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Cadillac ELR plug-in luxury hybrid coupe based on Chevy Volt

2011 Cadillac ELR

GM isn't going to leave the Volt platform alone, because they've just announced the Cadillac ELR. This Caddy uses the same underpinnings as the Volt, but they've made it distinctly more performance oriented and with more of a luxury spin. It's apparently based on the Converj concept car and its powerplant combines a four cylinder engine and a T-shaped lithium ion battery pack, the latter of which is the primary source of power.

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Manitoba among first to test Prius plug-in hybrid

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids

Despite some of the more recent hits to the company's bulletproof reputation, the Toyota Prius continues to be the most iconic of the hybrid vehicles on the market. Even so, it's still "just" a regular hybrid; that could soon change. A new version is in the works and this take on the Prius will actually be a plug-in hybrid electric model. You can plug into a wall outlet so that it can recharge its internal batteries and the Canadian province of Manitoba will be among the first to actively test the new vehicle.

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