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    Up To Half Of America’s Top-10 MPG Leaders Are ’80s and ’90s Cars

    Among America’s 10 most fuel-efficient cars, you might expect only late-model examples, but two on the EPA’s official list – and up to five unofficially – are dated from the mid-1980s and early ’90s and ranked alongside the Toyota Prius PHEV, Chevy Volt, and BMW i3 REx. One of the EPA-acknowledged cars is actually a […]

    Plug-In Hybrids

    LG Chem Will Have 200-Mile Range Battery By 2016

    General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that. Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get […]

    Cadillac

    2015 Cadillac ELR Expected To Get More Electric Range

    Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

    Hybrid Car News

    BMW i DC Fast Chargers Launched

    BMW of North America launched its BMW i DC Fast Chargers which can charge the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The automaker unveiled this new charger at Plug-In 2014, a conference dedicated to discussing key issues for the long-term success of electric vehicles. The charger is a joint […]

    Jaguar Still Banking On Aluminum For New Model

    Jaguar explained its new model, the XE, will rely on aluminum to reduce weight. The upcoming Jaguar XE has been designed around a new modular vehicle architecture and uses an aluminum-intensive unibody, said Jaguar; lightweight aluminum accounts for 75 percent of the structure. Lightweight construction is a core element of Jaguar design, said the company, […]

    Fisker’s New Owners Want Karma Re-Launched, Second Model Within 3 Years

    In addition to hopefully re-launching the Karma series hybrid, Fisker Automotive’s new owners aim to introduce a second plug-in model within the next three years. However, both Lu Guanqiu, chairman and founder of Wanxiang Group Co., which bought Fisker during a bankruptcy auction earlier this year, and Pin Ni, president of the company’s U.S. unit, […]

    GM Will Reportedly Build Chevy Sonic EV With 200 Mile Range

    Just a few days ago there were several individual stories floating out there – each potentially unrelated but important nonetheless. First, the news that Opel was killing its Ampera plug-in hybrid, then LG Chem announced that it was working on a 200-mile-range EV with one automaker (but not confirming which one). Next was the bit […]

    Chevrolet Provides 12 Volts To MBAs Across America

    Chevrolet announced it is providing 12 extended-range electric Volts to help expand a unique program that matches local entrepreneurs and MBA students committed to revitalizing small businesses across America known as MBAs Across America. MBAs Across America launched last year when four first-year Harvard MBA students drove 8,000 miles across the country, offering free business […]

    Unique BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition Created

    In celebration of the U.S. arrival of the BMW i8, BMW created a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition. This special one-off i8 will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ahead of the official BMW i8 fall sale date. BMW said the car will be distinguished by a […]