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Now four years since the advent of the mainstream plug-in car, and several years beyond earlier plug-ins that came and went besides, hindsight reveals good intentions haven’t all gone as planned, but the journey is now well underway. Last week the U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz conceded what everyone already knew: the Obama Administration’s 2011 […]

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Mitsubishi will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show a two-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) concept that will showcase the direction the company is taking for its offerings on the horizon. “A future-oriented attitude: powerful, fast and dynamic” is the theme of the 85th International Geneva Motor Show official poster and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) […]

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We finally learned the name of Bentley’s soon to be plug-in hybrid SUV. Bentley’s all-new luxury SUV is set to be revealed to the world later this year and will wear the following name: Bentley Bentayga. The British luxury automaker said this sector-defining SUV will be able to introduce Bentley’s renowned modern British luxury to […]

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The BMW Group sold over two million vehicles in 2014, including 17,793 BMW i vehicles. 2014 was the best year ever for the BMW brand, said the company. Deliveries of BMW vehicles totaled 1,811,719, an increase of 9.5 percent on the previous year (1,655,138). Sales in December also achieved a new high, up 14.2 percent […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt, the first plug-in car to receive a full redesign, will be revealed Monday in Detroit, and eyes are on General Motors as to how it will manage its new product. A question that will remain even during and after the initial disclosure is how the vehicle will be received this year […]

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BMW is getting ready to unveil a new EV and PHEV charging station. BMW i said it will unveil at the Consumer Electronics Show CES 2015 in Las Vegas a further innovative product from its 360° ELECTRIC portfolio: BMW i Home Charging Services. This solution for home charging of electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models […]

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It seems the state of California’s generous electric vehicle incentives have paid off. According to a release issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the golden state accounts for nearly half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that electric vehicle sales are increasing in the U.S., but […]

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The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID’s environmental credentials have been confirmed by the German TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid has been awarded the Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062. Mercedes said the award is based on a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, documenting every […]

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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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