Find Your Next Car

    Buyers Guides

    Shop By Make

    Top Features

    Culture & Market

    Hydrogen-Powered Race Car Runs Laps at Le Mans

    Ford’s GT claimed first place in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of the first of its four outright victories in the 1960s, and Porsche’s 919 Hybrid snatched a second consecutive Le Mans victory. The unheralded news of this year’s Le Mans race, however, is a hydrogen fuel […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    China’s BYD Tang Hybrid SUV Has More Power Than a Corvette Stingray

    In the U.S., Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) is better known for counterfeit car designs, and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway $230 million investment to buy a 10 percent stake in the company. In China, BYD is known for its cheap compact cars, trendy SUVs and insanely fast hybrids. The fastest is called the Tang, […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    New Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets Solar Panel Roof; But Not in U.S — Yet

    The new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid will gain additional electric driving range with a rooftop solar panel that helps recharge the battery. Stretching nearly the entire length of the roof, the solar cells can charge the lithium-ion battery pack when the car is parked, and can boost efficiency by as much as 10 percent, though […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus CT for Airbag Issue

    Certain models of the third-generation Toyota Prius and Lexus CT hybrids are being recalled to address an issue with their airbags. The recall affects approximately 482,000 vehicles in the U.S. and includes the 2010-2012 Prius, 2010-2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrids and 2011-2012 Lexus CT200h. According to Toyota, the involved vehicles are equipped with curtain shield airbags […]

    Toyota Awarded Patent For ‘Stackable Wing’ Flying Car

    The idea of flying cars was introduced by sci-fi author Jules Verne in 1904, and has adorned numerous covers of Popular Mechanics magazine since 1906. There has been recent development in cars that fly, including a company that Google co-founder Larry Page invested in, but Toyota’s apparent toe-in-the-water raises some questioning eyebrows. The Japanese automaker […]

    Survey: Public Support Strong for Better Fuel Economy in New Cars and Trucks

    A new Consumers Union survey shows that despite falling fuel prices, public support for increased fleet fuel economy is strong. The survey shows that 53 percent of Americans expect that fuel economy will be improved with their next vehicle purchase and that 84 percent believe carmakers should continue to work to improve fuel economy across […]

    Borgward BX7 PHEV Takes Plus X Awards As Automaker Stages Comeback

    A German automaker known for selling durable small cars many years ago just won several Plus X awards for its all-new crossover SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Borgward BX7 plug-in hybrid SUV has won several awards recently for design, high quality, ergonomics, and functionality. It was also won the SUV of the Year 2016/2017. […]

    Tesla May Be Bringing EV Chargers to Gas Stations

    Tesla Motors may soon be adding another retail store chain to its charging network, and this one is quite different than Nordstrom. According to the Washington Post, the automaker has been in preliminary talks on installing its chargers at Sheetz gasoline and convenience stores in six states in the mid-Atlantic region. The Times does not […]

    EAFO Ranks Top European Nations Offering PEV Incentives

    Some European Union members are doing better in terms of government incentives for plug-in electrified vehicle sales and charging station deployment, and the European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) recently listed them. . Of all EU member states, Austria is the European nation with the widest selection. Austria offers its residents incentives in all eight categories […]