2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a drive event last fall, Honda said it hoped the redesigned Accord Hybrid could manage the same fuel-efficiency ratings as last... read more

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2018 Fiat 500e

2018 Fiat 500e preview

When the Fiat 500e electric minicar launched in 2013, its range was rated at 87 miles, but its most distinctive feature was its wickedly fun-to-drive character. Six years... read more February 13, 2018 by

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid video preview

As they say: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. The first Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, launched for 2011, wasn't one of the better examples of the class for... read more February 9, 2018 by

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid released at Chicago auto show

What the auto industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh" can range from indistinguishable to very evident. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid falls into the latter category, with new... read more February 8, 2018 by

2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600

Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline... read more February 8, 2018 by

2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station  [photo: Chris Baccus

Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for... read more February 6, 2018 by

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid winter gas mileage review

Nearly a year ago, we published a gas-mileage review on the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, the South Korean brand's Toyota Prius challenger. We saw 49.5 miles per gallon over 565... read more February 4, 2018 by

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Kia Niro preview

Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally. When Korean maker Kia was drawing up plans for its... read more January 31, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Leaf

Looking at leases on 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: how do they stack up?

This past Tuesday, the 2018 Nissan Leaf—an entirely redesigned second generation of the pioneering electric car—officially went on sale in the U.S. It's quicker... read more January 28, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end... read more January 27, 2018 by

2018 Smart Fortwo 10th Anniversary Edition

Special-edition 2018 Smart Fortwo electric minicar marks 10 years of two-seater in US

Birthed from the uncommon alliance between watch company Swatch and Mercedes-Benz, Smart's goal was to bring a stylish city car to the masses with a level of personalization... read more January 11, 2018 by

2017 Kia Soul EV

2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

Updates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three... read more January 9, 2018 by

2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2017

2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e: plug-in hybrid luxury sedan driven

It's been two and a half years since we drove the plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan at its San Francisco launch event. It took a while for the car to... read more January 2, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car, test-driven by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf: an early Leaf driver's impressions (he has a Tesla too)

First sales of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second generation of the pioneering electric car, should come this month. But Nissan has quietly been showing the 2018 Leaf to... read more January 2, 2018 by

2018 BMW i3s

2018 BMW i3s: range, efficiency lower for sportier model of electric car

As a given generation of any vehicle ages, German companies in particular often spice up the allure of the aging car with new and sportier versions. Porsche is a master at... read more January 2, 2018 by

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet, First Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet first drive review: the perfect city car

I try very hard to go into each review with an open mind, but in the case of the 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet, I was prepared to dislike it. I expected an... read more December 25, 2017 by



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