Hybrids

 
2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. The new Insight... read more

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Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

Workhorse expands $1,000 preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup from fleets to public for $1,000

After $300 million in claimed fleet preorders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck, Workhorse will open its order books for everyone to claim a spot in the production... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e

2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid SUV: first drive review

No doubt the hoi polloi are prepared for emissions-free vehicle zones, what with their bicycles and their little electric cars. But what is the aristocracy to do when its... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
Handing over car keys

What will your next car be? Take our Twitter poll

Seven years after the first mass-priced modern electric car was sold in the U.S., more car buyers than ever are at least dimly aware that such vehicles exist. Sales of cars... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Half of all new cars sold in Norway last year are electric or hybrid, as diesel ebbs fast

Norway was one of the earliest nations to set a coherent and broad-based national plan to cut its carbon emissions, and then stick to it. For road transport, it plans to... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

China extended tax breaks on hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles through 2020

As China stares down climate change and smog alerts in numerous cities, the central government has extended its tax rebates for hybrid and electric vehicles for another three... read more January 8, 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 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, Dec 2017

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid first drive review (pricing from $28,840)

Some plug-in hybrid models are easily distinguishable from the rest of the cars their maker sells. Others, like the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, are all but invisible. It... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

Which plug-in hybrid would you buy today if you had to? Twitter poll results

The Chevrolet Volt, now in its second generation, has long been the king of mass-market plug-in hybrids. With 53 miles of battery range, its electric performance is exceeded... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid   [photo: owner 'Viking79']

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: early owner's first impressions

We only published our first-drive report on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid last week, and the car is just now showing up at Honda dealers across the country. But that... read more December 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

Toyota plans 1 million zero-emission vehicles a year by 2030: our analysis

Sales of plug-in electric cars are rising steadily in North America, Europe, and Asia, with roughly 2 million now on the world's roads. China is debating when it will ban... read more December 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Four of Wards' Top 10 Engines are actually electric or electrified powertrains

The industry trade journal WardsAuto has been giving out "Best Engine" awards for 24 years now, and this year's list includes some interesting choices. For starters, there... read more December 18, 2017 by


 
Frame from 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid "Beyond the Battery" ad

Can Honda break through buyer confusion about plug-in hybrids?

With the launch of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan, the Chevrolet Volt now has its first serious competition among long-range plug-in hybrids. About 25,000... read more December 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive

There's a new plug-in hybrid in town, and it could expand the audience for cars that provide useful electric range for daily driving while retaining an efficient gasoline... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Soul EV

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2017

If you're looking to give the gift of efficient motoring this holiday season, numerous manufacturer incentives are available this month that'll save you from breaking the... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
Mopar-modified Jeep Wrangler features all-new items from the performance parts catalog

Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid to go into production in 2020

Looking back at last week's Los Angeles auto show media days, one new vehicle sucked up a disproportionate amount of attention and airtime. That would be the new 2018 Jeep... read more December 6, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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