2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

Is it the car that will give plug-in hybrids sex appeal? Plug-In Hybrids Videos plug-in cars The BMW i8 is sleek and stunning, but it''s no V-8-powered supercar. First, you need to know what makes the i8 go.

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2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

Green BMW i3 REx Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) REx range extender engine Videos plug-in cars subcompact If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, October 2015: The Wallet Ballot

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During the same month in which a second-generation Trudeau won the Canadian election, the second-generation Chevy Volt took the plug-in electric vehicle sales crown. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThe new model helped Chevrolet sell 203 Volts in Canada in October, well above the 126 sold in September and good enough for its third sales crown in four months. It was the Volt's.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, March 2015: Tesla On Top Again (Most Likely)

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As expected, the Tesla Model S was a “three-peat” plug-in electric vehicle sales champion in Canada back in February, with its 48 sales comfortably exceeding those of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf at 38 apiece. Green Canada New car sales plug-in cars sales

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

Green Car Reports

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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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric Cars For December 2015

Green Car Reports

As 2015 draws to a close, it's time once again to look at the best deals on green cars. But there are still plenty of deals on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars that. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives dealsWe previously included diesel models on these lists, but decided to cut the category as most models are Volkswagens that are now subject to a stop-sale order by the company.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For September 2015

Green Car Reports

As carmakers begin advertising their 2016 models in earnest, certain 2015 models that remain in inventory can get significant discounts. DON'T MISS: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars dealsSeptember means a change of seasons, as well as a change of model years. That makes this a particularly good time to check on the best deals for green 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. Plug-In HybridsBut 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. The Urus, a mid-size luxury SUV.

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

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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. 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. ALSO SEE: Kids React To.

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, April 2015: Leaf Likely Leads After Tesla March Madness

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S now owns the record for the most electric car sales in Canada in a single month To borrow from the popular song, Canada's plug-in electric vehicle market in March was "all about that S". Based on registration data, which lags by a month, Tesla sold a whopping 250 Model Ses in Canada during March – half the entire country's

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

Green Car Reports

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. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Power eDrive According to reports out of Germany, the next vehicle in the "i" family will be called the BMW.

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

Green Car Reports

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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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

2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

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While BMW leads the Germans with five different plug-in electric vehicles announced, Mercedes-Benz is close behind with three. A few months ago, we had the chance to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e, the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the new generation of C-Class luxury sedan. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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 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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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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Musk On VW, Ford F-150 Hybrid, 2015 Mercedes S550e Driven: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk signs a proposal to force Volkswagen to develop zero-emission vehicles as penance for its diesel cheating, a Ford F-150 hybrid is reconfirmed by the company's CEO, and we drive the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid.

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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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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, September 2015: Triple-Triple

Green Car Reports

With a "double-double" being Canadian shorthand for a coffee with two creams and two sugars, we might call September a "triple-triple": Three plug-in electric car models hit the 100-sales mark last month. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsChevy sold 126 first-generation Volts in Canada in September, down slightly from August's 167, but still its fourth consecutive triple-digit.

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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.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, June 2015: Dial 'S' For Summer

Green Car Reports

The same day, electric-car advocates took heart from the announcement of a pro-plug-in policy by one of the front-runners in the country's federal election this fall. But given that plug-in sales stats are probably a higher priority. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsOn July 1, Canadians celebrated the country's founding on the three principles of Peace, Order, and Good Government.

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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

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

Green Car Reports

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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Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

Green Car Reports

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, November 2015: Autumn Reign For Volt

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The second-generation Chevy Volt followed up its 203 October sales with 178 units in November, likely leading the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle pack. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThough it will end December with slightly lower year-over-year volumes, the positive early reception suggests the 2016 Volts have the potential to top their previous sales record in 2016.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, July 2015: Volt Vaults To Top?

Green Car Reports

With Tesla sales historically slower in the first month of a quarter, the Volt may have ended the Model S's seven-month dominance of plug-in electric vehicle sales in. Green Canada New car sales plug-in cars salesThe Chevrolet Volt sold 150 units in Canada in July, by far its best showing this year. Volume was up both from June's 120 sales, and year-over-year from last July's 132 customers.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For July 2015

Green Car Reports

car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars dealsCarmakers have rolled out their incentives and special offers for July and, as always, there are a few deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesel models. Strong incentives for certain models carry over from previous months, while other vehicles get new incentives that can suddenly make them more attractive options than before. Even if you already.

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

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Green 70D Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Motors all-wheel drive plug-in cars Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon. Just the sudden appearance on the Tesla website configurator of the new model--with dual motors, all-wheel drive, a 70-kWh battery that gives it an EPA range of 240 miles.

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2015 Nissan Leaf: Discounts, Deals On Leases, Financing Increase

Green Car Reports

If you're considering a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, now might be a good time to make your move. car buying plug-in cars deals lease priceSales have stayed essentially flat for the past few months, and more cars are starting to come off leases. Amid those market currents, Nissan is boosting incentives on the five-door hatchback. DON'T MISS: Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars.

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

Green Car Reports

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'

Green Car Reports

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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsThat 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. DON'T MISS: 2016 Volvo.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Plug-in Electric Cars In Canada: 10,000 Sold, Good News For 2015

Green Car Reports

This month, as millions of Americans count down to Super Bowl XLIX, a slightly smaller number of Canadians counted down to EV 10,000, celebrating the ten-thousandth plug-in electric vehicle on the country''s roads. This milestone probably actually happened in November, but such celebrations need to be planned well in advance--and it''s better to be

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

Green Car Reports

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. China Plug-In Hybrids battery pack Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt What wasn''t predicted was the startling size of its battery pack: 18.4 kilowatt-hours, identical to that used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. That means.

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