Hybrids

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

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 as its smallest crossover option in the United States, though a previous generation of the model has found success in Europe... read more

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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


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid first drive

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient version of all-new range of Toyota's popular mid-size sedan, its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. until very recently... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Hypermiling a Ford C-Max Hybrid

How to drive Ford C-Max Hybrid for best gas mileage? Owner video explains

Purchasing a hybrid vehicle makes for a slightly different ownership experience than a traditional gasoline-only car. There are always a few tips and tricks for owners to... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
Nissan Gripz concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Nissan Gripz Concept uses Note e-Power series-hybrid system

The series-hybrid powertrain, in which motive power is provided exclusively by one or more electric motors that run on electricity produced by a combustion engine, has been... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Energi

2017 Ford Fusion Energi: low electric range, no public charging frustrating

Electric-car charging infrastructure in the United States is getting better, but still has a very long way to go. While anyone that's given even a passing glance to plug-in... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford C-Max

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

Now that we're into a new month, it's time to check out the best deals on green cars—this time for the month of June. As always, Cars Direct has compiled its monthly... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick LaCrosse

2018 Buick LaCrosse gets eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain

When the 2017 Buick LaCrosse made its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show, the eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain offered in the previous-generation model was noticeably... read more June 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro Touring, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2017

Chatbot for Kia Niro hybrid vs driving the actual car

A chatbot would never lie to you, right? That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won... read more May 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

California has always been a bellwether for automotive trends, and it leads every other state by far in the volumes of plug-in electric cars sold. It also led in national... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2017

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL and 2016 Toyota Prius Three, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Buyers in Trump-voting states reject green cars, which surge in Western states

If you're a journalist, it's almost impossible to ignore political news these days. So if readers can resolutely avoid national and local coverage of politics, consider... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford C-Max

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

It's time to take a look at the best deals on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars for the month of May, and as new-vehicle sales slow, there are plenty of deals to be... read more May 11, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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