Plugin Cars News
With the introduction of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota’s hesitation with plug-in hybrids appears to be a thing of the past. The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will offer a EPA-estimated all-electric driving range of up to 25 miles up and at speed up to 84 miles per hour. It's due at dealerships in early November.
As the auto industry embraces a new wave of modern EVs, automakers are once again using a major European car show to show off their potential plug-in models. The 2016 Paris Motor Show, which starts this week, will highlight newfound religion about electrics with about 24 EVs on display.
There’s little doubt that Americans are more familiar than ever in electric vehicles. And in this case, familiarity doesn’t breed contempt—it fosters greater interest in consumer adoption. The Consumer Federation of America surveyed 1,007 American adults in late August. Thirty-six percent said they have an interest in buying an electric car, compared to 31 percent a year ago.
The media this week heaped much-deserved praise on General Motors for its new 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. The car was rated by the US Environmental Protection Agency for 238 miles of driving range on a single charge—handily surpassing GM’s long-held target of 200 miles. Yet, there are still obstacles to overcome.
California’s state legislature last week approved the allocation of $133 million to continue providing rebates for the purchase of so-called clean energy cars. The program has commonly supplied a rebate of $2,500 for buying a pure electric car and $1,500 for a plug-in hybrid. The program, which had run out of money, is now back on track.
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