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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Rhys Millen, last year’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb winner, bettered his own electric modified division record yesterday during this year’s competition. Racing the four-wheel drive 1,368 horsepower Drive eO PP1100 electric prototype car, he set a time of 8:57,118, which was nearly 10 seconds faster than last year, and another electric race car record. Despite a faster […]

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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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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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Have you ever given thought to buying an electrified vehicle but realized what you wanted in terms of body style or features simply did not exist? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve spoken with people who – not knowing how limited the green car market is – have said they’d buy an electrified […]

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Some have hoped the revised Chevrolet Volt’s sales would break through a glass ceiling this year, but with 2016 nearing the halfway point, indicators are it will be fortunate to exceed the original Volt’s best sales year in 2012. The first-generation extended-range electric Volt was launched late 2010 for model year 2011 and sold just […]

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Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne has once again reiterated his lack of belief in electric cars as the future. At least, that’s the takeaway from a conversation he had over lunch with CAR Magazine. For example, he was asked whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) could mimic the success Tesla has had in creating a following […]

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Faraday Future, the secretive electric car company, applied for Michigan manufacturer’s license plates to test self-driving vehicles. The Detroit News cited Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, who said Faraday Future “contacted him in January about how to apply for plates to test self-driving vehicles there.” The company has since applied for […]

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There are a lot of conceptions floating out there about the electrification of the automobile, but in short, automakers are staying in step with government policies that in turn are backed by numerous interwoven reasons. While hydrogen fuel cell technology is also trying to get a leg up, many more hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery […]

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