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MIT report says that betting on auto electrification for autos is the right direction but there's uncertainty around consumers, policy, and prices.
At the Vienna Motor Symposium, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn said the company will add a range of plug-in hybrid vehicles to its line up.
Ford presented a use case scenario for its upcoming plug-in hybrids and Google's Prediction API that would analyze driving patterns to make cars even more fuel efficient.
Are conversions a quicker route to electric vehicles? Start-up has marketing deal to retrofit vans and pick-ups for fleet owners as extended-range EVs.
Electric-vehicle technology is ready to go. To scale up, automakers need to navigate uncertainties around consumers, fuel prices, and government policies.
GM announced its development of a new, more efficient internal combustion engine that will eventually be used to power its line up of hybrid and extended-range plug-in vehicles.
The first plug-in Priuses will be tested next year with plans at Toyota to mass-produce plug-in vehicles in 2012, according to a report in the Nikkei.
As part of its work with plug-in electric vehicles, Google is testing software designed to let cars recharge without stressing the grid.
'Automotive News' reports on tension between GM and Toyota over plug-ins.
Department of Energy-funded project is testing fast chargers and "smart" electrical grids for controlling a potential strain on resources from plug-in hybrid vehicles.