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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), announced earlier this week the upcoming availability of its new plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace, to be named Energy. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., EDI describes itself as a global leader in advanced zero emissions, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider. The vehicle is a full-size Chinese […]

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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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A revised Mitsubishi Outlander will show up for the 2016 model-year, in time for the expected North American introduction of the PHEV version. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced it will make the world premiere of the 2016 Outlander at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Thursday, April 2. MMNA explained the 2016 […]

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Nissan is now bringing its “No Charge to Charge” program to Indianapolis, effective April first, 2015. The company’s “No Charge to Charge” provides two years of no-cost, public charging to new Nissan Leaf buyers within the Greater Indianapolis market. With the help of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, Nissan teamed with Ricker’s, an Indianapolis-based […]

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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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Following its promise, the Electric Circuit went on all through last week with one announcement per day during the Montreal Auto Show. We reported on the first few announcements last week, announcements relating to the expansion of Quebec’s Electric Circuit EV charging network. The first of such had to do with Nissan Canada supporting the […]

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The UK Chargemaster EV charging network has reached the one millionth charging session milestone. These one million charging sessions using Chargemaster’s UK network of charging points, is said by the company to have provided drivers with a total of around 9.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity since September 2012. Chargemaster stated the figure is enough for […]

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Eight Prius plug-in hybrids are on their way toward London’s streets as taxis. Openstart Ltd. has ordered the rechargeable hatchbacks, making them available to private hire operators for the first time through the Public Carriage Office (PCO). Toyota said the Prius plug-in has the potential to offer hours of emissions-free driving around the British capital, […]

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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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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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