Hybrids

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

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 us about three times as many responses as in previous polls, so we're going to make it a regular practice henceforth. This... read more

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Teaser for Volvo XC40

Small 2019 Volvo XC40 crossover teased before launch, will offer plug-in hybrid

Volvo has never tackled the small crossover segment in the United States, but it's ready to change that with the new XC40. The Volvo XC40 will join the larger XC60 and XC90... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: more trunk space, higher fuel economy promised

Over three sporadic model years, the hybrid version of the Honda Accord mid-size sedan has led a peripatetic life. The 2014 and 2015 Accord Hybrid was built in Marysville... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2017

The month of July brings plenty of juicy deals on battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, conventional hybrid, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Much like last month, many of the deals... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8

2019 Audi A8 to offer plug-in hybrid version; 48-volt mild hybrid on all models

Audi may have taken an evolutionary approach to the design of the newest, largest luxury sedan, but it is positioning the car as a technical force to be reckoned with. The... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Why two-motor hybrid systems are better than those with just one

Six years ago, we wrote that a number of single-motor hybrid systems were about to enter the market. They represented a new approach to a technology pioneered in 1997, when... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode (updated)

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle. It's the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, and its combination of seven... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid first drive

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient version of all-new range of Toyota's popular mid-size sedan, its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. until very recently... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Hypermiling a Ford C-Max Hybrid

How to drive Ford C-Max Hybrid for best gas mileage? Owner video explains

Purchasing a hybrid vehicle makes for a slightly different ownership experience than a traditional gasoline-only car. There are always a few tips and tricks for owners to... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
Nissan Gripz concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Nissan Gripz Concept uses Note e-Power series-hybrid system

The series-hybrid powertrain, in which motive power is provided exclusively by one or more electric motors that run on electricity produced by a combustion engine, has been... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Energi

2017 Ford Fusion Energi: low electric range, no public charging frustrating

Electric-car charging infrastructure in the United States is getting better, but still has a very long way to go. While anyone that's given even a passing glance to plug-in... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford C-Max

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for June 2017

Now that we're into a new month, it's time to check out the best deals on green cars—this time for the month of June. As always, Cars Direct has compiled its monthly... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick LaCrosse

2018 Buick LaCrosse gets eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain

When the 2017 Buick LaCrosse made its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show, the eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain offered in the previous-generation model was noticeably... read more June 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro Touring, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2017

Chatbot for Kia Niro hybrid vs driving the actual car

A chatbot would never lie to you, right? That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won... read more May 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

California has always been a bellwether for automotive trends, and it leads every other state by far in the volumes of plug-in electric cars sold. It also led in national... read more May 25, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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