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Hyundai’s 2017 Ioniq Hybrid doesn’t have the Toyota Prius’ flamboyant styling, but it does have an EPA-certified fuel economy rating that bests the Prius Eco, making it the most fuel efficient car sold in America without a plug. When it arrives before the end of the year, the Ioniq Hybrid will have a window sticker […]

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Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group has unveiled concept renderings of its W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck with a goal to deliver trucks in 2018. Duke Energy, the city of Orlando and the city of Portland have signed nonbinding letters of interest to purchase the trucks for their respective uses. Duke Energy has said it could purchase […]

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Want to drive tailpipe emission free in an electric vehicle? Chevrolet has the car for you – the Volt. Or, rather, the Bolt. OK, either one could work, but which is a better way to go? Aside from the names that are confusingly similar even for well-spoken Americans, and which can give speakers of other […]

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Audi coined the e-tron name in 2009 for an electric concept car based on the R8 supercar, and apparently likes it so much all future battery electric vehicles will carry the name with no other letters or numbers attached. The information comes from a recent interview that British car magazine Autocar had with Audi CEO […]

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BMW-owned Mini has confirmed that its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be the 2017 Clubman. The British automaker teased the new second-generation model with photos showing a near production prototype model. It has been known for some time that the Countryman plug-in would share the same platform and gasoline-electric drivetrain with the European BMW […]

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Porsche’s plush 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in, one of two gasoline plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) planned to join the new Panamera line, made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Panamera was the German performance automaker’s first four-door sedan when it debuted in 2009, and was a polarizing entry that was met with […]

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For all those who’ve alleged Toyota is not so interested in plug-in technology, that assessment may have been premature. According to an Autoblog interview with Shoichi Kaneko, assistant chief engineer for the Prius Prime, the carmaker may make the next generation Prius Liftback exclusively plug-in hybrid. The Prius Liftback hybrid is by far the highest-volume […]

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All this year California plug-in hybrid consumers have waiting for a resolution over a limit reached last December for “green stickers” enabling solo driver access to HOV lanes, and now the state has again begun issuing the desirable decals. After hashing it out, legislators have decided to allow an unlimited number of applicants to receive […]

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Nearly two decades after the first Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan, the cost of hybrid technology is now less than diesel, according to the original Prius lead engineer, Satoshi Ogiso. In an exclusive interview with Forbes’ contributor Bertel Schmitt, Ogiso said a cost advantage for the technology he was part of from the […]

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It’s a neat experience driving a quiet, smooth, high-tech pure electric car, and Chevrolet’s 2017 Volt provides this with no range or refueling drawbacks. Uniquely, the car acts as a pure EV for all intents and purposes, but once its range – EPA-rated at 53 miles combined – runs out, it morphs into a 42 mpg hybrid […]

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