Hybrids

 
Most powerful Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really.

Most powerful Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really.

The Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV is now the most powerful production Volvo ever, thanks to tweaks from in-house tuner Polestar. Polestar started out as an independent race team and Volvo tuner, and was bought outright by the Swedish carmaker last year. Over the years, it's offered... read more

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Honda CR-Z Alpha Final Label Edition (Japanese spec)

Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe production to end, apparently

The Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe appears to be nearing the end of its lifespan. It's the last Honda model still in production using the company's Integrated Motor Assist... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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

Planning a summer road trip? Why not do it in a brand-new car? Once again, it's time to review the month's best deals on green cars—and there are quite a few of them... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.1 concept

Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because... read more June 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Energi

2017 Ford Fusion Energi electric range rises to 22 miles

The all-electric range of every type of plug-in car has risen since their introduction in 2011, and will continue to increase with further boosts in battery energy density... read more May 30, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

48-volt mild hybrid systems: what they do, how they change the car

To meet stricter fuel-economy standards, carmakers will have to rely more on all varieties of electrification in the coming years. That means more battery-electric and... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

Toyota has reached yet another hybrid-production milestone since launching the original Prius in Japan in 1997. Nine months after building its 8-millionth hybrid, Toyota says... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Scion iA

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

A new month brings more deals on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. Incentives change from month to month as manufacturers try to boost sales of certain models, clear... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Tata Nexon Concept  -  2014 Geneva Auto Show

Electric rear axle project uses 48-volt system to electrify small cars

As an alternative to costlier full-hybrid systems, many suppliers are looking to mild-hybrid powertrains to boost the efficiency of internal-combustion cars. A small 48-volt... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In is 4th electric to reach 100,000 sales

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid won't go on sale in the U.S. until later this year, but it's been available in Europe and Japan for some time now. In those markets... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe to get longer range, other updates: report

The updated 2017 BMW i3 electric car debuted earlier this week with several notable changes, including a larger battery pack BMW says will allow for 114 miles of range. With... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

General Motors is trying to get as much use as possible out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. A very similar version without the plug is... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Buick Lacrosse Hybrid (Chinese spec)

Buick Lacrosse Hybrid unveiled at Beijing Auto Show, for China only

General Motors is getting a lot of mileage out of the second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. Both the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (without a... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

All-wheel-drive hybrid cars, SUVs: why are there so few?

Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten British luxury coupe called the Jensen FF went into production, offering the first modern all-wheel drive system on any passenger car in the... read more April 25, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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