Hybrids

 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient

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 gas entirely and buy a small hatchback. Several electric SUVs are coming, but the only one that really lives up to the... read more

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Kia Niro hybrid nets top Safety Pick+ award, when properly equipped

Tick all the right boxes and the 2018 Kia Niro earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the crash-testing agency said last week. To get to the highest-rated Niro, buyers... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi

New Ford cab take stabs at fuel-efficient powertrains

If you're like us, you can remember seas of yellow Ford Crown Victorias dashing through cramped city streets, shuttling tourists and Carrie Bradshaws through New York City... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
New Ford Police Interceptor

Ford confirms new hybrid Explorer for police; is this how SUV buyers will embrace hybrids?

Police work may be ideal proving grounds to convince skeptical shoppers that hybrids can consistently perform when duty calls. Despite skepticism from some that... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

GM, Honda partner on next-generation electric-car batteries

General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop smaller, lighter batteries to be used in the next generation of electric cars from both companies. The... read more June 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive

So nice, why not twice? Two hybrids planned for next-generation Porsche 911

Taking a page from its successful Cayenne and Panamera E-Hybrids, which have seen the biggest sales jumps of any plug-in cars in recent monthly sales reports, Porsche is... read more May 25, 2018 by


 
2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo ditches diesel, but will half its cars be electric by 2024?

Volvo says it is going all-in on electric cars in an effort to turn the company into something of a Tesla alternative. To that end, the company has announced that half its... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Chrysler Pacifica hybrid bear c ommercial still

Why aren't automakers advertising electric cars? Maybe they are

Sometimes you have to build a market when there's not one to cater to. How else would Ford have begun selling 300,000 Explorers a year when they were based on a rough-riding... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

Honda starts production of new Insight hybrid in Indiana

Honda announced that it began building its third-generation Insight hybrid at its factory in Indiana this week. The company first introduced a concept version of the car at... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive

Electrified cars are all too often about numbers: electric-only range, charging time, kilowatt-hours, and, of course, value. When it comes to an electrified luxury crossover... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive

New Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid coming for 2019

Subaru announced Friday that its long-awaited Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in model, will go on sale as a 2019. Last month, Car and Driver reported that Subaru filed the... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Toyota may let mechanics repair faulty recall inverters on older Prius

Toyota may supply independent mechanics with parts and instructions for repairing, but not replacing, potentially faulty inverters on certain 2014 Prius models, Green Car... read more May 8, 2018 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Plug-in electric car sales for April: Leaf sales lag, spendy Porsches take off

A month after General Motors announced it would only release quarterly sales results, the landscape for plug-in electric and hybrid cars appears to be little changed. While... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: late to the party, but at least it won't drink much

Just as most automakers gear up to announce their 2019 models, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is arriving in showrooms scattered across select markets in the U.S. To mark the... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

When it comes to hybrids and Toyota, one shape typically comes to mind. Hint: It doesn’t have a trunk. The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid—like the Camry Hybrid that... read more May 2, 2018 by


 
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the... read more May 1, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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