BYD takes a year to sell 450 electric, hybrid cars.

BYD, the Chinese automaker with a much-hyped investment from Warren Buffett, sold just 33 e6 all-electric cars and 417 F6DM plug-in hybrids last year. Maybe the revolution is a five-year plan. (Thanks goatrope!) » 3/01/11 10:00am 3/01/11 10:00am

Belgium's Imperia brews up retrofunky GT hybrid

While history's shown what happens when Belgium contest something with Germany, a Belgian automaker wants to give Porsche some competition among luxury cars by building one as a plug-in hybrid, the Dutch treat of automotive technology. » 2/17/11 3:00pm 2/17/11 3:00pm

Ford C-Max Energi And Hybrid Charge Up

Ford's answer to the Chevy Volt isn't just an all-electric version of the Ford Focus. It's also two varieties of its upcoming C-Max hatchback — a regular hybrid and a plug-in hybrid that Ford says beats the Volt in efficiency. » 1/10/11 5:15am 1/10/11 5:15am

How 2010 Changed The Future Of Cars, Forever

From new technology to social change, the events of the past 12 months will impact cars and transportation for years to come. Here's ten ways we predict 2010 changed the future of what you'll drive. » 12/28/10 12:30pm 12/28/10 12:30pm

Chevy Auctioning First Volt For Charity

The first Chevy Volts for paying customers arrived today, but GM held back job one for its museum, and will auction Volt #2 to benefit education in Detroit schools. GM's also hiring 1,000 engineers for EV work. [Freep] » 11/30/10 2:30pm 11/30/10 2:30pm

New Fuel Economy Window Stickers Chock Full 'O Numbers

One of the draft window stickers released today will give buyers of 2012 models efficiency data for gas and electric vehicles. U.S. regulators want you to decide: How do you like letter grades? UPDATE: Automakers give it a "F." » 8/30/10 12:00pm 8/30/10 12:00pm

Toyota Launches UK Trials Of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Toyota » 9/10/08 8:30am 9/10/08 8:30am, teaming up with EDF Energy, begins road trials today of the first in the UK. The trials will give Toyota real-world driving test data on its PHEV, while EDF will get to test its public charging stations, 40 of which have already been installed throughout the country — as well as provide yet another marketing…

Toyota Dealer Takes Deposits For Plug-In Prius That Doesn't Exist;…

According to Toyota's Open Road blog, Magnussen’s Toyota in Palo Alto, California was "doing what Toyota encourages its dealers to do:" Take customers' money. The Silicon Valley dealership had apparently been deluged with requests for a plug-in Prius hybrid » 9/04/08 8:30am 9/04/08 8:30am; knowing Toyota was working on such a vehicle, Magnussen's…

Convert Your Prius To A Lead-Acid Plug-In For Just $4,995!

Plug-In Supply Inc. has just introduced a $4,995 Toyota Prius plug-in conversion kit which uses a pack of twenty PbA20-12 lead-acid batteries. Good for 5kWh, the battery pack should last more than 800 charge cycles, or about two years. As you would expect from something with the word "lead" in it, the batteries weigh… » 7/29/08 2:00pm 7/29/08 2:00pm

Hier-De-Boom-Boom, Uemm BORK-BORK-BORK! Sweden, USA Working Together On…

Auto Motor & Sport, by way of Motor Authority, reported yesterday on a joint effort between the energy departments of two august establishments of hybrid research — the United States' Argonne National Laboratory and Sweden's Lindholmen Science Park. The $37 million program will work on developing new plug-in hybrid… » 7/08/08 7:30am 7/08/08 7:30am

Soueast X1 Hybrid GT Looks Sharp, But Where Do You Plug It In?

As with many western auto shows, the Beijing Motor Show has become obsessed with hybrid concept cars. Though most of these hybrids are sedans or MPV's, automaker Soueast decided to go with a squashed GT sports car. The result is the X1 Plug-in HEV, which looks rather sharp and manages to be almost a modern… » 4/28/08 10:20am 4/28/08 10:20am

V2Green Partners With Texas Utility To Solve Car-Charging Problem That…

Leave it to a company looking to make a name for itself in Green Land to attempt to solve a problem that doesn't exist. We all know that plug-in hybrids are coming. And hell, some options are already here. But V2Green is tackling problem of too many charging hybrids, which is a concern that won't exist for quite a few… » 1/31/08 12:00pm 1/31/08 12:00pm

Toyota, EDF Working Together On European Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota recently got the OK to go into the plug-in game in Japan, and now the super-best number one awesome automaker from the land of the rising sun's looking to do the same in France. Toyota and Electricite de France SA (EDF) are working together to "evaluate Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles in Europe." Why's Toyota need… » 9/05/07 10:45am 9/05/07 10:45am