Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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The U.S. may have more plug-in vehicles registered than any other country, but that doesn’t mean that every model is sold here. BYD, for example, is the top green car company in China by volume, but it doesn’t have any plug-in models in U.S. dealers. And it’s not alone: Peugeot, Renault and Geely are also […]

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An inside source has revealed that Infiniti is developing a plug-in hybrid, which will possibly be based on its Q80 Inspiration Concept. Unveiled in 2014 at the Paris Auto Show, the Q80 Inspiration Concept is a full-sized four door that rejects the conventional sedan profile in exchange for a fastback rear end. Hinges on the […]

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Three years after going on sale, the Ford Focus Electric has its first television commercial. In comparison to vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Kia Soul EV – three battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that regularly outsell the Focus Electric – Ford says very little about its lone EV. After the new commercial began […]

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Honda is issuing a recall for the 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid to fix an electrical problem that can potentially shut off the gasoline engine. The recall, which affects 6,786 Accord Hybrids, addresses a problem of electrical interference with the high voltage battery cell monitoring system (CVS). This electrical noise triggers the computer’s fail-safe mode – […]

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As if Volkswagen isn’t facing enough challenges, another obstacle to fixing its out-of-compliance diesels may come from an unlikely source: uncooperative customers. The new worry stems from the realization that bringing the 2.0-liter diesel engine into emission compliance will negatively affect driving experience and fuel economy. This may make owners hesitate to have the repair […]

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Analysts are carefully watching Volkswagen to see if it can recover from its diesel emission scandal, and a few are wondering if electrified vehicles will be the answer. “VW is actually in a strong position to innovate their way out of this mess,” said analysts with Lux Research. “They have been spending the most on […]

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Older drivers may feel Nissan’s electric vehicle concept Teatro for Dayz is stimulation overload, but the carmaker is betting that young consumers will have a different take on it. The Teatro for Days concept is an electric vehicle (EV) built for a generation Nissan labels as “digital natives” and “share natives” – individuals that grew […]

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At the end of this month, Honda is planning to unveil its near-production fuel cell vehicle, currently named the FCV. The debut – scheduled to occur at the Tokyo Motor Show – will feature a hydrogen-powered sedan very similar to the final version Honda is bringing to market next year. Honda said it has made […]

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Turning away from diesels for the moment, Volkswagen is launching its new plug-in, the Passat GTE. This marks the second plug-in for Volkswagen’s European line-up, with the Passat GTE following in the footsteps of the 2015 Golf GTE. But beyond each running a version of a 1.4-liter TSI engine, these siblings each sport a different […]

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