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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

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.

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

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

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

Toyota: Prius Plug-In Hybrid won't compete with Leaf or Volt

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

SAE 2010: Argonne Lab director says battery electrics still not ready for mainstream

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

U.S. government to purchase first 100 Chevy Volts and thousands of hybrids *UPDATE

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

A short history of recent plug-in vehicles, courtesy of CalCars

We've been chronicling the world of more efficient vehicles for almost four years now, but we're still the new kind on the block compared to long-time organizations like CalCars and that group's leader, Felix Kramer. At a recent meeting of the Electric Auto Association (of which CalCar is also a chapter) in Palo Alto, CA, Kramer took a look back at what CalCar has accomplished over the last eight years or so and, in doing

Report: SEAT to produce IBE electric coupe

SEAT IBEconcept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Geneva 2010: Peugeot announces 3008 Hybrid4 plug-in for 2012

At the Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot has announced that one year after it introduces its first diesel hybrid based on the 3008 crossover, it will launch a plug-in version of the same vehicle. The 3008 will be the first vehicle to use the PSA-developed Hybrid4 system and, unless someone like Mercedes pulls a surprise later this year, it may be the first production diesel hybri

Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011

Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011

Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chicago Preview: Kia teases plug-in hybrid concept called Ray

Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept – Click above to enlarge

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