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A PHEV concept based on Volvo’s S60, named Volvo S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Concept Car, is slated for the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show. The gasoline plug-in hybrid – an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one – offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure […]

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Cadillac and ChargePoint announced they entered in a partnership, bringing ELR drivers immediate access to more than 16,500 charging locations on the ChargePoint network. Cadillac’s ELR electrified luxury coupe went on sale at the end of 2013. The company said it embodies Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy, combining provocative design with progressive technology. Under […]

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Buying a car is considered one of the biggest purchases you make in a lifetime after a house and this applies to any vehicle, including hybrids, EV and diesel-powered ones. There are many things to consider before hitting the sales lot and filling out the paperwork when searching for the perfect car to fit your […]

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BMW will showcase the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the New York International Auto Show 2014, a concept it sees as the logical next step towards bringing a radical reduction in fuel consumption and emissions in the SUV segment. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive integrates, as the name implies, a plug-in hybrid drive system. A […]

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Driver Monster Tajima will again drive an electric-powered race car at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This will be the third straight year he will race an EV. He is doing so after winning the high-profile Unlimited Division nine times, including six straight from 2006-2011 in a variety of high-powered Suzuki sport racecars. […]

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The UK’s first road of electric cars, known as ‘the street of the future’ has been created by My Electric Avenue project led by EA Technology. Located in Marlow in the UK, this project means nine neighbors are now receiving delivery of their all-electric Nissan Leafs to use over 18 months. The goal is to […]

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For 2014, Ford’s electric version of the Focus remains the sole pure electric vehicle of the brand. Launched late 2011 as a 2013 model, the Focus Electric is Ford’s answer both to the Nissan Leaf and to government regulations. While Nissan chose to design a complete car from the ground up with the Leaf, Ford […]

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Lithium ion batteries are here to stay as the main choice for future hybrids and EVs, according to Navigant Research’s Electric Vehicle Batteries report. The steady increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has led to advances in EV batteries, particularly those using lithium ion (Li-ion) technology. While early hybrid vehicles featured nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) […]

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First impressions were very positive after the initial test drive of Metrocab’s Range Extended Electric London Taxi. This all-new British-built and engineered Range Extended Electric (REE) has been tested during this first official drive by London’s taxi drivers and Mayor Boris Johnson. Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) General Secretary Steve McNamara, and London Cab Drivers […]

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Availability of Mitsubishi Motors’ Outlander PHEV will expand to UK showrooms in May. Mitsubishi said the Outlander PHEV is the most practical vehicle that qualifies for the UK Government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant (P-iCG) with 5 seats, 4WD capability and a very large trunk. With CO2 emissions of 44 g/km, the Outlander PHEV is free […]

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