Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
January 15, 2016

Chrysler Introduces First Plug-in Minivan: 2017 Pacifica Hybrid

The unveiling of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week represents several firsts for the US auto market. The plug-in hybrid minivan is the first plug-in hybrid offering from Chrysler. It will also be the first plug-in minivan, as well as the first hybrid minivan of any kind sold in the United States.

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By Brad Berman ·
January 09, 2016

200-Mile Chevy Bolt Is Praised as First Mainstream Electric Car

The unveiling of the Chevrolet Bolt at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week was widely viewed as a watershed event in the evolution of electric cars. It signaled the rapidly approaching availability of a $30,000 car that can provide 200 miles of driving range.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 31, 2015

6 Ways That Electric Cars Suffered in 2015

There’s no denying that 2015 was an off year for EVs, a time when excitement about the technology was tempered by the hard realities of market adoption. We can count at least six ways that electric cars faced headwinds in 2015.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 28, 2015

Build-Out of EV Fast Chargers Continues, Thanks to Nissan and BMW

Nissan and BMW announced last week that the two companies will add 120 new quick-charge locations across 19 key EV states. The move is part of a trend which has seen the number of quick-charge stations rapidly expand in 2015.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 17, 2015

Mitsubishi Kills i-MiEV Small Electric Car, Prepares Plug-in SUVs

Mitsubishi announced last month it will no longer sell its i-MiEV electric hatchback in the United States, ending a five-year run characterized mostly by disappointing sales. The company promises that eventually its SUV platforms will house plug-in hybrid or EV powertrains.

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  10. Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette
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