Plug-In Hybrids

 
Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum, for Green Car Reports among others, but it illustrates one of the longstanding challenges in the field. Will the market for... read more

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2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016: cresting Everest

While still just shy of the 30,000 vehicle milestone, cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales likely finished 2016 high enough to scale Mount Everest (elevation in... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers, Fremont, California: Bobby Edmonds, Bill Mattos, Steve Henry

Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: 2016 best year yet, Bolt EV launches, Model S record (update)

As sales results trickled in from automakers earlier this month, industry analysts waited to see whether enough buyers signed on the line to make 2016 a new record sales... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

The Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
2016 Kia Soul EV

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for January 2017

It's a new year, and that means a new crop of buyer deals on green cars. The 2017 model year is now well underway, but older 2016 versions of certain vehicles still sit on... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: lifetime carbon emissions 24 percent lower vs standard minivan

Cars that run entirely or partly on electricity from a battery pack have no tailpipe emissions, but to judge their overall impact, you have to look at lifetime... read more January 10, 2017 by


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

Media days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show begin amidst significant uncertainty about green cars and their future in the U.S. It remains unclear how the incoming Trump... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Escape SE 4WD Grille

Ford's 13 'electrified' cars are all hybrids, plug-ins, or electric after all

In recent years, Ford has acquired a bit of a reputation for opacity in its dealings with the media. One example was its promise in December 2015 that it would introduce 13... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq, Sonata plug-in hybrids available anywhere in U.S.

Some manufacturers only offer their plug-in hybrid models in certain markets, even as hybrid models are now generally offered nationwide. Like electric cars, plug-in hybrid... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production

Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is it a problem of fear?

Despite a proliferation of new models and continuing pressure from stricter emissions standards, sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars so far remain... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Karma Revero

Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

The original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will now be built at a new... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford F-150

XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

Improving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance

2018 BMW 530e 'iPerformance' plug-in hybrid sedan for U.S. unveiled

The latest model in BMW's expanding lineup of plug-in hybrids sold in the U.S. is a version of its new 5-Series sedan, with a plug. Called the 530e iPerformance, it joins... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Which green-car technology will matter least in 2025? Poll results

There's no single silver bullet that will reduce the energy consumption and emissions from the 80 million new road vehicles sold globally each year. Instead, thousands of... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Renault Zoe electric car on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Oct 2016

While the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in other markets, the Japanese automaker's French partner once again remains on top of the European sales charts... read more December 13, 2016 by


 

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