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Today mainstream-priced plug-in hybrids are mostly compact and midsized front-wheel-drive cars while Americans are shifting toward larger cars, AWD trucks, and SUVs. Do you see a disconnect in this picture? Are automakers’ out of touch with what people would snap up in a heartbeat if only they were made available? Is the goal in electrifying […]

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America’s First-Ever Hybrid Minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, has a 566 mile total driving range and can travel up to 33 miles on battery power alone, on a single charge. Plus, with 84 MPGe, this is the most fuel efficient 7-passenger hybrid vehicle you can buy. Here’s more on why the All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the […]

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The McLaren F1 successor is expected to enter production in 2019. Late last year, McLaren confirmed it was working on a three-seater, hybrid hypercar codenamed BP23 and that it would be limited to just 106 units. Now, Autoblog has gotten details on how the BP23 project came to be, and what we should expect once […]

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Acid Green brake calipers will sprout on more Porsches in the next couple of years. Detlev von Platen, Porsche’s head of sales and marketing, indicated to Reuters on Tuesday at the Geneva Auto Show that the company is looking at more ways to bring hybrid and all-electric powertrains to its lineup. Following close on the […]

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Carmakers in the U.S. now have more than 60 hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles on offer and more are coming. As gas prices have dropped and Americans have shown their preference for larger conventionally powered SUVs, crossovers, and trucks, anything from the alternative segments that scratches that itch is welcome. Out of a […]

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With the dawn of 2017, South Korea’s Hyundai Motors has begun rolling out an ambitious new mainstream line of Ioniq liftback sedans in the U.S. market that goes directly against Japan’s venerated Toyota Prius, king of the hybrids. It’s a battle for efficiency and consumer value between a well-established stalwart and a hungry and ambitious […]

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Kia has made the new Niro crossover the star of its Super Bowl ad. Teaming up with actress Melissa McCarthy, the Korean automaker shows off various scenarios and on how hard it is to be an “eco-warrior.” But then it goes on to say it’s easy to drive like one with the Niro hybrid which […]

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Toyota will debut the storied Supra sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October boasting a new hybrid powertrain, and will be a part of the company’s new Gazoo performance division. What is Gazoo you ask? Unless you follow Toyota’s factory racing program in the Japanese Super GT series and more recently the World […]

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Mazda is coming out with a new high-tech engine that will cut fuel consumption by a third. The automaker is set to introduce a new engine at the end of 2018 that uses pressure instead of spark plugs to ignite fuel, a technology the Japanese automaker says will increase fuel economy by 30 percent. The […]

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Toyota’s smallest hybrid has been updated for the 2017 model year. As one of the most affordable hybrid models available in today’s market, the Prius c now comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-C) driver-assistance suite on all model grades. The system was an option on two Prius c grades on the 2016 model […]

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