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Aging Chevy Volt Awarded 2015 Electric/Hybrid Best Buy

Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now?

Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vegicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model its 2015 Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy.

In doing so the 2015 Volt was chosen over the Ni More

Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now?

Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vegicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model its 2015 Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy.

In doing so the 2015 Volt was chosen over the Ni More

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2015 Chevy Volt Wins Kelley Blue Book’s “Best Buys Of 2015: Electric Hybrid” (w/video)

Despite being due for a major overhaul, the Chevrolet Volt is still capturing awards, like this latest “Best Buys of 2015: Electric/Hybrid” from Kelley Blue Book.

KBB states:

“Unique technology and strong value drive the Chevrolet Volt to victory as our Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy for 2015.”

“That the Chevy Volt stands atop our list of Electric/Hybrid Best B More

Despite being due for a major overhaul, the Chevrolet Volt is still capturing awards, like this latest “Best Buys of 2015: Electric/Hybrid” from Kelley Blue Book.

KBB states:

“Unique technology and strong value drive the Chevrolet Volt to victory as our Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy for 2015.”

“That the Chevy Volt stands atop our list of Electric/Hybrid Best B More

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2015 Kia Soul Given 93-Mile EPA Range, Will Retail From $33,700

Kia’s all-electric 2015 Soul EV — the one currently being advertised by Kia’s human-sized funky furry friends — has received its official fuel economy ratings by the EPA. At 93 miles per charge and available from just $33,700 before incentives, the trendy urban CUV is an exciting entrant into the mid-priced electric car market.
The Kia Soul EV has an official EPA combined fuel econom More

Kia’s all-electric 2015 Soul EV — the one currently being advertised by Kia’s human-sized funky furry friends — has received its official fuel economy ratings by the EPA. At 93 miles per charge and available from just $33,700 before incentives, the trendy urban CUV is an exciting entrant into the mid-priced electric car market.
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Nissan Leaf In China: Japanese Carmaker Begins Selling Venucia e30 In China, Claims 109 Miles Per Charge

The Venucia e30 is ready to roll in China. The locally manufactured version of the Nissan Leaf is part of Nissan’s plan to take 20 percent of China’s EV market share by 2018. Nissan

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The Venucia e30 is ready to roll in China. The locally manufactured version of the Nissan Leaf is part of Nissan’s plan to take 20 percent of China’s EV market share by 2018. Nissan

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Kia prices Soul EV at $33,700, above Leaf

SAN FRANCISCO — The Kia Soul EV, Hyundai Motor Group’s first all-electric vehicle, will cost $33,700 before shipping and government incentives when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall, More

SAN FRANCISCO — The Kia Soul EV, Hyundai Motor Group’s first all-electric vehicle, will cost $33,700 before shipping and government incentives when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall, More

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Tesla expects to boost 2015 output to more than 60,000

DETROIT (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it expects to build more than 60,000 cars in 2015, after spending heavily this year to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant.

Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk also said the company will fund 40 percent to 50 percent of the estimated $4 billion to $5 billion cost of building a new &# More

DETROIT (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it expects to build more than 60,000 cars in 2015, after spending heavily this year to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant.

Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk also said the company will fund 40 percent to 50 percent of the estimated $4 billion to $5 billion cost of building a new &# More

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All-electric Infiniti LE with greater range back on track for 2017 production

The Infiniti LE has emerged from its slumber in the shadows of the electric vehicle industry where it had been residing for the past year. With an anti-EV former Infiniti boss out of the way, the promising LE has once again been given the green light.

Though the Nissan LEAF has been an admirable cornerstone of the budding electric vehicle industry, it doesn’t generate excitement or emotio More

The Infiniti LE has emerged from its slumber in the shadows of the electric vehicle industry where it had been residing for the past year. With an anti-EV former Infiniti boss out of the way, the promising LE has once again been given the green light.

Though the Nissan LEAF has been an admirable cornerstone of the budding electric vehicle industry, it doesn’t generate excitement or emotio More

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Chevy Volt Gets Handful Of Changes For 2015 Model Year

Just like its Cruze platform mate, the first-generation Chevy Volt is nearing the end of its model cycle. And given that the all-new D2XX-based Volt is one to two model years away from reaching the market, General Motors is giving the 2015 Volt a handful of slight changes to keep it relatively fresh (not that it’s in any way outdated).
2015 Chevrolet Volt in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

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Just like its Cruze platform mate, the first-generation Chevy Volt is nearing the end of its model cycle. And given that the all-new D2XX-based Volt is one to two model years away from reaching the market, General Motors is giving the 2015 Volt a handful of slight changes to keep it relatively fresh (not that it’s in any way outdated).
2015 Chevrolet Volt in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

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2015 Nissan Leaf Gets Minor Updates

nissan-leaf-2015Though the Nissan Leaf may not be a big seller in Canada, for the second year in a row our neighbor to the north has unveiled the new model year specs for Nissans little electric car. The changes for the 2015 Nissan Leaf are mostly minor, and includes new standard features and a new color.

For 2015, Leaf buyers will have a new color option called Morningsky Blue, which repl More

nissan-leaf-2015Though the Nissan Leaf may not be a big seller in Canada, for the second year in a row our neighbor to the north has unveiled the new model year specs for Nissans little electric car. The changes for the 2015 Nissan Leaf are mostly minor, and includes new standard features and a new color.

For 2015, Leaf buyers will have a new color option called Morningsky Blue, which repl More

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Tesla Motors Inc Model X To Appeal To Women

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said they’re taking extra time on the Model X to make sure everything is absolutely perfect

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said they’re taking extra time on the Model X to make sure everything is absolutely perfect
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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said they’re taking extra time on the Model X to make sure everything is absolutely perfect

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said they’re taking extra time on the Model X to make sure everything is absolutely perfect
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Tesla beats Q1 EV goals: Ramps for 2015′s Model X

Tesla delivered 6,457 Model S EVs in its first 2014 quarter, and produced 7,535, as the company ramps up to deliver right-hand drive cars from June and continues working on the delayed Model X SUV. Elon Musk’s car firm saw a non-GAAP income of $17m (GAAP loss of $50m) and expects to deliver more than 35,000 vehicles in 2014.

Spending on R&D increased 17-percent compared to the pr More

Tesla delivered 6,457 Model S EVs in its first 2014 quarter, and produced 7,535, as the company ramps up to deliver right-hand drive cars from June and continues working on the delayed Model X SUV. Elon Musk’s car firm saw a non-GAAP income of $17m (GAAP loss of $50m) and expects to deliver more than 35,000 vehicles in 2014.

Spending on R&D increased 17-percent compared to the pr More

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Report: Fisker Karma Plug-In Set for 2015 Relaunch

Fisker Automotive will attempt to make good on its goal of restarting Karma production within the next year, and reportedly plans to reintroduce the Fisker Karma in 2015. The Orange County Register reports that Fisker, following its bankruptcy and subsequent acquisition by Chinese parts company Wanxiang, will look to follow the Karma with a station wagon variant called the Surf in 2016 (previously More

Fisker Automotive will attempt to make good on its goal of restarting Karma production within the next year, and reportedly plans to reintroduce the Fisker Karma in 2015. The Orange County Register reports that Fisker, following its bankruptcy and subsequent acquisition by Chinese parts company Wanxiang, will look to follow the Karma with a station wagon variant called the Surf in 2016 (previously More

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2015 Chevrolet Volt Expected To Have 60-Mile Electric Range

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Volt is expected to feature two powertrain offerings and a battery range of 60 miles, an industry source told Edmunds.com.

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General Motors will continue to offer the plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the 2014 Volt for a base model that may cost thousands less. The added trim option will have a new, more efficient electric motor and lit More

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Volt is expected to feature two powertrain offerings and a battery range of 60 miles, an industry source told Edmunds.com.

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General Motors will continue to offer the plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the 2014 Volt for a base model that may cost thousands less. The added trim option will have a new, more efficient electric motor and lit More

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2015 Chevrolet Volt Expected To Expand Range, Double Powertrain Offerings

Just the Facts:

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has one powertrain, but the redesigned model debuting in late 2015 will give buyers two choices, Edmunds has learned.
The base model likely will carry a lower sticker price.
The next-generation battery pack and electric motor will give the Volt a longer range.

DETROIT — The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hy More

Just the Facts:

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has one powertrain, but the redesigned model debuting in late 2015 will give buyers two choices, Edmunds has learned.
The base model likely will carry a lower sticker price.
The next-generation battery pack and electric motor will give the Volt a longer range.

DETROIT — The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hy More

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Plug-In Hybrid Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Coming in 2015

The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans are slated to receive plug-in hybrid powertrains from Echo Automotive next year.

Already fitting their EchoDrive PHEV system into the Ford E-Series vans More

The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans are slated to receive plug-in hybrid powertrains from Echo Automotive next year.

Already fitting their EchoDrive PHEV system into the Ford E-Series vans More

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2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe Coming Later This Year

With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise–it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May–it’s sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a second plug-in car following close behind.

And unlike the i3, whose looks are controversial, there’s very little debate over the design of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

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With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise–it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May–it’s sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a second plug-in car following close behind.

And unlike the i3, whose looks are controversial, there’s very little debate over the design of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

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2015 Yamaha Electric Car Taking Shape

As a legendary race engineer and the designer of the iconic McLaren F1 super car, Gordon Murray shouldn’t need an introduction. When he set out to design the most efficient EV in the world back in 2011, the world met the T. More

As a legendary race engineer and the designer of the iconic McLaren F1 super car, Gordon Murray shouldn’t need an introduction. When he set out to design the most efficient EV in the world back in 2011, the world met the T. More

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Toyota execs promise lighter hybrid tech, Li-ion batteries in 2015 Prius

Toyota executives have shed light on the fourth-generation Prius, which promises to benefit from a smaller, lighter and less-expensive hybrid system. Additional details reported by Automotive News suggest the company may finally make a switch to lithium-ion batteries, an upgrade from the nickel-metal hydride cells in the current Prius.

Early hints already pointed to improvements in the hyb More

Toyota executives have shed light on the fourth-generation Prius, which promises to benefit from a smaller, lighter and less-expensive hybrid system. Additional details reported by Automotive News suggest the company may finally make a switch to lithium-ion batteries, an upgrade from the nickel-metal hydride cells in the current Prius.

Early hints already pointed to improvements in the hyb More

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Early 2015 launch for Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid, C-Class Plug-in Hybrid to follow

Green-car fans with chauffeurs will be happy to know that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is slated to go on sale in the United States next year.

During a roundtable interview at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Prof. Dr. Thomas W More

Green-car fans with chauffeurs will be happy to know that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is slated to go on sale in the United States next year.

During a roundtable interview at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Prof. Dr. Thomas W More

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2015 Ford Focus Energi Rumored: 25 Miles Of Range, $27,500?

Ford’s sales of its two Energi plug-in hybrid models climbed steadily throughout 2013, and now it appears the company will add a third model to the Energi family for 2015.

If rumors are correct, the 2015 Ford Focus Energi will add a plug-in hybrid model to the existing gasoline and battery-electric versions of its compact hatchback and sedan.

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept at More

Ford’s sales of its two Energi plug-in hybrid models climbed steadily throughout 2013, and now it appears the company will add a third model to the Energi family for 2015.

If rumors are correct, the 2015 Ford Focus Energi will add a plug-in hybrid model to the existing gasoline and battery-electric versions of its compact hatchback and sedan.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In On Sale Early 2015, C-Class Hybrid Later

While Mercedes-Benz and other German luxury automakers (Audi, especially) are betting on diesel powertrains on a larger scale in helping to make their lineups more fuel-efficient, they’re starting to concede that to some luxury shoppers, plug-in hybrids are seen as a ‘greener’ solution—especially in tight urban spaces.

That’s where the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hy More

While Mercedes-Benz and other German luxury automakers (Audi, especially) are betting on diesel powertrains on a larger scale in helping to make their lineups more fuel-efficient, they’re starting to concede that to some luxury shoppers, plug-in hybrids are seen as a ‘greener’ solution—especially in tight urban spaces.

That’s where the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hy More

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Hands on With the 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — Santa Monica calls out to every engineer in distant Germany who might be working on a squeaky clean electric vehicle. This suburb of Los Angeles is the epicenter of worldwide EV respectability, the place where the Toyota Prius hybrid changed the way that even the most self-indulgent Americans think about cars. No wonder this town is the site for the first appearanc More

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — Santa Monica calls out to every engineer in distant Germany who might be working on a squeaky clean electric vehicle. This suburb of Los Angeles is the epicenter of worldwide EV respectability, the place where the Toyota Prius hybrid changed the way that even the most self-indulgent Americans think about cars. No wonder this town is the site for the first appearanc More

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2015 Mini Cooper Gets Revealed – Plug-In Hybrid Version in the Works

The completely revamped 2015 Mini Cooper has finally been officially revealed.

You won’t see a plug-in version here, but Mini says it’s coming. Let’s hope it arrives soon.

Since the revealed Mini Cooper doesn’t have a plug, we’ll keep this brief by sticking to the need-to-know stuff.

The 2015 Mini Cooper will launch in Spring of 2014. It’s slightly more expensive More

The completely revamped 2015 Mini Cooper has finally been officially revealed.

You won’t see a plug-in version here, but Mini says it’s coming. Let’s hope it arrives soon.

Since the revealed Mini Cooper doesn’t have a plug, we’ll keep this brief by sticking to the need-to-know stuff.

The 2015 Mini Cooper will launch in Spring of 2014. It’s slightly more expensive More

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2015 Volkswagen E-Golf Preps for U.S. Debut

Just the Facts:

The 2015 Volkswagen E-Golf, which takes aim at the Nissan Leaf and the Fiat 500e, will go on sale in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The E-Golf makes its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Volkswagen said the E-Golf will have a range between 70 and 90 miles.

LOS ANGELES — The 2015 Volkswagen E-Golf, which takes ai More

Just the Facts:

The 2015 Volkswagen E-Golf, which takes aim at the Nissan Leaf and the Fiat 500e, will go on sale in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The E-Golf makes its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Volkswagen said the E-Golf will have a range between 70 and 90 miles.

LOS ANGELES — The 2015 Volkswagen E-Golf, which takes ai More

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2015 Kia Soul EV On Sale Next Year With 120-Mile Range

Kia confirmed earlier this year that an all-electric version of the Kia Soul hatchback will go on sale next year. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will be the first Kia electric vehicle to be sold outside of its home market in South Korea. We’ve prev More

Kia confirmed earlier this year that an all-electric version of the Kia Soul hatchback will go on sale next year. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will be the first Kia electric vehicle to be sold outside of its home market in South Korea. We’ve prev More

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Plug-in hybrid Audi A3 Sportback e-tron launches ‘early 2015′ in US

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid car, the A3 Sportback e-tron, will launch in the US at the start of 2015 – nearly a year after it becomes available in Germany.

The wait, however, should be worth it. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will rank as one of the fastest plug-in hybrids on the market when it goes on sale, taking just 7.6 seconds to hit 60mph from rest.

It will also have a greate More

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid car, the A3 Sportback e-tron, will launch in the US at the start of 2015 – nearly a year after it becomes available in Germany.

The wait, however, should be worth it. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will rank as one of the fastest plug-in hybrids on the market when it goes on sale, taking just 7.6 seconds to hit 60mph from rest.

It will also have a greate More

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2015 BMW i8 hybrid sports car details revealed

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

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