Mercedes-Benz will bring 10 PHEVs to market by 2017. The C350e is one of the first.
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For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.
The automaker gets an early start on the GTI's 40th anniversary with the dramatic GTE Sport concept and a production-bound GTI Clubsport performance special edition.
Lambo wants in on the new wave of hybrid supercars, so it's brought the 910-horsepower Asterion concept to the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Volkswagen celebrates the GTI's 40 year anniversary with a hyper hybrid hatchback concept.
In a demonstration project, San Francisco unveiled three installations of an off-the-grid solar-powered charging station, allowing electric vehicle owners to pull up and charge for free.
As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.
Carmaker has teamed up with Pacific Gas & Electric to curb power grid demand by giving i3 drivers gift cards if they charge at off-peak hours.
Luxurious and comfortable, the plug-in C-Class is just one of 10 PHEVs that Mercedes-Benz plans to bring to market by 2017.
Volvo expects to launch its first plug-in hybrid, an SUV, in the US next year.