Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
May 01, 2015

Toyota Halts Production of Prius Plug-in Hybrid Until Late 2016

Toyota announced this week that production of the current generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid will cease in June. “We are hard at work developing the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid,” wrote Nathan Kokes, Toyota brand manager for advanced technology vehicle marketing. “We are looking forward to sharing more details with you as we approach our launch date.”

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By Brad Berman ·
April 27, 2015

PlugShare Reveals Status of EV Charging, Via Charts

PlugShare, the leading provider of information about public electric car charging stations, today announced that it will make detailed data about EV infrastructure available on a quarterly basis. The fee-based service, called PlugShare Quarterly, will deliver the data in the form of a gallery of 16 charts and graphs.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 22, 2015

For Earth Day, Edmunds.com Questions Loyalty of Electric Car Drivers

Just in time for Earth Day, when media outlets are thirsty for stories about the environment, Edmunds.com released data suggesting that electric car owners are ditching their battery-powered vehicles for gas-guzzling SUVs.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 16, 2015

General Motors Drops Price on Cadillac ELR and Spark EV

General Motors announced this week that it’s dropping the price of the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid by $9,000 and the Chevrolet Spark Electric by $1,500. Cadillac said that the 2016 ELR will sell for $65,995—compared to the previous price of $75,000. The lease pricing for the Spark EV is reduced to $139 a month—for 39 months with no deposit at signing.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 09, 2015

GM Stops Volt Production To Prepare for 2016 Model

General Motors will stop production of the Chevrolet Volt in early May, as it prepares for production of the second-generation version of the plug-in hybrid. The 2016 model will increase the all-electric range from 38 miles to 50 miles—while introducing a sleeker mainstream design.

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New to EVs? Start here

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  2. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
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  3. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  4. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
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  5. The Ultimate Guide to Electric Car Charging Networks
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  7. How to Use the PlugShare EV Charging Station Tool
    Locate EV charging stations and optimize their use with a powerful mobile app.
  8. Quick Charging of Electric Cars
    Add 50 to 60 miles of range in about 20 minutes. Here's how.
  9. The Real Price of EV Public Charging
    Compare the cost of charging on the road to what you pay at home.
  10. Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette
    Thou shalt charge only when necessary. And other rules to live by.