Hybrids

 
Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

Media days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show begin amidst significant uncertainty about green cars and their future in the U.S. It remains unclear how the incoming Trump Administration will treat current fuel-economy and emissions standards. Continued low gas prices are driving a boom in SUV and... read more

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2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016

2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

According to its maker, the 2017 Kia Niro is the first "crossover hybrid vehicle" sold in the U.S.—but what does that really mean? We drove150 miles in two different... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
Second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Fusion Hybrid again used for latest Ford autonomous test vehicle

If you see a Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan cruising along with no apparent input from the driver, rest assured that you are not hallucinating. Since 2013, Ford has used... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Michigan socks hybrid owners with new fees—that don't apply to most hybrids (updated)

The state of Michigan, to help pay for road repairs, decided more than a year ago to hit owners of hybrids and electric cars with additional fees starting this January... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is it a problem of fear?

Despite a proliferation of new models and continuing pressure from stricter emissions standards, sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars so far remain... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

Over the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford F-150

XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

Improving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance

2018 BMW 530e 'iPerformance' plug-in hybrid sedan for U.S. unveiled

The latest model in BMW's expanding lineup of plug-in hybrids sold in the U.S. is a version of its new 5-Series sedan, with a plug. Called the 530e iPerformance, it joins... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Which green-car technology will matter least in 2025? Poll results

There's no single silver bullet that will reduce the energy consumption and emissions from the 80 million new road vehicles sold globally each year. Instead, thousands of... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2016

As 2016 winds down, we have one last round of deals on green cars for the year. We also have the very first deals on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and 2017 Toyota... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan: 33 miles of range, 84 MPGe EPA ratings

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a somewhat deceptive—or perhaps incomplete—name. It is in fact a plug-in hybrid, making it the first minivan equipped with... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: 30 miles of electric range, $76,000 base price

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was first announced last year, but it won't go on sale until early in 2017. As that launch date draws nearer, we've learned more... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Feds issue mandatory-noise rule for new electric, hybrid cars

The U.S. government finally issued its long-debated rules for noise-making devices in so-called "quiet cars." They require all new hybrid and plug-in electric cars to emit... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: first drive of plug-in hybrid minivan

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wraps a number of firsts into one innovative package. The Pacifica minivan, launched this year, has received positive reviews for its... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2016

It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi R18 LMP1 World Endurance Championship race car

Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most... read more November 10, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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