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  • 2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

    BMW and Apple have long cooperated on advanced technology. The German carmaker was the first in the world to incorporate iPod recognition into a car, more than 10 years ago. And the BMW i3 battery-electric car is not only highly advanced technologically--with its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell--but the most energy efficient vehicle sold in the U.S. today. DON'T MISS: BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car (Oct 2013) Now, according to the German business magazine Manager, it appears that Apple proposed to BMW that the i3--or parts of it--could form the basis of...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
    Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Have 30 To 35 Miles Of Range: Source

    Cars with plugs have been on sale since December 2010, and a second generation will start arriving next year. But while long-range battery-electric cars--the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and an all-new 2017 Nissan Leaf--grab attention, another vehicle on the way could be equally important. That's the...

  • 2012 Scion iQ, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012
    Scion iQ Hybrid Possible - Report

    In U.S. trim, the 2012 Scion iQ is capable of delivering fuel economy as high as 36 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Those numbers are based on the iQ’s 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine, which is the only option for U.S. buyers. European buyers can opt for a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder...

  • 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid
    2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Coming To The U.S. Soon: Report

    Audi will reportedly export its 2013 Q5 Hybrid to the United States in the not-too-distant future.

  • Audi A2 Concept
    Audi A2 To Get E-tron Treatment for 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

    The Frankfurt Motor Show may be three months away, but it is already promising to be an exciting show for lovers of electric cars. Yesterday we heard that BMW is expected to unveil a version of its much-anticipated i3 electric hatchback, but it now appears that Audi is expected to unveil its own...

  • Reva
    REVA Investors Look to Exit Strategy, New Investors Unnamed

    Rumors fly that Indian Electric Car firm REVA is soon to have new investors, as U.S. based Investors start negotiations to sell their stake in the $100 million company. According to VCCircle, a financial news portal, three groups of investors are seeking to play out their exit strategy. Sources...

  • Third-gen Toyota Prius test drive

    According to the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, Toyota is preparing a larger version of their popular Prius hybrid for production by the end of 2010. The new vehicle will fall into the SUV or station wagon class and will utilize lithium-ion batteries as opposed to the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) packs found in the current Prius and most other mainstream hybrids. News that Toyota plans to expand the Prius lineup is no surprise. The benchmark hybrid has been wildly successful, and rumors of a Prius coupe, expected to take on the upcoming Honda CR-Z, have persisted for months. The switch to...

  • 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI V-10
    VIDEO: Audi's Electrifying New Microsite Revives R8 EV Rumors

    In late May, we reported on rumors that an electric version of Audi's R8 supercar would be at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Nary a day later, Edmunds Inside Line crushed our hopesand put the rumors to rest, citing an Audi representative who refuted the blogosphere's claims. We're not ready to say "we...

  • 2010 Jaguar XK
    Update: Hybrid Jaguar XE Roadster And Other Green Technologies For Jaguar, Land Rover

    With rumors swirling about various Jaguar hybrids in the works, we contacted Media Communications Officer, Mia Bae, to help us make sense of it all. The information gleaned from several emails doesn't confirm or deny previous reports that an extended range hybrid Jaguar XE Roadster is being...

  • 2010 Audi R8 Spy Shots
    Factmill: Electric Audi R8 Concept Will Not Be At Frankfurt Motor Show

    Contrary to blogosphere speculation, Edmunds has confirmed that there will be no electric Audi R8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. An Audi spokesperson who wished to remain anonymous told Edmunds that rumors starting in the European automotive press (and perpetuated by yours truly) are not...

  • 370Z Hybrid
    Rumormill: 370Z Plug-In Hybrid Planned For 2011

    We've been following Nissan's plans to offer hybrid versions of Infiniti models for awhile now. If this excites you, the latest rumors out of Japan will make you downright giddy. According to 370Z.com Nissan plans to offer the same hybrid system in the 370Z by 2011. The Z will incorporate a...

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