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Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 12:20 p.m.

43 Alternative fuel vehicles we’ll see by 2015

2015 Toyota FCV  (Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.)
2015 Toyota FCV (Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.)

Wondering how automakers are going to meet federal mandates that nearly double fuel economy standards by 2025?  According to a comprehensive list released by, the oracle of automotive information, we can expect to see at least 43 new hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, diesels and fuel-cell electric vehicles between now and the 2015 model year.     

The chronological list reads like the beginnings to a science-fiction novel.  At the beginning there’s a plug-in hybrid Cadillac. By 2015 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV’s) begin to appear from Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes and Nissan.  The moral of the story is we can expect a bum-rush of futurist rides in the very near future.  As Edmunds puts it:

“Even if you think you're not really interested in new technologies for improved fuel efficiency, it's likely that a car or truck with some type of electric drive or alternative fuel will wind up on your consideration list the next time you shop for a new vehicle.”

Welcome to the world of tomorrow!


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