National Plug In Day(s), Sept 28-29

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National Plug In Day is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today''s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

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Plug in Prius

Electric Cars are for Girls

Waiting for Toyota to build you a plug in Prius? You don't have to wait! Canadian Andrew Bell had his Prius converted for about 4K, including all parts and labor

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Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

Green Car Congress

Ford will begin commercial trials of the plug-in hybrid Transit Van in Cologne, Germany. This will extend to a third European city research into the use of plug-in hybrid electric vans that run solely on electric power for most city trips. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 101

FIRST-EVER plug-in prius! Really?

Plugs and Cars

A story on Toyota's announcement that an ordering system for the plug-in prius will be coming later this year prompted me to check out the site. THE FIRST-EVER prius plug-in hybrid," it says. Ask any of the hundreds of individuals and fleets driving around in prius converted to have plug-in capability. It's not even Toyota's first plug-in prius. Their own customer polling a long time ago showed a plug was at the top of Prius drivers' wish lists.

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in all-electric range revealed

Green Car Reports

That puts it in the hunt with other plug-in hybrid small hatchbacks and crossover vehicles. Plug-In HybridsNew documents reveal that the upcoming 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will have about 25 miles of all-electric range, according to its EPA estimate. The California documents, first obtained by Autoblog, show specific all-electric range ratings of 25.65 miles.

2018 86

BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In HybridsA BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck.

2018 86

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: video road test

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a new plug-in version of the fourth-generation Prius hybrid launched last year. It succeeds the previous Prius Plug-In Hybrid, but it's a much better—and considerably more electric—vehicle than that discontinued model.

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Subaru introducing its first plug-in hybrid in US; Crosstrek Hybrid

Green Car Congress

Subaru Corporation is introducing its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, in the US. Display contents are specific for the Plug-In Hybrid model and the telematics system is enhanced by exclusive features provide added convenience and comfort. Hybrids Plug-ins

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ŠKODA unveiling plug-in hybrid RS concept at Paris

Green Car Congress

ŠKODA, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is unveiling the VISION RS plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show. The ŠKODA VISION RS plug-in hybrid drive combines the 1.5-liter TSI engine with an output of 110 kW (150 hp) and an electric motor providing 75 kW (102 hp).

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Polluting Posers With Pickup Trucks Make Greedy Carmakers Rich And Don’t See The Fossil Free Future Coming #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes The Real News Is The More Expensive Gasoline Is The More Electric Cars Get Sold. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 130

Commentary: How the media may have punctured plug-in hybrids' balloon

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrids can offer most of the environmental benefits of long-range electric cars with less cost for giant batteries or range worries. plug-in carsSo why don't they sell better? As our esteemed former editor John Voelcker regularly noted, consumers just don't get them. As he concluded in his post wrapping up nine years of editing Green Car Reports.

2018 82

Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

Green Car Reports

As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stationsWell, that's. interesting. The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging.

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Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

Green Car Congress

kWh/100 km) features both fuel cells and a battery drive which can be charged externally using plug-in technology. Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-insMercedes-Benz has handed over the first GLC F-CELL ( earlier post ) vehicles to selected customers in the German market.

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Toyota Plug In

Plug In Partners

Here's the story from the LA Times: Toyota promises plug-in hybrid vehicle in U.S., Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S.,

2008 130

@LATimes Publishes Tiny Little Article On Big Climate News #JoeTakesOnTheNews

Creative Greenius

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

Plug In Partners

more A nd here is the announcement from Hyundai as reported in Wired : Hyundai Going Electric With Hybrids and Plug-Ins By Keith Barry September 01, 2008 Hyundai's been making so many announcements about electric vehicles and hybrids lately you'd think it was ZAP.

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Plug in Prius 2

Electric Cars are for Girls

Waiting for Toyota to build you a plug in Prius? Canadian Andrew Bell had his Prius converted for about 4K, including all parts and labor. Part 2 of interview

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Plug In 2008

Plug In Partners

T he Plug in 2008 National PHEV Conference in San Jose by most accounts was a big success. Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif.

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Commentary: Plug-in hybrids shouldn't just be California compliance cars

Green Car Reports

Plug-In Hybrids CARB MPGe Subaru Crosstrek HybridWith 17 miles of all-electric range, all-wheel drive, and a rugged-hatchback body style, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid could be the perfect entry point for a lot of buyers who'd like to get started driving on electric power. Electric-car advocates, who've already moved on to one of several longer-range fully electric vehicles, and see EVs with large.

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Corn Belt Mayor Plugs In

Plugs and Cars

GreenOptions blog reports that Mayor RT Rybak of Minneapolis is now driving a plug-in hybrid. He recognizes that plug-in cars, already cleaner than hybrids or ethanol vehicles and cheaper to fuel, can get even cleaner as the electricity gets greener.

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China Plucky Plug In

Plug In Partners

E ven as the President of Honda says he doesn't think that Plug-ins make sense, a new car company in China announces their plans to build one and Hyundai says it is considering developing a plug-in hybrid car. This all bodes well for plug ins. Join Plug in Partners today.

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@LATimes This Is A Declaration Of Independence #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Cummins debuts PowerDrive plug-in-hybrid system; both series and parallel capabilities

Green Car Congress

unveiled PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid electric powertrain solutions spanning light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications, at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-insCummins Inc.

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The Plug In Scooter

Plug In Partners

G enerally, when we talk about Plug Ins , we think about automobiles. Toyota has now moved to have a plug-in approved in Japan and will test them on California campuses. But there are other embodiments of plug in technology. Join Plug In Partners today.

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Plug-in Mercedes in 2012?

Plugs and Cars

Mercedes-Benz's S-Class sedan will offer a plug-in hybrid version when it hits the showrooms, reportedly in 2012, according to Autocar.co.uk. However Mercedes' intention is to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all its models eventually. Tags: thomas weber plug-in hybrid mercedes-benz The German automaker's R&D chief Thomas Weber says they are not presently considering an all electric version.

Conference confirms plug-in fever

Plugs and Cars

Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Plug-in 2008 in San Jose, California witnessed a noon-time address by new heavy-weight convert, Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. I wish I knew what’s holding Gore back from full-throated support for plug-in cars. Infrastructure newcomers Coloumb and Better Place were well-represented, offering their proprietary schemes to become the consumer interface to plug-in cars. No plug?

2008 100

Plug-in Rally in Sacramento

Plugs and Cars

Stefano Paris, plug-in car and renewable energy supporter and renaissance man, has made a video of Plug In America's rally in Sacramento outside CARB last month. Check out the video, and his extremely useful website on plug-ins here. Tags: stefano paris california air resources board Plug-in Hybrids plug in america

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Plug-in hybrid by who?

Plugs and Cars

We recently read that this premium automobile design company intends to offer a luxury plug-in hybrid. Intending to sell for under $100,000, an initial production run of 15,000 trumpeted in their press release would be most welcome by the market waiting for plug-in cars.

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Plug In Auto Nation

Plug In Partners

automotive retailer, has joined the Plug-In Partners campaign calling on automakers to manufacture plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The development of plug-in hybrids could reduce America's addiction to oil," said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson.

2006 130

Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

Green Car Congress

Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines. The PureTech engine is combined with the new e-EAT8 8-speed automatic transmission (Electric Efficient Automatic Transmission - 8 speeds), specific to Peugeot PLUG-IN HYBRID engines.

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

Green Car Reports

For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to market its virtues to the public at large. Now it has a strong competitor in the form of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a mid-size sedan with five seats and a rated 48. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Join the Greenius at Plug-In Hermosa Beach This Weekend – Teslas, Mini-E, Rav-4 EV, Ford Ranger EV!

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Tags: Saving Energy Sustainability electric cars energy efficiency environment plug-in cars renewable energy Plug-In America

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Gore's group on board with plug-ins

Plugs and Cars

The Alliance for Climate Protection, Al Gore's group, has taken another step toward promoting plug-in cars (all electric cars and plug-in hybrids) with its RePower America campaign.

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Mercedes-Benz plans to expand lineup of more capable plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz announced plans Wednesday improve the range and capability of its plug-in hybrids and to bring the flexible powertrain to more models. It also introduced a new brand name to designate its plug-in hybrid models: EQ Power. Plug-In HybridsThe EQ Power designation will appear alongside the company's new EQ line of all-electric cars in Mercedes.

2018 66

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid to have 60 miles of electric range?

Green Car Reports

Mercedes's new line of more capable plug-in hybrids will start with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid that the company says has more electric driving range than previous efforts. Plug-In HybridsIt will arrive late next year and will be based on a redesigned version of the mid-size GLE SUV arriving with gas power next spring. The company didn't release.

2018 68

Greenius On The Scene: Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Here’s a few shots from yesterday first full day of the Plug-In 2009 conference in Long Beach, California. The Greenius checking out the J1772 connector plug for the BMW Mini-E with Mini-E driver and EV advocate Stefano Paris. The Greenius on the exhibition floor with Plug-In pioneer and expert, Paul Scott of Plug-In America. I’ll be back there today for more Greenius coverage to be published later this week.

2009 116

FCA announces production Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid in Italy

Green Car Reports

Jeep said Monday that it laid the groundwork to begin production of a plug-in hybrid version of its small Renegade at the factory in southern Italy where it's produced alongside the Fiat 500X. Plug-In HybridsThe model is expected to go on sale in early 2020, though it's not clear whether it is intended for the U.S. Jeep did not immediately respond for comment on.

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BMW introducing new X5 plug-in hybrid in Europe in 2019, US in 2020

Green Car Congress

The BMW X5 xDrive40e, introduced in 2015, was the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. BMW will introduce a new X5 plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance, in Europe in 2019, to be followed by a US model in 2020. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Minnesota Plug-in Law

Plug In Partners

R epresentative Frank Hornstein reports that House File 3718 has passed, and that Minnesota is the first state to join the push for plug-in hybrids. Plug in Partners has a new Companion Become a Partner today.

2006 130

New 7th Gen of BMW 3 Series also to have plug-in hybrid option

Green Car Congress

Over the course of the year, an ultra-sporty BMW M Performance version and an extremely efficient model with plug-in hybrid drive system will be added to the range. The current 3 Series also offers a plug-in hybrid, the 330e. Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 93

Toyota pooh-poohs the plug

Plugs and Cars

In the wake of Secretary Chu's defunding hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, Toyota continues its assault on the inevitable plug. Somehow battery plug-in cars within thousands of dollars of cost competitiveness "enter the world of Star Trek" according to Bill Reinert, who nonetheless trumpets hydrogen fuel cell cars only a few hundred thousand each from any semblance of marketability. Irv Miller of Toyota says of plug-ins "this dog won't hunt."

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Despite the propaganda, waiting for plug-ins

Plugs and Cars

Despite the Prius ads pushing an anti-plug-in message, many are waiting for a hybrid that can plug in to cleaner, cheaper domestic electricity. Tags: CalCars plug-in prius plug-in hybrid

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