Plug-In Hybrids

 
Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

As cars come to rely increasingly on electronic systems, non-traditional companies are making forays into the car business. Google continues to develop its autonomous-driving technology, and there are myriad rumors that Apple is developing an entire car of its own. Vacuum-cleaner producer Dyson... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

Toyota is the king of electrified powertrains. With more than nine million hybrid vehicles sold worldwide at this point, and well over 5.5 million of those wearing a Prius... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Report for June: more of the same

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month continued at pretty much the same level as in May, with few notable gainers or losers among the high-volume entries. While the... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

We usually think of automotive energy efficiency in terms of miles per gallon, but that isn't adequate for cars with plugs. For battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota has shown very little interest in battery-electric cars. The company has taken the position that hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains are more practical choices... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan to April

When it comes to global electric-car sales, the Renault-Nissan Alliance leads the way. The conjoined carmakers have sold more electric cars than any others, and the Nissan... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

Some carmakers have experimented with wireless charging, and certain third-party suppliers offer systems that can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. But Mercedes-Benz may... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine with Polestar Performance Optimization

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... read more June 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for May flat: Leaf struggles despite range boost

U.S. sales of cars with plugs were essentially flat last month, as low gas prices and perhaps anticipation of longer-range entries within months kept a lid on buyer interest... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes fuel-cell GLC plugs in like an electric car: what does that imply?

This morning, Mercedes-Benz announced that its upcoming GLC F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell crossover SUV would also include a battery pack that plugs in to recharge. Just like an... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's first plug-in fuel-cell powertrain

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles face the challenge of a global fueling infrastructure that doesn't exist and will cost billions to build. Electricity, on the other hand, is... read more June 13, 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


 
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


 
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


 
London Taxi Company TX5

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

R.I.P. Cadillac ELR: what went wrong with luxury electric coupe?

After a long and tortured development process and a short life, GM has quietly euthanized its Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe. The derivative of the... read more May 18, 2016 by


 

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