Hybrids

 
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k

Although Ford plans to woo electric-vehicle fans—and attract a new crowd to plug-in vehicles—with its upcoming, Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover, arriving next year, it’s the fully redesigned Explorer that will probably continue to do the heavy lifting for Ford on the... read more

February 19, 2019 by -
 
Mystery Ford Mustang teaser

Ford Mustang Hybrid: Oughta have a V-8?

In an era of spreading electric cars and more stringent fuel-economy and emissions standards, some muscle cars are losing their signature V-8 engines. The Ford Mustang... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

Chrysler to electrify the next Dodge Challenger, boot the V-8?

American muscle may never be the same. When the iconic and popular Dodge Challenger is redesigned sometime before the mid-2020s, the new version may come with an electrified... read more January 22, 2019 by


 
2020 Hyundai Ioniq [2020 Euro-spec model]

2020 Hyundai Ioniq: First look at refreshed interior, new features

Although the Hyundai Ioniq lineup of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric models has only been for sale in the U.S. for about two years, this rival to the Toyota Prius... read more January 18, 2019 by


 
Nissan Note e-Power hybrid

Nissan e-Power hybrids for the US will aim for performance, not just mpg

Considering how much of a commitment Nissan has made to electric vehicles over nearly a decade—mass-producing them on three continents—the lack of any parallel... read more January 16, 2019 by


 
Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut

Subaru Forester Hybrid teased in Japan, in sporty STI form

Subaru’s STI performance skunkworks has helped enable some very fast, exciting versions of the Japanese automaker’s vehicles. And with its 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid... read more December 28, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

GM battery facility discharge suggests no immediate successor for Chevy Volt

Will the Chevrolet Volt get an immediate successor, or will any other model soon carry on with the potential of its brilliant Voltec plug-in hybrid system? Considering what... read more December 19, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e XLE  -  First Drive  -  Wisconsin, December 2018

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: First drive of 50-mpg all-weather hybrid

Between the unexpectedly wild styling, the very wide model range, the Prius Prime plug-in, and now the all-wheel-drive 2019 Prius AWD-e, it seems that Toyota has opted for a... read more December 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

Ford hybrid police cars are pursuit-rated, ready for NYPD action

Ford is in the process of applying hybrid technology to a vehicle type that seems like a natural fit for it: police cars. It’s about time. Ford claims to have the... read more December 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius AWD-e: Going light on the rear motor helps it hit 50 mpg

The all-wheel drive version of the Toyota Prius introduced last week at the LA Auto Show earns an astoundingly good EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg combined—nearly as... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius

Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

Toyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e priced at $27,300

Toyota has released pricing for the new all-wheel-drive version of the Prius that it revealed at the LA auto show last week. The base version of the all-wheel drive model... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
2020 Toyota Corolla, 2018 LA Auto Show

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid aims for 50 mpg—Prius tech meets frugal mainstream

With the introduction of a 50-mile-per-gallon Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is keeping true to a mission it undertook a long time ago: democratizing... read more November 28, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius AWD-e earns 50 mpg with all-weather treads

If you want one of the highest-mileage non-plug-in vehicles on the market—like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, or Honda Insight, there’s been one quite... read more November 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: At 39 mpg, the highest-mileage SUV without a charge port

Yesterday, when we brought you our 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review, we missed one very important point. At 39 mpg, the RAV4 Hybrid is now the highest-mileage... read more November 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019

Commentary: Plug-in hybrids shouldn't just be California compliance cars

With 17 miles of all-electric range, all-wheel drive, and a rugged-hatchback body style, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid could be the perfect entry point for a lot of buyers... read more November 21, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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