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Falken is working on a tire specifically designed for hybrid SUVs, inspired by motorcycle rubber. Falken’s conceptual tire could, per the company, meet hybrid SUV driver’s challenging demands for both extended range and dynamic handling In Falken’s brief, this tire featuring different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty […]

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Mercedes’ C 350 e plug-in hybrid has been certified as being environmental compatible. The German plug-in hybrid satisfies all criteria of an environmentally responsible product development pursuant to ISO standard TR 14062, as confirmed by the auditors of the TÜV Süd authorities. Mercedes-Benz explained it analyzes the environmental compatibility of its models throughout their entire […]

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BMW is getting ready to launch a plug-in hybrid SUV, the BMW X5 xDrive40e. This BMW PHEV will produce a total system horsepower of 313 through the use of a four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a synchronous electric motor which is integrated in the vehicle’s 8-speed Steptronic transmission. According to BMW, […]

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Yes gas at the moment is cheap, conventional car sales are up, regular hybrid sales are down, but … in the U.S. last year, sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) including all-electric and plug-in hybrids rose by 23 percent. To date, Americans have purchased close to a third of one-million PEVs, globally around three-quarters of […]

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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is proving to be very popular in the United Kingom. The plug-nn hybrid SUV has now overtaken every other plug-in hybrid and pure electric car to become the UK’s most sold plug-in vehicle. The company believes by the end of March, sales of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will have passed the 10,000 […]

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California-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. has developed a PHEV drivetrain for pickup trucks. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) explained their conversion offers 100 percent OEM performance and 100 percent zero emissions during city and highway driving, while also reducing emissions and fuel use by up to 80 percent. The PHEV system has be shown on a GM […]

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Volkswagen will reveal the plug-in hybrid Sport Coupé Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept combines a new design language for the brand with different directions Volkswagen intends to take its plug-in hybrid powertrains, identified with the GTE designation. “This breathtakingly dynamic coupé is unlike any other to appear in this […]

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The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car picked up another award: 2015 UK Car of the Year. BMW’s plug-in hybrid also won the title of Performance Car of the Year. The jury of these UK Car of the Year Awards explained vehicles are judged by 27 of Britain’s automotive journalists. Each judge uses their expertise […]

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Gasoline might be inexpensive these days but plug-in cars are still increasing global market share. Comprised of all-electric and plug-in hybrids, and generally known as plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), the global stock crested past 712,000 cumulative sales through December 2014 and is still accelerating. Among nationwide markets, the U.S. is by far the largest PEV […]

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PSA Peugeot Citroën is, as of the end of 2014, the top company in reducing emissions in Europe. The French manufacturer ranked first with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2 per kilometer (source: AAA DATA), compared with an average of 123.7 grams for the European market. Since 2008, the Group said it has gradually […]

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