When counting the number of automakers that currently offer plug-in hybrids for sale in the U.S., one could view the glass as half empty or half full. Half-empty portrayals have said progress has come slower than some anticipated since 2011 when the new powertrain type began with one model – the extended-range Chevrolet Volt. The […]

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Volkswagen is preparing a PHEV derivative of its new European Passat. The eighth-generation Passat is currently being launched in Europe, and Volkswagen already announced it will show the Passat GTE in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show – the first Passat with a plug-in hybrid drive system. VW announced it as a zero-emission […]

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Every vehicle involves compromises, and the one that meets your needs ideally has the least. For those of you wondering whether a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be a better choice, this will compile in one place a number of the more prominent pros and cons for each. It […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has developed for the 2014 Paris Motor Show the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, based on its Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a described by MMC as a concept presenting a special design package for the production Outlander PHEV. The exterior and interior design are said to be created under “Sporty […]

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Looks like Peugeot wants to hit the green hard at the Paris show as the company has announced a second concept with green credentials, the Peugeot Quartz PHEV concept. The company announced earlier this week an hybrid-air concept. The French manufacturer said its Quartz concept uses a plug-in hybrid drive train integrating a 1.6-liter THP […]

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Mitsubishi is launching a commercial version of its Outlander PHEV. The new Outlander GX3h 4Work will make its first public appearance at CENEX 2014 Low Carbon Vehicle Event this week. Designed for commercial assignments, Mitsubishi said the Outlander GX3h 4Work inherits the high specification cabin refinement of the passenger Outlander PHEV and the same economy, […]

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A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV completed the FIA-certified Asia Cross Country Rally 2014. The plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive SUV – entered and managed by the Two & Four Motor Sports rally team supported by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) – was entered in the T1E class (electric vehicle class) of the Asia Cross Country Rally 2014 (AXCR). The […]

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Sales of plug-in electric vehicles could reach 1.8 million units per year 10 years from now. While plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are available in all U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and territories, and in every Western European country, they are not yet readily accessible in the Asia Pacific region. That will change over the next […]

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Unlike misbegotten comparos between barely similar plug-in cars pitted together mainly because they run on grid power, a Porsche vs. Tesla shootout is almost valid. The rear-wheel-driven standard 85-kwh Tesla Model S and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid both target similar demographics with comparable curb weight, dimensions, 0-60 time, and glamor. Given one’s an EV, however, […]

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Mitsubishi is finding success with its Outlander PHEV in the UK. The brand’s dealership in Birmingham, Red Rose Mitsubishi, has sold 22 new plug-in hybrid vehicles since they launched the vehicle in early June as the area continues to benefit from the government’s Plugged-in Places program. Meanwhile, Oak Tree Garages in Coventry has sold 27 […]

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