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Yesterday the Obama administration announced “an unprecedented set of actions” to grow the U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle market. The initiative represents a broad collaboration between federal agencies, state governments, major automakers, utilities, and others to aid the ongoing push to make electric cars viable alternatives to the internal combustion variety. Perhaps chief in a laundry […]

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Rumors about a Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been swirling around since last year. A sleuth photographer has caught the next-generation Countryman “replenishing its thirst for electrons” confirming that it exists (unfortunately, we cannot print the copyrighted pictures). Additionally, British publication Autocar recently reported its inside sources say the model will be called the Mini […]

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After first appearing in 2014-2015 and then taking model year 2016 off, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back at dealers as a refreshed 2017. Honda’s car faces fierce competition from the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Chevrolet Malibu mid-sized hybrids, but it comes back still at the top of its class for EPA […]

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Globally, governments have been ordering green vehicles for their fleets for years, everything from a Toyota Prius hybrid to the BWW i3 electric vehicle. So, an order for 651 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrids for police duty in a country such as Norway, China or the U.S. wouldn’t raise an eyebrow, but Ukraine? This is a […]

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June witnessed the most plug-in electrified vehicles in one month yet sold in the United States. In all, 13,772 PEVs were sold comprised of 7,678 battery electric vehicles and 6,094 plug-in hybrids. The previous record was in December 2015, when 13,274 were sold. This is a count for passenger vehicles, and their combined percentage of […]

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Large semi-trucks employing conductive technology can cruise along in the right lane of a 1.2-mile stretch of the E16 highway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic Sea in central Sweden, using electric power. Called the eHighway, when the big rigs exit the test area they automatically revert to their diesel plug-in hybrid […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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The new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid will gain additional electric driving range with a rooftop solar panel that helps recharge the battery. Stretching nearly the entire length of the roof, the solar cells can charge the lithium-ion battery pack when the car is parked, and can boost efficiency by as much as 10 percent, though […]

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Volkswagen has inked a partnership with car sharing network Zipcar to bring the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid to the streets of London. The deal will see 40 cars located in the London Borough of Westminster and a further 10 cars throughout the capital. Forty dedicated charging stations will be available to Zipcar members, with a […]

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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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