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    Geneva: Audi A3 E-Tron is a look at battery-operated things to come
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    Audi officially unveiled the A3 Sportback E-Tron at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. While not a production model, the plug-in hybrid gives us a good glimpse at what the German automaker has in store for future products. The five-door gets around thanks to parallel hybrid drivetrain comprised of a ...

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    Geneva: Toyota i-Road is no less strange in the flesh
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    We've seen plenty of three-wheeled creations in our day, but none quite like the Toyota i-Road Concept. The "personal mobility vehicle" offers seating for two with driver and passenger positioned in a tandem position. While that may sound more like a motorcycle than a car, the closed cockpit ...

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    Report: Tesla curbs forecast due to Model S issues, losses total $864.9M
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    It ain't easy creating a brand-new automaker from scratch. The fact that Elon Musk and Tesla have actually been able to bring not one, but two cars to market is in itself quite impressive. That said, the road has not been without its bumps, and Tesla is feeling some of the setbacks that come with ...

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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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    Video: Translogic examines the power of plug-in hybrids for commercial fleets
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    The crew at Translogic took the time to stop by and see the the team at ALTe Powertrain Technologies recently. Founded by a group of former Tesla Motors executives, the company focuses on building plug-in hybrid conversions for fleet vehicles. From creations like a Ford F-150 with a 2.0-liter ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius Plug-In third fastest-selling car in America
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    The good people at Cars.com have slogged their way through sales data from April and found something interesting. The Toyota Prius Plug-In managed to walk away as the third quickest-selling car in the U.S., spending just five days on dealer lots. That figure was good enough to land it behind the ...

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    Official: Audi tries hand at luxury PHEVs with A6 L e-tron concept
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    Audi has finally spread its plug-in hybrid technology to the A6 L. The German automaker unveiled the A6 L e-Tron technology study on Monday at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, complete with an all-electric driving range of nearly 50 miles at 37 mph. Liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries power the ...

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    Report: Porsche Panamera to get plug-in model for 2014?
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    Automotive News reports Porsche is hard at work on a plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera. According to unnamed sources, the vehicle is likely to begin production in 2014 and will be destined for the U.S. market. The move is part of a larger plug-in offensive from Volkswagen. VW owns 49.9 ...

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    Report: Obama's proposed budget calls for upping plug-in vehicle tax credit to $10,000
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    As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to try and get a million plug-in vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015. In his State of the Union address in 2011, he repeated that number and proposed turning the $7,500 tax credit into a point-of-purchase rebate. That hasn't yet happened, but in the President's ...

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    Tokyo: Honda AC-X Concept PHEV is ready to move you
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    Honda is bringing a whole range of transportation solutions to the Tokyo Motor Show, from this plug-in hybrid sedan concept to folding scooters and pod cars. Dubbed AC-X for Advanced Cruiser eXperience, this streamlined sedan draws heavily from the FCX Clarity fuel cell sedan's aesthetics, ...

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    Official: Honda previews Small Sports EV and AC-X plug-in concepts for Tokyo
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    Honda plans to take to the Tokyo Motor Show this December with the largest display of any automaker in attendance. The company will show off a range of production and concept vehicles, including a slew of motorcycles.

    The car side of the line will offer visitors the chance to get cozy with a ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In
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    You Say You Want An Evolution? Here's a game that the first people who buy the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid should play with their other Prius-driving friends: Let them slide behind the wheel and see if they can even tell that it isn't a standard, third-generation Prius. Very few will be ...

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    Frankfurt: Fisker Surf concept is plug-in family-minded luxury
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    Combining performance, luxury, style, utility and economy with an enduring concern for the sustainable use of resources, the Fisker Surf is a treehugger's dream machine. That basically sums up the Fisker's station wagon, which was unveiled today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Surf is ...

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    Toyota says Prius plug-in is "27-percent better than an equivalent diesel"
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    With the Toyota Prius plug-in set to launch in early 2012, now's the perfect time to dive into the interim results from the cars' trials in London. Here are some details straight from Toyota: Average journey distance has been 7.3 miles, with 59 percent of all journeys covering between 3.1 ...

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    Report: Cadillac working on plug-in hybrid version of SRX
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    2010 Cadillac SRX 2.8T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember the Cadillac Converj, the beautiful plug-in hybrid concept that General Motors was going to build but then decided against bringing to market? That program is still as dead as ever (at least as far as we know), but ...

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    Over 6,000 people test drive the Chevy Volt during Unplugged Tour
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    The Chevy Volt Unplugged Tour is officially over after traveling to 12 cities across the country. Chevy is calling it a success with a total of 6,384 lucky participants spending time behind the wheel. The tour traveled 4,124 miles and made sure to stop in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid coming in 2013
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    Mitsubish PX-MiEV plug-in hybrid concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    AutoWeek reports that Mitsubishi will wade into plug-in electric waters in 2013. The automaker's head of electric vehicles, Yoshikazu Nakamura, said the vehicle will be an SUV similar to the 2009 Px-MiEV ...

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    Fisker Automotive hoping to raise an additional $75 - $150 million
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    Fisker Automotive plans to raise another $75 to $150 million to add to the $300 million it has already raised privately, the $529 million awarded from the U.S. Department of Energy, and the $21.5 million in grants and loans it has received from the state of Delaware. If you think there's a lot ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Volt priced at $41,000* or $350/month for three-year lease
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    Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors' recently hired vice-president for sales and marketing Joel Ewanick took the stage at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA today and finally revealed that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will have a base price of $41,000 ...

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    Senate panel approves $3.6B for electric vehicles and chargers
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    A United States Senate bill that would provide a further $3.6 billion in funding for plug-in vehicles has made it past the first of many hurdles toward passage. The Senate Energy Committee approved the legislation, put forward by Senator Byron Dorgan, (D-ND) that would create so-called deployment ...

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