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Audi Raises The Stakes In Frankfurt, Looks To Capitalize On Success

Germany luxury brand unveiled four new models in Frankfurt

Audi has sold cars in the United States for the better part of four decades. It took a while, but Americans have finally caught on to this German luxury brand.

Well-to-wheel emissions of plug-in-hybrids will be all over the map

Ford Escape plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Patent application hints at possible automatic fuel stabilizer delivery for Chevy Volt

One of the regular questions relating to the Chevrolet Volt is: what happens to the fuel in the tank if it's not used for extended periods of time and the car is only run on plug power? General Motors officials have said that the engine might periodically run just for the purpose of using up some gas as

Senate panel approves $3.6B for electric vehicles and chargers

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 communities around the country and subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) and the installation of infrastructure.

Honda 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

Honda 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 a

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

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

Electrovaya receives $5M grant from Canadian goverment for PHEV Dodge Ram project

The development of the plug-in hybrid Dodge Ram has flown under the radar lately, but we've managed to uncover an update or two within the past year. Dodge's secretive

Video: Green Overdrive presents insanely expensive home-brewed eco rides

DIY Eco Rides on Green Overdrive – Click above to watch video Eric Loveday

MSU students win stage 2 of EcoCAR challenge with 118 MPGe plug-in hybrid

MSU's award winning EcoCAR towing test equipment - Click above to watch video after the jump

Electrovaya providing batteries for Dodge Ram PHEV program

Battery manufacturer Electrovaya has begun shipping lithium ion battery packs to Chrysler for its test fleet of plug-in hybrid Ram pickup trucks. Chrysler is building 140 trucks based on the two-mode hybrid system that was co-developed with General Motors. A non-plug version of the hybrid Ram was due to go into production this fall, but Chrysler canceled the program in March citing slow sales of other sim

Dark shadows loom over PHEVs as EVs capture all the rays

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

Honda R&D President says automaker "lacks confidence" in viability of EVs

Honda EV-N Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

China plugs in next wave of electric cars by putting buses first

Plug-in buses are not a new idea (examples here, here and here) but transportation planners in China seem to think that there is a benefit to getting them on the streets that goes beyond reducing f

Suzuki will begin testing 61 mpg-Swift plug-in hybrid in Japan this fall

Suzuki Swift PHEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford confirms hybrid and PHEV C-Max will be built in Spain

2011 Ford C-Max – Click above for high-res image gallery

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