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    Frankfurt Preview: More on Toyota's new lithium-ion Plug-in Prius

    Toyota Prius PHEV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota's new generation plug-in hybrid Prius will be shown for the first time next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and now we've got some new images and details. As expected, the PHEV Prius will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery ...

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    BREAKING: GM cancels Buick crossover before birth, will add PHEV drivetrain to another vehicle

    Surprising news comes by way of General Motors today as the automaker has already canceled its recently announced Buick crossover, which in reality was little more than an ex-Saturn Vue emblazoned with Buick's trademark chrome waterfall grille. And therein lies the rub. As confirmed to Autoblog ...

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    REPORT: Hyundai planning Blue-Will based sporty plug-in hybrid by 2012

    Hyundai Blue-Will Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai's first-ever hybrid automobile for the U.S. market will be based on the redesigned 2011 Sonata midsize sedan, but it certainly isn't the only fuel-saver the Korean automaker has in store. According to Automotive News, ...

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    REPORT: 115 Plug-in Toyota Prius test cars fail to crack 50 mpg average in year-long test

    When Consumer Reports tested out the Hymotion L5 plug-in Toyota Prius conversion earlier this year, they weren't overwhelmed with the results. Sure, the mileage they observed was boosted to about 67 mpg over the first 35 miles of the drive, but that didn't match the claims of 100 mpg (or more) that ...

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    Volvo announces diesel plug-in hybrid for 2012 [w/video]

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    Volvo and Vattenfall have just made an announcement that should hurry the Swedish car maker along the hybrid highway. The two companies have partnered to develop a plug-in diesel hybrid that is expected to begin series production in 2012 with ...

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    REPORT: Fisker planning third Karma variant, low-cost hybrid

    Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker feels like the automotive world is at the beginning of a renaissance, and he believes now is the first time in 40 years that start-up automakers can compete and even thrive against the established OEMs. Fisker has already began to rage against the machine with the Karma. It ...

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    Early Chevy Volt mule drives reveal surprisingly good stuff in Cruze bodies [w/VIDEO]

    Click above to watch videos test drives of Chevrolet's Volt prototype
    General Motors has begun doling out test drives of its Chevrolet Volt prototypes to the salivating media. AutoblogGreen is scheduled for some time behind the wheel in short order, but some bigger names have already written up ...

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    Good Karma: Fisker investors reportedly bring in $85 million in capital

    Fisker Karma - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    Hybrid propulsion or not, wunder-designer Henrik Fisker couldn't have picked a worse time be to starting a new car company...especially in the United States. Fisker has been adamant that his company will get off the ground and begin production of its ...

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    Fisker plans lower-cost model, may compete with Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Fisker Karma
    It's probably a bit premature to be talking about future models from Fisker, considering the automaker's plug-in Karma and Karma S have yet to hit the market, but that's never stopped us before, right? According to Russell Datz, head PR man at ...

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    REPORT: Hyundai to offer plug-in hybrid in U.S. for 2012

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Hyundai BLUE-WILL concept
    Hyundai reportedly plans to put a plug-in hybrid into production for the U.S. by late 2012 that will be based on the oddly-styled BLUE-WILL concept that's currently being shown off at the Seoul Motor Show. We're not sure if features ...

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    Fisker Automotive signs up 32 dealers in 17 states

    Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Running television ads. Taking orders. And now, setting up a network of dealerships. Fisker Automotive is starting to act like a real car company. The company announced today that it has signed up its first group of 32 retailers. These ...

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    GM rebuts Carnegie Mellon Chevrolet Volt slight

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    Time to get out the popcorn and sit back for a good argument. Remember Carnegie Mellon's recent study on the merits of plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt? According to the University, a PHEV with a 3kWh battery pack would provide the ...

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    Carnegie Mellon study says Chevy Volt may not be such a hot value

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt
    A new study by Carnegie Mellon University has found that the cost to create an automotive battery pack capable of providing a range of 40 miles per charge is prohibitively expensive. Coincidentally (or not), that's exactly the range ...

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    Mitsubishi focuses development on 'green' cars, plug-in hybrid coming in 2013

    Click above for a hi-res gallery of i MiEV Sport Air renderings
    When the average enthusiast thinks of Mitsubishi, the first thing that jumps to mind is likely the Evolution, but the Japanese automaker's bread is buttered by the sales of large SUVs. This means that profits are pretty tough to come ...

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    Toyota Prius plug-in tops 65 mpg

    Toyota says that plug-in hybrid versions of its Prius hatchback are averaging 65 miles per gallon in real-world testing. For those keeping track, that's a 15 mpg improvement over the upcoming 2010 Prius. As with today's hybrids, the actual mileage figure is highly dependent on the driver's right ...

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    Detroit 2009: BYD e6 - world's first production dual-mode plug-in hybrid crossover

    Click above for high-res gallery of the BYD e6 crossover
    The "BYD" in BYD Autos stands for Build Your Dreams, and this Chinese company is dreaming big huge. BYD is bent on becoming the world's largest automaker, and in order to achieve that goal, it's launched a series of ambitious projects that ...

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    Detroit 2009: Production Fisker Karma debuts for 2010 [w/VIDEO]

    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Fisker Karma
    It's been a scant 12 months since Henrik Fisker debuted the curvaceous Karma concept that bears his name, and today the former PAG design star returned to Detroit with a very similar looking production model and a business plan.It's been a ...

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    Report: BYD plans two more electric cars in 2009

    BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is a Chinese company with huge ambition to become the world's largest automaker. If there's any chance of making that monumental task a reality, the company will need some amazing products, a stage to present them to the world and a little luck. At least one ...

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    Fisker offers up front view of production Karma PHEV

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the production Fisker Karma
    Fisker has just sent us a few more shots of the production-ready Karma plug-in so that we can get a better look at the car's newly revised face. The front intake has been mildly revised in order to let the GM-sourced ...

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    Toyota launches plug-in Prius hybrid in UK

    Click above for high-res gallery of the plug-in Prius
    Toyota has been testing plug-in versions of its Prius hybrid sedan on public roads in Japan for quite some time and the models have made it Stateside for testing, as well. Now Toyota has begun testing its PHEV in the U.K. Along with EDF Energy, ...


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