Tag Archives: plug-in hybrids

Report: Volvo’s working on plug-in hybrids rather than EVs

No matter which way you argue, electric vehicles are still rather impractical when compared to the typical internal-combustion engine-powered car. Let’s face it, who wants to wait hours to refuel/recharge a battery pack when filling up a 16-gallon tank only takes no more than five minutes? Granted, the EV regiment still fits a select niche […]

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Report: Porsche working on more plug-in hybrid models

Porsche was once a huge opponent to alternative powertrains such as hybrid tech but that all changed with the 918 Spyder and various other hybrid models such as the plug-in Panamera E-Hybrid. And get this–Porsche is currently the only manufacturer in the industry to offer the most plug-in models with their new lineup, with the […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz C350e plug-in hybrid order books to open next month

Mercedes-Benz Passion reports the order books for the new C350e plug-in hybrid should open sometime next month for European customers. Mercedes-Benz has been floating around in the rumor pool with word that they plan on increasing their hybrid and plug-in hybrid options for their customers–this new C350e is one of those models. The new 2016 Mercedes-Benz […]

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BMW shows off the new 5-Series GT eDrive and TwinPower Turbo models

BMW is on a roll with their new plans for fuel efficiency. Recently, Munich announced to be preparing plug-in hybrid variants for all of its core models. To sort of exhibit this, BMW revealed the new 5-Series GT. Although it’s not exactly new, it’s a 5-Series GT with BMW’s new plug-in hybrid eDrive powertrain. The […]

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BMW to add plug-in variants to all of its core models

BMW’s gradual decline into automotive mainstream anonymity is here to stay and in a move that seems like another nail in the coffin of a such a storied history, Munich officially announced to be introducing a plug-in hybrid models on all of its core models in the near future. The first car to receive the […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz serious about hybridization, could reveal 10 new models by 2017

Mercedes-Benz is serious about their hybrid plans as Australia’s CarAdvice recently heard of 10 possible plug-in models from the Silver Arrow. So far, the latest plug-in model to come from Stuttgart is the S500 Plug-In Hybrid, but similarly equipped models could surface in great variety by 2017. According to Daimler AG’s Dr. Thomas Weber, the plan […]

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The 2015 Volvo XC90 is Sweden’s most powerful model ever

Finally! After one generation and twelve consecutive years of production and counting (Volvo will continue producing the first generation XC90 in China as the XC Classic), Sweden’s full-size seven-seater luxury crossover is here and ready to take the market by storm. Meet the 2015 Volvo XC90. Sporting a completely new look and an all-new backbone, Volvo’s Scalable […]

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Report: Another rumor points to BMW turbo four and supercapacitors for new Supra revival

Another rumor is out from Motoring.com, who claims that the new Toyota Supra successor is set to be revealed in the next few years. BMW and Toyota’s collaboration isn’t news, but everyone seems to be shooting speculation out of their arses, left and right, and this latest development is not much different. For this report, BMW […]

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Report: Audi has no intent to compete against BMW and Tesla in race for EVs

Audi doesn’t seem to be phased by BMW’s and Tesla’s growing battle to produce luxury EVs according to UK’s WhatCar. Instead, Audi still stands by their investments into plug-in hybrid technology since apparently their customers prefer that over normal EVs, according to Audi’s Rupert Stadler, who spoke with the magazine. After some market research, Stadler said […]

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BMW announces research and development for wireless inductive charging system

BMW officially announced to be working on a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8. The system is planned to arrive later this year and will consist of a floor-mounted base plate with a lightweight charging coil that sits at the bottom of the […]

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