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Volkswagen is releasing a second plug-in concept this year as it moves forward with plans to become the electrified vehicle market leader. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was “market leadership in electric mobility by 2018.” Two plug-in hybrids are debuting this year as part of that plan. Last month, VW showed off […]

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We learned a little more about Kia’s e-AWD concept set to be shown in Chicago. Aimed to be a vehicle for the city-dweller-turned- outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America said its e-AWD concept will be named Trail’ster. Kia will take the wraps off the rugged Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the […]

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PSA/Peugot-Citroën is putting its Hybrid Air project on hold, though the company said the move is only temporary until new partnerships are formed. Since announcing the project two years ago, both engineers and project leader Karim Mokaddem have left PSA, though a representative remarked that this is because the development phase was complete. “We have […]

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Toyota is getting ready to unveil next week the RND Concept, a production ready concept car that, in the company’s words, “will make a valuable contribution to the world we live in.” In doing so, Toyota is breaking with automotive industry convention by revealing a new product outside the familiar surroundings of an international auto […]

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Honda didn’t launch any production models at Detroit’s annual North American International Auto Show. Instead, the company used the opportunity to talk about its three-year plan for alternative-fuel technology with a preview of one of its prototypes. On display – alongside a small-scale replica of the HondaJet and a real Honda-powered Formula One racecar – […]

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Toyota showcased a new hybrid crossover concept during the Paris Motor Show, the C-HR. Toyota explained the C-HR Concept is built on a new platform and measures 4,350mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,500mm high. A lower centre of gravity and greater structural rigidity will contribute to much improved driving dynamics. Interesting, but Toyota did not […]

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A PHEV concept based on Volvo’s S60, named Volvo S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Concept Car, is slated for the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show. The gasoline plug-in hybrid – an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one – offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure […]

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On its Beijing  show stand, Peugeot is presenting the hybrid EXALT Concept Car alongside 16 production vehicles. Directly inspired by the ONYX Concept, Peugeot said the EXALT Concept Car achieves an alliance of differences for a completely original result. Its specification includes traditional and technological materials with expertise from French and Chinese cultures. In homage […]

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Bentley confirmed its new Hybrid Concept will be shown in Beijing April 20 and the technology will be available in 2017 on its hybrid SUV. The Bentley Hybrid Concept is described by the British luxury brand as a technology showcase that previews Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of the […]

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If Walmart has its way, it will change the look and powertrain of 18-wheels trucks as we know it. Walmart showcased its futuristic truck March 26 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer that combines leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid […]

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