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Incentives, Infrastructure Remain Key To Demand

Americans' purchases of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles are set to spike, Navigant says.


Half-Million Sold Alone Since Last Summer

Global sales of battery-electric, plug-in hybrid vehicles surpass 1 million.


Mercedes has some lofty EV goals, with R&D boss Thomas Weber saying a 311-mile all-electric concept is coming soon.


Program May Cost As Much As $2.7 Million, Begets Free Charging Station

Atlanta will lease 50 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids for as long as eight years.


A Harris Poll conducted in May found that consumer interest in full-electric and electric-assisted vehicles hasn't changed in the past two years.


EV Drivers Indicate They Are Quite Likely To Buy Another

Ford survey finds that electric vehicle owners want a wider-range of uses for their plug-in vehicle smartphone apps and they really love their cars.


Audi has priced the new A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid at $38,825 for the base model, $42,925 for the Premium Plus, and $47,725 for the Prestige.


State Pays To Push Fleet Further Towards Zero Emissions

California funds $1.6 million to Los Angeles for low-income plug-in vehicle carsharing program.


Automaker Might Be Tripling EV Range In Upcoming PHEV

Toyota might increase the Prius Plug-in Hybrid's all-electric range to as far as 35 miles, if unnamed sources are to be believed.


Of Course, This Car Still Starts At About $95,000

Mercedes-Benz won't charge any extra for the plug-in hybrid version of the S550.


California Could Account For A Third Of That Figure Alone

US plug-in vehicle sales could reach 1 million units a year by 2024, Navigant says.


Cold-Weather Performance Holds Up Plug-In

The Audi A3 E-Tron plug-in hybrid could be launching in the US in October, after being retuned to deal with cold weather issues.


Subaru is making a major investment in its powertrains to comply with the latest fuel economy regulations, and to comply in California, a plug-in hybrid is likely on the way. This might mean more expensive models from the company in the future.


Ian Wright And Wrightspeed Have Their Sights Set On Trash

Ian Wright left Tesla before it was a well-known electric automaker. Now he wants to turn your garbage truck into an EV.


Dannel Malloy Looks In NSTAR Settlement Fund For Money

Connecticut Governor Malloy wants to use money from a settlement fund to support EV purchases in the Nutmeg State.


BMW is working hard to keep up with the high demand for its crossovers. The expansion at the Spartanburg plant should help things by giving a big boost to annual capacity.


396-HP Plug-In Hybrid "Bridges The Gap Between Road Cars And Racing Sport Cars"

Volkswagen debuts its Golf GTE Sport Concept at the annual Worthersee festival in Austria. It "bridges the gap between road cars and racing sport cars" with striking design and a 396-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain.


The BMW 3 Series is getting a refresh for the 2016 model year, although you might not be able to tell by looking at it. Underneath the slight styling tweaks is a revised suspension and automatic gearbox. Plus, there are two new models: the 340i and 330e plug-in hybrid.


Two Small Luxo-Coupes At Opposite Ends Of Brand's Performance/Economy Spectrum

Reviewer Gary Witzenburg takes a look at two very different Cadillac coupes: the plug-in ELR and the performance-oriented ATS-V.


PHEV SUV's All-Electric Range Will Be About 27 Miles

Volvo's plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 SUV will get 112 miles per gallon-equivalent.

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