Some used cars are better bets than others. And just as new hybrid cars vary in efficiency, driving quality, and sales volume, some used hybrids may be a more conservative bet than others. A used Toyota Prius is by far the most familiar and most numerous hybrid, with more than 7 million sold globally over the last 18 years. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier But there are also a growing number of orphan hybrids showing up on used-car lots. And just because it says "Hybrid" on the badge doesn't mean that it will get particularly good gas mileage or be...
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Updated For 2013, Better MPG Expected
There are two different approaches to take when developing a hybrid. You can use the technology to make large improvements to the efficiency of a particular vehicle, or you can use it to improve the performance of a vehicle without making huge sacrifices in economy. The 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 can...Antony Ingram
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3: Is This The Greenest 3-Series Ever?
BMW today announced the sixth generation of its quintessential 3-Series, the compact sport sedan that is its highest volume seller and the face of BMW globally. Along with the return of four-cylinder engines in 3-Series cars for the U.S., this latest and greenest generation adds a new model: the...John Voelcker
Geneva Motor Show Preview: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept
We've already seen two hybrids from BMW: the 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 "sport activity vehicle" and 2010 ActiveHybrid 7 full-size sedan. Now BMW's third hybrid model, which it has hinted at for several months, will be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show. As a show car, its full name is the BMW...John Voelcker
BMW ActiveHybrid 5, Its Third, To Launch at Geneva Motor Show
BMW is expected to unveil its third hybrid model at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show this March. It will be a mild-hybrid version of the all-new 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan line it has just unveiled, which will go on sale in June. The ActiveHybrid 5 will follow in the footsteps of the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid...John Voelcker
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview
Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...John Voelcker
For 2010, BMW is releasing two hybrid vehicles that are very different both in style and in their approach to using electric power to assist the gasoline engine. We've already covered the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 "sports activity coupe", which uses the Two-Mode Hybrid system jointly developed by General Motors, Daimler, Chrysler, and BMW. BMW's mild hybrid full-size luxury sedan Now reviews of the second car, the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 sedan, are starting to filter out. It's one of a growing number of luxury hybrids from BMW, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz that join Lexus (who created the...