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The all-electric range provided by a plug-in hybrid is the biggest reason to buy one, but that did not stop Kelley Blue Book from naming a 25-mile range Toyota over a 53-mile range Chevrolet. For the 2017 list of “5 Best Plug-in Hybrid Cars Under $40,000,” Toyota’s Prius Prime took top honors over the runner […]

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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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The long-awaited VLF Destino is finally seeing first deliveries to owners – with one of them being Bob Lutz. Along with being a champion of the Chevy Volt while formerly serving as General Motors’ vice chair, Lutz has been a founding partner of VLF Automotive. The Destino has come out of a partnership between Lutz, […]

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Former GM vice chair and Chevrolet Volt protagonist Bob Lutz had more statements to make about the future of Tesla Motors and its products to CBS MoneyWatch. “I’m certainly a great fan of the Model S. The Model X isn’t working too well because it doesn’t have enough roof structure, so those doors are never […]

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It may be that 200 miles per charge isn’t the barrier to break for electric vehicle mass adoption – it could be 300. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab just released a study on what U.S. consumer think about plug-in electrified vehicles. A pure electric vehicle, the study found, would need to […]

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After a hiatus from production ceased last June, the Prius plug-in hybrid is back with a new name, double-sized 8.8-kwh battery and estimated 22 miles EV range. Revealed today in New York, the Prius Prime is the second plug-in car to receive a comprehensive redesign and builds on the fourth-generation Prius hybrid’s platform. Now with […]

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January saw the break of a 2016 Chevy Volt sales streak as 2,000-per-month level sales were halved with just 996 units reported. This number was good enough to be 83.8 percent above January 2015’s year-ago sales of 542 units, but that number was around one-sixth the Volt’s all-time best month since its December 2010 launch. […]

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The U.S. alternative energy car market had its ups and downs this year but several bright spots lit the way. Our most popular stories by page-view ranking were about leading-edge cars expected on the near horizon. This may sound normal, and it is – people always like what is new and perceived significant – but […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt has risen on the U.S. EPA’s all-time fuel sipper top-10 list with 24-percent better gas-plus-electric fuel economy than the 2015 Volt and that version was already number one to begin with – with an asterisk. Asterisk: Not counted by the EPA are all-electric vehicles which are more energy efficient but more […]

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The first Chevrolet Volt known to have traveled 100,000 lifetime gas-free miles on battery power alone did so today. Belonging to Erick Belmer of Bellville Ohio, the 2012 Volt registered as “Sparkie” on Voltstats.net, a site tracking GM OnStar data, has traveled over 281,320 total miles, of which 100,000 were EV miles with no perceived […]

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