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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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Ford discovered its plug-in hybrid vehicles rack up enough electric-only miles every day to drive around the earth nearly eight times. Data show Ford plug-in hybrids are being driven about 203,000 electric miles every day and more than 8,400 miles every hour. The aggregate data are collected through MyFord Mobile, available on Ford’s plug-in vehicles, […]

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Zipcar, Inc. and the City of Houston Fleet Management Department have announced that Houston’s FleetShare program has expanded to its second location. The program first launched with shared pool vehicles in the Theater District’s Tranquility Garage and has recently expanded to the City Hall Annex Garage. In July 2012, the City of Houston launched a […]

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Accentuating the positive, Ford has announced broad sweeping changes to its electrified vehicle program. In amongst these are software upgrades to hopefully enable improved fuel economy from its C-Max, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. As has been well publicized, lawsuits have followed claims of “47 mpg” for the two Ford models, and as we […]

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