Hybrids

 
Chatbot for Kia Niro hybrid vs driving the actual car

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 the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid vehicle. (It was an interesting competition... read more

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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


 
Karma Revero 'Delivery' as spot

First TV ad for Karma Revero drops as sales to start next month

Everything old is new again, including the 2017 Karma Revero, a reborn 2012 Fisker Karma. Now its maker has released the first-ever television advertisement for the car, a... read more May 5, 2017 by


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

Six things to know about new hybrid cars (if you haven't paid much attention lately)

For the past few years, plug-in electric cars have gotten more publicity than their small share of the market deserved. That's exactly what had happened to hybrids a decade... read more May 1, 2017 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Nancy Gioia

Most Fords will be hybrid or electric by 2025 ... in China

Ford has aggressive electrification plans for China. In a recent announcement, the U.S. automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Honda CR-V Hybrid introduced at 2017 Shanghai auto show

2018 (?) Honda CR-V Hybrid all but confirmed for U.S. sale after Shanghai debut

It's one of the more frequently asked questions on consumer car sites: why aren't there any hybrid crossover utility vehicles? The Ford Escape Hybrid reigned alone in that... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times

While the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid rack up four-figure sales in most months, the third vehicle to use elements of that same drivetrain... read more April 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius One: stripped-down hybrid added at lower price

It hasn't been the greatest of years for the Toyota Prius hybrid, the Japanese carmaker's flagship product. The fourth generation hybrid hatchback debuted as a 2016 model... read more April 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

What does it take to turn a Ford Fusion Hybrid into a Police Responder?

The hybrid mid-size sedans sold today by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota are all tuned to provide maximum fuel economy. So what did it take to fashion a... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

Ford Fusion becomes first police pursuit-rated hybrid car

Ford made a big splash last year when it announced it would launch 13 new electrified vehicles within five years. That was widely misreported as 13 new "electric" vehicles... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2017

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid: gas mileage review of mid-size sedan

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is one of a pair of hybrid mid-size sedans from the Korean maker Hyundai-Kia. It shares its underpinnings, though not a single body panel or... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

2017 hybrid mid-size sedans: all the entries, plus what's due for 2018

The mid-size sedan was once the default for a majority of U.S. car buyers. While the segment's position has been eroded by the rise of crossover utility vehicles of many... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Lexus UX concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Lexus UX small crossover may get hybrid version that Toyota C-HR won't

For better or worse, many Toyota models ultimately donate their underpinnings to the Japanese automaker's Lexus luxury brand. That may not give certain Lexus models the... read more March 17, 2017 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

Norway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. The Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

How to pay most of a million bucks to use the carpool lane in Florida

Some people will do anything to avoid a little traffic. Like many other states, Florida offers drivers of greener cars solo access to its high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

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

Once again, it's time to look at the month's best deals on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. Deals for March include several new... read more March 10, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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