Published on July 26th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


PHEV & EREV News Buffet

July 26th, 2014 by  

As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months…) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off as a result. With a big backlog of stories I wanted to share, I’m breaking them up into even more articles than normal. Here’s one on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) news.

Mercedes C Class plug-in hybrid details have been unveiled. ‘Nuff said. Check ’em out. (Gas2)

The US version of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is taking a long time to hit our shores. However, when it finally does, Mitsubishi says it’s going to be “completely different” from the version sold in Europe and Japan. (Gas2)

Watch the Porsche 918 Spyder fly — well, accelerate to 207 mph / 333 km/h (video below). And read Chris’s commentary on the video if you’re into that. (Gas2)

Word on the street is that the BMW i3 REx is outselling the BMW i3 electric. (EV Obsession)

The US will soon be getting Australia’s Veefil EV charger. (EV Obsession)

The Cadillac ELR is supposed to get a very slight battery pack boost in 2015, from 16.5 kWh to 17.1 kWh. (EV Obsession)

Full pricing and options have now been announced for the BMW i8. (EV Obsession)

A plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Passat has debuted. Supposedly, it will have up to 31 miles of electric driving range. (EV Obsession)

The Audi A3 e-tron ain’t no compliance car. So says Audi, at least. We’ll see… (EV Obsession.)

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is getting twin engines. Gearhead talk is available over on Gas2. (Gas2)

Speaking of Volvo, it is reportedly planning plug-in hybrid versions of every model it has on offer. (EV Obsession)

Check out our new 93-page EV report, based on over 2,000 surveys collected from EV drivers in 49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces.

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is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the typed word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession, Solar Love, and Bikocity. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in.

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