Hybrids

 
2019 Honda Insight test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Honda Insight spy shots

Honda has started public road trials of a test mule for the third-generation Insight. The engineers are using the body of a Honda City which needed to be stretched and widened to fit the mechanicals of the new Insight. The widened wheel arches and extensions added to the hood and rear doors are... read more

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2018 Honda Accord

Smart money is still in sedans: 2018 Honda Accord revealed

Enthusiasm for sedans may be waning across the globe, but they still represent an important segment in the United States. And one of the most popular is the Honda Accord... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
Polestar logo

Could Polestar’s first standalone car be a 600-horsepower coupe?

Volvo in June said it’s spinning off its in-house tuner, Polestar, into a standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars. Polestar will still tune Volvo cars... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
Boreas supercar concept, 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

Spanish startup unveils 1,000-horsepower Boreas supercar

A Spanish startup is looking to become the next Koenigsegg or Pagani. A company by the name of DSD Design & Motorsport has unveiled a concept of a hybrid supercar... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8

Report: Next Audi S8 Plus to borrow Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid's plug-in powertrain

Audi on Tuesday unveiled its all-new, fourth-generation A8. Noticeably missing, however, was the flagship sedan's sporty S8 variant. It turns out Audi will launch the new S8... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Audi RS 5

The 2018 Audi RS 5 is actually a hybrid, kind of

Audi has plans to slowly introduce hybrid systems on every single one of its new vehicles in the coming future. No, Audi isn't going to turn all of its cars into Priuses... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
2018 McLaren 720S

Future McLarens may go AWD to cope with power increases

The all-wheel-drive Bugatti Veyron ushered in the era of the 1,000-horsepower hypercar more than a decade ago. Today, its successor, the Chiron, also an all-wheel-drive car... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX

Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

It seems the industry's future propulsion method is sealed: electric cars will begin to take priority over the internal combustion engine. While some automakers buy time and... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Teaser for BMW i8 Roadster debuting in 2018

BMW teases i8 Roadster

BMW in March finally confirmed plans to add a convertible version of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, having first previewed it in concept form as far back as the 2012 New... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Volvo makes moves to become electric car brand

Volvo aims to take an early lead among established automakers when it comes to vehicle electrification. The Swedish automaker on Wednesday made the bold statement that every... read more July 4, 2017 by


 
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Report: Mercedes-AMG to introduce ‘53’ series hybrids, starting with next CLS

Mercedes-AMG is committed to electrifying its lineup, a stance made clear with the unveiling of the 805-horsepower GT hybrid sedan concept at March’s 2017 Geneva auto... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
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Polestar becomes standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars

Originally an independent motorsport team dedicated to racing Volvos, Polestar would later start tuning Volvo road cars and eventually be bought out by the Swedish automaker... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

LMP1 Hybrids will require an electric-only mode in 2020

There’s no doubt vehicle electrification is going to play a major role in the development of new cars in the coming decade. Organizers of motorsport, even at the... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport

Lexus CT 200h updated, but discontinued in US

The Lexus CT 200h has been discontinued in the United States (2017 was the final model year), but overseas the hybrid hatch lives on. To keep it fresh, Lexus has introduced a... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

Honda presents 2030 Vision strategy, aims to have Level 4 self-driving car by 2025

Honda has outlined its plans for the coming decade in a company-wide strategy dubbed the 2030 Vision. As outlined in the strategy, Honda plans to follow the now-familiar path... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick LaCrosse

2018 Buick LaCrosse offered with standard mild-hybrid powertrain

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse made waves with its attractive design and impressive build quality at its unveiling at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. For 2018, the large sedan gets... read more June 6, 2017 by


 
 

 
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