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Toyota Prius Prime Efficiency

Toyota used the 2016 New York International Auto Show as a venue to debut their impressive new Prius Prime. The New Plug-in Hybrid is a replacement for the Prius plug-in, which was always going to be a low volume and small demographic car. As of right now, only those people in: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, R

Will BMW Go the Plug-In Hybrid Route with the M3?

BMW’s hybrid electric vehicle sales were fairly robust last year, to the point that the company is currently looking for ways to double its EV sales in 2015. One simple way to increase hybrid sales is to produce more of them, which is what BMW seems to have in mind. According to several senior officials with the company, BMW plans on taking its popular M3 sedan and giving it the plug-in hybrid tre

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Porsche Cayenne

The fact that Porsche was the first to make a Plug-in hybrid SUV is no surprise. The first hybrid ever made, was in the 19th century, by a man name Ferdinand. A year later this car premiered at the 1900 world’s fair. The Semper Vivus was the first automobile to use both electric and internal combustion engines in tandem. 115 years later, Porsche has reached the market first again; their plug-in Hy

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Mercedes GLE550e

Mercedes-Benz’s new 2015 GLE line may seem like an all-new model, but it actually is not. It is just an SUV by another name. Merc is now giving all of its SUVs the G distinction, I assume for clarity’s sake. Mercedes’s GLE550e seems to be the most limited of the plug-in Hybrid SUVs hitting the market, but if it is a race, they might be getting there first as it is supposed to be released in Septem

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is entering its second generation. This new generation is beyond exciting. Before its official release in the fall later this year; it has already nearly reached its projected production numbers for 2015: 44,000 of 50,000 in pre-orders with at least another month before hitting showrooms. And that was only in the span of less than a year from its unveiling last year. It has also wo

Plug-in Hybrid SAV Race: BMW X5

Three Automakers: BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo are trying to make a plug-in hybrid SUV before the release of the Tesla Model X. They are all being made by European Automotive royalty, but can they even compete with the scrappy upstart Tesla’s all electric SUV? Maybe... but first how do they stack up against one another. First up, a plugin SAV from BMW: their new X5 xDrive40e (is a mouthful) seems to e

BMW Doubles Down on Production of its Green Car Award Winning i8

Sales of the BMW i8were brisk in 2014—after all, the BMW Group sold out of every i8 vehicle it manufactured last year—and they have continued to sell well in the first few months of 2015. So with that level of success, it only makes sense for BMW to keep giving customers what they want. According to Green Car Reports, BMW plans on doubling sales of its “i” plug-in electric

Chevrolet Goes to ‘Tomorrowland’ to Market the 2016 Volt

Product placement in films and TV is a pretty common sight these days, even if there isn’t much of a connection between the movie or show and the product. But a future leaning film that features the latest hybrid electric cars could be considered a natural fit. It appears that Chevrolet and Disney agree with this assessment, since the 2016 Chevrolet Volt (along with the electric EN-V concept car)