Germany to Boast One Million Plug-in Vehicles by 2020

February 4, 2013 / No Comments

Germany, the land of Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW, is now planning to become the leader in Electric Vehicles by developing a million plug-in vehicles by the end of 2020. According to Germany Trade & Invest publication, a study estimates that there will be about a million units of plug-in vehicles in the country by the end of the decade. By the end ...

Hybrid Vehicle Sales to Zoom Fivefold in Five Years

May 30, 2012 / No Comments

Hybrid and plug in vehicles are all set for a giant leap in the coming few years. Our love for the vehicles will result in a fivefold sales jump, going by a new report. As per the research report Low (Zero) Emission Vehicle Market (2012 - 2017) - By Degree of Hybridization & Type of Traction Battery Used - Global Forecast, ...

VW Golf Plug-in Hybrid to Roll Out in 2015

February 20, 2012 / 1 Comment

VW has announced that its next generation Golf Plug-in Hybrid will get a release date for 2015. Though it would take 3 more years, the prototype plug-in hybrid will be based on the currently available Golf and not the next-generation vehicle. Combining a 1.4 liter twin-charger Stratification Injection (TSI) engine with an 80 kilowatt electric motor, the VW Golf Plug-in Hybrid ...

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Specs Out

January 6, 2012 / 1 Comment

People are moving ahead and technology has to grow. That’s why Volvo has come up with its newest hybrid, the Volvo XC60. This hybrid EV utilizes the possibility of diesel cum electricity fuel systems to deliver the best. Volvo is already famous for the safety features they offer in their cars and with the XC60, they have decided to take over ...

Chevrolet Cruze Plug-In Hybrid in the Offing

November 25, 2011 / No Comments

Chevrolet is driving out a new hybrid after their Volt met with a stiff reception. This one is the cheaper and less complex Cruze. Unlike the Volt, which was a plug-in, the Cruze is a plug-in hybrid. That is, the Cruze will be using both petrol and electric power to drive its front wheels. Last year, General Motors had showcased a plug-in ...

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives at Michelin Challenge Bibendum

May 10, 2011 / No Comments

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is all set to hit the roads of Berlin on May 18th. However, it will only be an official road test as part of the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum and the vehicle will be actually launched only by 2012 . As you know, the Michelin Challenge Bibendum is a major annual sustainable mobility event, sponsored by ...

Think City Electric Car Costs $41,695

March 30, 2011 / No Comments

Want to drive the Think City? The small yet snazzy 2-seater car has been written about as fun to drive in urban traffic. The latest on the Think City front is that the first 100 of the EVs will cost a total of $41,695. Though the actual retail price has not yet been revealed, it’s expected to be around ...

Toyota’s Affordable Plug-In Hybrids Scheduled for 2011

December 14, 2009 / No Comments

Toyota Motor are planning to start selling plug-in hybrid cars at affordable prices somewhere during 2011. This will give Toyota an edge over General Motors and Nissan Motor, at least if they manage to fulfill their plans. If they do, they can easily become the leaders in the rechargeable cars market.

Google Gets Working on Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6559" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Toyota Prius Hybrid Plugged In For Electricity"][/caption] As the number of electric vehicles, or plug-in hybrids increases, there is a good chance that they may put greater strain on the grid with a lot of vehicles going for a recharge simultaneously. Google is currently working on a solution to this problem, by integrating vehicles with the electric ...

General Motors set to launch plug-in SUV in 2011

July 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

General Motors (GM) is set to launch a plug-in sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in 2011 notwithstanding having recently canceled its Saturn brand. Tom Stephens, Vice Chairman of General Motors, said in an interview that that the company also could consider launching an all-electric small car for crowded cities. This plan will, according to Stephens, mark GM’s return to a technology that it ...