2016

 
Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a plug-in hybrid as others insisted equally forcefully? GM's goal in calling the Volt a "range-extended electric" car was to... read more

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2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Toyota Mirai Should Cost The Same As Diesel Sedan Of Same Size, Toyota Says

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle is priced at $57,500 in the U.S. That's far more than a typical internal-combustion or hybrid Toyota of similar size, but... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Audi Q7 live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Audi Q7 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Will Be Gasoline, Not Diesel, For U.S. And China

No diesel hybrids are now sold in North America, but diesel enthusiasts have lately been salivating over the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid formally launched at... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Why Can't Other Plug-In Hybrids Copy Chevy Volt's All-Electric Running?

The distinguishing feature of the Chevrolet Volt has always been that as long as it has charge left in its battery, it runs solely on electricity. The gasoline engine doesn't... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai: 'A car that breathes in air,' posted by Toyota, Feb 2015

Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car's Ad Agency Should Study Engine Technology More Closely

Oh, Toyota ... really? It's not bad enough that your Lexus brand put out two ads that inaccurately slammed plug-in electric and diesel vehicles, respectively. Now your own... read more March 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 Gets Only A Diesel Engine In Japan (Forbidden Fruit)

While U.S. buyers continue waiting for a promised diesel version of the Mazda 6 sedan, Mazda is set to unveil another diesel model for other markets. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Minicar To Start Deliveries This Month: UPDATE

The little Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the smallest four-seat electric car sold in North America, and its sales have been commensurate with its size: low. Since it went on sale more... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
2016 Audi Q7 e-tron quattro

2016 Audi Q7 e-Tron Quattro Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva Motor Show

The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid model was official unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show. The car's reveal followed last month's release of the first... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Low-Volume Assembly Line For Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

What do a hydrogen fuel-cell sedan and an exotic supercar have in common? In the case of the 2016 Toyota Mirai and the defunct Lexus LFA, the answer is: an assembly plant... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Powertrain: How It Works In Electric, Hybrid Modes

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sleeker, has more electric range, higher gas mileage, a fifth seat, and should be both faster and quieter on the road. But while GM hasn't... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 'Twin Engine': First Drive

By the end of this year, there will be several luxury SUV models offered in the U.S. with plug-in hybrid powertrains that let them run 12 to 20 miles on electricity alone... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid & Energi Models To Get $900 Price Cut

It's well known that sales of hybrid cars rise and fall in line with gas prices. In recent months, that's led to lower sales for hybrids as gasoline falls to $2 per gallon or... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox: Updated SUV Unveiled At 2015 Chicago Auto Show

The 2015 Trax may be the new kid on the block, but Chevrolet isn't completely ignoring its next-smallest crossover. Debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Chevrolet... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: A Few Things We Noticed

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car hasn't yet gone on sale--it'll arrive in limited regions of California in the second half of this year--but already it's been the... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X Small Crossover SUV To Start At $20,900

The big brother to the original Fiat 500 three-door minicar, the 2016 Fiat 500X will go on sale in the U.S. later this year. And now we've got pricing information: The small... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
Screen capture from first 2016 Chevrolet Volt video ad, Jan 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt TV Ad Released 6 Months Before Car

One of the biggest concerns among electric-car advocates is GM's ability to create and sustain a smart, coherent, clever, and explanatory marketing campaign for its new 2016... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 

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