Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
August 07, 2015

Audi Sets $37,900 Price for A3 Compact Luxury Plug-in

Audi this week announced that pricing for the all-new 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin at $37,900, before incentives. The model is Audi’s first plug-in model sold in the United States. It will be in dealerships nationwide starting in October.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 31, 2015

Nissan Considers Additional LEAF Models, Slowly

Nissan has been talking about a lineup of electric cars from soon after the time the company introduced the LEAF compact electric car. Now, UK’s Autocar is reporting that Nissan executives are openly talking about additional variants of the LEAF.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 26, 2015

More Signs of Future BMW Plug-ins in Various Forms

The BMW blog reported earlier this month that the 2017 BMW 5-Series will be offered with three plug-in hybrid options. The launch of one or more of these plug-in cars in global markets could be as early as December 2016. Stories about these models first emerged late last year, and add to a growing roster of BMW EVs and plug-in hybrids expected in the next couple of years.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 15, 2015

Should Charging Networks Assess Post-Charging Occupancy Fees?

Blink Network, the second largest network of electric car charging stations, will assess a fee of $0.08 a minute, when an electric car remains in an EV charging spot after the vehicle is fully charged. The “charger occupancy” fee will begin on Monday, July 20. The $0.08 a minute fee equates to $4.80 an hour, or $115.20 per day. While Blink is considering waiving the occupancy fee in certain locations, such as airports, there are no exceptions at this point.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 08, 2015

New Target Date for Outlander PHEV Introduction: Spring 2016

Mitsubishi announced in late June that the long-anticipated Outlander Plug-In Hybrid utility vehicle would arrive to the American market in spring 2016, as a 2017 model year. The model was originally slated for US introduction in 2013. When it arrives, the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid will be a unique offering—a mid-sized plug-in SUV with all-wheel drive capability and high ground clearance.

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