Plug-In Hybrids

 
Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Perhaps not surprisingly, its plug-in hybrid powertrain won't be unique to the Pacifica, though. In fact, the electrical components (if not the minivan's V-6... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Premier Headlight

2017 Chevy Volt: what GM is doing differently this time

By virtually all accounts, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt is a handsome, enjoyable, efficient, and comfortable plug-in hybrid hatchback. This site named it our Best Car... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai Ioniq: most important car at the Geneva Motor Show?

The Geneva Motor Show is stuffed with cars, both European volume cars we don't see in North America and a huge number of pricey and high-performance supercars and customs. So... read more March 1, 2016 by


 
2015 MINI Countryman Park Lane

Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

Plug-in hybrid SUVs seem to be the "in" thing among luxury carmakers, with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo all rolling out plug-in versions of recent large utility... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid  [photo: Gary Renick, Twin Cities region]

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Volt

2017 Chevy Volt Now At (Some) Dealers; First Incentives Released

So far, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has only been offered in a handful of electric-car-friendly states. General Motors previously said that nationwide... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Lineup Specs, Details Emerge For Geneva Motor Show (Video)

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, with the full global lineup--hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric versions--in attendance. Ahead... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500h

Geneva Motor Show: Green Car Preview

The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is right around the corner, and a number of electric cars, hybrids, and other green models are set to debut there. As with any auto show, there... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes To Make Executives Drive Plug-In Hybrids Or Electric Cars

As Mercedes-Benz launches a barrage of plug-in electric cars, parent company Daimler is getting executives to practice what they preach. In the near future, executives at... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
Ssangyong SIV-2 Concept for Geneva Motor Show

Ssangyong To Introduce New Hybrid System, SUV At Geneva

Ssangyong is unknown to most Americans as a vehicle brand; yet at least a couple of this Korean automaker's new compact crossover models—the Tivoli, and a second... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Niro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show

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... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For February 2016

The U.S. Presidents' Day holiday typically brings sales on all sorts of things, including cars. And carmakers have a whole new round of incentives for February, including... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid, 2016 Chicago Auto Show

2017 Kia Optima Hybrids: Details On 27-Mile Plug-In Hybrid, Live Photos And Video

Kia aims for a 25-percent increase in its U.S. fleet-wide fuel efficiency by 2020; and the new 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), introduced today at the... read more February 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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