Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. All three offer a modest range of around 20 miles of all-electric driving, as part of multi-mode hybrid systems that aim to provide performance that’s as quick—or quicker—than their base gasoline counterparts. ALSO SEE: Tesla Model S Owner Loyalty Probably Unparalleled In Industry In...
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Electric turbocharging will debut on a sporty version of Audi's next-generation Q7 SUV.Stephen Edelstein
2015 Tesla Model X Will Have All-Wheel Drive Only, Company Confirms
With less than a year to go before the first production Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicles are scheduled to roll off the assembly line, the company has confirmed that every Model X will come standard with all-wheel drive. Previously, four driven wheels were listed as an option...John Voelcker
Bentley EXP 9 F Concept For Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Geneva Motor Show
We heard the rumors, but didn't really quite believe they were true. They are: Bentley took the wraps off a concept for a sport-utility vehicle at today's Geneva Motor Show, the first-ever such vehicle in the 94-year history of the marque. Assuming it goes into production in a few years, this is...John Voelcker
Lexus CX 300h Hybrid: Luxury Brand To Launch RX Baby Brother?
Last September, Toyota said the company would launch six new hybrids by the end of 2012. Now, a report from the German car magazine AutoBild suggests that one of those is a new Lexus: a baby brother for the brand's hugely successful RX 450h hybrid crossover utility vehicle. The new compact...John Voelcker
Ultimate Green SUV: For $225K, Range Rover Electric Conversion
Ask most consumers to describe an electric car and the chances are they will talk about the Tesla, the 2011 Nissan Leaf, maybe the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. They almost surely won't think of the large, luxurious, and expensive Range Rover. They may talk about how expensive EVs are. And unless they're...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield