2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined

Facing its first three-row hybrid rival, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that bowed Thursday at the 2019 New York auto show boasting one big number: 34 mpg combined, according to the automaker’s estimates. That’s 10 mpg higher than early estimates for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid... read more

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2019 Toyota Prius

Toyota shores up against electric-car threat, by sharing hybrid tech

As some of the industry appears to be leapfrogging directly past hybrid vehicles, in favor of battery electrics—GM with its canceled Volt, for example—Toyota is... read more April 3, 2019 by

2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape revealed: Hybrid returns teasing nearly 40 mpg, plug-in hybrid version with 30 electric miles

The Ford Escape was the first Ford hybrid and the first hybrid SUV to hit the market. That was 15 years ago, and Ford has been sitting out seven model years with no Escape... read more April 2, 2019 by

President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama, buy that Volt!

Our current President, Donald Trump, has made it abundantly clear where he stands on electric cars. It’s quite a contrast to our former President, Barack Obama, whose... read more March 31, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Bolt EV deals, Ram eTorque, in-wheel motors, wind and solar costs: Today's Car News

Ram's new eTorque does more than most mild-hybrid start/stop systems. Chevrolet is making no big sales push at the end of the quarter, despite the expiration of full tax... read more March 29, 2019 by

eTorque system in 2019 Ram 1500

Hybrid or not, 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque does some smart things with 48V tech

As more mainstream vehicles, like the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup, get increasing levels of electrification, but stop short of becoming fully electric or even full-fledged hybrids... read more March 29, 2019 by

In-wheel motor teaser  -  from Nissan BladeGlider video

Motor supplier sees mass-produced in-wheel motors around 2023

In-wheel motors have been the future for electric cars—including fuel-cell cars and series hybrids—for decades. Their benefits include simpler packaging and more... read more March 29, 2019 by

Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

Mazda rotary hybrids, plug-in hybrid Ford F-250, EPA ethanol push: Today's Report

The EPA releases a proposal to increase ethanol blends, even in the summer when it can increase smog. Mazda may have more plans for its rotary engine technology than a single... read more March 14, 2019 by

Mazda RX-Vision Fast and Furious livery

Mazda range-extended electric car may help the rotary live on

The Wankel rotary, the peculiar pistonless internal combustion engine design that Mazda built so much of its heritage around, may see a resurgence after all. Earlier reports... read more March 14, 2019 by

XL Hybrids Ford F-250 plug-in

Forget the F-150, XL offers a plug-in F-250 to do real work

As both established and startup automakers rush to build electric pickups, many seem to have forgotten a fundamental principle of pickup design: Trucks were meant to work... read more March 14, 2019 by

2019 Jeep Renegade

Jeep announces two more plug-in hybrids, for Europe

Last week, Fiat Chrysler announced plans, along with a $4.5 billion investment, to expand its lineup of plug-in hybrids, including plans to build two new plug-in hybrid Jeeps... read more March 11, 2019 by

Bell Nexus VTOL hybrid air taxi

Electrified Bell Nexus concept shows how Uber Air could take off

Although flying cars aren’t looking that much closer to reality, your Uber could take to the air in just a few years and be electric. Well, mostly electric, eventually... read more March 10, 2019 by

Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids

Audi plans new plug-in hybrid Q5, A6, A7, and A8 for Geneva reveal

Audi's future plans for plug-in vehicles involve more than the all-electric e-tron quattro scheduled to roll out later this year. Now, with the previous plug-in hybrid, the... read more February 28, 2019 by

2020 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90, XC60 T8 plug-in hybrids add electric miles for 2020

Volvo announced on Friday that it is updating its lineup with two new "mild-hybrids" and more electric range for its existing T8 plug-in hybrid models. The XC60 and XC90 T8... read more February 25, 2019 by

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept teaser

Ford fuel economy, EPA ends talks, better hybrids, Audi ad: Today's Car News

Ford opened an investigation into the way it conducts fuel economy tests. The EPA quit speaking to California in their dispute over emissions rules. Half of Consumer Reports... read more February 22, 2019 by

2019 Toyota Avalon

Consumer Reports Top Picks show hybrids have come a long way

Carbuyers no longer have to give up space, comfort, features, or reliability to make a difference in saving gas. That's the message of Consumer Reports' latest list of 10 top... read more February 22, 2019 by



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