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The buzz begins: Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show

Sales of the Chevrolet Volt may have slowed in recent years, but GM is committed to improving the plug-in hybrid. The automaker confirmed today that the next-gen Volt is on the way, and will debut at the 2015 NAIAS.
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Cheap to drive and finally cheap to own: Comparing the new crop of affordable EVs

From the Chevrolet Volt to the Honda Fit EV, the pricing for electric vehicles continues to drop as companies continue to make strides with the technology. But is it enough to entice more people to buy the cars?
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Is reaching US emissions standards proving to be more of a dream than reality for automakers?

The recent boost in sales incentives for electric vehicles could be another sign of the challenge automakers face to meet future U.S. emission standards, which could lead to even more trouble down the road.
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GM builds first Cadillac hybrid ELRs – will it find a place in the newfound Caddy lineup?

Cadillac has built the first test models of its new ELR, based upon the Chevy Volt. Although it’s a luxury coupe, it’s a far cry from the new rear-wheel drive Caddies of late. This makes us wonder, will it really find a home in the…
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GM CEO: Next-gen Chevy Volt could cost up to $10,000 less than current model

GM says plans for a less expensive and lighter next generation Chevrolet Volt will make the plug-in hybrid more profitable for the company.
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Less is more: Do some plug-in hybrids offer too much electric range?

You might think that more is always better when it comes to electric driving range, but more range does mean more cost, and it isn't always easy to determine how much tradeoff is too much.
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VIA Motors to unveil three plug-in hybrids at Detroit Auto Show

VIA Motors hopes to expand beyond its current range of work vehicles based on General Motors products to include luxury and performance plug-ins.
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Cadillac teases Volt-based ELR before Detroit debut

A teaser image shows the styling from Cadillac's 2009 Converj concept to be mostly intact, which bodes well for the brand's first plug-in hybrid.
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Chevrolet Volt tops Consumer Reports’ Owner Satisfaction survey for the second year

The Chevrolet Volt topped Consumer Reports' Owner Satisfaction survey for the second year in a row, with 92 percent of respondents saying they would buy their cars again.
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2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid priced at $39,495

The plug-in version of Ford's Fusion midsize sedan commands a premium over the Fusion Hybrid, but it might be worth it if Ford's MPGe claims prove true.
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Nissan introduces cheaper 2013 Leaf trim level in Japan

The 2013 Leaf S is $5,000 cheaper than a regular Leaf. Could that be enough to reverse this EV's sales decline?
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So you want to buy a hybrid, but which one? Breaking down the types of hybrid cars

Hybrid cars combine two forms of propulsion, but not always in the same way. Here are the major recipes for this popular blend of economy and practicality.