Plug-in Hybrid EVs

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Put simply, it’s complicated | Ars Technica

The complexity can be overlooked, which then questions the point of including it.<p>Honda spent the better part of the 1970s, 1980s and into the 1990s …

Hybrid Vehicles

The electric vehicle boom is coming. What can we learn from early adopters?

April 18, 2018 — Two years ago, Michigan’s largest utility, Consumers Energy, sought state approval to build a US$15 million electric vehicle …

Electric Vehicles

Chevy Bolt vs. Volt: Chevrolet’s electrified models explained

Bolt, Volt. Chevrolet’s two electrified models sound a lot alike but they’re completely different cars. The Bolt is an all-electric car, meaning it …

Electric Vehicles

UK drives into e-vehicle fast lane with 11% sales rise

Electric vehicles’ share of new UK registrations rises to 2%, still falling far short of Norway’s 48%<p>Sales of electric cars in the UK have risen 11% on last year, putting the country in the premier league of those ditching petrol and diesel engines, though it is still miles behind Norway and …

Environment

Subaru EVoltis PHEV To Use Toyota Prius Prime Tech

Subaru’s first plug-in hybrid will go on sale before the end of 2018, and now we have platform information and a possible name.<p>According to <i>Car and</i> …

Electric Vehicles

Road-Testing Three New SUVS Back-To-Back - 2018 Acura MDX, Buick Enclave And Volvo XC60

Everyone’s bananas about SUVs these days; sales which have shot up 20.5% for the first quarter of 2018. We thought we’d get behind the wheel of three new ones, beat ‘em up and tell you which are worth your time and dollars. The rides are all different from each other in different ways, and we have …

Acura

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starting price is $500 cheaper for 2018

It picks up a couple of new features, too<p>Hyundai revealed its updated 2018 Sonata Hybrid and PHEV at the Chicago Auto Show this year. They feature freshened styling inside and out, and some mechanical updates that we expect will make the cars better to drive. Now we've learned that Hyundai has …

Hyundai

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-class: Here’s What We Know

The aging SUV once known as the ML is finally getting redone.<p><b>What It Is:</b> An all-new version of Mercedes-Benz’s mid-size GLE-class SUV to replace the aging current model that has worn both the ML (M-class) and GLE nameplates since its debut in 2011. Based on what we have gleaned from spy photos and …

Profit

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid lands with $500 lower price tag

Less money and more features? Sweet.<p>The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a cost-effective way to get into an efficient midsize sedan, and for the 2018 model year, it's a little less expensive.<p>The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will start at $25,500 before tax, title and destination charges. That's $500 less …

Technology (India)

Watch Polestar 1 Plug-In Hybrid Conduct Extreme Winter Testing

The PHEV coupe is heading to the Beijing Auto Show too and we’ll be there to capture it in all its glory.<p>Polestar is the latest exclusive …

Hybrid Vehicles

VW to bring EV charging stations to more than 100 Walmart stores

Walmart shoppers across the country will soon have easier access to fast electric vehicle charging while they shop.<p>Thanks to Electrify America, the …

Electric Vehicles

IMF boss Christine Lagarde warns of UK gloom until Brexit terms are finalised

‘The cloud of uncertainty that covers the British economy is certainly one of the causes why it is not enjoying the same kind of upswings as the …

Investing

Kia posts record quarterly sales in Europe

• <b>Kia’s European first-quarter sales rise 5.2% to best-ever 131,434 units</b>• <b><br>Kia growth outpaces European market, which expands 0.6% in Q1</b>• <b><br>March represents</b> …

Electric Vehicles

Lexus LS may get plug-in hybrid, EV, and hydrogen fuel cell variants

As automakers continue envisioning a future for alternative propulsion to rid the world of the classic internal combustion engine, some are doubling …

Electric Vehicles

Walmart gets fast chargers, diesel Ford F-150 and Mazda CX-5, Buick Velite in China: Today's Car News

Electric car chargers will soon be able to get a fast charge with a quart of milk at Walmarts across the country. Ford releases fuel economy numbers …

General Motors

Here's all the EVs on sale in America and how far they'll go

Technology (India)

Cadillac Chief Johan de Nysschen Out Suddenly at GM

What will become of his ambitious product plan?<p>In a bombshell announcement, General Motors said today that Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen is leaving the company immediately, to be replaced by Steve Carlisle who has been head of GM Canada.<p>No explanations yet for the sudden departure of a man …

Cadillac

Buick Velite 6 for China previews new GM approach to electric cars

If you want to look down the pike at what's coming for the U.S., you could do worse than watching what Buick is doing in China.<p>One of the main things …

Electric Vehicles

Why B&Q may quit giant megastores and open High St convenience shops instead

Veronique Laury, chief executive of B&Q owner Kingfisher, outlined her vision for the future of the company, which also owns Screwfix in the UK and …

Urbanization

Tesla: Thank You, President Xi

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to significantly lower tariffs on products, including cars.<p>Today, China's state planner announced …

Business

VW Up! joins the GTI family so we took all three for a triple track test

FAMILY portraits are naff.<p>You sit there looking awkward with a side-parting you didn’t want and wearing matching clothes you don’t like. You do it …

Autos (UK)

2018 Kia Niro is a good starter plug-in hybrid

If the Kia Soul and Toyota Prius Prime had a baby, it’d be something like the Kia Niro plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The compact crossover hybrid launched last year gets a plug for 2018, as well as a much larger motor and a whole lot more emission-free driving.<p>Despite debuting in a down market …

Electric Vehicles

2018 BMW 330e i Performance Test Drive Review: A Plug-in Hybrid 3 Series, For Better and Worse

The 330e delivers outstanding energy efficiency, but with a chunky curb weight and lofty price. Will 3 Series fans see an upside?<p>BMW USA<p>Lawrence …

Electric Vehicles

BMW plans different sized battery cells to preserve design of future models

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE<p>A key part of BMW's push into full-electric vehicles will be the i4, which will be based on the BMW i Vision …

Hybrid Vehicles

Buick Velite 6 Debuts In China As Pure EV And Plug-In Hybrid

Both are production models, with the PHEV to go on sale first later this year.<p>Following yesterday’s unveiling of the Enspire Concept, Buick is ready …

Hybrid Vehicles

Southern California still has some of the worst air pollution in the country, report finds

Southern California retained the dubious distinction of having the worst air quality in the nation, according to a report released Wednesday by the …

Pollution

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots and video

Land Rover took a gamble with the Range Rover Evoque in that the vehicle eschewed serious off-roading capability in favor of a blend of design and …

Land Rover

Today's Safest Plug-in Hybrid And Battery-Electric Cars - Part Two

Read about the safest plug-in cars on the road today according to the IIHS and NHTSA, as well as each vehicle’s standard and available active safety …

Autonomous Cars

Kia enables Alexa Control Over Many Vehicle Functions

Kia has announced that owners of certain models of its cars are now able to control a number of functions using their voice. The commands come thanks …

Electric Vehicles

Porsche's Wolfgang Hatz, Father of 918 Spyder and 919 Hybrid, Is Still in Jail Over Dieselgate - The Drive

Did You Know Wolfgang Hatz, Father of the Porsche 918 Spyder and 919 Hybrid, Is Still in Jail?<p>The former Porsche R&D chief was arrested last …

Diesel Emissions