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The drive for increased fuel economy has given us more gasoline/electric hybrid cars, designed, essentially, to combine engine power and battery power to save fuel. With their forward-thinking design and advanced capabilities, hybrids of today are more numerous and better than ever. Each new year brings new hybrid options.

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New Tesla software app addresses range anxiety

Elon Musk today announced a new over-the-air software upgrade for the Tesla Model S intended to quell concerns about range anxiety. While falling a bit short of Musk's earlier boast that it would completely put an end to the ultimate bane of all EV owners, the new Update 6.2 does contains two significant new features: Range Assurance and Trip Planner. The Read more...


2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid unveiled

Here's a first look at the new 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e slated to hit showrooms this fall. The first plug-in-hybrid from the automaker's "core" brand is a near clone of the Concept X5 eDrive presented at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The production model also features BMW's 2.0-liter TwinPowerTurbo gasoline 4-cylinder engine that makes 242 horsepower and a 113 Read more...


A higher-value variation on the basic EV theme, the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition is heading into showrooms with a starting sticker of $34,270 before the $7,500 federal tax credit and any other state or local incentives. Available at participating VW dealers across the country, the new Limited Edition costs $1,995 less than a standard SLE-spec e Read more...


The latest one-offs from German electric propulsion specialist nanoFlowcell AG made their debuts in Geneva offering two different takes on the firm's revolutionary nanoFlowcell power technology. Both the 4-passenger Quant F sedan and its more diminutive and more affordable 2+2 Quantino stablemate are fitted with an electric motor at each wheel and have a Read more...


As manufacturers expand their EV offerings as a way to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, it's becoming apparent that this alternative technology will not hold its value as well as more conventionally powered cars, according to resale value data gleaned by Kelley Blue Book. Pure electrics like2012 models Nissan's Leaf and Mitsubishi's iMiEV Read more...


Teased here last month, the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept debuts at the Geneva Auto Show. A more refined take on the original show car presented at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show, this subcompact, front-drive urban crossover will spawn a production model and will become Mitsu's second global plug-in hybrid. Sources indicate it will likely launch in the U.S. Read more...