Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
March 14, 2016

The Exotic Electric Conversions Competing for 2016 WAVE Trophy

In June, hundreds of electric vehicles and their owners will assemble in Bremerhaven, Germany for the start of the WAVE Trophy EV rally. Last year’s parade set a world record with 577 electric cars on hand. WAVE acts as a showcase for home and shop-built EVs.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 04, 2016

Kia Announces 2017 Optima as Second Plug-in for the Brand

Kia unveiled the 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid at last month’s Chicago Auto Show. Hyundai-Kia has been slow to the plug-in market, but the plan to roll out the Optima Plug-in Hybrid late this year reveals a commitment from the company to expand its electric offerings.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 26, 2016

What to Expect from Tesla Model 3 Unveiling Next Month

In about a month, Tesla will show the world its pivotal Model 3 all-electric car. It’s the culmination of a decade of design and technology development—all focused on elevating Tesla from a maker of expensive niche luxury vehicles to a legitimate player in the mainstream auto industry.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 21, 2016

Hyundai Ioniq EV Will Offer 110 Miles of Range; 32 Miles for Plug-in Hybrid

Details are beginning to emerge regarding Hyundai's plans for a new dedicated plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle. The Ioniq EV’s 110-mile range would beat the 2016 Nissan LEAF by a few miles. Yet, it won’t nearly match the Chevy Bolt’s 200-mile range.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 13, 2016

US Falls Behind Europe and China in Global Plug-in Vehicle Market

The United States is no longer the biggest electric vehicle market in the world. While EV sales in Europe and China are on the rise, American car buyers have been slower to purchase plug-in vehicles—partly explained by lower gas prices.

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