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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Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce announced a new model for 2016-2017 and all info leads to believe this new model may involve some form of electrification in the powertrain department. The manufacturer confirmed this week the development program for a new Rolls-Royce, stating the new car will reach the market by mid-2016. Rolls-Royce stated the car will […]

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Audi of America is launching Audi energy, a program it said is designed to help improve the Audi EV ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and driving. Audi stated Audi energy will be available with the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid vehicle offered by the brand, the […]

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Audi may be lagging behind with EVs at the moment, but it’s reportedly working on two long-range electric SUVs to go head to head against the BMW i3 and Tesla Model X respectively. According to Autobild, the A2Q small SUV concept (pictured) is an answer to BMW’s first i-series city car and aiming for an […]

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Audi announced today it has begun taking orders in Europe for its first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron. The car combines a 1.4-liter direct-injected turbocharged gas engine and electric motor for 204 rated horsepower. On the European NEDC test cycle, the A3 Sportback e-tron’s fuel consumption in accordance is 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers […]

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Lately automakers have found ways to make some seriously powerful cars produce surprisingly respectable mpg numbers to assuage their federally induced consciences, but there are some notable exceptions. Among many of the most-coveted internal combustion chariots, it remains true that if you want it all, you will still have to pay. And pay again. Most […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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