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Plug-in hybrids to catch on more quickly than electrics: Toyota

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Toyota has been by far the most reluctant of recent converts to the idea that battery-electric vehicles might be practical and desirable. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Takeshi UchiyamadaStill, old habits die hard, and the company continues to.

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BMW provides initial look at X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

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BMW X5 plug-in hybrid prototype at Efficient Dynamics Innovation Days 2014. The plug-in hybrid system in the X5 prototype.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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In fact, the PHEV is the only existing technology that acts as a vector for transitioning our society to exclusive use of renewable resources.

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The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

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In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars.

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GM-Backed Bright Idea Plug-In Hybrid Van To Be Built By AM General

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Startup Bright Automotive announced last week that, once the company completes its funding, its advanced plug-in hybrid Idea delivery van would be assembled under contract by AM General. How times change.

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants.

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Honda's Electric Four-Motor CR-Z Prototype: We Drive It

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The idea of the four-motor electric car has been around since the start of the 20th century. One of Ferdinand Porsche's first ideas, in fact, was the Lohner-Porsche that debuted at the 1900 Paris World Fair, with a hub motor in each front wheel. plug-in cars Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

BMW promises plug-in cars across the range

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According to, the carmaker is committed to making a plug-in hybrid version in each one[.].


Ford opens portfolio of patented technologies to competitors to accelerate industry-wide electrified vehicle development

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Ford Motor Company is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents in a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. In 2014, Ford filed more than 400 patents dedicated to electrified vehicle technologies. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Revealed: Plug-in hybrid car that can fly above the traffic

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What could make the idea of lower fuel bills that come with a hybrid model even more appealing? Green credentials


BMW i Future Interaction Concept At CES Hints At i8 Spyder (Again)

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Way back in 2012, BMW unveiled a convertible i8 Spyder as a followup to the original i8 plug-in hybrid coupe concept. But BMW isn't quite done with the idea of a convertible i8, apparently. CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show BMW i8 Concept Spyder


GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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Smooth, unobtrusive, power on demand regardless of whether the vehicle is operating in EV or range extended mode. Improved performance. Gen 1.

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The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

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So what does the near future hold for hybrid SUVs? 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid – Available: Summer 2013. New Hybrids boxer 4cyl.

First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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The XC90 is a critical car for Volvo’s revitalization worldwide and especially in the US market. Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs coming to US market.

Mitsubishi Motors premiering new fuel-efficient Mirage and Concept PX-MiEV II plug-in hybrid; smart house

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Two MMC cars will make their world premiere at the show: the fuel-efficient Mirage and the Concept PX-MiEV II plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. In addition, the Mirage features good maneuverability and easy drivability inherent to a compact car while also providing a comfortable interior space for five adults. Mirage.

When will electric car sales exceed those of cars with engines? Poll results

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Cars that plug in to recharge, whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, are a very small proportion of total U.S. So today, the idea that electric-car sales might one day equal. sales plug-in cars new cars Pollsvehicle sales today.

Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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A Buick hybrid crossover has been envisioned for several years. That Saturn hybrid was to be called the Vue Plug-in.

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Bright Automotives Plug-in IDEA Debuts on Tuesday

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Bright Automotive will unveil its IDEA plug-in hybrid concept on Tuesday in Washington, DC. Bright will then take the IDEA will to Norway in May 2009 for the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS24).

Survey finds German motorists consider PHEVs more attractive and practical than HEVs

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The poll of motorists showed that 75% preferred the idea of plug-ins, with 61.2% Around 81% say they are wary of hybrids, with 62.8%

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AM General the exclusive North American assembler for Bright Idea plug-in hybrid electric work-truck platform

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has entered into an agreement for AM General LLC to be Bright’s exclusive North American assembler for the Bright IDEA vehicle platform. AM General will build the Bright IDEA in its Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind., Bright Automotive, Inc. under a contract assembly agreement. Earlier post.) Brief

SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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However, less than 1% of vehicle sales in Canada are electric because of low consumer awareness and limited vehicle choice. Click to enlarge.

The Plug In Scooter

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G enerally, when we talk about Plug Ins , we think about automobiles. But there are other embodiments of plug in technology.

Are You Plugged In?

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Are You Plugged In? Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. How many plug-in electric vehicles does President Barack Obama wish to see on U.S. By Mara Lemos Stein. Are you ready?

Consumers Want Plug-in Hybrids, Industry Survey Finds

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Synovate Motoresearch presented some very interesting survey results at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Long Beach, CA last week, as reported in MIT's Technology Review. Simply put, as the first sentence of the article states, [W]hen consumers understand what plug-in hybrids are, they want them.

Overflow crowd at DC plug-in conference

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News of oil by the barrel and gas by the gallon reaching new highs had been dominating TV and print, so it was perhaps not surprising that the Google/Brookings Plug-in Electric Vehicle Conference saw overflow crowds. Many of the speeches sounded notes long trumpeted by advocates at Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association.

VW to benefit from a Bright IDEA

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Bright Automotive may only be considered a start-up company, but it is about to have a significant impact on one of the most important car manufacturers in the world - Volkswagen. This will provide a bridge between the concept and the production version of the IDEA. It will have fuel economy of 57mpg based on a 50mile daily cycle.

261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 Production Confirmed, Debuts Geneva

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Volkswagen has toyed with the idea of cigar-shaped ultra-eco cars for some time now, but a production car is finally on the way. The Volkswagen XL1 is a plug-in diesel hybrid with a body seemingly beamed in from a future time. The small body may only


Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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In the wake of the Chevy Volt presentation by GM, my "plug-in hybrid" google alert has filled my inbox with reports from other automakers about their PHEV projects. Nancy Goia of Ford got some ink for comments at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Even Honda got in on the act. USABC 2.0?

Plug-in hybrid car maker gets North American partner

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Bright Automotive has been threatening to break out as an upstart company in the plug-in hybrid car sector for several years – and now it has secured a partnership in North America which may help it achieve its ambitions. The company has entered an agreement for AM General LLC to be its exclusive assembler for [.].

Bright Automotive To Convert VW Transporters to Plug-ins

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The IDEA concept. Bright plans to begin delivering Transporter PHEVs in the second quarter of 2010. The Bright IDEA and Transporter PHEV.

Hyundai Blue-Will Plug-in Hybrid Concept Presages Future Production PHEVs

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Codenamed HND-4, the Blue-Will is the fourth in a series of innovative concept vehicles to come out of the Namyang Design Center. L/100km).

Mitsubishi to debut plug-in hybrid vehicle

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The Tokyo Motor Show will be the setting for Mitsubishi to showcase a total of 15 vehicles – including two that will be making their world premiere: the fuel efficient Mirage and the Concept PX-MiEV II plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Subaru to introduce updated VIZIV plug-in hybrid concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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At the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru will debut the Subaru VIZIV Evolution Concept plug-in hybrid—an advanced form of the future-generation crossover concept VIZIV CONCEPT exhibited at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show. Earlier post.). The result is independent-rear-motor-driven Symmetrical AWD. Brief

Ford unveiling Evos Concept with cloud-optimized plug-in hybrid powertrain at Frankfurt show; previews new global design language

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Ford will unveil the Ford Evos Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The company said the four-door, four-seat fastback concept with plug-in hybrid powertrain previews its new global design language, while exploring key future powertrain and vehicle technologies. Cloud-optimized hybrid powertrain.

Wind Beneath his Wings: How Green Power and Plug-in Cars Can Save Bush's Legacy

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Given the stink of political corruption in Texas, one can be forgiven for thinking only foul winds blow. But whatever their source, the wind really blows in Texas. Thanks in part to Bush's support of a nascent wind industry during his tenure in Austin, much of that wind is being turned into electricity. Agreed.

Toyota to test plug-in hybrid in China

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Japanese car manufacturer Toyota will put its Prius Plug-in Hybrid to the test in China. The company has joined forces with the Chinese government-affiliated China Automotive Technology and Research Centre to conduct joint verification tests of the vehicle in Tianjin.

Ford installing GE WattStation chargers, charging network at facilities

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Ford Motor Company, in conjunction with GE, will supply electric vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. Ford now offers three plug-in vehicles: the battery electric Focus Electric, and the C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids.

Hyundai brings plug-in hybrid to US

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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit marked the US debut of Hyundai’s Blue-Will plug-in hybrid concept that was first introduced at the Seoul Motor Show in 2009. It promises an electric-only driving distance [.].

Congratulations! You’ve Bought Your Electric Car: Now What?

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Like an increasingly large number of Americans, you’ve decided that paying nearly $5 for gasoline isn’t your idea of a good time. So, with all the due care and attention that goes with car buying, you’ve swapped your old car for a brand new electric car or plug-in hybrid.


100-MPG Bright Idea Delivery Van: Now With 40 Electric Miles!

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Back in April, startup company Bright Automotive unveiled its design for a plug-in hybrid light delivery truck. Our test vehicle was the only Bright IDEA van prototype built thus far by the Anderson, Indiana, firm. We were able to