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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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Availability of Mitsubishi Motors’ Outlander PHEV will expand to UK showrooms in May. Mitsubishi said the Outlander PHEV is the most practical vehicle that qualifies for the UK Government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant (P-iCG) with 5 seats, 4WD capability and a very large trunk. With CO2 emissions of 44 g/km, the Outlander PHEV is free […]

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The UK’s Charge Your Car (CYC) achieved a grand total of 72,575 charging sessions on the network as of Oct. 6, 2013. This means the total kilowatt-hour drawn, since the system went live in 2010, has surpassed 350,000. The network now has 176 post owners enrolled, resulting in 1,500 charging points managed by CYC with […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) started retail sales yesterday of its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. The first units reached The Netherlands – the designated launch country in Europe – after production started late August at MMC’s Okazaki plant, near Nagoya, Japan. Much expected by dealers and customers in a region forecasted to be its largest […]

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VIA Motors’ electric pickup trucks and vans have been selected for a major contract. In a press conference held October 2 at the Plug-In 2013 electric vehicle show in San Diego, VIA Motors president Alan Perriton announced that VIA has signed a contract to build and deliver $20 million worth of electric pick-up trucks and […]

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The Porsche 918 Spyder will be celebrating its debut at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Porsche sets the tone by stating “the super sports car with plug-in hybrid drive marks the beginning of a new era for sports car manufacturing. Never before has a super car designed for everyday use offered such […]

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In celebration of the 30th birthday of the Sport quattro, Audi will present what it calls its legitimate successor at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt, the Audi Sport quattro concept show car. The Audi Sport quattro concept show car continues, according to Audi, the grand quattro tradition, with a coupe design and plug-in hybrid powertrain […]

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VW’s Spanish division, Seat, has showcased a brand new plug-in hybrid prototype based on the new Leon. Most Seat vehicles are based on VW products, like the Golf and Jetta. This means the technology in this prototype could easily be transferred to VW vehicles offered in North America, even though Seat has said there are […]

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The increasing market adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) represents both a significant business opportunity and a series of challenges for electric utility companies. In 2012, approximately 50,000 PEVs were sold in the United States, and the market is expected to grow by more than 50 percent in 2013. When primarily charged at home, these […]

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