2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvs

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

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Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles. Green Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Koenigsegg Regera Supercar: A New Configuration For Plug-In Hybrids?

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But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest supercars in the world--from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche--have all adopted some form of hybrid technology that helps with acceleration and performance. Supercars Auto Show Green Koenigsegg Koenigsegg Regera Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency.

2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

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Is it the car that will give plug-in hybrids sex appeal? This is no straightforward supercar: The i8 gets power in a complex way--it can be front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, depending on the situation. Plug-In Hybrids Videos plug-in cars

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Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

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The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down on the technology, and looking to use it where it might be best appreciated by the market: in its upcoming Urus sport-utility vehicle. Plug-In Hybrids

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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He went on to say that the new Volkswagen Tiguan GTE embodies “ our determination to systematically take the plug-in hybrid to further classes and segments. ”. He said the Group already had the broadest plug-in fleet in the automobile world. mph) in 4.6

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At Entry Level

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With more than a handful of plug-in hybrid models scheduled to hit dealers over the next three years, buyers are curious to find out how those cars will be priced. One maker, Volvo, is positioning the plug-in hybrid version of its 2016 XC90 seven-seat SUV at the top of the range. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars

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Mercedes-Benz to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017; GLE PHEV coming soon

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Mercedes-Benz is making a strategic push on plug-in hybrids: the Stuttgart-based automaker will introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. The company said that the main emphasis as regards alternative drives in years to come will be on plug-in hybrids. The announcement follows the market introduction of the C 350 e ( earlier post , earlier post ), the company’s second plug-in hybrid model following the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid ( earlier post ).

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Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

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With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of 2014. As always, there's some slop in the numbers because Tesla Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Kia Motors refuse to break out their plug-in car sales. sales Future Cars New car sales plug-in cars

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BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

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Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3 battery-electric small hatchback and the sexy BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. According to reports out of Germany, the next vehicle in the "i" family will be called the BMW. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Power eDrive

Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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Audi is introducing two new models with plug-in hybrid drive systems to the market in China in 2016, both of which are having their world premier at Auto Shanghai 2015: the Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 g/mi) and is a new best value in the segment. mph) in 3.5

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Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

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The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in production or nearly there--with many more on the way. In a few years, at least some members of this group will likely offer plug-in hybrid options for virtually every model. Green Germany Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

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We know very little about the plug-in hybrid version that Fiat Chrysler will launch sometime after the new 2017 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is unveiled next year. But while a spate of plug-in hybrid SUVs and crossover utility vehicles is just about to enter the U.S. market, only Chrysler will offer a minivan that plugs in and can run. Green Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2015: Tesla Supreme For Six Months?

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Last month, we assumed that Nissan would edge Tesla during April in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales. Fully 167 Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans were registered in Canada that month, outpacing the 127 Leafs Nissan delivered. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsWow, were we wrong! Not wanting to underestimate Tesla for two months running, we'll cautiously assume the.

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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric VehicleTo the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid. For drivers of fully electric cars with no tailpipes, this can sound like.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf Plummets, Volt Holds

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While May was a good month for sales of plug-in electric cars, the numbers sagged in June--and they appear to be doing the same for July. Last month's sales data is now arriving, and it looks like the lack of new and exciting plug-in vehicles, plus buyers' continuing infatuation with SUVs, have kept plug-in sales substantially below last year's. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive: Plug-In Hybrid Home Run

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Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric VehicleThe all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is just about here, and it builds on all of its predecessor's virtues while resolving most of that car's vices. It's got a lot more electric range--53 miles--and at 42 miles per gallon, it's more fuel-efficient on those rare occasions when the range-extending engine comes on. The new Chevy Volt is smoother, faster.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge

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As spring arrives, sales of plug-in electric cars traditionally rise from their winter levels. Sales during the months of May through August are usually among the highest of the year, and at least for May, that rule is holding as strongly for 2015 as it did last year. DON'T MISS: Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total? sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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Lexus Bypassing Plug-In Hybrids, Looking At Fuel Cells, Maybe EVs

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Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars youtube Hybrid models are a very significant part of the lineup for both the luxury brand Lexus and its mainstream counterpart (and parent company) Toyota. Hybrids accounted for about 16 percent of the brands’ U.S.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8: First Plug-In Hybrid With 240-Volt Charging Built In

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The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" is the world's first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV, and when it goes on sale this fall it will apparently claim another distinctive first. So far, no production plug-in hybrid has been offered with 240-volt Level 2 charging as standard equipment. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars charging

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BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

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Given its attractive looks, it''s not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. Green Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in cars While the partially electric i8 hasn''t been on sale for even a year, the Bavarian carmaker has already hinted at a production increase. Now it appears to have taken more concrete steps.

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV To Debut In Shanghai Next Month

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We now have details on the production version of the X5 plug-in hybrid SUV that BMW has shown numerous times in prototype form. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show next month, and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. DON''T MISS: BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric. Auto Show Green Plug-In Hybrids SUVs Sport-Utility Vehicles plug-in cars

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Plug-In Hybrid HUMMERs Headed For The South Pole On Biodiesel

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There's a team gearing up right now to undertake that very adventure--using a pair of plug-in hybrid Hummers. Green Off-road Plug-In Hybrids biodiesel plug-in carsIf you were going to drive to the South Pole, what vehicle would you choose? The mission is called Zero South, signifying the group's goal of being the first to reach the South Pole without using any fossil fuels. DON'T MISS: Five Vehicles.

Hyundai showcasing new Tucson 48V Hybrid Concept and diesel Plug-in-Hybrid Concept at Geneva

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Hyundai Motor is showcasing a range of innovative fuel efficiency and connectivity technologies at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, among them a 48V Hybrid concept and a plug-in hybrid vehicle concept, both based on the all new Tucson platform. 48V Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volvo Leads Plug-In Hybrid Sales In Europe, Higher-Power Polestar Plug-Ins Coming

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In the future, the Polestar name will be used for. Plug-In Hybrids Performance plug-in cars PolestarFor quite some time, Volvo has relied on an aftermarket company called Polestar to coordinate racing efforts, sell performance parts, and build high-performance versions of its cars. The partnership was apparently beneficial to Volvo, as it just announced that it will buy Polestar outright.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat

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At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. These two updated plug-in electric cars represent improvements on their predecessors; their long-impending. sales New car sales plug-in carsSometime this month, full pricing and availability for the 2016 Nissan Leaf with its 107-mile range will be revealed.

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Car Buyers Unprepared For Coming Wave Of Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars

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That has automakers working to improve their vehicles' fuel efficiency dramatically, including many more plug-in hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsCorporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules require carmakers to achieve a U.S. fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--meaning about 40 mpg on the window sticker. But that may be only half the battle. DON'T MISS: BMW Mulls Large.

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2017 Volvo S90 Plug-In Hybrid Luxury Sedan To Join XC90 T8 'Twin Engine'

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The recently-unveiled 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan will be the second model to get the carmaker's T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid powertrain. That powertrain debuted in this year's XC90 crossover, which shares Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the S90. The S90 was unveiled in Sweden earlier this month. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Audi Q7 e-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro: First Drive Of Diesel Plug-In Hybrid SUV

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Last week may not have been the ideal time for Audi to show off its second plug-in hybrid vehicle, since its Q7 e-tron SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine. With the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal now entering its third month—and no resolution apparent—the awkwardness of demonstrating a diesel plug-in hybrid was. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Audi Q7 e-tron

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2016 BMW 740e Plug-In Hybrid: Fifth Electric Car From German Maker

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The 2016 BMW 7-Series has now been announced, and among the dizzying array of models and trim packages is a plug-in hybrid version. That makes the awkwardly-named 2016 BMW 740e xDrive the fifth plug-in car from the Bavarian company. It joins the plug-in hybrid 330e sedan, the X5 xDrive 40e SUV, and the two "i" models--the i3 electric car and i8. Plug-In Hybrids Carbon Fiber

Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Have 30 To 35 Miles Of Range: Source

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Cars with plugs have been on sale since December 2010, and a second generation will start arriving next year. That's the second generation of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Rumors Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Prius Plug-in HybridBut while long-range battery-electric cars--the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and an all-new 2017 Nissan Leaf--grab attention, another vehicle on the way could be equally important.

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Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

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As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM''s second-generation Voltec hybrid system. kilowatt-hours, identical to that used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. China Plug-In Hybrids battery pack Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Of Plug-In Hybrid

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It''s rated at 16 miles of electric range, but we didn''t achieve that in cold and snowy upstate New York "springtime" weather. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a comfortable, relatively fast, and fairly fuel-efficient luxury sport sedan. We strongly suspect that very few people who''ve driven a Tesla Model S will view the Panamera E-Hybrid as.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Major Refinements Planned

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Anyone in the U.S. who wants to buy a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover has had to exercise incredible patience. The Outlander plug-in went on sale in Japan in 2013, but its U.S. In fact, U.S. buyers won''t even get a plug-in version of the Outlander that''s been on sale for more than two. Green Auto Show Crossovers Plug-In Hybrids SUVs

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Nov: Volt Strong, But Leaf, i3 Decline

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Sales of plug-in electric cars generally fall off a bit as the weather gets colder, and it's the same this year, with November sales slightly down on those of October. The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt continued strong, even though it's on sale only in California and a few other states, but weakness in the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 was stronger. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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BMW To Add Another Plug-In Hybrid? If So, Not For U.S. Sale

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BMW already has four plug-in hybrids in production or on the way, but apparently that isn't enough for the Bavarian carmaker. At its Innovation Days 2015 event in Miramas, France, BMW unveiled a prototype of yet another possible plug-in hybrid. But if this model makes it to production, it most likely won't be offered in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Lux Research: despite cheap oil, niche plug-in vehicle sales will be resilient; conventional hybrids to be hardest hit

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The current plunge in oil prices will likely negatively affect plug-in and hybrid vehicle sales in the short term; automakers such as BMW are already warning of lower sales of plug-in vehicles given the market context.

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Why One Olympic Gold Medalist Drives A Plug-In Hybrid In Vermont

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Over the past few years, electric cars and plug-in hybrids have proven capable of performing in a variety of environments. In the Green Mountain State, one particularly enthusiastic plug-in hybrid driver has no problem with snow-covered terrain.

China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone

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And the country's government-industrial complex has ambitious plans to dominate global production of plug-in electric vehicles, both for reasons of competitiveness and as one effort to start to reduce its endemic and hazardous air pollution. China sales neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy VehicleThe Chinese vehicle market is now the world's largest, and has been for a few years now.

GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

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When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. General Motors Batteries Plug-In Hybrids GM Future Cars Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Bolt That''s not something General Motors recognizes as an issue, though. It plans to to forge ahead with an expansion of its electrified-vehicle range, regardless of how low oil prices get. DON''T MISS.