Mitsubishi Launching Outlander Sport Plug-in Hybrid SUV

Eco Auto Ninja

Wards’s Auto is reporting that Mitsubishi will be bringing in a plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander Sport SUV to the U.S. Proceeding the launch of the Outlander Sport Hybrid will be Mitsubishi’s 2012 i hatchback which will hit U.S. Hybrids Mitsubishi Outlander Sport plug-in hybrid SUV plug-in hybrid

Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid in 2013?

Eco Auto Ninja

Porsche fans (and fans of more eco-friendly sports cars) are getting excited at the prospect of the new plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera that could be available as soon as next year. The base for the new Panamera will be the same as the 2012 Panamera S Hybrid. The plug-in hybrid will use the same 380-hp direct-injected 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 and eight-speed automatic, and a separating clutch that lets the fuel engine shut dowb while the car is in motion.

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Reserve a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid on Earth Day

Eco Auto Ninja

Want to celebrate Earth Day by putting yourself down for a Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid capable of 83 – 87 miles per gallon? You will be able to use the Priority Registration Web Site for the Prius Plug-In in a couple days. Getting on this list doesn’t actually get you a plug-in Prius reservation. Hybrids Toyota Prius Toyota Prius Plug-in

‘Mission: Impossible 4? Trailer Features BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid

Eccorazzi

The first trailer for Mission: Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol has hit the web – and besides the explosions, gun fights, and scenes of Tom Cruise running that we’ve come to expect from the franchise, there’s also a bit of green with the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. As Erin reported back in March: If you’re agent Ethan Hunt (played by Cruise), this is a car you’d definitely want on your side. miles per gallon— in other words, the perfect getaway car.

Ford Evos Plug In Hybrid

Celsias

This sporty four-seat concept car was first rolled out in Germany this week. Its the Ford Evos plug in hybrid and it is due to debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It's a social networkers dream, it seems and allows the driver to plug into friends to find the best way to get somewhere and constantly keep tabs on wether and traffic.

Realizing the Dream of a Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Fisker Karma

Green Living Ideas

Henrik is the man responsible for the much-anticipated luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles, the Fisker Karma and the Fisker Karma S convertible. Post from: Green Living Ideas Realizing the Dream of a Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle with [.] Realizing the Dream of a Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Fisker Karma. PHEVs Revving the Hybrid Future. Hybrid Cars Defined. Choosing a Hybrid Car.

The Do It Yourself Plug-In Hybrid: XR3

Eco Friendly Daily

This one is for serious mechanics interested in putting together a more technologically sustainable vehicle than the usual automobile, or even those interested in putting up the $200 to view the specs and see if they are willing to put together their own version of the XR3 plug-in hybrid. Included in the $200 price tag for the plans are drawings, electronic 3D virtual models, and even computer files to help you local vendors make the parts.

V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Volvo improvises with unboxing and teardown videos!

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: The last thing you would be thinking about when you are buying a high-end, uber-cool Volvo hybrid is to pull stickers and a giant box off of it, much like in the case of your new iPad or iPhone 4S. They have decided to unravel their latest plug-in hybrid that has stolen the show off late in a way that has the denizens of the web world talking. Volvo “unboxes” V60 diesel plug-in hybrid.

Leaked documents reveal details of the next Fisker plug-in hybrid

EcoFriend

Although the extended range plug-in hybrid was to start production in mid 2013, leaked internal documents reveal that it has been delayed by one full year. For the company, the production of this car is the next logical step because the Frisker is smaller and more affordable in comparison to its predecessor the $100,000 plus plug in hybrid Karma.

First plug in hybrid supercar Porsche 918 to hit roads next year

EcoFriend

Ishan Sidhu: About two years ago this supercar, Porsche 918 hybrid concept was unveiled at Geneva Motor Show and after four months in the same year it officially headed for production. Now the car you see here is the bits and pieces assembled and tested by the Porsche team after arriving in Italy early this January. Porsche 918 hybrid supercar. Porsche 918 hybrid supercar rolls out of our dreams, onto the tarmac.

Do You Have a Plug-in Car Personality?

Green Living Ideas

Editor of GreenCarReports.com, came to the Green Diva Studio to talk about the latest in green driving trends and the best green cars to buy in 2014. We got to do a few segments with John, AND a great video on the types of people that buy plug-in cars and why they buy them. There were some surprises among the personality types for plug-in car owners. There were a couple of surprises in there! Our favorite green car dude, John Voelcker, Sr.

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Tips for Driving Greener: Save Money & Help the Planet

Green Living Ideas

On the heels of the big annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, It’s fun to think about the possibility of getting a new car. I realize that in a perfectly green world, I would walk or ride my bicycle or take mass transit everywhere, but that just isn’t a workable reality where I am, so. Read about the Green Divas in Detroit and see a few fun pics. An extra 100 pounds in your car can lower your fuel economy by 2% – wow!

Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

Eco Auto Ninja

Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. He suggested an $8 billion investment in these advanced tech automobiles and battery pack research. The current investment in this research is $6 billion so Obama is calling for a $2 billion increase. Government / Industry Barack Obama biofuel Electric Car Hybrid Vehicle

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Daily Demand and Supply: Confusing Demand and Quantity Demanded

Environmental Economics

General Motors Co ( GM ) said on Tuesday it is slashing the price of its Chevrolet Volt electric car by $5,000 to help boost demand for the plug-in hybrid in a segment still struggling to gain a foothold in the U.S. "We have made great strides in reducing costs as we gain experience with electric vehicles and their components," Don Johnson, U.S. vice president for Chevy sales, said in a statement.

Where did most people surveyed want to buy an Electric Car ? The Answer May Surprise You

Celsias

Gauging interest for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in select markets is a comprehensive survey undertaken by accounting firm Ernst & Young. They asked 4,000 drivers in the US, China, Japan and Europe to share their sentiments on vehicle electrification and for information on the factors that may encourage or discourage them to purchase a PHEV( Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) or EV( Electric Vehicle).

Will plug-in cars emit less carbon?

Eco Friendly Daily

” The Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council studied the expected emission reductions from using plug-in hybrids between 2010, when they’re expected to hit the market, and 2050. The source of the juice at the outlet made all the difference in the world: annual carbon emissions could be reduced by up to half a billion tonnes, but only if the power came from cleaner, more efficient power plants.

Switching Fleets to EVs Could Drastically Reduce Company Fuel Costs

Celsias

Businesses that switch to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles could reduce their fleet fuel costs by 75%, according to a new report. Published today and based on The Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), the report explores the potential savings organisations could make by introducing plug-in vehicles such as electric and plug-in hybrid cars and vans, into their company fleets.

Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

Formally called the Mobile Automotive Technology Testbed, or MATT, the bare-bones chassis plays a vital part in the research at Argonne National Laboratory into new ways to power vehicles. Soon, they intend to place giant batteries on the MATT's rear platform, to research a plug-in hybrid vehicle that could increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The structure previously was used for research into magnets necessary for use in nuclear reactors.

Chevy Volt Outsold Nissan Leaf In October

Eco Auto Ninja

Reports are coming in for auto sales last month, and the GM’s plug-in hybrid – the Chevy Volt – has outsold the Nissan Leaf in monthly sales for the first time. In October, General Motors sold 1,108 Chevy Volts to Nissan’s 849 Leafs. The Leaf has consistently beaten he Volt in sales, leading many to believe that the Volt was destined to fail. GM now has 2,200 Volt dealers across the country in 27 states.

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Volvo’s C30 Electric Car Combines Green Technology With Safety

Green Prophet

Electric cars, including the Better Place Renault Fluence EV , of which 100 cars were launched on Israel’s roads in January of this year; are having issues involving safety factors. This includes GM’s Chevy Volt where lithium battery packs were catching fire in side impact crash tests. Like many other Volvo models, the C30, which was unveiled originally at the Detroit Auto Show in 2010 is not being designed to break any speed or driving range records.

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Solar Charging Option for Ford Focus Electric

Eco Auto Ninja

If you’re looking at electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles with the environment being as big a factor in the choice as saving at the pump, then Ford’s recent announcement that the Electric Focus will come with a solar charging option will be of definite interest to you. If your power is coming from coal, as many households in the U.S.

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President Obama: U.S. Should Be Leader In Renewables, Hybrid Vehicles

Eco Friendly Daily

“The nation that leads on energy will be the nation that leads the world in the 21st century,” were the words spoken by U.S. President Obama toured the Electric Vehicle Technical Center in California prior to discussing his plan for electric vehicles and the United States‘ future with renewable energy. lags behind some European and Asian countries in renewable energies. Obama stated: “Germany is leading the world in solar power.

Cadillac’s ELR and Eco Luxury Cars Fit for the Middle East

Green Prophet

Cadillac’s 2014 ELR; a luxury plug in hybrid for only $55,000. Luxury cars, including biofuel driven gold Mercedes sports coups and sports cars like gold plated Porsche 997 GT2′s are often found in the garages of wealthy Middle East residents where price is no limit to luxury. But don’t despair wealthy sheikhs: Even green luxury models like the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma can now be found in the United Arab Emirates.

Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

Formally called the Mobile Automotive Technology Testbed, or MATT, the bare-bones chassis plays a vital part in the research at Argonne National Laboratory into new ways to power vehicles. Soon, they intend to place giant batteries on the MATT's rear platform, to research a plug-in hybrid vehicle that could increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The structure previously was used for research into magnets necessary for use in nuclear reactors.

Between A Plug And A Hard Place

Eco Friendly Daily

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are on their way to U.S. Of course, in a water/wind scenario, the plug-in hybrid will be just as effective as the current hybrid models that use gasoline-fueled momentum to charge the battery. With coal power, they are 11% less efficient than the current hybrids. The Chevrolet Volt – which I wrote about here – will likely be the first plug-in hybrid to the market, arriving in 2010.

Austerity for electric cars

Environmental Economics

Not from The Onion : DOT quietly pulled [charging stations for plug-in electric cars at four interstate highway rest stops in Johnston and Alamance counties] out of the ground and trucked them to a warehouse. In their place today are four blue signs memorializing the end Feb. The idea was to offer a bit of security for the first Americans who buy Nissan Leafs and other electric-only cars, and Chevy Volts and other plug-in hybrids that also have gas tanks.

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Porsche’s Panamera S Hybrid for a mid 2013 release

EcoFriend

Abdul Vahid V: Porsche is all set to introduce the hyped-up plug-in hybrid edition of its Panamera series, the Panamera S Hybrid by mid next year. Featuring the same engine combination of Cayenne S Hybrid, the Panamera S Hybrid will be one of the best plug-in hybrid cars on highways after its introduction in 2013. Panamera S Hybrid is to expand the concept of plug-in hybrid into a new level thanks to many advanced features.

Leonardo DiCaprio To Score First Fisker Karma Plugin Supercar

Eccorazzi

Fisker Motors announced last week that Leonardo DiCaprio will be the first to receive keys to a 2011 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid – an honor that places him ahead of more than 3,000 others, including Al Gore and Colin Powell. “A couple of years ago it started, by people who were maybe a little ahead of their time,&# he told Reuters in 2009.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Buys Blake Lively a Prius

Eccorazzi

in an eco-unfriendly Range Rover, so he bought her a brand new Toyota Prius. We have the technology to make every car produced in America today just as clean, cheap and efficient.&#. The Gossip Girl star’s new hybrid is a black model that retails for $40,000, and the 50 mpg fuel efficiency is a distinct improvement over the Range Rover’s gas-guzzling 20 mpgs. It may not be the Heart of the Ocean , but it gets better gas mileage.

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Eco-Friendly Car Guide

The Go Green Blog

Ever wonder what the variation is between different alternative fuel cars like a plug in hybrid, a flex fuel or an electric car ? Here’s a breakdown of all the different types of green vehicles that are currently available and also in development. Hybrids. Hybrids combine two or more different propulsion systems, typically a gasoline engine and one or more electric drive motors. Plug In Hybrids.

Quiz: Is an Electric Car Right for You?

Sierra Club Compass

In fact, many don't even know what would be the right questions to ask themselves to figure out whether cars like the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, or Ford C-Max Energi would fit their lifestyles -- not to mention their budgets. I'm happy to report that we at the Sierra Club have launched a 'pick-a-plug-in' web tool to help people figure out which electric cars, if any, are right for them. " How many miles do you drive in a typical day?

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Highest Percentage Yet of U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

Sierra Club Compass

Last month, plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) made up the highest percentage ever tallied of total vehicles sold in the United States. According to the latest monthly scorecard from the prolific EV media site InsideEVs , auto manufacturers sold 10,538 electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S. This includes both plug-in hybrids and full battery electrics. Out of the 1,246,006 total vehicles sold in the U.S. last month, plug-in vehicles made up.85

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Happy 2013! A Good Year for Electric Cars

Green Prophet

The year 2012 has been a mixed year as far as the success of various models of electric cars and hybrid cars go. Regarding the Middle East, where the luxury Fisker Karma electric vehicle hit the Middle East though a dealer in Dubai, Fisker cars in the USA were under consider pressure following news about some Fisker cars catching fire. Although owned by both Leo Di Caprio and Justin Beiber, Fisher Karma luxury plug in hybrids had an ill fated year in 2012.

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BMW i8: The electric supercar concept coming in 2014

EcoFriend

Pratima Kalra: For BMW, the i8 is nothing less than a big leap forward in the world of concept cars. It combines the electrifying performance of a sports car with benchmark efficiency and will be available as a plug in hybrid with pop up doors and wing like rear spoilers. The plug-in hybrid sports car will cost in excess of €100,000. The one aspect where hybrid cars fail us is the distance they travel between two refills.

Can GM make electric cars the right way?

Green Prophet

Electric car fortunes have had their ups and downs; especially following the collapse of the Better Place electric car network that left hundreds of EV car purchasers with the possibility of being stranded without power over in ISrael. America’s largest car maker,General Motors, introduced its Chevrolet Volt plug in hybrid model in 2010. Whether GM’s new EV models reach markets in the Middle East is still anybody’s guess.

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Why Solar Panels on the Roof on an Electric Car May Not be Pie in the Sky

Sierra Club Compass

Ever wondered why we can't just stick solar panels on top of cars and to fuel them even more cleanly and easily than today's plug-in electric cars? However, Ford has just come a lot closer to making this pie in the sky a reality. At this week's annual International CES technology convention in Las Vegas, Ford will unveil a concept car that is actually powered by solar panels on the roof of its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV).

Home Energy Tax Credits - How You Can Benefit

Green Life Smart Life

Congress has now passed a total of 2 bailout bills in less than six months and in both pieces of legislation are a suite of tax incentives for homeowners and consumers interested in energy efficiency and using renewable energy sources in their homes and cars. So what can consumers take advantage of in these new bills? Originally this tax credit was for $500 and expired in 2007 but has been renewed and now extends up to $1,500. Plug-In Hybrid Cars.

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Celebrating the 1,000th Sierra Club Solar Home

Sierra Club Compass

It's been more than two years since my husband and I installed solar panels on the roof of our home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. I love knowing that our home is more powered by the sun, and less by dirty coal mined by blowing up the beautiful mountains in Appalachia.   The partnership has been around for two years now and is operating in eight states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.

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Electric Vehicle Events in 98 Cities

Sierra Club Compass

Were you one of the more than 35,000 people who attended electric vehicle (EV) promotion events in 98 cities this past weekend? Thanks to the third annual National Plug In Day , organized by the Sierra Club, Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, and many local groups, the EV-curious got to learn what all the fuss is about when it comes to electric vehicles.

SolarKindle: Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle Touch get world’s first solar E reader cover

EcoFriend

This does put extra burden on grid power and with vehicles going the way of ‘plug-inhybrids, there are just not enough sockets in the world sometimes. SoftFocus is now coming with a solar-powered e-reader cover that is not just the first of its kind on the planet, but will also help you charge up your Kindle for a whole three months with one session in the sun.

New Cars in the U.S to Get Labeled With Energy and Environmental Information

Eco Friendly Daily

Starting 2012, The Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S Gina McCarthy, the EPA’s top air pollution official said , “From electric to plug-in hybrid vehicles, we think a new label is absolutely necessary to help consumers make the right decision for their wallet and for the environment.”. Next ip, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles would earn an A.

Considering the Ford C-Max Energi When My Last Plug-In Car Got Totaled

Sierra Club Compass

Recently, I parked my plug-in Prius near my daughter's camp in Cambridge, MA, and took the train into Boston for a normal work day. The insurance company deemed it a total loss and it agreed to pay us what it believed a 14-month-old plug-in Prius with 13,000 miles was worth. We're usually a one-car family, and we take frequent long-distance trips throughout New England to visit family, so we wanted to stick with a plug-in hybrid.

Yard waste is green and it is useful

Green (Living) Review

Rentech plans to work with green waste hauling contractors to collect this woody green organic waste and manufacture it into a new fuel “which burns cleanly in engines that use diesel fuel.” There is also a partnership in Naperville, Illinois, between City of Naperville, Packer Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory and the College of DuPage that is working on collecting yard clippings to produce renewable energy.

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