Hybrids

 
2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over the rear wheel openings to reduce aerodynamic drag, and a host of highly advanced technologies for its time. It was the 2000... read more

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2016 Toyota Prius camouflaged test car, Southern California, Jun 2015  [photo by CarsDirect]

2016 Toyota Prius To Debut Next Month, Prior To Frankfurt Show

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is fast approaching. Toyota Motor Corporation has confirmed to Bloomberg that the fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius will be shown in Las... read more August 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid  -  First Drive, May 2015

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid First Drive

What if you could fully restore your charge in a plug-in hybrid, on the fly, just by driving? It’s a feature that’s unparalleled in mass-market plug-in... read more May 26, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella... read more April 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

How Similar Are Chevy Volt & Malibu Hybrid Powertrains? Very Much; Here's Why

In less than six months, General Motors has unveiled three separate 2016 vehicles that use its hybrid and plug-in hybrid Voltec powertrain. The Chevrolet Volt and Malibu... read more April 23, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been... read more April 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid teaser photo

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Launch At New York Auto Show

It took a bit longer than expected, but Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show... read more March 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson Shows Two Different Hybrid Concepts In Geneva

The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will arrive later this year, but not all of its variants will be offered in the U.S. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Hyundai showed... read more March 17, 2015 by


 
Kia Trail'ster Concept, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Soul Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

At the very first automaker press conference of the Chicago Auto Show, Kia pulled the wraps off its Trail'ster Concept: an all-wheel-drive hybrid versions of its Soul that... read more February 12, 2015 by


 
SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype: UPDATED

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a... read more February 2, 2015 by


 
Kia 2015 Chicago Auto Show teaser image

Kia Soul To Get Hybrid AWD? 'Rugged Runabout' For Chicago Show Adds Electric AWD

Exactly two weeks from now at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia will unveil a new concept car with an outdoorsy theme. It will feature an electric all-wheel drive system, but... read more January 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Plans Hybrids, Electric Cars & More: 5 Questions With Green R&D Head Ki-Sang Lee

The Hyundai Motor Group, encompassing both the Hyundai and Kia brands, is known as one of the most aggressive competitors in the global auto business. And the company has big... read more January 20, 2015 by


 
AirFlow BulletTruck (Images: AirFlow Truck Company)

Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: Our 5 Biggest Stories In 2014

It's December 31, when we like to look back to see which stories were our most popular over the entire year. Boy, did we get some surprises this year! Not a single... read more December 31, 2014 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Will Alter Industry As Prius Did, Says Exec

When it launched in the U.S. in 2000, the first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid was met with more than a little skepticism by the automotive establishment and the buying... read more December 8, 2014 by


 
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

Infiniti has made little secret of its desire to launch a new flagship that would finally fill the void left by the departure of its largest sedan, the Q45. Today, at the... read more October 1, 2014 by


 
Citroen Cactus Airflow 2L Concept, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Citroen Compressed-Air Hybrid For Paris Motor Show: Cactus Airflow 2L Concept

A hybrid system, broadly defined, is any two power sources that combine to provide torque to drive a car's wheels. While most are hybrid-electric--a combustion engine plus... read more September 25, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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