Hybrids

 
2010 Lexus HS 250h sedans recalled for potential hybrid-system failure

2010 Lexus HS 250h sedans recalled for potential hybrid-system failure

Some owners of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h will find an unfortunate notice in their mailboxes next month. Lexus has issued a recall of the hybrid car over the hybrid transaxle, which can potentially fail altogether. If an affected HS 250h's hybrid system does go kaput, the luxury brand says power... read more

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e

2019 Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid on sale in US in summer 2018: technical details

Six years after Land Rover confirmed it would introduce a Range Rover plug-in hybrid, the luxury-SUV brand has now provided an official on-sale date. A 2019 Land Rover Range... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid first drive review: lighter shade of green

It’s easy for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid to get lost. Short of small “Hybrid” badges on the front fenders, not much on the car’s exterior says it's... read more October 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: first drive of plug-in hybrid SUV

Not too many people will ever drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid version of the company's mid-size crossover utility vehicle. So it was fitting that... read more September 30, 2017 by


 
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Sesame Street advertisement

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gets ad support from Sesame Street characters

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a one-of-a-kind vehicle, the sole plug-in hybrid minivan offered for sale in North America. Its early months were plagued by a powertrain... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in Europe as diesel declines

Public concerns over diesel cars, and their ebbing sales, have become a well-documented phenomenon in Europe after decades of popularity. When the VW diesel scandal exposed... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Honda CR-V Hybrid displayed in Frankfurt; US likely next, but when?

Five months ago, Honda showed a hybrid version of its CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle at the Shanghai auto show. Now, a European version of the Honda CR-V Hybrid is... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Chrysler Pacifica

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sales have resumed after recall

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, but it hasn't had a particularly smooth rollout. Its seven seats and 33... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Toyota Prius owners: Hyundai will give you $1,000 to buy an Ioniq Hybrid

The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the world's best-known hybrid car, and it's now been in production over four generations for more than 20 years. There have been more than 6... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus NX

2018 Lexus NX Hybrid gets more safety equipment at lower price

Drivers shopping the luxury crossover market have a new proposition to consider, and it comes with hybrid power. The updated 2018 Lexus NX 300h hybrid crossover will go on... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid (U.K. version)

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

What happens to plug-in hybrids over time? Take our Twitter poll

Last week, for the first time, we reminded regular readers about our regular Twitter poll in an article announcing the question of the week. That article seems to have earned... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
Cadillac XT5 Hybrid China

Cadillac XT5 crossover gets mild-hybrid system in China

Cadillac revealed its latest addition to the XT5 crossover range in China at the Chengdu auto show—and it has fuel efficiency in mind. General Motors' luxury division... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
1946 Chevrolet pickup Toyota Prius conversion

1946 Chevy pickup truck is world's oldest Prius hybrid. Really.

There are countless tales of classic cars and trucks receiving new life via parts from a completely different automobile. Whether it's an engine swap, a new platform, or a... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Felix Kramer and his fleet: Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius

Green Car Glossary: vehicles, emissions, fuels, electric cars, powertrains energy (updated)

As rules to boost fuel economy and lower carbon emissions in vehicles around the world continue to stiffen, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more... read more July 24, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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