Hyundai Green Car Plan: EVs, PHEVs, Fuel-Cells, Hybrids

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Plug-in and hybrid-electric cars and crossovers, including a “long-range” luxury EV intended to compete with the Tesla Model S, will form the backbone of the Hyundai green car strategy in coming years, South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor Group said this week. Hyundai is not giving up on fuel-cell electric technology it has helped pioneer, … Read more »

Volvo to Electrify Entire Lineup

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Every new model Volvo introduces starting in 2019 will be an electrified Volvo, the company said. That doesn’t mean Volvo’s doing away with internal combustion engines. Rather, all new models of Volvo cars, station wagons and SUVs introduced after the end of next year will have an electric motor – some to augment the internal … Read more »

2017 Prius Prime: A Toyota Prius Plug-In You Can Love

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The 2017 Prius Prime looks good, delivers 25 miles of electric range and in hybrid mode gets 54 mpg in combined city/highway driving. _____ (Article updated 10/4/17 to include  EPA efficiency rating of 133 MPG-e.) _____ Toyota hit an uncharacteristic blooper with its last plug-in hybrid Prius, but it well may have a home run … Read more »

HOV Lane Stickers Limit Lifted for Calif. PHEVs

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Plug-in hybrid shoppers in California won’t have to worry until 2019 about getting HOV lane stickers enabling them to drive without passengers in the state’s carpool, or high-occupancy vehicle, lanes. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute.] The state’s legislature has voted to allow an unlimited number of those carpool lane stickers – green for plug-in hybrids … Read more »