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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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    Report: Toyota ready with NY dealer incentives to move lots of Prius Plug-in Hybrids
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    Toyota appears to be in a New York State of Mind when it comes to trying to boost sales of its Prius Plug-in hybrid. The Japanese automaker wants to sell as many as 13,000 Prius PHEVs this year and is offering some deep discounts, especially in the Manhattan area, to hit that target, Wards Auto ...

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    Report: Coda's LA store is closed, re-opening "soon" as a Tesla shop
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    Troubled EV car maker Coda has closed its Los Angeles showoom. In a twist that you're welcome to read meaning into, the space in the high-traffic Westfield Century City shopping center will re-open "soon" as a showroom for ... Tesla Motors. According to the business magazine LA Observed, Los ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Golf plug-in hybrid now due in 2014
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    Good news travels fast, and in the case of Volkswagen and its the Golf plug-in hybrid, a little faster than we thought. Europe's biggest automaker, which was previously thought to be debuting the Golf PHEV in 2015, is apparently bumping that timetable up to next year, UK's Autocar reports. The ...

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    Official: Sbarro Réact' E.V. racing into Geneva
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    A year ago, Espera Sbarro Montbéliard School of Design unveiled a two-seat, 137-horsepower, all-electric concept car called Intencity at the Geneva Motor Show. Last September, the school showed off a V8-powered rear-wheel-drive hot rod with 360 horsepower called Eight at the Paris Motor ...

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    Official: Honda officially starts '14 Accord Plug-in Sales in New York, California
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    Trying to make up some of the ground it lost to competitors in the advanced-powertrain field last year, Honda has officially started sales of its 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHEV). The 2014 Accord PHEV is now available at some California and New York dealerships. The car, whose specs ...

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    Mitsubishi sets Outlander PHEV debut for Jan 24 in Japan
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    The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander is just around the corner, at least in Japan. There, the first plug-in hybrid crossover will go on sale January 24 with an MSRP of between 3,324,000 and 4,297,000 yen (between US$38,800 and $50,200), including Japan's consumption tax. After government incentives, the ...

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    Official: Plug-in hybrids outselling pure EVs in California
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    Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) appear to have outsold battery electric vehicles in California by about a two-to-one margin since the Toyota Prius Plug-in started US sales earlier this year, according to the state's Center for Sustainable Energy. To date, the state has given out about 7,400 ...

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    Report: Porsche Cayenne PHEV will debut in 2014
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    Porsche's working on a plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) powertrain for both its Cayenne and Panamera models, Motor Trend reports. The Cayenne SUV PHEV will likely debut in 2014, followed shortly by the Panamera, according to the publication. We've heard about the Panamera PHEV before, and that ...

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    Volvo starts production of V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, first anywhere [w/video]
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    Volvo Car Corporation claims that its V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the world's very first diesel plug-in hybrid. That might be the case – there's a limited number of Peugot 3008 Hybrid 4s in Europe and Hino Trucks launched its Class 5 work truck for the US market earlier this year – but both ...

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    Official: BMW developing infrared heating system for EVs
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    Fans? We don't need no stinkin' fans. Last week, BMW discussed an infrared heating system for vehicle occupants that would pretty drastically cut energy use compared to traditional systems and thereby extend the range of its battery-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles. The German ...

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    Official: BMW Active Tourer plug-in hybrid concept coming to Paris
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    For those keeping score, this one counts in the win column for BMW's electric-drive vehicles. The German automaker has revealed details about a concept plug-in hybrid it will debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. The Active Tourer will be what BMW calls a "premium compact" PHEV with a ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi drops details on plug-in hybrid Outlander
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    Another entrant in the Paris Motor Show has been revealed, as Mitsubishi has announced that it will unveil a plug-in hybrid version of its updated Outlander SUV. According to Mitsubishi, this is the first ever plug-in hybrid SUV and will join a freshened version of the ASX crossover (Outlander ...

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    Video: Bob Lutz and his Volt-like truck visit Jay Leno's Garage
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    Bob Lutz recently stopped by to see Jay Leno at the comedian's Big Dog Garage, and the legendary auto executive has brought along his latest project, an extended-range VTrux electric pickup by Via Motors. The creation combines a 4.3-liter V6 with an electric motor to offer around 50 miles of ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi promises Outlander plug-in hybrid for Paris *UPDATE
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    We've been waiting since the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show – when Mitsubishi first talked about the PX-MiEV, a plug-in CUV concept – for some sort of real-world plug-in Outlander. It looks like we're finally going to get our wish during the 2012 Paris Motor Show this fall. Today, Mitsubishi ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid snapped almost completely exposed
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    Look what our spies stumbled upon the other evening in Los Angeles: It's the 2013 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, sans cladding. While these night shots aren't the best quality, we have yet to see any more revealing images of the next-generation Honda family sedan. Forget for a minute that this ...

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