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Hyundai's Updated Hybrid Six-Speed Transmission: For Plug-In Hybrids Too?

Hyundai's Updated Hybrid Six-Speed Transmission: For Plug-In Hybrids Too?

Hyundai announced a new six-speed automatic transmission for upcoming hybrid cars at its annual International Powertrain Conference in Namyang, South Korea. The carmaker says it was able to integrate almost all of the hybrid components--including an electric motor--into the transmission, increasing... read more

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2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

How Many Celebrities Drive Toyota Prius Hybrids? Well, What's A Celebrity?

It may not be as flashy as a Lamborghini or Rolls-Royce, but the Toyota Prius hybrid's popularity with celebrities is well known. It's as much a fixture of Hollywood as... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Changes To CA Rules May Cut Zero-Emission Vehicle Requirement

California's rules requiring six automakers to sell specified numbers of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2012 have had a substantial impact. But a meeting to be held one... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Plug In Coming

Volkswagen: Plug-In Hybrids A 'Bridge' To Pure Electric Cars In Future

It's often said that plug-in hybrids are the "gateway drug" to pure battery-electric vehicles, exposing drivers to the electric-car experience without looming range anxiety... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Racks Up 7 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997: UPDATED

Toyota not only invented the modern hybrid-electric vehicle, but it has sold more hybrid cars than any other automaker. Now the Japanese company has crossed a new milestone... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi Plug-In Hybrid Range To Include R8 Supercar Too

There's a new wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending saga of the electrified Audi R8 sports car. While the battery-electric Audi R8 e-tron has been cancelled and revived... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan Will Launch Late Next Year, Company Says

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has never been a fan of plug-in electric cars. So when he revealed at the Paris Motor Show that a plug-in hybrid version... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Cadillac moving headquarters to NYC, splintering off as separate business unit

2016 Cadillac CT6 Large Luxury Car To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Option

Cadillac continues on its decade-long quest to build and sell cars that will be viewed as equivalent to the best of the German prestige brands. To that end, it will introduce... read more October 5, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

Should Plug-Ins And Hybrids Offer A Range Of Battery Sizes?

You can choose from two or more engine and transmission options in most gasoline cars, so why not offer a choice of battery-pack sizes in hybrids and plug-in electric cars?... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Paris Motor Show Roundup: Electric, Hybrid, And Other Green Cars

Autumn is here, and so is auto-show season. The 2014 Paris Motor Show this week kicked off the annual global parade of new production cars and concepts, and several notable... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Volkswagen XL Sport With Ducati V-Twin Engine: Paris Motor Show Photos

One of the best ways to make a very fast car is to start with a small vehicle that's extremely light and strong, and add a more powerful engine. That's the genesis of the... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

What Do Hybrid Owners Say About Their Cars? How About Everyone Else?

As hybrid cars become more commonplace, it's worth finding out whether people's views of them are changing. A new study from the University of Michigan Transportation... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Now that German carmakers have started to work in earnest on plug-in hybrids, expect to see a whole lot more of them in the coming years--though not always in North America... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 online configurator

2014 BMW i8 Configurator Live: Spec Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Coupe!

Even if you can't afford a luxury car, it's sometimes fun to peruse an online configurator and "build" one to suit your tastes. It's now possible to play with the options on... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Revealed At Paris Motor Show

Pity poor Mitsubishi, whose Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Europe and Asia for almost two years. But the plug-in hybrid SUV's U.S. debut has been delayed... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Updated Ford C-Max (European market) for 2015, shown at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Updated Ford C-Max European Models Unveiled For Paris Motor Show

Just one day after it revealed a small portion of the design in a teaser photo, the updated Ford C-Max for the European market has been unveiled ahead of the Paris Motor... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
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