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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) unveiled the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV during its press conference at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring a performance-oriented yet highly efficient plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV crossover is said by its maker to hint at the future design direction for Mitsubishi Motors production vehicles […]

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The U.S. Air Force unveiled Friday a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles equipped to return electricity to the grid as needed. The fleet of 42 vehicles is located at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California (LAAFB) and includes both pure electric vehicles as well as PHEV. Of these 42 vehicles, 36 have been […]

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The City of Indianapolis announced this week it will deploy what it believes will be the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles in the nation by early 2016. The new program put forward by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on oil, and save taxpayers millions of dollars. As explained […]

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This year’s Electric Mobility Canada conference will focus on the role electric transportation will play in creating livable cities at a time of rapid global urbanization. Electric Mobility Canada’s (EMC) sixth annual conference and trade show will be held in Vancouver this week, October 28 to 30. The EMC expects its EV2014VÉ Conference and Trade […]

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As of September 2014, the global number of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) sold crested to nearly 604,000 with certain models rounding out the bulk of these. In fact, the top-10 models from various manufacturers have accounted for 77 percent of the total at an estimated 464,956 units. Counted are both all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids […]

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Ford is finding success in California with its Fusion sedan. The Ford Fusion is continuing to gain market share in large part due to design-conscious buyers in California, stated the company. The Fusion sedan is available with various powertrains, including Ford’s EcoBoost engine, a Hybrid version and a plug-in. These have no doubt helped put […]

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Launched in December 2010, the Chevrolet Volt fleet has driven more than 1 billion total miles, with close to two-thirds of this without using gasoline in all-electric mode. The Volt’s Web site ticker keeps track based on most, but not all, of the cars’ data via OnStar, and to date close to 33 million gallons […]

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If you’ve read that plug-in hybrids are the new shining technological stars, and regular hybrids are no longer so special, that’s not quite fair. One could forgive mainstream journalists from saying so if on deadline and reaching for something pithy to say, and in any case, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are more prominent in […]

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Volkswagen is preparing a PHEV derivative of its new European Passat. The eighth-generation Passat is currently being launched in Europe, and Volkswagen already announced it will show the Passat GTE in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show – the first Passat with a plug-in hybrid drive system. VW announced it as a zero-emission […]

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California is already recognized as the beating heart of electric vehicles, and current Governor Jerry Brown wants the state to keep its leadership position. Brown recently signed a number of bills and approved legislation aimed at getting 1 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2023. Arguably the most important portion is aimed at making […]

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