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Audi has confirmed its all-electric e-tron quattro SUV will come to market next year with “300 miles” range, and possibly more. Introduced as a pre-production concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2015, the production version of the e-tron quattro will be among the first premium all-electric SUVs, joining the Tesla X and the planned […]

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Audi launched the Q8 plug-in hybrid SUV concept that will quickly go from design to production level. Unveiled today at the North American International Auto Show, Audi is touting the new SUV model for being dynamic, highly efficient, and comfortable – and going to production in 2018. Audi is promoting the utility functionality, performance, and […]

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On the first business day of the new year, Ford has announced something to please electric car fans, something for pickup and sports car enthusiasts, and it even threw a bone to incoming President Donald Trump. Included in its plans are seven confirmed electrified vehicles due over the next five years out of 13 promised […]

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Data mined from a consumer survey yielded several take-away points regarding the upside potential of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). The survey, conducted from April 1 to April 8 by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists, was directed at 1,213 licensed and active drivers in nine states in the Northeast, deemed under-served with PEVs, […]

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Volkswagen has unveiled yet another hybrid SUV concept at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, but this one could actually preview a vehicle that could soon be introduced into the VW lineup. Called the Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE, the full-sized plug-in hybrid SUV has a theoretical electric driving range of 31 miles and a combined fuel […]

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Honda’s base 2016 HR-V will start at $19,115 in the U.S. for the LX 2wd with the six speed transmission. This base price includes as standard equipment 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button electric parking brake, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora radio and Bluetooth. The HR-V is available in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims, and in […]

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), announced earlier this week the upcoming availability of its new plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace, to be named Energy. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., EDI describes itself as a global leader in advanced zero emissions, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider. The vehicle is a full-size Chinese […]

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Falken is working on a tire specifically designed for hybrid SUVs, inspired by motorcycle rubber. Falken’s conceptual tire could, per the company, meet hybrid SUV driver’s challenging demands for both extended range and dynamic handling In Falken’s brief, this tire featuring different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty […]

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Vehicle electrification is picking up pace and the low oil prices we are currently seeing will not change that trend. This was the message conveyed by Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany. Bosch stated it expects roughly 15 percent of all […]

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An electric AWD vehicle will wear the Kia badge in Chicago. Kia Motors America said it will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The company added this off-roader, said to be bold by Kia, was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking […]

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