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California has by far the most registered plug-in vehicles, both battery electric and plug-in hybrids, than any other U.S. state, and a new survey suggests that consumers want even more. The survey of more than 800 Californians conducted by Vrge Analytics last August found that 43 percent would consider buying or leasing an electric vehicle […]

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September auto sales numbers are in, and like the U.S., Germany’s battery electrics and plug-in hybrids saw a huge gain. The KBA, Germany’s motor transit authority, recorded 1,641 new all-electric cars on the roads in September, up 77 percent from September 2015, along with 1,420 plug-in hybrids, up 37 percent from September 2015. Between them […]

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Volvo is rolling out a more affordable version of its V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in the European market. The new version –  the V60 D5 Twin Engine – starts in the UK starts at £38,105 (about $51,000). That’s about 24 percent cheaper than the D6, which has been selling for £50,175 (or $67,250). It will […]

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Porsche just revealed the second-generation Panamera sedan last week and already the automaker’s performance-crazed engineers are at work on hotter models. That’s according to an anonymous insider speaking to Motor Trend, who described the work-in-progress car as a “Porsche 918 with a back seat.” Given that the spanky new Panamera, with its 550 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo […]

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Volvo just offered a look at its new 40 series compact cars and SUVs, including a plug-in hybrid and an electric car. The Volvo 40 series should go on sale in the U.S. starting in 2018, according to IHS Automotive. These new models are the final major piece emanating from Chinese automaker Geely’s $11 billion […]

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Former GM vice chair and Chevrolet Volt protagonist Bob Lutz had more statements to make about the future of Tesla Motors and its products to CBS MoneyWatch. “I’m certainly a great fan of the Model S. The Model X isn’t working too well because it doesn’t have enough roof structure, so those doors are never […]

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While Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota are committed to making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles widely adopted, all three automakers seem to agree that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) make for the best transitional green car technology. For fuel cell cars, there’s the challenge of very few hydrogen fueling stations being available, massive vehicle development costs, and […]

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