Hybrids

  • 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

    Honda’s new Clarity Fuel Cell will soon be joined by plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants. The Clarity Fuel Cell goes on sale in late 2016. It’s powered by a 174-horsepower electric motor that draws its energy from a battery that can be charged on the run by a hydrogen fuel cell stack. However, Honda is hedging its bets by also launching a Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The Clarity Electric is next off the line. It will arrive in 2017 and be followed that same year by the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Both will likely arrive as 2018 models. Crucially, the Clarity...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Prius Prime preview

    Toyota's redesigned Prius is ready for prime time—if prime time means 22 miles of electric-only range. Replacing last year's Prius Plug-In Hybrid, the new Prius Prime is more than just a Prius with an electric charging station outlet. Those figures are supported by what Toyota anticipates...

  • 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid  -  2016 New York Auto Show iive photos
    2017 Toyota Highlander gets revised look, 8-speed auto: Live photos

    If you’re looking for a reliable and somewhat roomy SUV with third-row seats, the Toyota Highlander is a worthy option. The model, which is closely related to the Lexus RX, also won’t bust the budget like so many of the more premium offerings in this segment. The current Highlander...

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    2017 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid debuts in New York, goes on sale this fall

    Mitsubishi first showed us the Outlander plug-in hybrid in 2012, but the vehicle has only now been confirmed for sale in the United States. Mitsubishi has consistently stated that the Outlander plug-in hybrid, officially an Outlander PHEV, would reach showrooms in the United States but was never...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid promises 22 miles electric range, 120 mpge: Live photos and video

    An improved hybrid system thanks largely to an upgraded battery has yielded big benefits for the most fuel-efficient, and the only plug-in, version of Toyota’s latest Prius. The 2017 Prius Prime, which debuted today at the 2016 New York Auto Show, takes over where last year’s Prius...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Hyundai Ioniq US specs confirmed

    Hyundai this year will be the first major automaker with a vehicle offering hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric options when its all-new 2017 Ioniq hits the market. The car has already been shown outside the United States but now it’s made its local debut, which took place today at the...

  • 2017 Acura MDX, 2016 New York Auto Show

    Acura’s popular MDX has gained a new look inside and out for 2017, but the big news is what you can't see: a newly optional hybrid powertrain related to the setup used in the brand’s NSX supercar. Acura bills the vehicle the MDX Sport Hybrid, an obvious nod to its NSX cousin. The particular setup, known as Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, features a 3.0-liter V-6 gas engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission mated to a trio of integrated electric motors. In the 2017 MDX, the layout of the system is the reverse of what you find in the NSX. A similar setup also...

  • Genesis New York concept, 2016 New York Auto Show
    Genesis previews G70 sport sedan with New York concept

    Hyundai’s new Genesis brand is signaling its intention to compete in one of the most competitive segments in the luxury sector with the unveiling today of a small sports sedan concept at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The concept is appropriately titled the New York concept, but you can think...

  • 2017 BMW 330e i Performance
    2017 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid U.S. specs, pricing confirmed

    BMW has confirmed that the plug-in hybrid version of its popular 3-Series lands in showrooms this summer. The car made its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, but on the eve of this week’s 2016 New York Auto Show BMW confirmed specifications for the United States. The plug-in hybrid...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish
    Aston Martin hints at F1-derived carbon fiber, hybrid tech for new Vanquish

    One of Aston Martin’s key strategies for its Second Century turnaround plan is greater differentiation between its sports cars. CEO Andy Palmer has often joked that the benchmark will be the ability of his 77-year-old mother to easily identity each of the cars. The first of Aston...

  • 2016 Cadillac CT6
    2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid coming with 449 hp, 37-mile electric range

    Cadillac's CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was unveiled a year ago at the Shanghai Auto Show, but full details on the sedan's advanced powertrain are only now being released. As previously reported, the CT6 borrows some components from the second-generation Chevy Volt, adapting them to a rear-wheel-drive...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Driving the Volkswagen Golf GTE: Forbidden fruit video review

    Volkswagen has an issue on its hands with its diesel vehicles. You know this. The entire world knows this. That's because when you apply the suffix "-gate" to the end of anything, it automatically becomes a big deal. Diesels, however, aren't the only thing the automaker has to offer besides...

  • 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio

    You may have heard a thing or two about the revived Acura NSX for, oh, the past four years. Well, now it seems that Acura is ready to begin production of the 2017 NSX and really actually finally put it up for sale. It's been a long time coming, so you'll have to pardon our jokes. Still, it's quite hilarious that Acura put out a press release announcing plans for the start of serial production of the car. We think we speak for those who love all things automotive: Just build the sweet thing already! DON'T MISS: Why the Bugatti Chiron looks the way it does Build it, make the production...

  • Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo
    Subaru testing mid-engine, hybrid sports car: Report

    Honda has the NSX, Nissan has the GT-R and both Mazda and Toyota have rolled out concepts previewing new generations of their respective RX-7 and Supra nameplates. Not wanting to be left out, Subaru is considering its own halo sports car, a possible spiritual successor to the SVX sold briefly...

  • 2017 Maserati Levante, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Maserati to offer plug-in hybrid version of Levante SUV

    Not only will the Maserati Levante mark the brand's first foray into the world of SUVs, it will also usher in a new era of powertrains by offering a plug-in hybrid variant, the company has confirmed. Speaking with Motor Trend last week at the Geneva Motor Show, Maserati's CEO confirmed that the...

  • Borgward BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS
    Borgward brings BX5 and BX6 TS plug-in hybrid SUVs to Geneva

    Revived German carmaker Borgward unveiled two new models at this week's 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Like the BX7 unveiled last fall at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, they're both crossovers, and are likely aimed at the Chinese market. Both have plug-in hybrid powertrains. The Borgward BX5 is a smaller...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500h, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    2018 Lexus LC 500h debuts at 2016 Geneva Motor Show: Live photos and video

    Lexus unveiled the hybrid version of its stunning LC coupe at this week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The car is designated an LC 500h and it features a next-generation hybrid system. The new hybrid system, detailed in full here, drops the Lexus Hybrid Drive moniker of Lexus’ previous...

  • Mike Flewitt
    McLaren lays out future plans, says half its cars will be hybrids

    It’s hard to imagine but the current iteration of McLaren’s road car division, McLaren Automotive, has only been up and running for about six years. In that time, the company has managed to launch a new factory, a motorsport division and a three-tier model lineup that includes some of...

  • Koenigsegg Regera Live Photos, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

    Bugatti stunned us yesterday with its numbers for its Veyron-replacing Chiron but incredibly it isn’t the most powerful car on show this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Swedish rival Koenigsegg has a production-ready example of its Regera on its stand and the new hybrid supercar boasts an output exceeding 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque! In comparison, the Bugatti has just 1,480 hp and 1,180 lb-ft on tap. The Regera’s ace is its drivetrain which has both an internal combustion component as well as an electric drive system. The innovative drivetrain is also...

  • Arash AF10, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Arash enters hybrid supercar league with 2,080-hp AF10: Live photos

    It’s been a while since we last heard from British supercar marque Arash and its determined founder Arash Farboud. A couple of years ago the company rolled out the AF8, a mid-engine supercar powered by one of General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] 7.0-liter LS7 V-8s and billed as a rival to...

  • 2017 Acura NSX at Jay Leno's garage
    Jay Leno takes a spin in the 2017 Acura NSX: Video

    The 2017 Acura NSX has just gone on sale and naturally Jay Leno is one of the first people outside of Acura to drive it. On the latest episode of his web series Jay Leno’s Garage, the comedian and television host learns the ins and outs of the 573-horsepower hybrid supercar from its designer...

  • BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    BMW Presents i8 Protonic Red Special Edition: live photos

    BMW is patting itself on the back for strong sales of its i8 by rolling out a special edition model. The car is called the i8 Protonic Red Edition, and it was on display this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. WATCH: 2015 BMW i8 First Drive: Video BMW managed to sell 5,456 examples of the plug-in...

  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist
    2016 Chevy Silverado And GMC Sierra Get eAssist Mild-Hybrid System

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] continues to make refinements to its Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, with the latest update being the availability of a new mild-hybrid system. Known as eAssist at GM, the mild-hybrid system used on the popular pickup trucks leverages technology...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In
    Hyundai Ioniq Electric to join Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid in Geneva: Video

    Hyundai will soon be the first automaker in the world with a single vehicle offering hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric options. The vehicle is the 2017 Ioniq and we recently got our first look following a preview showing in Korea. The world debut for the 2017 Ioniq will be taking place March...

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