Electric cars really do cost less to own than gas-powered vehicles, report says

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Electric car manufacturers have long claimed their vehicles are ultimately less expensive to own than their gas-powered counterparts, and it now looks like that wasn’t just classic marketing spin. Consumer Reports has published a study indicat…

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Mercedes pulls its plug-in hybrids to prepare for new models

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We hope you weren’t dead set on buying one of Mercedes’ existing plug-in hybrids, as they won’t be long for this world. Autocar has learned that Mercedes has stopped producing PHEV versions of the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class and GLE. This doesn’t mea…

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Fiat Chrysler will launch over 30 EVs and hybrids by 2022

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Fiat Chrysler isn’t exactly the first name that comes to mind when you think of electric cars. Where Ford, Volkswagen and other brands are basing their long-term roadmaps around EVs, Fiat Chrysler has been hesitant to make more than the occasional hy…

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Subaru’s first PHEV is the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid

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You’re probably more likely to associate Subaru with high-powered rally cars than any kind of eco-friendly transportation, but the automaker is determined to change that perception: it just unveiled plans for its first-ever plug-in hybrid. The 2019…

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Prototype Genesis SUV melds hydrogen and plug-in power

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It hasn’t even been two years since Hyundai spun out its Genesis luxury badge as a separate division, but the new group is already making a name for itself. Genesis has unveiled its first experimental SUV, the GV80 Concept, and the prototype clearly…

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Hybrid cars can save fuel through nature-like algorithms

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Plug-in hybrid cars aren’t as efficient as they could be. While starting in a pure electric mode is good for relatively short trips, it actually hurts your fuel economy if you have to switch to the gas engine. Science may have a solution, though, a…

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