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Could Honda's Future 1.0-Liter Be World's Most Efficient Engine?

Green Car Reports

Found under the hood of the original Insight hybrid, it still has the highest gas mileage of any EPA-rated non-plugin. The last time Honda made a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, it broke new records for fuel efficiency. It also took International Engine of the Year in 2000, and won that competition''s sub-1-liter class seven times. That''s a high bar to

VW CrossBlue Plugin Diesel

Hybrid SUV Blog

VW CrossBlue Plugin Diesel The post VW CrossBlue Plugin Diesel appeared first on. Aiming at the lucrative U.S. market, Volkswagen used the recent Detroit Auto Show to unveil the VW CrossBlue, a mid-sized plug-in diesel hybrid-electric sport utility.

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Mitsubishi’s PlugIn ElectricSUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Many hybrid cars and SUVs are developed for sale in a specific country or perhaps two. Mitsubishi is looking to change this pattern with a new hybrid SUV slated for availability in 2013. The plug-in hybrid SUV is, to this point, unnamed. However, the company says it will carry the MiEV brand name.

Why electric vehicle adoption isn't partying like it's 1999 (PlugIn 2010)

National Green Transportation

The question in the back of our minds must be, will we spend a bunch of money building EV charging infrastructure, manufacturing plants, building vehicles, and end up having to crush them. Again? This year there is a lot of exciting

Audi Toys With New Electric Car, Pedals Future in Nuremburg

All Cars Electric

After initially appearing skeptical about the electric car, Audi has been busy over the past few years with a selection of plugin hybrid and fully electric-powered concepts, showing them off at prestigious events such as the Le Mans 24 hour race. But unlike the R8 e-tron, R4 e-tron spyder and A1 e-tron projects, Audi’s latest offering can

Volvo plug-in hybrid bus with B?sbaar rapid charging to begin field testing in Gothenburg; 75-80% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2

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7900 Volvo Plugin Hybrid Charging at Redbergsplatsen in Gothenburg. Click to enlarge. Volvo Buses’ new plug-in hybrid buses will begin field tests in Gothenburg, Sweden this month.

Washington to create first EV charging corridor on a scenic byway

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Plugin Center. The Department of Commerce and the Washington State Department of Transportation plan to make the Stevens Pass Greenway the first electric vehicle-friendly National. Scenic Byway route. With Federal Recovery Act funding through the State Energy Program, the state will install two to three electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging stations along US Highway 2.

Tesla Model S Launch

Revenge of the Electric Car

This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. The ‘Revenge’ team was out in strength recently to film the launch of Tesla’s Model S in Los Angeles. Check out the photos below to see the Model S — and our team in action.

Photo Gallery Of Pictures From Inaugural Parade

Revenge of the Electric Car

This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. These were all taken by our production photographer, Todd Westphal, during last month’s Plug-In America Inagural Parade.

Toyota announces priority registration website for Prius Plug-In Hybrid

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Customers who are interested in being one of the first to own a Prius Plug-in can log on to www.toyota.com/plugin and complete their registration on the site. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced the introduction of a new Online Order System that will launch later this year for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid. The first phase of the Online Order System, called Priority Registration, will launch on 22 April 2011.

2011 Nissan Leaf Matches Volt: 8 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty

All Cars Electric

At the Plugin 2010 Conference in San Jose, California, Carlos Tavares, Nissan's executive vice president and head of operations in America, told a packed audience A few hours after Chevrolet announced its pricing structure for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan have responded with details of the warranty it will offer on its 2011 all-electric Leaf.

Official: Fisker to Buy Former GM Plant in Delaware to Build Affordable Plug-in Cars

All Cars Electric

The plant will be used to support project NINA, the company's effort to build an affordable family oriented plugin car that will have a Fisker CEO and founder Henrik Fisker was joined by US Vice-President Joe Biden in a dormant former GM assembly plant in Wilmington Delaware to announce that the plant will be purchased by Fisker.

Welcome to Revenge of the Electric Car!

Revenge of the Electric Car

Once again there is incredible momentum and talent around the renaissance with electric cars, plugin hybrids, and electric transportation in general. Welcome to our blog and Chris Paine’s new film, “Revenge of the Electric Car.&# (slated for Spring, 2010)! Every week, we’ll be posting production stories, insider information, and late breaking news from the world of plug-in vehicles.

Nissan LEAF test drive and first impressions

National Green Transportation

Today, just prior to this weeks PlugIn 2010 conference in San Jose, CA, Nissan brought a production test LEAF to the Santana RowIt is T-minus 4 months until the expected date for when the Nissan LEAF will be available in the U.S.

OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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Brian Howey Get's it

Plugs and Cars

I also hope for his next column he finds out some more about the exciting things going on with Plugin-hybrids, like the Chevrolet Volt and other pure EV's being announced and driven currently. I love it when someone outside our EV and hybrid world truly begins to understand the connections at play here.

NREL publishes online collection of case studies in EV deployment

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The newly compiled information is housed on Clean Cities’ Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) at www.afdc.energy.gov/plugin_case_studies. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an online collection of case studies in electric vehicle deployment. The case studies detail the early experiences of four US locations on the leading edge of home-charging implementation.

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

So, the only GM brand that isn’t green yet is Buick and adding a plugin powertrain gives them the quadfecta, or perfecta, or whatever comes after the trifecta. According to GM’s Tom Stephens, the yet-to-be-named 5 passenger plugin CUV will get a 3.6 Can this really be true?

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sprout at Plug-in 2010

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Liberty PlugIns. Liberty PlugIns is providing Level 1, 2 and 3 charging stations integrated with metered parking. Blink residential unit. Source: Ecotality. Click to enlarge.

Two Week Commuting Report

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

With the charger plugin at both work and home, the PakTrakr fuel gauge doesn't seem to drop below the 80% mark, so I think the batteries will last a little while. Since I don't work Fridays, this is the end of my second week commuting to work fifteen miles each way. Two things have definitely made the car more fun to drive. The batteries are broken in so I have more current to work with and more importantly 2. I've learned some of the tricks to driving the car.

GM’s new RWD PHEV system for Cadillac CT6 designed for fun-to-drive high performance as well as efficiency; Volt on steroids

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Rahman, Peter Savagian, Robert Dawsey (2016) “Electric Traction Motors for Cadillac CT6 Plugin Hybrid-Electric Vehicle” SAE 2016-01-1220.

Hybrid Hummer H3 | Truth or Myth?

Hybrid SUV Blog

It remains to be seen what will happen with Raser’s plugin hybrid technology (let alone the Hummer brand). Quick! What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Hummer sport utility?

Wally Rippel drives the Mini E

Revenge of the Electric Car

This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. AC Propulsion, the San Dimas, CA, company that birthed the modern-day EV with its AC-150 drive train, was tapped by BMW last year to provide drivetrains for an initial run of 500 Minis. Dubbed the “Mini E,&# these fully-electric cars are just weeks from being deployed on the streets of Southern Californai, New York, and New Jersey.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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So now finally we have the technology to deliver everything to customers and with things like plugins you don’t have the range anxiety so that does kind of relieve most of the tradeoffs, certainly.

VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Mauro Rampini, 2004 Prius by Rampini Mauro, using EAA-PHEV method with components from Plugin Supply , May 10, 2008 (Arluno, Italy, EU), contact solare. Dave Kennington, 2004 Prius, by self using Cal-Cars method and Plugin Supply kit, November 2008 (Atlanta, GA), contact d_kennington@. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

5/17/06 "Plugin hybrids have a lot of promise, especially to displace oil consumption. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.