Plug-In Hybrids

  • Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Every single Mercedes-AMG vehicle will receive a plug-in hybrid version in the near future, marking a major shift in the brand's strategy. The information was confirmed by Frank Overmeyer, Mercedes’ head of external affairs for emissions, in an interview with Autocar published Thursday. He added that we won't see any mild hybrids from AMG because the emissions savings are too slim, pointing out that plug-in hybrids make more sense for cars and SUVs that focus on big power. As previously reported, AMG will call its plug-in hybrid technology EQ Power+, which mirrors the branding used on...

  • Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept
    Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept showcases plug-in tech in bigger SUV

    After teasing its latest concept car throughout February, Mitsubishi revealed the Engelberg Tourer at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The big SUV showcases the Japanese brand's plug-in hybrid tech in a larger package with three rows of seats. Think of the Engelberg Tourer...

  • 2019 Volvo S60 Reveal in South Carolina
    2019 Volvo S60 officially debuts, Swedish style meets Southern speed

    The 2019 Volvo S60 made its official debut Wednesday at the automaker's new plant in Charleston, South Carolina, with a lot of expectations riding on its sleek, four-door frame. The S60 will be the first car produced on American soil for Volvo, the first without a diesel powertrain in any global...

  • 2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
    Bentley Bentayga Hybrid's savvy navigation system maximizes efficiency

    Bentley debuted the Bentayga Hybrid at the 2018 Geneva motor show promising a more fuel-efficient but equally luxurious experience. After all, the Bentayga was previously available only with a V-8 or W-12 engine, neither exactly frugal in fuel consumption. Sure, the Bentayga Hybrid will provide 31...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 teaser image
    Porsche says 911 plug-in hybrid could make 700 horsepower

    Porsche has tiptoed around a 911 plug-in hybrid for years, but the next-generation car will eventually add the option. The plug-in hybrid won't be just for efficiency and emissions, though, and the brand said it could help the car make 700 horsepower. The ballpark power figure comes from Porsche...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Plug-in hybrid Porsche 911 likely for 2023

    The on again, off again Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid is all but confirmed for production. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume let the news slip during the 2017 Los Angeles auto show that an electrified version of the iconic sports car will arrive around 2023. He specifically made the comments when speaking to...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    The Volkswagen brand grabs a lot of the headlines surrounding VW Group's electrification plans, but Porsche will also help lead the way forward. In fact, Porsche is so confident in its electrified future that it believes half of its total sales will encompass plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles by 2025. Porsche currently offers six plug-in hybrid models that include the Panamera, Panamera Sport Turismo, and Cayenne. In an interview with our sister site, Green Car Reports at the Los Angeles auto show, Klaus Zellner, president and CEO of the company's North American operations...

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Shocking: 2020 Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid electric coming

    The 2020 Jeep Wrangler will be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the automaker announced Wednesday at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show. The announcement came with the unveiling of the redesigned 2018 model at the show. Jeep was scant on details for the new plug-in hybrid system, but the...

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class plug-in hybrid gauge cluster
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class interior photo teasers tip plug-in hybrid model

    Last week, Mercedes-Benz showed off what to expect from its next-generation compact luxury cars' interiors. Upon closer inspection, the photos also revealed an A-Class plug-in hybrid is forthcoming. Virtuel Car first noticed the small detail and published the images on Tuesday. Looking closely at...

  • 2018 Ford Special Services Plug-In Hybrid Sedan
    Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid cop car

    Ford loves a good police vehicle. Earlier this year, Ford showed us the first pursuit-rated Hybrid police vehicle. The Blue Oval also offered the 2018 Expedition for police use. Now Ford is bringing a plug-in hybrid sedan into active duty. It's called the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. Based...

  • Mitsubishi Re-Model A centennial project
    1917 Mitsubishi refitted with modern Outlander plug-in hybrid powertrain

    What's old is new again, at least at Mitsubishi. The three-diamond brand is celebrating its centennial this year. To mark the occasion, the brand tapped West Coast Customs to build a 1917 Model A—Mitsubishi's first car, as its name implies—with a plug-in hybrid powertrain plucked from...

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)
    Lexus to skip plug-in hybrids and go straight to EVs, fuel cells

    Lexus won't enter the business of selling plug-in hybrids, as it plans to move straight to battery-electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The comment came from Alain Uyttenhoven, head of Lexus Europe, who said plug-in hybrids are not necessary and a "loophole." Lexus will execute its...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    The 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show was full of new cars and futuristic designs, but one word hummed in the background: electrification. Many major automakers announced that they would produce more electric or electrified vehicles in the near future, while others doubled down on moving to fully electrified portfolios with a self-imposed date. Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Group were the latest. Both German automakers announced their plans to move to a fully electrified lineup over the next decade at the show's preview days last week. Mercedes-Benz said by 2022 all of its cars will offer an...

  • Volvo Concept XC Coupe live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid Could Enter Production By 2015

    If you were at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, you know that one of the most perfectly executed concept vehicles was, surprisingly, a crossover: the Volvo Concept XC Coupe. While it won't be headed straight to production, a vehicle sharing its themes--and an advanced plug-in hybrid power train--could...

  • Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept
    Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Gets A Refresh For The LA Auto Show

    The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept will take the stage for a second time at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • The Porsche 918 Spyder's hybrid powertrain in detail
    Incredible Porsche 918 Spyder Powertrain Detail: Video

    If you've wondered just how the Porsche 918 Spyder manages to put its plug-in hybrid, all-wheel drive system to use--or how it packages it all in the Spyder's sleek little body--wonder no more. Porsche has answered all of your questions in exquisite, beautiful detail. The 918 Spyder is already...

  • BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid
    BMW Concept X5 eDrive To Spawn Production Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Report

    Unveiled in August before making its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show earlier this month, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a 61.8-mpg take on luxury utility driving. And it may soon spawn a production plug-in hybrid X5. While still cautious to couch the news in tentative, future terms, BMW's...

  • Volvo Concept Coupe, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Volvo Concept Coupe Could See Limited Production: Report

    Easily one of the most classically beautiful cars on display at this year's Frankfurt auto show, the Volvo Concept Coupe may see a limited production run, according to a new report. Taking its core cues from the classic, beloved P1800, the Volvo Concept Coupe is also a thoroughly modern bit of...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera first drive

    Time travel is, perhaps unexpectedly, enlightening. Reading of the conditions and actors of the past provides only a dusty image, rendered in grayscale; dunking oneself fully in the scene teaches lessons that cannot otherwise be learned. Thus I recount for you my recent sojourn to the early 21st Century. The cultures of that time, at least throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere, were widely divergent in ways a modern reader might not expect: language, dress, and even laws varied from place to place enough to make life unpredictable at best, and often deadly. If a unifying theme could be...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
    Porsche: Hybrid Versions Of Every Model Planned In Brand's Future

    Porsche is going hybrid—with plug-in hybrid versions of all its major models, eventually. And yes, that means not just the upcoming 918 Spyder and the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, but also upcoming versions of the Cayenne, and even the 'sacred' mid- or rear-engine sports cars—the...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder production-spec prototype
    Porsche Announces Revised Specs For 918 Spyder

    We learned yesterday that Porsche had revised the specs for its 918 Spyder, which brought the car’s performance into line with that of its rivals in the hybrid supercar market, the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1. The sports car manufacturer has now formally announced full details for the...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder testing in Leipzig
    Chris Harris Drives The Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

    Earlier today, we brought you details about an exclusive drive event organized by Porsche for its upcoming 918 Spyder. At the event, a few select media were given the chance to make a couple of hot laps in the plug-in hybrid supercar and one of the members present was Chris Harris of Drive. As a...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
    Porsche 918 Spyder Now Makes 887 HP, Goes 0-60 MPH in 2.8 Seconds

    Not wanting to be outdone by rivals Ferrari and McLaren, Porsche recently allowed a few select media some time behind the wheel of a production-spec 918 Spyder and announced some revised specs for the upcoming supercar. The big news is that the car’s total output (from the engine and electric...

  • Buick Riviera Concept, 2013 Shanghai Auto Show
    Buick Riviera Concept Isn't Your Father's: Shanghai Auto Show

    Rumors of a plug-in Buick hybrid have been making the rounds for a while now--but this Riviera concept brings it to life. Conceptually. While the look of the Riviera is orders of magnitude too wild for a production Buick, the Riviera name is orders of magnitude too mild. To borrow a catchphrase...

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