Hybrids

 
XL trucks' Ford F-250 Hybrid gets California approval

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 hybrid systems to Ford pickups. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts-based company announced that it received certification to sell... read more

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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


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight video review

You could be forgiven for not remembering the two Honda vehicles that have worn an Insight badge before. The first was a quirky hatchback two-seater that struggled for... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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