Hybrids

 
One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

For an automaker that’s pitching itself toward the fun side of the Hyundai Motor Group, the tone for the automaker’s sizable electric push soon sounds altogether like pants. “It’s all about what fits,” said Michael Winkler, director of powertrains for Kia in Europe. By... read more

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2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

Ford requests exception to electric-car noise rule for police cruisers

It's tough to sneak up on bad guys in a loud car. That's Ford's argument in requesting an exception to a long-awaited rule that will require electric cars to make noise when... read more September 6, 2018 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

Battery electrics steal sales from hybrids

Strong sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in California seem to have a downside. According to an analysis by the California New Car Dealers Association, all of those... read more September 6, 2018 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Toyota recalls 2016-2018 Prius models for fire risk

Toyota is launching one of its largest recalls on one of its most popular models—the Prius hybrid. Covering all Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-in models built between June... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice

That sound you hear isn’t the 2019 Honda Insight’s hybrid powertrain whirring along. It’s the undertaker coming for the vaunted Honda Civic nameplate. The... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

In its latest round of safety tests, the IIHS has awarded the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid its Top Safety Pick+ award. The Top Safety Pick+ is the Institute's highest award... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
XL Hybrids Ford F-250 XL3 Hybrid

XL trucks' Ford F-250 Hybrid gets California approval

There's no way to save more fuel than to do it in something that already uses a lot of it. That's what hybrid truck "upfitter" XL aims to do by adding hybrid and even plug-in... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Fusion Energi

2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019... read more August 20, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius c

2019 Toyota Prius C preview: $900 price increase, fewer options

The most affordable hybrid on the market just got a little less so. The 2019 Toyota Prius C will cost $900 more, with a sticker of $22,450, including destination, based on a... read more August 10, 2018 by


 
2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e

2019 Land Rover releases pricing for Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid

By 2024, Land Rover will have a whole new lineup of hybrid and electric luxury SUVs. As we learned yesterday, that lineup will include plug-in hybrid and electric versions of... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Infiniti Q70

Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won't make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018. The car... read more July 30, 2018 by


 
Terrafugia prototype in flight

Final Terrafugia prototype flying car ready to take to the air

Sometimes a hybrid is more than a hybrid. The Terrafugia uses a hybrid powertain as it drives down the road. It's also a hybrid car and airplane. Even in the sky, it can make... read more July 29, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

2018 Kia Niro PHEV gas mileage review: outrunning expectations

Competition improves the breed. And that’s exactly what the Kia Niro brings to hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime. Compared with the Prius, the Niro is... read more July 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Lexus GS F

Lexus may add hybrid power to future, high-performance F Sport models

Tesla shook up the luxury car world by showing that performance cars could be electric. After the German brands followed suit, Lexus could be the latest automaker to follow... read more July 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is something of a missing link in the market for plug-in cars. There are finally plenty of choices for those who want to dispense with... read more July 18, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevy Volt gets faster charging, stronger regen, more luxury features

Updates to the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will help experienced electric-car drivers maximize their electric driving and minimize the times the gas engine needs to run. The biggest... read more June 29, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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