The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is set to hit a new sales record in Japan from the looks of it — with 2016’s cumulative sales set to eclipse 2015’s.
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The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is shaping up to be one of the most impressive new car launches of the brand’s history, with 140+ MPG fuel economy and an advanced, all-wheel drive system collaborating to earn the room crossover the RJC’s Technology of the Year award. Mitsubishi didn’t stop at class-leading technology, though- the brand […]
The Automotive Researchers and Journalists Conference (RJC) recently met in Japan to award the upcoming Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV with its ultimate clean tech award, the RJC “technology of the year” award for 2014. The Mitsubishi Outlander’s hybrid EV System features a high-capacity battery that sends juice to separate front and rear motors, and […]
“There was a lot of profanity, and then I slammed the phone down,” says Brian Howe, whose company, JNS Power & Control Systems, had installed about 40% of Chicago’s charging stations and was owed more than $161,000 by 350Green. This was in 2011, and 350Green had just called to tell him they were selling out. […]
Need to find a charging station for your electric car? Check out this infographic and see where all of America’s 20,000+ charging stations are located!
After driving an EV for 5 years, a recent study indicates that as many as 80% could replace their current car with another new EV. Now that’s owner loyalty!
Despite having more 2500 charging stations on-line for active duty, it looks like CHAdeMO electric car chargers are on their way out. That is, if the rumors currently circulating about the EU’s parliamentary proceedings in re. electric cars are to be believed.
You’ll need a Ph.D in spatial mathematics to fold this Volvo solar Pavilion charging thing back into your trunk, and it will take up 2 or 3 parking spaces wherever you go. Still, people who are clueless think it’s “amazing”. I’m amazed those people can tie their own shoes.
Audi’s Urban Concept tandem-2-seater first debuted last summer, amid promises of revolutionizing the “city car” concept and wireless, in-road charging for its on-board electric batteries. A few days ago, Audi posted a new video to its YouTube channel demonstrating the wireless system’s ability to conduct large amounts of electricity through the air at high speeds. […]
A number of images of Infiniti’s upcoming EMERG-E electric supercar have been leaked ahead of the car’s offical debut at next month’s Geneva Auto Show. Like the Nissan Mid-4 concept of the 1980s, this one was also built as a technological showpiece to steal some of rival carmaker Acura’s stunning new NSX hybrid. To do […]
Make no mistake, electric scooters are coming. It may not be this year or the next, but the combination of gas-free living, urban agility, and the instant-on acceleration that is unique to EVs will continue to win over young urbanites … if only someone would come out with an electric scooter that was, you know, […]
It’s not easy to make a 1973 Opel GT sexier than it already is – but ripping out the engine to install an electric motor is a pretty good start, and that’s exactly what Texans Charlie and Tamara did! The married couple bought the Opel three years ago, and have been working to make the 70’s coupe into a forward-looking EV ever since.
Kyoto University’s Venture Business Laboratory is developing a super-cute electric scooter, which sets itself apart from other upcoming scooters by placing an additional wheel at the rear – making it more trike than bike. The university’s new company, Green Lord Motors, is in charge of the development project, which is slated to go on sale […]
When Chevrolet showed off the original Volt concept car (above) it looked tough and muscle-y, despite its green cred. Petrolheads wanted to see the radically-styled, long-hood / short deck, chopped roof, and broad-shouldered machine get built – and (gasp!) environmentalists wanted it to get built, too. It seemed like the unified field theory of automotive […]
Since their introduction last year, Russia’s home-grown, natural-gas fuelled hybrid Yo Mobiles (built by Yo Auto) have been trying hard to capture the imagination of Russia’s car-buying public; and how have the Russian people responded, you ask? By putting down deposits on more than 100,000 Yo Mobiles – which means that each and every car […]
Limited access to fast charging stations is holding back the widespread acceptance of EVs, but even some of the braver “early adopters” are being turned away if they don’t have home-charging stations … which can be pretty pricey! Last week, though, California-based electronics firm ClipperCreek made getting a home charging station a little easier by […]
If you ask me, a plug-in Toyota Prius is way overdue, but as it turns out, may well be worth the wait. The 2012 Prius Plug-In will come with a selectable EV mode that gives drivers more flexibility for their drive. The current Toyota Prius comes with three selectable driving modes; Eco, Power, and EV, […]
Our friends at PluginCars.com recently visited Ever Monaco, an all-electric car show which takes place in the heart of the tiny municipality, itself probably best known for its numerous appearances in James Bond movies and the classic Super Monaco GP game on Sega Genesis. Also, there’s a race there. Prince Albert in a can. Lots […]
People don’t like to wait. That’s what made Domino’s Pizza the success it was in the 1980s and it’s what makes electric cars such a tough sell today. Call it “range anxiety” if you want, but you can run out of gas, too, and nobody complains about that. What is really at the heart of […]
Last year, BMW caused quite a stir with its elegant-yet-awkwardly-named Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car. This hybrid sports coupe with vertical doors and a three-cylinder turbodiesel engine also has a hybrid drive system at both the front and rear wheels. With a combined power output of 328 horsepower and a o-62 mph time of just […]