Hybrids

 
More VW court misery: Jetta Hybrid braking suit won't be arbitrated

More VW court misery: Jetta Hybrid braking suit won't be arbitrated

Volkswagen has some legal troubles that go beyond the ongoing "Dieselgate" scandal. While VW waits for approval of a settlement for 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI cars with illegal "defeat device" software, it faces a class-action lawsuit related to another model. That would be the Jetta Hybrid compact... read more

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Leaked image of Nissan Note e-Power hybrid (Japanese market version) published on Liveblog site

Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford F-150

Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue, 2016 Miami auto show

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: better prospects than Pathfinder, Murano for small hybrid SUV?

As predicted several years ago by a now-departed member of the Nissan product team, the third of three hybrid SUVs has rolled out. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is the... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

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

It's once again time to survey the best deals on hybrid, electric, diesel, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. With 2017 models arriving in larger numbers, carmakers and... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance (Chinese spec)

BMW X1 plug-in hybrid SUV for China only, not North America

BMW is making another addition to its growing roster of plug-in hybrids, but this one won't be sold in the U.S. Unveiled at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show last week, the BMW X1... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi: how engineers increased fuel efficiency

Carmakers regularly tweak their powertrains to boost fuel efficiency or improve performance and drivability. Changes to EPA test cycles for 2017 mean that the agency's... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Labor Day deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and while many people use the holiday for relaxation, automakers hope some will be lured into showrooms as well. Carmakers are... read more August 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Toyota now sells almost 1.5 million hybrids a year

Despite depressed U.S. sales of its Prius line owing to low gas prices, Toyota continues to post impressive hybrid sales. The Japanese carmaker surpassed 9 million hybrids... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 won't get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Model E hybrid, electric range to include crossover as well?

Two years ago, Ford successfully fought Tesla to retain legal use of the name "Model E"—the name Tesla Motors had proposed for what became the Model 3 electric car... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 740e xDrive i Performance

2017 BMW 740e large plug-in hybrid luxury sedan with 14-mile range announced for U.S.

More than a year after it was first announced, the 2017 BMW 740e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan is about to arrive in U.S. showrooms. The 740e xDrive i Performance—to use... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

2017 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid to get updates to styling, tech

The 2017 Audi A3 sedan and convertible get several styling and technology updates that will likely be applied to the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid model as well. The... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For August 2016

Once again, it's time to look at the best deals on green cars for the current month. As we get further into the 2017 model year, carmakers are working harder to get leftover... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Four of 10 Ford Fusion mid-size sedans sold in LA are hybrids

In many ways, California is unlike the rest of the country. That is particularly true when it comes to green cars, which Californians buy with enthusiasm not seen in other... read more August 7, 2016 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

In almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars... read more August 5, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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