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Mitsubishi’s Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle PHEV is proving to be at the top of the safety scale. Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) announced that its Outlander PHEV received the 2013 Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) Five Star Award, adding on to its five-star rating from Euro NCAP in December 2013. Mitsubishi added the Outlander PHEV […]

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Still a comparatively small part of the automotive landscape, electric cars and plug-in gas-electric cars often elicit questions such as, “What about the battery?” or “How long will the battery last?” The implication may be first adapters are sort of like the crew of Star Trek: “Boldly going where no man has gone before.” Critics […]

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While a few bold pioneers are pushing the hardest for alternative energy, and everyone at least has advanced initiatives underway, industry stakeholders are also hunkering down to streamline conventional technologies into the indefinite future. At this year’s FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress in the Netherlands – a country that ranks among EV capitals of the […]

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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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General Motors’ Cadillac ELR may not be as perceptibly “disruptive” as the Tesla Model S, but its last commercial sure ruffled some tail feathers while the latest is decidedly more benign. Posted by the automaker last Thursday, the new ad explains the Cadillac with slightly modified Chevy Volt powertrain with serene visuals and a simple […]

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Toyota’s Prius has loomed above the U.S. hybrid sales landscape ever since it and Honda’s Insight ushered in the hybrid era in 2000, but of late, the Prius has been losing some of its lion’s share. Redesigned in 2009, and launched in the U.S. in 2010, for the past few years the third-generation Prius – […]

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Three years after the December 2010 launch of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the U.S. plug-in hybrid and all-electric market has grown to 16 vehicles, including two new models just ramping up, and several more due later this year. 2013 saw sales rise to over 96,000, a number of milestones crossed, but compared to […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue will offer an exclusive special-edition 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue ELR electrified luxury coupe this holiday season through the 2013 Saks Holiday Catalog. The 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition Cadillac ELR, limited to 100 units, will include a 2014 Cadillac ELR with a White Diamond exterior paint color only available through this […]

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How about unfolding your EV charging station, just like you would with a tent? This is what Volvo has introduced with its “Pure Tension Pavilion” which aims to do just that: allow an EV owner to charge anywhere, on the spot. The pavilion – described by Volvo as a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure – […]

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Toyota announced today that it is lowering the price of its 2014 Prius Plug-in hybrid models by over $2,000 for the base and over $4,000 for the Advanced version. The new entry level suggested price will start at at $29,990, and the company said this repositioning involves no reduction in vehicle content. As for that […]

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