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  • Will GM Offer A Five-Seat Hybrid Or Volt To Target Prius V, Ford C-Max?
    Will GM Offer A Five-Seat Hybrid Or Volt To Target Prius V, Ford C-Max?

    With the anticipated launch of the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car now less than a year away, expectations are that it will be a compact hatchback similar to the current model. …

    Will GM Offer A Five-Seat Hybrid Or Volt To Target Prius V, Ford C-Max?

    With the anticipated launch of the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car now less than a year away, expectations are that it will be a compact hatchback similar to the current model. The challenge in adding a fifth position lies in the Volt's current T-shaped battery pack, which fits inside a wide tunnel …

  • Range Rover Hybrid brings advanced powertrain to Chinese market

    The Land Rover hybrid models are growing both in terms of offerings and in size. At the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, the brand unveiled the Range Rover Long Wheelbase Hybrid to join the standard version and …

    Range Rover Hybrid brings advanced powertrain to Chinese market

    The Land Rover hybrid models are growing both in terms of offerings and in size. At the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, the brand unveiled the Range Rover Long Wheelbase Hybrid to join the standard version and Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The long-wheelbase Range Rover's powertrain is identical to what is offered in the standard …

  • 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design: Forbidden Fruit

    Volvo’s first plug-in hybrid model in the U.S. will be based on its next-generation XC90 SUV and is still more than a year away from reaching showrooms, but overseas the Swedish automaker has been selling …

    2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design: Forbidden Fruit

    Volvo’s first plug-in hybrid model in the U.S. will be based on its next-generation XC90 SUV and is still more than a year away from reaching showrooms, but overseas the Swedish automaker has been selling a plug-in version of its V60 station wagon for a couple of years. Called the V60 Plug-In Hybrid, the eco-friendly wagon …

  • Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More Options

    If you were to make assumptions about hybrid and electric vehicle owners--and we're sure many do, for good or bad--how do you see them? Generally though, you'd expect electric and hybrid vehicle buyers …

    Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More Options

    If you were to make assumptions about hybrid and electric vehicle owners--and we're sure many do, for good or bad--how do you see them? Generally though, you'd expect electric and hybrid vehicle buyers to be fairly similar. Well, that's more or less what Experian's latest electric and hybrid vehicle analysis has revealed--though …

  • Land Rover Is Making A Diesel Hybrid Range Rover For China

    The first diesel hybrid cars for sale in China will be an extended wheelbase Range Rover and a Range Rover Sport, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced today. China is a key market for JLR, and sales in China …

    Land Rover Is Making A Diesel Hybrid Range Rover For China

    The first diesel hybrid cars for sale in China will be an extended wheelbase Range Rover and a Range Rover Sport, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced today. China is a key market for JLR, and sales in China have been excellent of late, with a 39% jump from January 2013 to January 2014. In a press release, Land Rover said …

  • Audi TT Offroad concept debuts as a 124-mpg hybrid with wireless charging

    The TT. Audi's diminutive sports car. Since production began in 1998, the two-door coupe has aged with the pugnacity of a grizzled New Yorker, but not in size. And why would it, as the arrival of the TT …

    Audi TT Offroad concept

    The TT. Audi's diminutive sports car. Since production began in 1998, the two-door coupe has aged with the pugnacity of a grizzled New Yorker, but not in size. And why would it, as the arrival of the TT RS proved, adding some grit makes for a rather captivating dish. And so you'll excuse us for being puzzled by the Audi …

  • Yamaha PES1 and PED1 electric motorcycles headed for production

    A big player in the two-wheeled world is hopping into the electric market. Yamaha's PES1 (pictured above) and PED1 (pictured right) battery-powered concepts are going into production in the near future, …

    Yamaha PES1 and PED1 electric motorcycles headed for production

    A big player in the two-wheeled world is hopping into the electric market. Yamaha's PES1 (pictured above) and PED1 (pictured right) battery-powered concepts are going into production in the near future, the company announced. Both bikes originally debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

  • Study: Electric Car Shoppers Younger & Wealthier Than Hybrid Shoppers

    At first glance, you might think that hybrid and electric car shoppers would be cut from the same cloth, demographically speaking. But a new study from Experian Automotive suggests that the two are, in …

    Study: Electric Car Shoppers Younger & Wealthier Than Hybrid Shoppers

    At first glance, you might think that hybrid and electric car shoppers would be cut from the same cloth, demographically speaking. But a new study from Experian Automotive suggests that the two are, in fact, quite different. MUST SEE: 50 Years Of The Ford Mustang: Video To reach that conclusion, Experian analyzed data …

  • In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

    The all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, even with its Tesla-designed powertrain, isn't exactly flying out of dealerships. While it's a low-volume compliance car sold to meet California regulations, Toyota still …

    In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

    The all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, even with its Tesla-designed powertrain, isn't exactly flying out of dealerships. While it's a low-volume compliance car sold to meet California regulations, Toyota still has to move 2,600 of them over a three-year period that began in September 2012. So Toyota is doing what all carmakers …

  • 2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

    The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet unexpectedly high demand, …

    2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

    The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet unexpectedly high demand, Bloomberg reports. The factory in Leipzig, Germany, that builds the i3 is now churning out 100 cars per day, compared to …