For some, the Chevy Volt has been a slippery fish to define with regards to whether it will really save them in energy costs. Does it get just 37 mpg like the window sticker says? Does it return an astronomical, if not confusing and questionable “98 MPGe” like a pure electric car? While critics have […]

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Audi has been making steady progress over the past six months to increase its alternatively-fueled vehicle line-up, and now plans to add a new plug-in and a fuel cell vehicle to the list. The current buzz surrounds Audi’s upcoming all-electric crossover, the Q6. A member of Audi’s board of management for Technical Development, Prof. Dr. […]

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If we showed you an independent research source that reveals how a $32,500 Chevy Volt earns back the difference and then saves you $6,000 in five years ownership time compared to a $21,400 Chevy Cruze, would you be interested? Before we get to that, if you’re just beginning to look into alternative energy vehicles, a […]

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Today the Porsche 918 Spyder joins the history books. Five years after the original concept shocked those in attendance at the Geneva Motor Show, production of the 887 horsepower hybrid supercar has ceased with the last model rolling off the line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Just 918 of the cars were made. The 918 Spyder now joins […]

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For the past several years the public and media have had their hands full grappling with overlapping terms for electrified vehicles – and just when we were all getting comfortable with a century old lexicon focused on fuel from “fossils” and the power of the “horse.” Fossil fuels and horsepower don’t appear to be on […]

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Since 2009 only half a dozen plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) have sold more than 25,000, and last month three more were added to the list. The sales volumes of the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, all-electric Renault Zoe, and all-electric BMW i3 and i3 REx are the result of regional markets for two of them, with […]

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Deliveries for the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron have been set for this October, according to a schedule sent to Audi dealers. The schedule gives the U.S. port release dates for Audi’s 2016 models, as reported by AutoSpies.com. Other sources have confirmed these dates as well. Per the schedule, Audi dealers can expect to receive […]

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A market research company is predicting that the U.S. will reach about 1 million sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) each year in the next decade. This news by Navigant Research forecasting PEV market trends reported both conservative and aggressive estimates, with sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) categories […]

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Bolstered by availability of a car model the U.S. does not get, Western Europe’s plug-in-electrified vehicle (PEV) sales are solidly eclipsing those of the U.S. for the first time. Sales volume in the new global leader for the period of January through April 2015 is actually 60-percent ahead of the U.S. which held a lead […]

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In California, promotions for a new rebate program to help low income families switch to a fuel-efficient vehicle have become explosive. It began with California Senate leader Kevin de León crushing a 1984 Ford Ranger pickup at the state’s capitol building. His publicity stunt kicked off California’s new program to help families below the poverty […]

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