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For the past couple years we’ve heard of Hyundai’s pending “Prius Fighter,” and now that the Ioniq will go on sale in the U.S. later this year, in question is what other automakers might also feel the heat? The Ioniq – its name a merger of ion and unique – is to be three cars […]

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It’s been half a decade since the first major manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) came to the U.S. market, but what would make more sense – a pure EV or plug-in hybrid? To ask this question is sort of like shooting at a moving target as the state of technology and products on the market […]

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British automaker Morgan is looking to electrify its lineup. Morgan has received about $8.5 million in funding from the UK Advanced Propulsion Center, Delta Motorsport and Potenza Technology in order to invest in hybrid and electric powertrains for its future vehicles. Morgan builds a lineup of small roadsters, including a three-wheeler for which for the […]

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The company that invented the minivan over 30 years ago knows its customers, so when it overhauled its outgoing Town & Country and renamed it, Chrysler called its fuel-sipping plug-in variant simply the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid. The “Hybrid” name that’s meant not to confuse mainstream buyers may on the other hand be slightly confusing to […]

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General Motors plans to import another vehicle from China to sell in the U.S., the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid. The CT6 Plug-In will only be built in China, while standard gas-driven variants of the car will be built in the United States. This is the second vehicle that will come from China for GM, following […]

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Chrysler may be perceptibly late to the plug-in hybrid party, but today it came bearing gifts that advocates have hoped to see for some time – a PHEV minivan it’s calling the Pacifica. Chrysler is credited with inventing the minivan segment over 30 years ago, and as it seeks to improve fleet mpg scores and […]

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This January Hyundai will debut its new Ioniq featuring three electrified drivetrain options available in one body type. As the manufacturer fortifies its green-car lineup against competitors including the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf, the Ioniiq will be the first vehicle to offer an all-electric, gasoline-electric hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain. “Our vision for future […]

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The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid has been confirmed and will arrive in the second half of 2016. The Korean automaker has announced its plans to equip the new Optima range with more fuel-efficient hybrid models, including a plug-in variant with the ability to travel up to 27 miles on electric power alone. The next-generation Optima […]

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Gas in the U.S. may be cheap, certain leading electrified cars sales may be down, but that did not stop the world from buying a record 47,000-plus plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in September. It was an all-time record, and the U.S. still cumulatively leads the global roster of highest consuming countries with over 363,000 through […]

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The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid promises powerful performance, typical BMW driving experience – and ability to travel all electrically for a certain stretch. BMW says 25 miles range on the easier going European NEDC test cycle is possible. How far this may mean under U.S. EPA testing is not stated, but range somewhere in the […]

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