Hybrids

 
Honda CR-V Hybrid displayed in Frankfurt; US likely next, but when?

Honda CR-V Hybrid displayed in Frankfurt; US likely next, but when?

Five months ago, Honda showed a hybrid version of its CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle at the Shanghai auto show. Now, a European version of the Honda CR-V Hybrid is being shown at this week's Frankfurt auto show. Having teased it twice around the world, will the hybrid crossover come to... read more

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2018 Lexus NX

2018 Lexus NX Hybrid gets more safety equipment at lower price

Drivers shopping the luxury crossover market have a new proposition to consider, and it comes with hybrid power. The updated 2018 Lexus NX 300h hybrid crossover will go on... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid (U.K. version)

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

What happens to plug-in hybrids over time? Take our Twitter poll

Last week, for the first time, we reminded regular readers about our regular Twitter poll in an article announcing the question of the week. That article seems to have earned... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
Cadillac XT5 Hybrid China

Cadillac XT5 crossover gets mild-hybrid system in China

Cadillac revealed its latest addition to the XT5 crossover range in China at the Chengdu auto show—and it has fuel efficiency in mind. General Motors' luxury division... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
1946 Chevrolet pickup Toyota Prius conversion

1946 Chevy pickup truck is world's oldest Prius hybrid. Really.

There are countless tales of classic cars and trucks receiving new life via parts from a completely different automobile. Whether it's an engine swap, a new platform, or a... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Felix Kramer and his fleet: Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius

Green Car Glossary: vehicles, emissions, fuels, electric cars, powertrains energy (updated)

As rules to boost fuel economy and lower carbon emissions in vehicles around the world continue to stiffen, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Volvo XC40

Small 2019 Volvo XC40 crossover teased before launch, will offer plug-in hybrid

Volvo has never tackled the small crossover segment in the United States, but it's ready to change that with the new XC40. The Volvo XC40 will join the larger XC60 and XC90... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: more trunk space, higher fuel economy promised

Over three sporadic model years, the hybrid version of the Honda Accord mid-size sedan has led a peripatetic life. The 2014 and 2015 Accord Hybrid was built in Marysville... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2017

The month of July brings plenty of juicy deals on battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, conventional hybrid, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Much like last month, many of the deals... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga SUV to be luxury brand's first plug-in hybrid

Unlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8

2019 Audi A8 to offer plug-in hybrid version; 48-volt mild hybrid on all models

Audi may have taken an evolutionary approach to the design of the newest, largest luxury sedan, but it is positioning the car as a technical force to be reckoned with. The... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Why two-motor hybrid systems are better than those with just one

Six years ago, we wrote that a number of single-motor hybrid systems were about to enter the market. They represented a new approach to a technology pioneered in 1997, when... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode (updated)

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle. It's the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, and its combination of seven... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of... read more June 26, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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