Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars


Green Car Reports
It's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. Vehicles with plugs require more explanation, the financial calculations are often more complicated, and home and public charging stations add a further layer of complication. Commissioned salespeople whose...Read more

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days


Green Car Reports
The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since then it has been joined by the BMW X5 xDrive 40e, and coming up are the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, and other...Read more

Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)


Green Car Reports
Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to room temperature has an enormous impact on battery range--conceivably as high as 40 percent. A similar impact is seen from air-conditioning use a...Read more

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution


Green Car Reports
The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until their battery packs are depleted, unlike other plug-in hybrids which switch on their engines under maximum power demand. But few drivers can say th...Read more

Italy’s Torino Design Unveils Wildtwelve Hybrid Supercar Concept


Motor Authority
Italian design house Torino Design, established in 2006 by Roberto Piatti, has unveiled a new supercar concept powered by a V-12-based hybrid system. The concept is called the Wildtwelve, and it made its debut at the first-ever Parco Valentino - Salone & Gran Premio held recently in Turin, Italy. The Wildtwelve is ...Read more