From Seoul, Hyundai said today its delayed hybrid version of its revised seventh-generation Sonata model will arrive in major markets outside Korea, starting in the first half of 2015 with a plug-in to follow. The plug-in Sonata Hybrid variant next year will be Hyundai’s first. The PHEV will be part of a new wave of […]

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Toyota realizes that most Prius-owners don’t purchase the vehicle because they are enamored with its design, and it is trying to change that. After nixing the original design of the nearly complete fourth generation Prius, Toyota has delayed production of the Prius’ newest iteration until the end of 2015 – a decision that gives the […]

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It’s called “The Thing” by BMW’s engineers; it has all-wheel-drive, 700 horsepower, and is a plug-in hybrid with 470 horsepower of that total coming from the electric motors powering the front and rear. It’ll spin all four wheels at will with instant torque and Car and Driver calls it a “Tesla P85D killer” but: 1) […]

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It seems the state of California’s generous electric vehicle incentives have paid off. According to a release issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the golden state accounts for nearly half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that electric vehicle sales are increasing in the U.S., but […]

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California-based global mobile and wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. is investing in the UK to help spread its wireless EV charging technology. Qualcomm is investing in Chargemaster Plc, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric vehicle charging points. The move, which is seen as an acceleration of the planned UK development, production and deployment […]

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The Volkswagen Group is preparing to join Volvo among the ranks of automakers in Europe that offer a closer to mainstream plug-in diesel hybrid. The VW Group made headlines last year with its exotic two-seater XL1, but now sources from inside Audi say that the next generation Audi Q7 will become a diesel PHEV. While […]

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Top Gear magazine has chosen the BMW i8 as its global Car of the Year 2014. The plug-in hybrid performance vehicle beat off some stiff competition from a host of other premium and luxury manufacturers to win the overall award, stated the magazine’s management. The editorial team of Top Gear commended the BMW i8 for […]

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Eight Prius plug-in hybrids are on their way toward London’s streets as taxis. Openstart Ltd. has ordered the rechargeable hatchbacks, making them available to private hire operators for the first time through the Public Carriage Office (PCO). Toyota said the Prius plug-in has the potential to offer hours of emissions-free driving around the British capital, […]

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The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID’s environmental credentials have been confirmed by the German TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid has been awarded the Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062. Mercedes said the award is based on a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, documenting every […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) unveiled the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV during its press conference at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring a performance-oriented yet highly efficient plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV crossover is said by its maker to hint at the future design direction for Mitsubishi Motors production vehicles […]

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