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Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Plug In’s (HEV and PHEV)

Faster fast chargers, Hyundai fuel cells, Prius and e-tron drives: The Week in Reverse 15, December 2018 - Which company's promised new diesel SUV won't be coming to America after all? What technology did Green Car Reports find we were happy won't make it to America in an electric car? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green C...
Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today’s Car News 14, December 2018 - Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who's really funding the campaign to unwind fuel-economy and emissions rules. And we check out the best de...
Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules 14, December 2018 - A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions improvements: no surprise, the oil industry. Backed by America's largest refiners a...
Best deals on hybrid, electric, and plug-in cars for December 2018 14, December 2018 - The end of the year is almost always the best time to get a great deal on a car. This December, our partners at CarsDirect have found some great deals on electric cars for as little as $219 a month. Electric cars For buyers who want an all-electric car...
Porsche already has a prototype that will charge faster than its 350-kw Taycan 14, December 2018 - The Porsche Taycan, when it arrives toward the end of 2019, will likely have the quickest, highest-power DC fast charging of any production vehicle. But Porsche apparently is already setting its sights higher. Yesterday, as part of a research consortiu...
RIP 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel, we never knew ye 14, December 2018 - The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel experiment is over before it began. Brandon Ramirez, a spokesman for Hyundai, confirmed in Korea on Friday that the diesel-powered Santa Fe won't come to the U.S. after all. The move follows Kia's lead earlier this year...
ZF Electric driveline to premiere in Formula E 14, December 2018 - The world's first racing series for all-electric Formula vehicles is growing steadily in popularity. Following in the footsteps of manufacturers like Audi, Jaguar and Mahindra, the fifth season will see BMW and Nissan joining the series with factory te...
BMW unveil ultra-fast 450 Kw EV charging station 14, December 2018 - BMW and industrial companies involved in the research project “FastCharge” yesterday presented the latest advancements in the field of fast and convenient energy supply for electrically powered vehicles. The prototype of a charging station with a capac...
Toyota Prius AWD-e drive, Hyundai fuel cells, CO2 fines, Audi cameras: Today’s Car News 13, December 2018 - We have a first chance to drive the new all-wheel-drive Prius AWD-e. Hyundai plans to build more fuel cells, but not necessarily for cars. Automakers face big fines for missing tight emissions targets for carbon dioxide in Europe. And our first experie...
2019 Audi e-tron side-camera system: Is the U.S. missing out? 13, December 2018 - Side-camera systems, replacing side mirrors, have been one of the de rigueur symbols of the future on auto-show concept cars for, well, pretty much this entire century so far. While we’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of such systems for ...
As More Cars Plug In, Utilities and Makers Juggle Ways to Power Them 13, December 2018 - With more and more electric cars on the road, the utilities that feed vast amounts of electricity for building cars are tasked with fueling them, too.
Hyundai plans to take hydrogen fuel-cell systems beyond vehicles 13, December 2018 - Hyundai sees a lot of potential in hydrogen fuel-cell technology. And it may find success with it by looking well past cars and SUVs—to other uses that could, as the company puts it, “transcend the transportation sector.” With this we...
Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets 13, December 2018 - As global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric cars nearly fast enough to meet European standards—and the delay could c...
2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: First drive of 50-mpg all-weather hybrid 13, December 2018 - Between the unexpectedly wild styling, the very wide model range, the Prius Prime plug-in, and now the all-wheel-drive 2019 Prius AWD-e, it seems that Toyota has opted for a mix-and-match philosophy for the current fourth generation of America’s ...
The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules 13, December 2018 - Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation found.
Affordable Audi electric, Ford police hybrids, Tesla refunds: Today’s Car News 12, December 2018 - Audi will build an upscale car on VW's affordable electric-car platform. Ford is taking orders from police departments for its more efficient hybrid police cruisers. Tesla will refund the full amount if it doesn't deliver cars in time for the full fede...
Tesla to offer full refunds to buyers who miss tax credit cutoff 12, December 2018 - As we've covered here before, Tesla buyers are facing the expiration of the full federal plug-in vehicle tax credit that the cars are currently eligible for through Dec. 31. Twice, Tesla has set deadlines for buyers to order their cars if they want to ...
What will happen now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued? Twitter poll results 12, December 2018 - When General Motors announced in November that it would stop production of the Chevrolet Volt, it was a shock to many green car fans' systems. The Volt was one of the first two modern electrically powered cars to go on sale in 2010, and is still the lo...
Compact Audi, flagship VW crossover could show upscale side of VW electric platform 12, December 2018 - Audi has recently released several hints that we’ll soon see a first concept tease of its smaller, more affordable electric vehicle, to be built on Volkswagen’s modular electric-vehicle architecture, termed MEB. And secondly, the Volkswagen...
Ford hybrid police cars are pursuit-rated, ready for NYPD action 12, December 2018 - Ford is in the process of applying hybrid technology to a vehicle type that seems like a natural fit for it: police cars. It’s about time. Ford claims to have the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car with the Police Responder Hy...