Hybrid

2018 Mercedes S550e Plug-in Hybrid to Get Wireless Charging Option

2018 Mercedes S550e Plug-in Hybrid to Get Wireless Charging Option
Several factors keep many electric cars from going mainstream. The biggest of those is their limited driving range. You can’t easily travel cross-country using an EV without having serious time allotted for charging. Another of the big issues is that you have to plug the car whenever it’s not in use.
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2016 Toyota Prius Sets Consumer Reports Hybrid MPG Record

2016 Toyota Prius Sets Consumer Reports Hybrid MPG Record
When each new hybrid or EV hits the market, I continue to wonder why so many car designers think that eco-friendly cars need to be so ugly. We know they can make attractive EVs – just look at the Tesla Model S.
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2017/2018 BMW i8 Tipped for More Power and a Facelift

2017/2018 BMW i8 Tipped for More Power and a Facelift
Now that it’s been on the market for a couple of years, word on the street is that BMW will be giving its i8 electric sports coupe more power and some visual refinements for the next model year.
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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Gets 49mpg City

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Gets 49mpg City
Honda has announced that its 2017 Accord Hybrid will launch this spring and that it is the most fuel-efficient version yet. The car has a two motor hybrid powertrain and is expected to get an EPA rating of 49mpg city, which is certainly impressive.
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This Hybrid Subaru BRZ Gets 104 MPGe

This Hybrid Subaru BRZ Gets 104 MPGe
A group of researchers from Mississippi State University has taken a Subaru BRZ and turned it into a unique hybrid test bed. The car is dubbed the “Car of the Future” and is a plug-in hybrid that uses a battery pack with 12.7 kWh of power.
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McLaren 650S Replacement to Get Faster and Go Hybrid

McLaren 650S Replacement to Get Faster and Go Hybrid
McLaren has confirmed a couple details about the car that will eventually replace the 650S and 675LT. This replacement will bow in for the first time in Geneva next year. Internally the car is known as the P14 and McLaren plans to take a page from the P1’s book and fit the new car with a hybrid system.
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Arash AF10: Spaceship Tech, Four Motors and One Gas Engine

Arash AF10: Spaceship Tech, Four Motors and One Gas Engine
Arash Motor Company plans on showing off a new hypercar at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The car is the AF10 and it has an insane power output with a total of four electric motors, along with a big 6.2L gas V8.
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Used Ferrari LaFerrari Demands $4.7 million

Used Ferrari LaFerrari Demands $4.7 million
The Ferrari LaFerrari will definitely go down in the supercar annals as having one of the worst names that Ferrari has ever chosen. Regardless of its name, the hybrid hypercar is incredibly impressive, making 789 hp and 516 lb-ft.
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Lexus LC 500h Debuts with Multi-Stage Hybrid System

Lexus LC 500h Debuts with Multi-Stage Hybrid System
After announcing that it will actually make its LC 500 luxury sports coupe, Lexus has now officially premiered its LC 500h hybrid. The car has a multi-stage hybrid system that promises efficiency and performance for drivers.
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2016 BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid Power Specs Revealed

2016 BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid Power Specs Revealed
BMW has announced some new details on the coming 2016 330e plug-in hybrid. The car will launch in the US with a 2.0-liter turbo four-engine making 184 hp and 214 lb-ft. of torque. That gas engine will be paired with an electric motor making another 88 hp and 184 lb-ft.
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Morgan Motor Company Lands £6m for New Powertrains

Morgan Motor Company Lands £6m for New Powertrains
Morgan Motor Company is famous for its three-wheel vehicles that look like something left over from the early days or motoring, but updated with more modern drivetrains. The boutique auto company has announced it has landed some significant funding to the tune of £6m (~$8.5m USD), which will be used to develop new powertrain technologies.
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Kia Telluride Concept Rides into Detroit

Kia Telluride Concept Rides into Detroit
Perhaps the most appealing full-size family vehicle to show up at the 2016 NAIAS was a new concept from the design team at Kia, called the Telluride. The large SUV offers tons of space, with three rows of seats, and seating for up to seven.
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VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept is a Green Off-Roader

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept is a Green Off-Roader
Volkswagen has a new concept car on display at the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit called the Tiguan GTE Active Concept. The concept it is based on the second generation Tiguan set to hit the US in 2017.
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Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Wants to be the Next Prius

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Wants to be the Next Prius
I’d like to know where along the way it became the norm to design EVs and hybrids to look terrible. The Prius is one of the ugliest designs on the road, and Hyundai’s new hybrid called the IONIQ looks like it could be a close relative to the Prius.
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Next-gen Subaru WRX STi May be a Hybrid

Next-gen Subaru WRX STi May be a Hybrid
Last month, we got our first glimpse at the Subaru Impreza Sedan concept car, and it looked pretty good. In all likelihood, the new Impreza will also spawn the next-gen WRX and WRX STi. Word on the street suggests that the new STi might be a hybrid that bows in during the 2017 model year.
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