Through-the-road hybrids

Electric rear axle project uses 48-volt system to electrify small cars

Electric rear axle project uses 48-volt system to electrify small cars

As an alternative to costlier full-hybrid systems, many suppliers are looking to mild-hybrid powertrains to boost the efficiency of internal-combustion cars. A small 48-volt battery can provide supplementary electrical power, taking some of the load off the gasoline or diesel engine. One company... read more

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Kia Trail'ster Concept, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Soul Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

At the very first automaker press conference of the Chicago Auto Show, Kia pulled the wraps off its Trail'ster Concept: an all-wheel-drive hybrid versions of its Soul that... read more February 12, 2015 by

Kia 2015 Chicago Auto Show teaser image

Kia Soul To Get Hybrid AWD? 'Rugged Runabout' For Chicago Show Adds Electric AWD

Exactly two weeks from now at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia will unveil a new concept car with an outdoorsy theme. It will feature an electric all-wheel drive system, but... read more January 30, 2015 by

Subaru Viziv 2 concept - 2014 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Subaru Viziv-2 Concept: Geneva Motor Show Live Photos

Last year, Subaru used the Geneva Motor Show to launch the Viziv concept, a diesel-hybrid crossover with a sleek coupe silhouette. This year, the Viziv is back--but Subaru... read more March 4, 2014 by

2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe Coming Later This Year

With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise--it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May--it's sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a... read more February 27, 2014 by

Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept

Volkswagen Unveils Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Unsurprisingly, the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show has been dominated by Japanese automakers showing off their latest green car technology and futuristic concepts on home turf. But... read more December 1, 2011 by 2

Chevrolet MiRay Concept hybrid 'muscle car of the future', Seoul Motor Show, March 2011

Chevy MiRay: Hybrid 'Muscle Car Of The Future' Concept

Big plans are afoot for Chevrolet, which GM plans to take global to face off against Ford. With spring auto-show season upon us, Chevy is showing not only its 2013 Malibu LTZ... read more March 31, 2011 by 0

2011 Audi A5 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype

New A5 e-tron quattro Plug-In Packs Audi’s Latest Hybrid Tech

Audi has taken the wraps off a sophisticated plug-in hybrid prototype that combines a number of leading green car technologies all in a single platform. Utilizing the shell... read more March 30, 2011 by 1


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