Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
June 11, 2015

Audi A3 e-tron Coming in October, With Questions about EV Range

Years after Audi’s announcement about offering a plug-in A3, we can finally say with some certainty when the first units will become available in the United States: October 2015. According to multiple sources, the Audi A3 e-tron—which went on sale in Germany in August 2014—has faced problems with cold weather. These concerns primarily result in decreased all-electric range when the temperature dips.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 29, 2015

Survey of First Drive Impressions of Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

We’ve known the specs for the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid for some time. But last week was the first opportunity for the automotive press to take the latest plug-in hybrid for a spin. So, we combed through the first drive-time reactions to create a survey of the Sonata PHEV experiences on the road.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 22, 2015

Hyundai Releases More Info on Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai has released a few new details about the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, its answer to competing mid-size sedans that can run on electricity for a first set of miles. What do we know about availability, range and power? (Still no word on pricing.)

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By Brad Berman ·
May 15, 2015

BMW Announces Plug-in Version of 3-Series

In September 2013, Peter Wolf, BMW’s head of production line for large vehicles, said, “We are planning to have a plug-in hybrid vehicle in each and every model series.” Twenty months later, BMW appears to be methodically marching to this plan by announcing the introduction of the 330e, a plug-in hybrid version of its popular 3-series sedan.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 08, 2015

Tesla Hints at “Late 2017” Production Date for $35k Model 3

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, was not very precise this week when he talked about production timing for the Model 3, the company’s planned $35,000 200-mile electric car. "We are hoping to show the Model 3 in March of next year,” said Musk. He quickly added, “Don’t super-hold me to that month. That’s our aspiration.” Production dates for the Tesla Model X have repeated been delayed.

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