Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

Kia Optima PHEV Test Drive Review

Autocar is one of the first media outlets to test the pre-production 2016 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid, which will go on sale in second half of 2016 (see announcement and details). The Optima PHEV is based (or jointly developed, if you will) on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, with…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 15

2016 Kia Optima (ICE)

Kia Releases Full Details On 2016 Optima PHEV

Kia announced a five-year plan with the goal of being the leader in green cars (hybrid, plug-in hybrid, all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell) by 2020. In total, the Korean company intends to launch 11 green models, but only some of them will be plug-ins. Investment in developments of new models…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 18

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

October 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Heading into October the anticipation was for the second generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt and new 107-mile option 2016 Nissan LEAF to push sales much higher than a year ago. For the most part, the Volt arrived in considerable numbers starting the 9th of the month (at least in relation to its first…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 48

2016 Nissan LEAF

Canada Plug-In Electric Car Sales September 2015

It’s time once again to take a look at plug-in electric vehicle sales in Canada. The Chevrolet Volt after selling 167 cars in August fell back a bit in September to 126 units – but still keeping firmly in triple digits. For the Nissan LEAF, the 84 mile EV set a new year high…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 6

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

September 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

While September of 2015 isn’t the month that will be showing the “big gains”, it certainly pointed eagerly to October’s anticipated surge.  As new plug-in offerings came to market just as a new month opened. Specifically, Tesla kicked off the Model X launch on September 29th, by handing over the keys…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 33

2016 Kia Optima (ICE)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Confirmed

More good stuff coming from Kia, as the Korean company announced its intention to bring to market a plug-in hybrid Optima. The PHEV would be introduced “sometime next year” in both sedan and new wagon version, also scheduled for 2016 release. Obviously, this car would make a lot of sense…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 22