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    Exclusive: Every US Volvo could get plug-in hybrid model
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    Whether we're talking XC90, S60 or V60, if Volvo sells it in the US, there is a decent chance that you will some day soon-ish be able to buy it with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. That's the message from Dean Shaw, VP Corporate Communications at Volvo Cars of North America, who spoke with ...

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    Report: Volkswagen could build plug-in hybrids in China
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    When you're Europe's largest automaker and your largest global market happens to be the one most notorious for its pollution (China), some solutions just present themselves. Volkswagen may be heeding that call. During the upcoming Beijing Motor Show, the company is expected to announce plans to ...

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    Study: EVs, plug-ins already saving 45 million gallons of gasoline per year in US
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    Plug-in vehicles, battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids are cutting US gasoline use by 45 million gallons a year, which means Americans are already saving $100 million a year in refueling costs thanks to EVs. Now, imagine how those savings might look if startups like Aptera, Coda Automotive ...

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    Report: 2015 Volvo XC90 could plug-in with PHEV version
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    Volvo will start selling its new version of the XC90 gas-powered crossover in the US in Spring 2015 and it looks like the Swedish automaker won't waste too much time getting to the plug-in variant. In fact, the company may start selling its XC90 PHEV as early as next summer, which might beat the ...

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    Official: 2014 Cadillac ELR leases for $699 a month
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    Most Autoblog readers thought the $75,000 price tag on the 2014 Cadillac ELR was too high. If you can't swing the MSRP all in one go, how does a lease price of $699 a month sound? That's the amount that Cadillac is offering on the official ELR website, with some caveats, of course. First off, it ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid ready for 'major role' in urban areas
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    We finally got a clear look at the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall, but it took until this week to learn what the vision (see what we did there) is that Mercedes-Benz has for the PHEV. Despite it's generous size, Mercedes thinks this is a vehicle that will ...

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    Official: BYD launches 177 MPGe Qin hybrid in China
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    Not all of the new vehicles in the world this week were centered at the Detroit Auto Show. Case in point is the BYD Qin Hybrid, which launched in China and will be coming to Europe in about a year (an "early 2015" launch there is planned). This successor to the F3DM has a lot going for it, and ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW X5 plug-in hybrid eDrive could be here sooner than expected
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    If there's any pent-up demand out there for a plug-in hybrid SUV - and we imagine there is a fair amount - BMW could be getting ready to cash in quicker than we thought. First unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the plug-in hybrid X5 eDrive Concept showed off what BMW was working ...

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    Report: 2014 Green Car Technology Award nominees include green powertrains, carbon fiber
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    Acura, Audi, Honda and Porsche are among automakers whose green-related automotive technology advancements are among the 10 listed on Green Car Journal's "Green Car Technology" finalists for 2014, according to organizers of the 2014 Washington Auto Show. Acura was praised for its three-motor ...

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    Report: Renault readying 141-mpg PHEV for Geneva, expects 250-mile EVs by 2020
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    Think of it as the three-digit MPG car for the rest of us. Renault is working on a Clio-like plug-in hybrid vehicle that will be shown off at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and may get 141 miles per gallon, MSN reports, citing Renault research executive Remi Bastien. The French automaker says ...

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    Los Angeles: Honda Accord Hybrid and PHEV win 2014 Green Car of the Year
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    There was never a chance for a pure electric vehicle to win the 2014 Green Car of the Year – that's because the editors of didn't nominate one. Out of the five-car list of finalists, the many variants of the Honda Accord drove away with the win at the LA Auto Show. The also-rans include ...

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    Official: KBB names 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid the PHEV with best resale value
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    A number of automakers proudly touted their vehicles' inclusion on the 2013 edition of the Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value list this week. But only Honda can say (and did, of course) that the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is the PHEV with the best resale value. Even though the car only ...

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    Official: US Prius Plug-In Hybrid gets price cut, won't get JDM two-tone paint
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    Compared to last year's model, there's not much that's new in the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In hybrid –except the price tag. The nominally updated PHEV will lose $2,010 off of its base price while keeping all of the tech and options from the 2013 model. The new base model will therefore start ...

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    Exclusive: The Volt Experience: Using it like an owner
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    Has there been any other vehicle in automotive history so maligned by those who don't know or understand it, yet so loved by those who do? Critics typically see the Chevy Volt as an electric car with a pitiful 38-mile range (as if the range-extending engine/generator weren't there), while media ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi working on 500-horsepower hybrid Evo?
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    Until reality sets in, we'll settle for this report about Mitsubishi building what can only be described as one super plug-in hybrid. The Japanese automaker, per UK's Autocar, is working on a version of the Lancer Evolution that would take on the Nissan GT-R. Specifically, Autocar, citing what ...

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    Official: Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will make 2014 Panamera S E Hybrid charger friendly
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    Never one to leave things up to chance, Porsche will deploy a charging system for its upcoming Panamera S E plug-in hybrid that the should match the vehicle's high-end cache. The Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will be compatible with both 120-volt and 240-volt charging sources and the buyer can ...

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    Report: Volvo doubling V60 diesel PHEV production to 10,000 to meet demand
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    Turns out, people want a highly efficient Volvo. The Swedish automaker originally was going to offer only 1,000 of its first production diesel plug-in hybrid (PHEV), the V60 PHEV, but now it is apparently having trouble keeping up with demand. Last September, Volvo said it had sold out of its ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi extends Outlander PHEV production halt
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    Mitsubishi continues to cool its heals because of one hot battery. Specifically, the Japanese automaker hasn't found a reason why the lithium-ion batteries in its Outlander plug-in hybrid-electric SUV are overheating and therefore will continue its production moratorium, Automotive News says. The ...

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    Poll: Who should win 2013 World Green Car of the Year?
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    Which is best new green car in the world – the all-electric Renault Zoe, the all-electric Tesla Model S or the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid? Those are the three finalists for the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award, and the winner will be announced later this week at the 2013 New York ...

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    Report: BMW increases fuel cell use, production at Spartanburg, SC plant
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    BMW is increasing the use of hydrogen in assembly line equipment powered by fuel cells, including fork lifts and motorized parts delivery carts. The fuel cells also will help power the company's vehicle test fleet, which has doubled in the past few years to more than 200. The additional fuel cell ...

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