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Subaru PHEV coming later this year using Toyota Prius Prime tech

Plug-in hybrid hasn't been identified, but it could be Crosstrek or Forester

Subaru plans to release an all-wheel drive PHEV this year based on a current model, using some hybrid internals from the Toyota Prius Prime.

Workhorse W-15 electric pickup preorders now open to the public

You can reserve the PHEV truck for $1,000.

It's expected to cost $45,000 after federal tax credit.

Ford F-150 PHEV: How does 50 percent better fuel economy sound?

Fleet electrification company is now juicing up America's best-selling vehicle

Fleet electrification company is now juicing up America's best-selling vehicle

First Drive
2018 Kia Niro PHEV First Drive Review | Embracing the new normal

Low-key PHEV is another veiled threat to Prius loyalists.

It's a low-key PHEV.

Toyota announces $13B plan to offer 10 or more EV models in early 2020s

It says it'll need to add more battery suppliers just to keep up

Buying Guide
Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV Buyer's Guide: Which one do you want?

Making sense of these three high-tech powertrains.

If you're shopping for a new vehicle these days, there's a litany of acronyms, buzzwords, and technobabble to further complicate an already difficult decision. But if you're looking at a green powertrain, you have three basic choices to compare: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and "EV" or, electric vehicle.

First Drive
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV First Drive | Nailing the sweet spot

It's an all-wheel-drive crossover. It plugs in. And it's coming to America at just the right time.

It's an all-wheel-drive crossover. It plugs in. And it's coming to America at just the right time.

Wanna jump in my BMW and come back to my pad?

BMW 530e PHEV to get wireless charging option

It works nearly as fast as being plugged in.

Quick Spin
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Quick Spin | Homeliness and half-measures

There's part of the Prius Prime experience worth loving.

It's a decent drive, for 25 miles.

Ford Transit plug-in-hybrid van testing in U.K.

Production begins in 2019.

20 PHEV vans will take part in the year-long trial.

West Virginia latest state to set fees for electric cars, plug-in hybrids

Watershed in funding unlikely

West Virginia next month will add $100 annual fees for plug-in hybrids, $200 for battery-electric vehicles.

Ford starts road-testing an Escape plug-in hybrid prototype

No fleet trial here, Ford wants to sell it as an actual model

Ford looks to add to its green-car momentum by launching a plug-in hybrid version of the Escape, its best-selling SUV.

Second Drive
Almost Jeffersonian | 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Second Drive

Kia gets a lot of things right in this usable PHEV.

In the science of the plug-in hybrid, there's little new.

Quick Spin
Honda Clarity EV and PHEV: One is clearly much better

One rare misstep by Honda. One where it nails the details.

The thinking from Honda is that each of these powertrains is best for a certain customer.

Subaru PHEV possible next year, pure EV in 2021

EVs would use existing nameplates.

Subaru increases R&D spending for EV, driver assist, autonomous, and connected vehicle technology.

The first EV showcase opens in Oregon

It's meant to do what the manufacturers sometimes don't: Promote electric cars.

Mitsubishi celebrates 100-year-old car with PHEV re-creation

It'll remake the 1917 Model A with West Coast Customs.

West Coast Customs will build a replica of Mitsubishi's first car using the Outlander PHEV platform.

Wanxiang approved to build new Karma, Atlantic EVs in China

Up to 50,000 electric vehicles a year could come from new factory.

Perhaps some day some of them will end up in the US.

Toyota announces new, more efficient powertrains for 60 percent of its vehicles by 2021

This means traditional, hybrid, and electric propulsion.

The company is working on front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive applications.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $43,090, or just over $35,000 with a tax credit

With the credit, the Hybrid is priced about on par with other Pacifica models.

With the federal tax credit, the Pacifica Hybrid offers 30 miles of electric driving for the cost of mid-range Pacificas.

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