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6Development of plug-in hybrid Can-Am Spyder underway [w/video]

Can-Am plug in hybrid Spyder – Click above to watch video after the jump

46GM trying to trademark "range anxiety" to tell you about "electric vehicle capabilities"

2011 Chevrolet Volt – click above for high-res image gallery

12Boston-Power CEO predicts annual sales of plug-in cars will reach 100,000 in 3-to-5 years

As we've touched upon before, it's often wise to turn to suppliers if you're searching for an accurate prediction regarding the future of the automotive industry. Why? Because suppliers must get ready for a changing industry and be prepared to deliver products as needed. If suppliers don't have the production capacity to meet demand, then automakers may have to temporarily halt plans, shift to in-house production or delay a vehicle's launch until supply can catch up.

18Honda announces plans to sell plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle by 2012

At a news conference yesterday in Japan, Honda chief executive officer Takanobu Ito outlined the company's future plans to roll out advanced technology vehicles. Among the highlights: Ito revealed Honda will introduce both a mid-size plug-in hybrid and an electric commuter vehicle in the U.S. and Japan by the end of 2012. As part of the company's global push to develop more-efficient vehicles, Honda will also introduce a small diesel-powered car in Europe around the same time that its battery-po

18Honda CEO announces plans to sell plug-in hybrid, EV in U.S. and Japan beginning in 2012

At a news conference today in Japan, Honda chief executive officer Takanobu Ito outlined the company's plans to roll out advanced technology vehicles. Among the highlights: Ito revealed Honda will introduce both a mid-size plug-in hybrid and an electric commuter vehicle in the U.S. and Japan by the end of 2012. As part of the company's global push to develop more-efficient vehicles, Honda will also introduce a small diesel-powered car in Europe around the same time that its battery-powered vehic

4PSA Peugeot-Citroen receives $259M loan for development of plug-in hybrids

2010 Peugeot 3008 – Click above for high-res image gallery

18Dark shadows loom over PHEVs as EVs capture all the rays

Hyundai Blue-Will Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

10A123 Systems signs deal to supply batteries for Eaton-built Ford F-550 PHEV

We've witnessed repair trucks parked curbside idling away for hours spewing emissions while workers perform tasks. In fact, this apparent waste of fuel happens all too often, doesn't it? It's not that the workers are mistakenly leaving the trucks running, it's that the diesel engine provides power to the tools needed to perform repair tasks. So, is there any way to avoid running the engine for hours on end yet still accomplish the necessary work? You bet there is, and Eaton Corp., along with A12

21Japan: still the future - Daihatsu unveiled Chevy Volt-like concept 17 years ago

We knew it was too good to be true. Something about the Chevrolet Volt just didn't add up. How did General Motors, a corporate leviathan known showing very little forward thinking in the green car arena (except for the EV-1 experiment) manage to create a real contender in the EV market? The answer? They stole it from Daihatsu.

60Can plug-in vehicles make any money before they become outmoded?

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

23Not gonna let it die: Felix Kramer issues detailed response to anti-plug-in vehicle report

When the Committee on Assessment of Resource Needs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies put out its report through the National Academies of Science last month – the one that was very critical of plug-in vehicles (PHEVs) – plug-in advocate Felix Kramer issued a quick response that said, in part, that the report's "science and economics need to be refuted." He has since gone and done just that, and his lengthy response is now available on the CalCars website.

16Detroit 2010: Toyota's 2011 plug-in Prius release date is "aggressive" target

Toyota Prius PHEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

9STUDY: Market share for plug ins, hybrids set for huge growth by 2013

Reports that hybrid vehicles would continue to be popular are nothing new and seem to be coming true. But a new study by NextGen Research paints a picture that might be a bit too rosy. Maybe.

13GM responds to Carnegie Mellon study

Click above for a high res gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt

29GM rebuts Carnegie Mellon Chevrolet Volt slight

Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt

17Toyota: Plug-in Prius returning 65 mpg in testing

According to Toyota, its plug-in Prius hybrids are averaging 65 miles per gallon in real world testing. This is an improvement of 15 mpg over the recently-unveiled 2010 Prius. The secret to the big fuel mileage increase is a battery with the capacity to store much more energy than the unit in the standard Prius. This means a lithium ion technology and a much greater expense. So far, Toyota has not committed to a date when you'll be able to actually purchase a PHEV Prius for yourself, but it does

9CalCars' plug-in hybrid prepay idea gets a major retooling: from $10,000 to $1,000

click above image for a high-res gallery of the Ford Escape PHEV

21CalCars: US customers could prepay for plug-in hybrids at $10,000 each

click above image for a high-res gallery of the Ford Escape PHEV

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