Plug-In Hybrids

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News

Would you be more likely to purchase OnStar from a dealership or Best Buy? [TheCarConnection] The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [GreenCarReports] You can live your F1 racing dreams online for free. [AllCarTech] Spy...Read More»

Robert Himler's Underground Racing Gallardo shoots flames
Ford Recalls, Ferrari IPO, 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Car News Headlines

Ford is recalling the Ranger, Excursion, E-Series, and F-Series for a lighting issue. [TheCarConnection] Our sister site MotorAuthority has launched a redesign with new features and a slicker interface. [MotorAuthority] What do you want to know about the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid?...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Are Plug-In Hybrids Important? #YouTellUs

The battle of the hybrids has become more complicated over the past year, and the complications aren't about to stop. It used to be you either bought a hybrid or you didn't. Now you can buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric car, or conventional gasoline-powered vehicle. But are all these options...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Are Plug-In Hybrids A Waste Of Time? #YouTellUs

There's a war going on in the automotive universe, a battle between the plug-in hybrids and fully-electric cars. But which side is right, and does it matter? Nissan has launched the fully-electric Leaf hatchback while Chevrolet has launched the Volt, which is being advertised as an electric car...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Chevy Volt Offers More Content For Less Money

When GM launched the Chevrolet Volt in late 2010, much of the criticism centered around the car’s base price of $41,000, including a destination charge of $720. Critics were quick to point out the price gap between the Volt and its closest competitor, the Nissan Leaf, completely negating the...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max live photos by Joe Nuxoll
Ford C-Max Minivan Canceled; U.S C-Max To Be Hybrid-Only

Late last year, Ford said it would bring to market its first minivan since the mid-2000s in the form of the C-Max, a seven-seat van with some running gear in common with the 2012 Mazda 5. That plan is now inoperative, says Ford spokesman Mark Schirmer, who confirms the three-row C-Max has been...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Snooki, Sun-Sipping Convertibles And SRX: Today's Car News

We know it's not really summer until late June, but that gives you time to save gas money and work on your tan with these fuel-conscious convertibles. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac had plans for a plug-in SRX hybrid--but now those plans have been unplugged. [GreenCarReports] Though Saab's restarted...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Delivers Experimental Ram Plug-In Hybrid Pickups

Chrysler has built a plug-in hybrid Ram pickup, but there’s one catch: the trucks aren’t for sale, and won’t be coming to a dealership near you any time soon. Instead, the hybrid Rams were built as part of a demonstration project to field-test hybrid systems under the worst...Read More»

Accenture 2011 survey, 'Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Changing Perceptions, Hedging Bets'
Electric Cars Have Buzz In China; U.S., Not So Much

While electric cars are getting reams of press coverage around the world, actual acceptance in some critical markets might be a longer-haul effort. According to a recent study by consulting company Accenture, only 46 percent of respondents from the United States favor plug-in electric vehicles...Read More»

Bill Ford 2006
Bill Ford: A Quarter Of All Vehicles Electrified By 2020

Will one-fourth of all new vehicles be either hybrids, plug-ins, or electric vehicles in less than a decade? That's what one of the world's top auto-industry execs thinks—at least for his company. In a piece in Fortune Magazine, Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] Chairman Bill Ford made that...Read More»

Zipcar's Scott Griffith and Toyota's Frank Miller with a Toyota Prius PHV
Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

If you follow car news, you already know that automakers around the globe are preparing to launch an array of plug-in vehicles, from hybrids to full EVs. But while many of those models have already begun creeping toward showrooms, there's one notable absence: the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. As our...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Survey: More Would Take A Free 2011 Chevy Volt Over A Free HUMMER

According to a new survey, if given the choice between a new 2011 Chevrolet Volt or a new HUMMER H3, 55 percent would choose the Volt. But you couldn't give Volt away to 45 percent. The survey results, from the market-research firm Synovate, suggest that more Americans are interested in the new...Read More»

2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150
Today in Car News: Ford F-150 Safety, Mazda Pickup, and Volt

The Feds want to know if gas-tank straps on the popular Ford F-150 show cause for concern. So do we. We imagine, so does Ford. [New York Times] Mazda's sent out illustrations that preview its next-generation small pickup truck. Only as with the Ford Ranger, it's built overseas and no, you can't...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf: Our Experts Talk Electric Cars

  If you're curious about the 2011 Nissan Leaf--everything from ordering and owning one, to seeing how it stacks up against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--you're in luck. High Gear Media's sprawling network of writers counts four reporters who have driven the 2011 Leaf, at almost every stage of the EV...Read More»

Fisker Karma
Forget Saving The Planet: The Fisker Karma Will Nab You A Date

Remember the Prius commercials with all those people dressed up like grass and rocks, moving in rhythm to create the illusion of a happy, healthy Mother Earth? Well forget 'em. In fact, forget all that tree-huggery tripe used to sell cleaner-tech rides. According to a new website for Fisker...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
Automakers Request More Subsidies For Plug-Ins, EVs, And Infrastructure

And here we are: Tax Day. The day that Uncle Sam kindly requests the presence of your cash in his coffers so that he can continue running programs -- some good, some less so -- that, put together, make the U.S. our country of choice. What more appropriate time of year for automakers to pay a visit...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3
HUMMER Still Has American Bidder Interested

  General Motors (NYSE: GM) says it will proceed with the shutdown of the HUMMER brand, but TheCarConnection has confirmed that an American company has twice expressed interest in a HUMMER deal--both before and after a failed bid from a Chinese company. Raser Technologies (NYSE: RZ) is a...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Front Exterior View
Chrysler Announces A New Fleet Of Plug-In Ram Pickups

Yesterday, Chrysler revealed plans to sell an all-electric version of the Fiat 500 in U.S. showrooms. Though the announcement made some people very happy, it wasn't especially groundbreaking: many had assumed a Fiat EV would arrive stateside in the not-so-distant future. Far more surprising was the...Read More»

2010 Kia Ray Concept Teaser, to be introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show
2010 Kia Ray Concept Coming To The Chicago Auto Show

Kia and its big sister, Hyundai, had a bang-up year in the U.S. in 2009, and neither automaker shows any signs of slowing down in 2010. For its part, Kia has begun distributing a teaser image of a new concept vehicle, the 2010 Kia Ray, which is set to debut at the Chicago Auto Show next month...Read More»

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