Hybrids

 
Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Honda Insight to deliver 50 mpg or better

Honda used this week's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to present its 2019 Insight. Though officially a prototype, the version we were treated with shows the final design direction Honda is taking with its new Insight. Crucially, it shows that the revived hybrid nameplate is... read more

January 15, 2018 by
 
2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid prototype testing at the Nürburgring

2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid spy video

Like other luxury car brands, Bentley isn't immune to the political pressures of the environmental movement. With various regulations coming into effect over the next few... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius V spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Toyota Prius V spy shots

Toyota engineers are out testing the next-generation Prius V (a Prius+ in other markets), and judging by our spy shots of a test mule the vehicle is set to ditch the minivan... read more October 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in finally on sale in US, prices start at $35,535

As the saying goes, “better late than never.” That’s certainly the case with Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV which is finally ready for sale in the United... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
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... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid first drive review: the 918 Spyder distilled

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is an intensely busy machine. There’s nothing raw or visceral, two words nearly synonymous with Porsche, about this four-door... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

UK joins France in pledging to ban sale of non-electrified cars by 2040

The United Kingdom will ban the sale of vehicles powered purely by gasoline or diesel by 2040, environment minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday. “Today we are... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron production in Molsheim, France

Bugatti may wait until Chiron replacement to introduce hybrid tech

Prior to the reveal of the Chiron at the 2016 Geneva auto show, former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn hinted that there would be two performance levels for the... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
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


 
 

 
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