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Porsche’s plush 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in, one of two gasoline plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) planned to join the new Panamera line, made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Panamera was the German performance automaker’s first four-door sedan when it debuted in 2009, and was a polarizing entry that was met with […]

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For all those who’ve alleged Toyota is not so interested in plug-in technology, that assessment may have been premature. According to an Autoblog interview with Shoichi Kaneko, assistant chief engineer for the Prius Prime, the carmaker may make the next generation Prius Liftback exclusively plug-in hybrid. The Prius Liftback hybrid is by far the highest-volume […]

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All this year California plug-in hybrid consumers have waiting for a resolution over a limit reached last December for “green stickers” enabling solo driver access to HOV lanes, and now the state has again begun issuing the desirable decals. After hashing it out, legislators have decided to allow an unlimited number of applicants to receive […]

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Nearly two decades after the first Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan, the cost of hybrid technology is now less than diesel, according to the original Prius lead engineer, Satoshi Ogiso. In an exclusive interview with Forbes’ contributor Bertel Schmitt, Ogiso said a cost advantage for the technology he was part of from the […]

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It’s a neat experience driving a quiet, smooth, high-tech pure electric car, and Chevrolet’s 2017 Volt provides this with no range or refueling drawbacks. Uniquely, the car acts as a pure EV for all intents and purposes, but once its range – EPA-rated at 53 miles combined – runs out, it morphs into a 42 mpg hybrid […]

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If anyone is still wondering whether electric cars are the future, the future of EVs may be tied to the future of us all, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Citing scientific and market data, the influential Paris-based intergovernmental agency’s Global EV Outlook 2016 recommends 20 million zero-emission vehicles by 2020 […]

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Last month the 500,000th plug-in electrified vehicle was sold in the United States. Counting all plug-in hybrid and battery electric passenger vehicles back to 2008, the tally of leased and purchased PEVs through the end of August now make the U.S. the second major market after Europe to have crossed this milestone. Europe, which last […]

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Chevrolet Volt sales at 2,081 sold were on pace last month with previous months this year, and the same is true of the Spark EV with 292 sold. Compared to August of last year, the Volt was up by 50.8 percent, but August 2016’s number was not enough to match 2,406 sales in July 2016, […]

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Citroën is showing a glimpse of its CXperience plug-in hybrid ahead of the official unveiling at this year’s Paris auto show. In terms of function, the stunning 19.5 foot-long Citroën CXperience concept falls somewhere between a large sedan and a station wagon, without being either. The roof is low, just 55 inches, which makes the […]

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During an event last week at its technical center in Shanghai, General Motors summarized the company’s near term electrification plans for the Chinese market. According to Executive Director of Electrification, Larry Nitz, GM is accelerating the launch of electrified vehicles – called “new energy vehicles” (NEVs) in China. The company intends to build a local […]

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