampera teaser
    Video: Technology behind the Opel Ampera explained

    General Motors recently gave us a preview of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the Chevrolet Volt that the company plans to sell in Europe under its Opel division. The car is the new Opel Ampera and it is set to make its world debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show. GM has now released a...

  • 2009 Chrysler 200C concept car
    200C EV concept previews Chrysler’s new design DNA

    Following on from the Dodge Circuit EV sports car shown earlier today, Chrysler has revealed the 200C EV concept, which is designed to showcase the carmaker’s future designs as well as its electric powertrain technology in a premium sedan. It doesn’t end there as the concept also...

  • 2009 Jeep Patriot EV

    Back in September Chrysler showed its commitment to designing and marketing a range of electric and hybrid vehicles with the unveiling of a trio of concept vehicles, one for each of the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands. Despite its current financial situation, Chrysler is keen to show its willingness to keep up with rivals, such as General Motors and its Chevrolet Volt plug-in, by unveiling updated designs of its electric vehicles at this month’s Detroit Auto Show. The first of these is the new Jeep Patriot EV, an plug-in hybrid SUV with a 400-mile total driving range and a 40-mile...

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