Hybrids

 
Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

Honda's green-car strategy for the next decade or so appears to be coming into greater focus. In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to produce much higher volumes of its two-motor hybrid powertrain, as seen first in the Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan. It also... read more

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2017 Lexus RX 450h, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2017

2017 Lexus RX 450h hybrid gas mileage review

The Lexus RX pretty much invented the luxury mid-size SUV category, and it remains a substantial part of the brand's sales in the U.S. 20 years later. It was also the brand's... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Techrules GT96 debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. With press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Volvo Concept Truck

Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. Last... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn't one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The volume seller will be the Ioniq Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid (as is the Toyota Prius)... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Pacific Gas & Electric plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck

Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The first is power outages... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus LS 500h

2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to debut at Geneva show

It should come as no surprise that Toyota's Lexus luxury brand remains enthusiastic about hybrids. Toyota has sold more hybrids than any other automaker, with luxury models... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2017 Hyundai Ioniq to have lifetime battery-failure warranty

Hyundai is extending the lifetime battery warranty offered on previous electrified models to the 2017 Ioniq lineup as well. The warranty applies to all versions of Hyundai's... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

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

As we roll through the second month of 2017, it's once again time to take a look at the best deals on green cars. This month's batch of deals spans a wide array of models... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Why aren't there more hybrid crossover utilities and SUVs?

It's one of the most frequent questions asked by shoppers interested in utility vehicles with better gas mileage: why aren't there more hybrid SUVs and crossovers? Following... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review

In the plug-in hybrid game, you move forward or get left behind. When the hybrid maker is Porsche, that applies to power as well as efficiency. The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro

2017 Kia Niro hybrid 'crossover' wagon priced from $23,800

Almost a year after it was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is finally going on sale. The Niro is Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, and... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
U.S. hybrid vehicle market: total sales and market share, 2000-2016   [source: PIRA Energy Group]

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid

Ford to test plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in London

Earlier this month, Ford announced a host of new electrified vehicles, including prototype and production hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric models. Before its... read more January 23, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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