Plug-In Hybrids

 
2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show: Live Photos & Video

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show: Live Photos & Video

The 2017 Kia Niro "hybrid utility vehicle" revealed this morning at the Chicago Auto Show marks the South Korean brand's ambitious entry into dedicated hybrids. While dedicated hybrids have traditionally been hatchbacks--think Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, even the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric-Car Sales Will Bounce Back After 2015 Decline: Report

Despite record overall new-car deliveries, the market for electric cars and plug-in hybrids actually declined slightly in 2015. Plug-in car deliveries stood at around 115,000... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius Family May Shrink As Low Gas Prices Dim Allure

During its tenure from 2010 through 2015, the outgoing third-generation Toyota Prius hybrid gradually spawned a "family" of models. The original Prius Liftback was joined a... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Steady, But Little To Celebrate

January has historically been a tough month for plug-in electric car sales, and last month doesn't look like it'll be an exception. Added to the usual winter slowdown in... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. They are at least... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

All Those Plug-In Hybrid Models? They're For China, More Than The U.S.

Between now and 2020, the three German luxury brands--Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz-- will collectively add more than a dozen plug-in hybrid models to their lineups. The goal... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid To Be Imported From China To U.S.

Of the three vehicles using GM's newest hybrid system, we know rather less about the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid than we do about either the Chevrolet Volt or the Chevy... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2015-2016 Plug-In Car, With Specs: UPDATED

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

China To Phase Out Electric-Car Subsidies By 2021, Let 'Market Decide'

After years of enthusiastic support, China's national government may soon discontinue its electric-car subsidies. Seeing electric cars as a way to solve the country's serious... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrids: Electric Miles Are Half Of Total

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show two weeks ago contained relatively little new from Ford Motor Company. A lightly updated 2017 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan emerged, as did... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

Porsche Plug-In Hybrids Selling Well In California

Porsche is moving forward with plans to produce and sells its first electric car, but the German automaker is already seeing success with plug-in hybrids. Over the past few... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: More Details On 30-Mile Plug-In

Chrysler last week revealed the completely new sixth-generation version of its minivans—including, at long last, the first full-hybrid minivan for the U.S. market. That... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes To Boost Electric Range Of Plug-In Hybrids As It Adds Models

Last year and this year see a veritable onslaught of low-volume German plug-in hybrids, both sedans and SUVs. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have each said they'll offer plug-in... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014

The U.S. new-vehicle market set a new record last year, with deliveries of new passenger cars and light trucks totaling 17.39 million. The previous record of 17.35 million... read more January 19, 2016 by


 

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