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There are now more than six dozen alternative energy cars for sale in America, but we thought we’d summarize five that provide an exceptional balance of value and efficiency. These do relatively well in monthly sales, so that means we’re not the only ones who’ve figured out these can make sense. To be fair, we’ll […]

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Another automaker that’s turning to small three-cylinder turbocharged gas engines to delay – but not utterly avoid – electrification is Volvo. Actually, the Swedish automaker’s confirmation that it’s developing as many as four three-cylinder variants around 1.5-liters displacement includes that they will be capable of use in hybrids. But, it said, it hopes to put […]

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Ford’s Fusion Energi has entered its 2015 model year with only trim and feature updates, and since launching February 2013 has offered a solid balance among the growing crop of plug-in hybrids. It shares its powertrain with the C-Max Energi, and shares its five-passenger, mid-sized exterior and interior design with a stable of Fusion variants. […]

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A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV completed the FIA-certified Asia Cross Country Rally 2014. The plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive SUV – entered and managed by the Two & Four Motor Sports rally team supported by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) – was entered in the T1E class (electric vehicle class) of the Asia Cross Country Rally 2014 (AXCR). The […]

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Rolls-Royce is now seriously considering a plug-in hybrid with a Volt-like 30-50 miles e-range within the next five years. Of course it won’t really be a Volt – it will be a super upscale electrified lead sled not unlike the canceled all-electric 102EX pictured. But […]

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In 1908, the Model T sparked an explosion for Ford’s sales with a boom heard around the world. After the U.S. was introduced to hybrids before 2000, noises were heard, but advocates still look forward to a “game changer.” One big reason for hybrid and plug-in vehicles has been to reduce emissions and petroleum consumption, […]

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Sales of plug-in electric vehicles could reach 1.8 million units per year 10 years from now. While plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are available in all U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and territories, and in every Western European country, they are not yet readily accessible in the Asia Pacific region. That will change over the next […]

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Mitsubishi is finding success with its Outlander PHEV in the UK. The brand’s dealership in Birmingham, Red Rose Mitsubishi, has sold 22 new plug-in hybrid vehicles since they launched the vehicle in early June as the area continues to benefit from the government’s Plugged-in Places program. Meanwhile, Oak Tree Garages in Coventry has sold 27 […]

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Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce announced a new model for 2016-2017 and all info leads to believe this new model may involve some form of electrification in the powertrain department. The manufacturer confirmed this week the development program for a new Rolls-Royce, stating the new car will reach the market by mid-2016. Rolls-Royce stated the car will […]

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Audi of America is launching Audi energy, a program it said is designed to help improve the Audi EV ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and driving. Audi stated Audi energy will be available with the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid vehicle offered by the brand, the […]

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