There have been significant way markers on the road toward an electrified automotive future, and 2016 has seen more than its fair share. The U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market was essentially kicked off in 2008 with Tesla’s Roadster if one discounts prior attempts including GM’s late-90s EV1. To make up for abandoning that project, […]

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Ranking as the cumulatively best-selling plug-in electrified in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt is crossing a 100,000 unit milestone. Also the first PEV to undergo a complete redesign, and now in its second generation, the extended-range EV may have quietly sold its 100,000th example this past weekend. As of June, the tally since launch was […]

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If you talk to plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) drivers, many will tell you why they’re sure they did the right thing in acquiring their battery electric car or plug-in hybrid, but other consumers are on the fence. On the positive attributes checklist, PEV drivers may frequently bypass or altogether divorce themselves from the gas pump, […]

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Rumors about a Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been swirling around since last year. A sleuth photographer has caught the next-generation Countryman “replenishing its thirst for electrons” confirming that it exists (unfortunately, we cannot print the copyrighted pictures). Additionally, British publication Autocar recently reported its inside sources say the model will be called the Mini […]

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No country can yet match Norway when it comes to the proportion of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), and adding in hybrids, the tally rises to almost 40 percent. Specifically, the total of hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles added to 38.7 percent during the first six months of Norway’s new car market, representing a […]

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Porsche just revealed the second-generation Panamera sedan last week and already the automaker’s performance-crazed engineers are at work on hotter models. That’s according to an anonymous insider speaking to Motor Trend, who described the work-in-progress car as a “Porsche 918 with a back seat.” Given that the spanky new Panamera, with its 550 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo […]

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Mitsubishi Motors is jumping on the PR bandwagon early. In a photo tease, the company announced it will take the wraps off a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept at the Paris Motor Show — that’s next September. Called the “Ground Tourer Concept,” the Japanese automaker provided few details about the concept. Billed as an upmarket SUV, […]

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Large semi-trucks employing conductive technology can cruise along in the right lane of a 1.2-mile stretch of the E16 highway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic Sea in central Sweden, using electric power. Called the eHighway, when the big rigs exit the test area they automatically revert to their diesel plug-in hybrid […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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The world’s count of all light-duty plug-in electrified vehicles sold since the dawn of this new type of vehicle last decade crested past 1.5 million in May, and things are speeding up. Accounting for all light-duty plug-in vehicles in all global markets back to 2004, the actual tally may be closer to 1,510,000 through May, […]

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