Plugin Cars News

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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By Brad Berman ·
July 02, 2015

Successful First Year of Formula E: Positions Electric Racing For Growth

The inaugural year of Formula E concluded last weekend. The viability of a relatively quieter and slower single-seat fully electric series was initially questioned. Yet, the first season proved to be fascinating, competitive, and exciting. Moreover, rule changes slated for the second season promise to amp-up both industry involvement and public engagement, while advancing the technology.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 25, 2015

Tesla and GM Square Off on Race for 200-Mile EV

The once feverish news cycle for stories about electric cars has mostly subsided. But that’s starting to change with an emerging high-profile race for the first relatively affordable EV with 200 miles of driving range. The competition will pit old-school General Motors (and its Chevy Bolt) against iconoclastic Tesla (and the Model 3).

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By Brad Berman ·
June 18, 2015

Honda Cancels Plug-in Accord, But Plans New EV

Honda announced on Monday that it would no longer offer the plug-in version of its Accord mid-size sedan. The plug-in model was never a big-seller, averaging about 40 units per month for 2013 and 2014—before sales plummeted to five sales per month since March. Yet, company executives promised a new purpose-built plug-in hybrid and EV model.

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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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