Hybrids

  • 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

    We've known Ferrari has a hybrid V-8 in the pipeline. According to a new report, the engine will debut in a new supercar later this year. Automotive News Europe (subscription required) reported Friday that Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri confirmed the hybrid supercar will bow sometime this year. It will not, however, show up at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The website's source said to expect a V-8 engine paired with an electric motor to boost performance over the Ferrari 488 Pista's 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque and help make the car more fuel efficient. Late Ferrari and Fiat...

  • 2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept Edit
    2010 Lotus Evora Hybrid concept surfaces for sale

    In 2010, Lotus toyed with the idea of a hybrid Evora sports car with the Evora 414E Extended-Range hybrid concept. Today, the car is for sale. Listed on Lotus For Sale and first reported by Motor1, the show car ended in private hands and now seeks a new owner. The current owner doesn't explain how...

  • Koenigsegg Agera FE Thor and Vader
    New $1.15M "entry-level" Koenigsegg supercar in the works with camless engine

    Koenigsegg is hardly a budget brand, but the Swedish supercar maker has plans for what could be considered an "entry-level" supercar. And it's going to be a hybrid. Top Gear spoke with founder and CEO Cristian von Koenigsegg, who said the latest deal with China's NEVS will pave the way for a new...

  • Mystery Ford Mustang teaser
    Ford hybrid V-8 patent discovered, could power Mustang and/or F-150

    We've known for two years that Ford has a Mustang hybrid planned, but a new patent gives us a glimpse at what could be the electrified pony's powertrain. The best news: eight cylinders are pictured, which indicates any Ford Mustang hybrid will keep a V-8 engine and only add electric motors for more...

  • Toyota President Akio Toyoda (left) and Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga
    Toyota and Panasonic to form battery joint venture

    Toyota and Panasonic on Tuesday confirmed plans for a joint-venture company responsible for production of vehicle batteries, not only to supply Toyota but also rivals. Pending approval by regulatory authorities, which is expected to take until late 2020, the joint-venture company will be...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    FCA boss: Next Challenger to use electric boost, skip 700-hp supercharged V-8

    You better get them while they last, folks, as the next Dodge Challenger looks like it's going to be a very different beast to the car on sale today. That's the word of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley, who took over following the sudden death of his predecessor, Sergio Marchionne, last...

  • 2018 Infiniti QX30

    Infiniti's new president Christian Meunier said Monday that the Infiniti QX30 luxury crossover won't return for a second generation in its current form. "(The QX30 is) not a very successful product. We’ll keep selling it for now...but this is not a product that has a future beyond its current life," he said at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. "It will be replaced in the future by an all-Infiniti platform," Meunier added. The current QX30 is a result of a partnership between Infiniti-parent Nissan and Mercedes-Benz with a equally uncertain future. The two...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Thrifty or rambunctious: 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

    It's been less than a week since the 2020 Ford Explorer made its formal debut, and the Blue Oval's already expanding the crossover SUV's lineup. On Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford introduced the 2020 Explorer hybrid and ST models to give Americans more options...

  • Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut
    Subaru's STI division has a tuned Forester hybrid for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru's motorsport department and in-house tuner, STI, will use next month's 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to show off a handful of concept cars, one of which will be a Forester concept packing a number of STI mods as well as the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain introduced in the Japanese market earlier in the...

  • Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept
    Lamborghini's reportedly building a $3M hypercar with hybrid V-12 power, may glow in the dark

    Lamborghini likely will unveil another limited-production model next year that can reportedly glow in the dark and will pack a hybrid V-12 system powered by supercapacitors. Road & Track reported Thursday new details about the hypercar, codenamed LB48H. The hybrid V-12 powertrain likely will...

  • 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive
    Lamborghini Aventador replacement arriving in 2020?

    Lamborghini's replacement for the Aventador will arrive in 2020. That's according to Autocar, which in a report published Thursday also claimed the supercar will feature a hybrid powertrain that Lamborghini will first use in a limited-edition model due in 2019. The limited-edition model is said to...

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    First details emerge on Porsche's hybrid plans for the 911

    Details on Porsche's first 911 road car with hybrid technology have reached the Internet. Autocar reported Tuesday that Porsche will put performance ahead of efficiency with the hybrid system destined for the recently revealed 992-generation 911. Retiring chief 911 engineer, August Achleitner, told...

  • Koenigsegg Regera in bare carbon fiber - Image via Keno Zache Photography/Carage

    Koenigsegg is an expert when it comes to carbon fiber. After all, the small Swedish company was the first to offer carbon fiber wheels straight from the factory. Now it's ventured into a new realm concerning the light yet sturdy material: Koenigsegg Naked Carbon. Shown here on a Regera, Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, or KNC for short, is bare carbon without any lacquer or varnish. In fact, even the thin epoxy that normally coats autoclaved cured carbon fiber has been carefully removed by sanding and polishing. According to Koenigsegg, the process is extremely sensitive as one stroke too many will...

  • 2020 Ford electric SUV teaser
    Could Ford's Mustang-inspired electric SUV be called a Mach E?

    Ford irked the Mustang community early this year when it announced that the cherished Mach 1 name would be used on an electric crossover SUV with styling inspired by its iconic pony car. Due to the strong negative response to the use of the name on something other than a Mustang, Ford in August...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator
    Forget E: Lincoln opts for "Grand Touring" to denote electrified vehicles

    Lincoln executives spent a lot of time deciding what to call the brand's electrified vehicles, and the winning nomenclature might be unexpected: Grand Touring. Ford's luxury division decided on the Grand Touring name for its electrified vehicles after much consideration and work with focus groups...

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    Porsche 911 hybrid at least four years away

    Porsche will introduce a hybridized version if its staple 911 sports car, but don't expect it for at least another four years. The 2020 911 Carerra models that debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show will be at the forefront until Porsche adds hybrid technology no sooner than 2022, according to a report...

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla
    2020 Toyota Corolla revealed, hybrid powertrain coming

    Following the reveal of a redesigned Corolla Hatchback at the start of the year, Toyota has now followed up with the reveal of a redesigned Corolla sedan. The covers came off at a private reveal late on Thursday but the general public will be able to get up close with the car later this month at...

  • 2020 BMW 330e
    2020 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid debuts with XtraBoost feature

    BMW on Thursday unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of its recently revealed eighth-generation 3-Series. Donning the 330e badge of the outgoing 3-Series plug-in hybrid, the new car also features a similar powertrain to the model it replaces but delivers more power and electric range. There's also a...

  • 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

    Cadillac's CT6 enters the 2019 model year with a series of comprehensive updates, but unfortunately it also loses its plug-in hybrid option launched just two years ago. The information was first reported on Tuesday by GM Authority and since confirmed to Motor Authority by a Cadillac spokesman. The spokesman said the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is only discontinued in North America, and that Cadillac plans to follow it up with fully electric cars in the coming years. General Motors will introduce 20 new electric cars by the end of 2023 and some of these will be Cadillacs, the spokesman confirmed. The...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
    Low- and zero-emission zones are coming

    London is a congested city that takes emissions and noise violations rather seriously. It's rather pricey to drive a gas-guzzling machine into town there. Now it's even more restrictive as certain roads are set to become available only to low-emission vehicles. Moor Lane in London is the first such...

  • McLaren Speedtail
    McLaren Speedtail is a hypercar spaceship with central driving position, 1,035 hp

    McLaren on Friday unveiled a car billed as the spiritual successor to the legendary F1: the Speedtail. It's a streamlined hypercar with a central driving position and hybrid powertrain, and just 106 will be built, the number matching the original number of F1s sold. Unlike rival hypercars like the...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro
    Chevrolet testing waters for two Camaro hybrids, including V-8

    The Chevrolet Camaro could be in for hybrid power. How do we know? The brand has been caught testing the waters for future hybrid powertrains with Camaro owners. In August, screenshots of a customer survey were posted to the Camaro6 forum, in which Chevrolet explicitly asked a current Camaro owner...

  • Mystery Ford Mustang teaser
    Ford teases V-8-powered Mustang hybrid, could be called Mach 1

    Ford buried a teaser for what appears to be the Mustang hybrid inside a promotional video that the automaker released on Friday. The automaker wants you to know it intends to build the future, not just talk about it. And suddenly the Mustang's future looks more intriguing. At the 0:37 mark of the...

  • 2019 Nissan 370Z
    The GT-R and Z remain on Nissan's radar, electrification possible

    Nissan's Z and GT-R sports cars are apparently alive and well inside the Japanese automaker, despite rumors of the former's demise. Top Gear magazine reported Tuesday that both cars appear to have a bright and possibly electrifying future. The latest report puts Jean-Pierre Diernaz, vice president...

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