Hybrids

 
Did you know Exxon researched hybrid cars (then ignored them)?

Did you know Exxon researched hybrid cars (then ignored them)?

Hybrid cars are often thought of as a fairly recent development, but few things under the sun are truly new. In response to the 1970s oil crises, engineers began contemplating ways to move the auto industry beyond fossil fuels, using much less sophisticated technology than what became available in... read more

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

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

The leaves are beginning to change, and so are the deals on green cars. Our monthly survey of best deals on hybrid, plug-in electric, and fuel-efficient cars includes some... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius design, popular in Japan, not a hit in U.S.

With the fourth-generation Prius hybrid, Toyota focused not only on improving efficiency, but on making its halo car more appealing to a wider range of consumers. Part of... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

How many Toyota Prius Primes will be sold in its first 12 months? Poll results

Next year should be an interesting one for sales of plug-in electric cars, with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV rolling out to selected dealers in all 50 states, Chevy says. The... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

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... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid discontinued for 2017 model year

You can scratch one model off the list of hybrids available in the U.S. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be discontinued for the 2017 model year, marking the end of the line... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

Here's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline? The answer, at least according to Ford Canada, is when the hybrid in question is... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic

Among the many reasons that carmakers get involved in racing is the value of motorsports as a promotional tool. It's considered a good way to burnish a brand's image, even if... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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