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With 10 months having passed since its U.S. release, Toyota’s Prius Prime plug-in hybrid is proving clearly more popular than the 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid it replaced. Called the “Prime” because it’s the range topper, the part-time EV derived from the hybrid Prius Liftback delivers 25 miles of all-electric driving range, a superlative 54 mpg, […]

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra Inc. set a range record for heavy-duty electric vehicles, running 1,101.2 miles on a single charge using a 660-kilowatt-hour battery. The record-setting ride took place at the Navistar Proving Grounds in Indiana on a test track using an empty bus, with the experiment designed to alleviate concerns by electric vehicle drivers […]

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Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

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