Some Clarity on the Clarity: Honda Provides PHEV, EV Details

Honda unveiled the other two members of it Clarity family at the New York Auto Show recently, providing some but not all of the info prospective buyers will want to know about the Clarity plug-in hybrid and all-electric models. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.] The missing stuff: Equipment lists, trim levels and pricing … Read more »

Volvo To Launch 2018 XC60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo will offer its T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain as one of three available engine choices with the new 2018 Volvo XC60 crossover, due in the U.S. later this year. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 10 seconds.] The T8 plug-in system, first introduced on the 2017 XC90, uses a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine coupled with … Read more »

Flurry of Electrified Honda Models Coming

Honda said it will launch a new dedicated hybrid model, made-in-the-U.S.A., in 2018, as part of a move to make electrified Honda models account for half of all the new vehicles it launches in the U.S. in the next two years. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] One of those will be a hybrid … Read more »

13 Electrified Ford Models Coming by 2021

Mustang, F-150 and Autonomous Car Hybrids are in the Mix   Ford Motor Co. plans to add 13 new plug-in electric and hybrid models to its global lineup by 2021, including the first hybrid Mustang sports coupe and the best-selling F-150 pickup. A hybrid autonomous car for the commercial ride-hailing (think Lyft and Uber) or … Read more »

Next Prius: All Plug, All the Time?

It’s early days yet, but Toyota is considering making every future Prius a Prius plug-in hybrid. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute 40 seconds.] That’s the word from Shoichi Kaneko, assistant chief engineer for the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in. He dropped that tidbit during a dinner conversation Tuesday at the press preview of the new Prius … Read more »

Prius Prime PHEV Boosts All-Electric Range and Top Speed

  Toyota’s upcoming Prius Prime plug-in hybrid appears to be much that its predecessor, the original Prius Plug-In, wasn’t. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] The automaker gave a small group of U.S. journalists a look at a prototype in Japan recently and Sebastian Blanco at Autoblog Green reports that the the Prius Prime will deliver … Read more »

Calif. PEV Shoppers Missing Out on Rebates

A recent survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists found that most California plug-in vehicle shoppers don’t know about state and federal rebates and tax credits. While ignorance may be bliss in some situations, in this case it is costing those shoppers thousands of dollars per car. [Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.] Separately, … Read more »

Finding Fuels for That New Green Car

Locating Car Charging, Hydrogen and Other Alternative Fuels

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You’ve made the decision – or are close to it. That efficient, low or zero emissions alternative fuels vehicle you’ve been thinking about is going to be yours.

Then it hits you. It’s going to be great to have a car or truck that doesn’t need petroleum-based fuel, but where do I go to get fuel?

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