Hybrids

 
Volkswagen dedicated hybrid Prius fighter to be called XL3?

Volkswagen dedicated hybrid Prius fighter to be called XL3?

Gasoline may cost $2 a gallon or less in many parts of the U.S., but new competitors to the Toyota Prius seem to be popping up all over the place. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric models just made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show, only a few weeks after... read more

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2017 Maserati Levante

Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Perhaps not surprisingly, its... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
1967 Pontiac Firebird meets 2014 Toyota Prius V   [photo by Bill the Engineer, from EcoModder]

Prius V power plus Pontiac pony car equals...Firebird Hybrid!

What would be your ultimate Toyota Prius hybrid? Maybe a convertible version? One that brings fond memories of bygone performance to middle-aged friends and neighbors? An... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
Nickel-metal-hydride hybrid battery pack in trunk of 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
Techrules AT96 TREV concept, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Supercars stampede toward hybrids, electric power: Geneva roundup

Hybrid and electric cars are now a common sight at major auto shows, but the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, those technologies were found in the supercars that made up many of the... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Electric: more notes from Geneva Motor Show

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq lineup was largely downplayed by European media that focused more on local makers, along with the supercars and high-end luxury vehicles debuts, at... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai Ioniq: most important car at the Geneva Motor Show?

The Geneva Motor Show is stuffed with cars, both European volume cars we don't see in North America and a huge number of pricey and high-performance supercars and customs. So... read more March 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 eAssist

Chevy, GMC V-8 Pickups Get 20 MPG With $500 eAssist Mild Hybrid Option

The eAssist mild hybrid system is dead, long live the eAssist mild hybrid system? With continually rising corporate average fuel economy levels required through 2025, General... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2015 MINI Countryman Park Lane

Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

Plug-in hybrid SUVs seem to be the "in" thing among luxury carmakers, with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo all rolling out plug-in versions of recent large utility... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid  [photo: Gary Renick, Twin Cities region]

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Lineup Specs, Details Emerge For Geneva Motor Show (Video)

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, with the full global lineup--hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric versions--in attendance. Ahead... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500h

Geneva Motor Show: Green Car Preview

The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is right around the corner, and a number of electric cars, hybrids, and other green models are set to debut there. As with any auto show, there... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Ssangyong SIV-2 Concept for Geneva Motor Show

Ssangyong To Introduce New Hybrid System, SUV At Geneva

Ssangyong is unknown to most Americans as a vehicle brand; yet at least a couple of this Korean automaker's new compact crossover models—the Tivoli, and a second... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

2011-2015 VW Touareg Hybrid SUVs Recalled For Battery Tray Fix

The recently-discontinued Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV is being recalled to address an issue with the tray that holds its battery pack. VW needs to fit a drain to the... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500h

2018 Lexus LC 500h: Geneva Debut For Hybrid Performance Coupe

One of the most pulse-quickening debuts from the Detroit Auto Show last month was that of the lusty Lexus LC 500 Coupe, a model that takes aim at the Mercedes-Benz SL. And... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Toyota C-HR Concept (2nd version), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota C-HR Small SUV To Offer Hybrid; Production Debut At Geneva Show

After multiple showings of various concepts, the production version of the Toyota C-HR crossover will finally debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next month. And the lineup... read more February 12, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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