The company is working on front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive applications.
The new Nissan Note is the latest hybrid using a gas powered generator. Except the Note cannot be plugged in.
Norway was the world’s top electric vehicle market through the first quarter of 2015 based on registration percentage, ahead of major markets US and China.
Chevrolet demonstrates OnStar's Volt technologies – Click above to watch the video after the break
Ford Escape plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
Wrightspeed X1 – Click above to watch video after the jump
Chevrolet Volt – click above for high-res image gallery
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.
2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery
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 similar vehicles (that would be the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra hybrids).
Suzuki Swift PHEV – Click above for high-res image gallery
Citizens of which country are most likely to buy – or at least consider purchasing – a plug-in vehicle than any other nation? According to a recent survey conducted by Ernst & Young's Global Automotive Center, China leads the way out of all the countries surveyed. Now, you're probably wondering how this can be and might wonder if the U.S. was excluded from the survey, but that's simply not the case. Not only was the U.S. represented, other major players in the plug-in field were
2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
Don Hillebrand understands electric vehicles and their benefits and limitations. As the director of the Center for Transportation Research at the Argonne National Laboratory, he has done plenty of testing on all kinds of alternative drive vehicles. Speaking to the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress on Wednesday, Hillebrand acknowledged that despite advances in lithium ion technology, battery electric vehicles still have not evolved far enough to capture a significant share of the mai