Hybrids

 
Volvo's ambitious sales plans: 1 million electric & plug-in hybrid cars by 2025

Volvo's ambitious sales plans: 1 million electric & plug-in hybrid cars by 2025

Right now, Volvo only sells two plug-in hybrid models—soon to be four—and no all-electric cars. But within a decade, it hopes to become one of the biggest sellers of plug-in electric vehicles. The Swedish carmaker has just set itself the goal of selling a total of 1 million hybrids and... read more

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Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

Norway is a case study in the effectiveness of electric-car incentives. The Scandinavian country is known as the friendliest place in the world for electric cars, thanks to... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

Do hybrid or electric supercars still have to roar to be taken seriously?

Fast hybrid and electric cars have shown they have the performance to match traditional sports cars and supercars. But they're often considered to be missing one oft-cited... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

2016 Toyota Prius hybrid gets good IIHS, NHTSA crash safety scores

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has already been on sale for a few months, but crash-test scores are just now being released. The fourth-generation Prius did well in both... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Energi

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

It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars for the month. As always, some incentives and rebates carry over unchanged, while others are new and may be... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Diesel scandal to hurt plug-in hybrids, former Fiat exec says

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to calls for more real-world emission testing outside laboratory conditions, in order to catch future cheating. That could be bad news... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid 5dr HB SEL Grille

2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

Two years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

Updated Audi A3 debuts with new engine, tweaked styling

It seems like the current-generation Audi A3 went on sale only yesterday but we already have our first look at the car’s mid-cycle update. That’s because the... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq product team discusses U.S. hybrid, electric markets

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq lineup of hybrid, electric, and plug-in hybrid hatchbacks won't hit the market until late this year, but Hyundai product executives are eager to talk... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Hyundai Ioniq preview

The 2016 New York Auto Show marked the U.S. debut of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq—a car that tries to cover all of the green-car bases. Previously shown in Hyundai's home... read more March 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Niro

2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV: are electric, AWD versions in the works?

The 2017 Kia Niro, slated to go on sale late this year, will be Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, for which there's an entirely unique body style. Yet compared to other... read more March 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander: delayed for U.S. again, specs may change

Americans who want an SUV combined with a plug-in hybrid powertrain have had a very long wait. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV—the plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid  -  2016 New York Auto Show iive photos

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to be offered in four trim levels: Live photos

While the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has received much attention recently, the Japanese firm's larger hybrid crossover is now getting a mid-cycle update as well. Debuting at the... read more March 24, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 330e i Performance

2017 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid on sale in late summer

BMW has finally set a U.S. launch date for its plug-in hybrid 3-Series variant. The plug-in hybrid was briefly mentioned during BMW's unveiling of a mid-cycle refresh for the... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
1896 Armstrong phaeton hybrid

Is this 1896 horseless carriage the world's very first hybrid car?

The Toyota Prius may have started the era of modern hybrid cars when it debuted in Japan in 1997, but it was far from the first hybrid vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche actually... read more March 18, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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