Hybrids

UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040
UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040

No fossil fuels, please--we're British. That's the message put out by the United Kingdom's Environment Minister, Michael Gove, earlier today. Speaking to BBC Radio, Gove said that the U.K. plans to outlaw the sale of vehicles that run solely on gas or diesel by the year 2040. Completely details of...Read More»

2018 Subaru Crosstrek
Autos for non-majors; what cars we'd take back to school (and where)

Incoming college freshmen, take note: Your roommates should not be your friends, good shower shoes are indispensable, and leaving campus will become mandatory approximately four days after classes start. Reliable transportation comes in handy for 2 a.m. burrito dashes, 4 a.m. jam sessions, and 11...Read More»

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)
France will say au revoir to gas and diesel vehicles by 2040

Last summer, Paris banned older cars from its city center in an effort to reduce pollution. Now, France has gone several steps further, announcing plans to ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles in the country by the year 2040. The announcement came from France's Environmental Minister, Nicolas...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid
By 2019, every new Volvo will run on batteries (well, kinda)

Volvo made a bold announcement Wednesday: within two years, every new Volvo will run on batteries... ...or rather, that's what many of the news headlines would lead you to believe. What Volvo actually said was this: "Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Woes mounting for recalled 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

Some dealers can't sell Chrysler's flagship hybrid family vehicle as it faces a recall. This month, the automaker announced it would recall every 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan in the U.S. and Canada for a faulty battery diode. Now, the automaker isn't saying when those vans can be fixed...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse
2018 Buick LaCrosse: changes where you can't see them

With its 2018 LaCrosse, Buick is making some notable changes just a year after the latest version brand's flagship four-door went on sale. You won't see anything at first glance, but the changes under the LaCrosse's hood add up to better fuel economy and a significantly lower base price. But the...Read More»

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (a caricature by Flickr user DonkeyHotey)
Study: Trump states sell fewer green cars than Clinton states

It's Thursday, and if you're anything like us, you're probably a bit antsy for the weekend to start. Why not liven up things up with a recap of a clickbait-y study conducted by a website you've never heard of? You in? Great. The study comes from the curiously named Carjojo, which we believe is a...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius
Eco-cheap: New 2017 Toyota Prius One trims hybrid price

Toyota has quietly made a few changes to its 2017 Prius, including a new base model that's $1,210 cheaper than the base model offered just a few months ago. At $24,360, including a mandatory $885 destination charge, the 2017 Prius One is well-equipped but is missing a few key items that helps lower...Read More»

2017 Acura MDX
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid to top range, start from $52,935

The terms "sport," "hybrid," and "crossover" have seemed incongruous, but luxury brand Acura hopes to change that with its 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid. Set to go on sale soon from $52,935 (including a mandatory $975 destination charge), the top-of-the-line version of the MDX features a high-tech hybrid...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
2017 Hyundai Ioniq undercuts Prius at $23,035

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid hatchback will arrive in dealers next month for an aggressively low starting price that may raise some eyebrows in competitors' showrooms. The hybrid version of the Ioniq, which is available in three configurations, will start from $23,035 including a mandatory $835...Read More»

2017 Kia Niro
2017 Kia Niro priced from $23,785

The 2017 Kia Niro hybrid will considerably undercut the Toyota Prius when it goes on sale soon. At $23,785, the Niro starts at almost $2,000 less than the entry-level Prius. That price is for the Niro FE, the thriftiest version of Kia's new dedicated hybrid vehicle. The Niro will be offered in five...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS center console with “EV MODE” button
Lexus to offer hybrid version of LS luxury sedan

When Lexus took the wraps off of its revamped flagship last week at the Detroit auto show, it did so without mentioning anything about a hybrid version—something that the brand has become associated with. It turns out that the brand's radio silence was hiding something. Close scrutiny of one...Read More»

Ford Fusion Hybrid self-driving prototype
Ford will sell self-driving taxi by 2021

Ford will build in North America and sell a self-driving hybrid taxi within 5 years, its CEO announced Tuesday. Mark Fields told a crowd at the automaker's Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly plant that Ford would redirect $700 million earmarked for a new plant in Mexico back to the States for the...Read More»

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
Ford announces new all-electric SUV, hybrid F-150, hybrid Mustang

Ford will invest $4.5 billion in new electric vehicles, including a new SUV with a reported 300-mile range, a hybrid F-150, and a hybrid Mustang, all of which will arrive by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Tuesday. Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the new cars and hybrid strategy at a...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius: The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2017

Since it was introduced here in 2000, the Toyota Prius has fundamentally changed the way car buyers view fuel efficiency. It's hard to argue that any other car has done more to press the case for eco-friendly cars than has the Prius. But frankly, Toyota's effort had withered after 15 years on the...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016
What will the auto industry look like under Trump?

New presidents bring new advisors, new staff, and of course, a host of new policies and priorities. That's true even if the new guy and the old guy belong to the same political party; when they come from different parties, as Trump and Obama do, the changes can be much more dramatic. ALSO SEE: 2018...Read More»

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
Su-bie, or not Su-bie? Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid axed for 2017

Pardon our soliloquy in the eulogy. Subaru confirmed Wednesday that the 2016 Crosstrek Hybrid won't make it in to 2017. According to a Subaru spokesman, the hybrid model accounted for roughly 5,000 sales each year since it was introduced in 2014 (when it was known as the XV Crosstrek Hybrid). Last...Read More»

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid to take on Tesla Model S... sorta

Porsche will take to the stage at the Paris Motor Show later this month with a new plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera sedan that will offer a high level of performance without using gasoline. As impressive as the Panamera 4 e-Hybrid looks with its 462 horsepower on tap, 4.4 second 0-60 mph...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
2017 Nissan Rogue picks up Hybrid model

Nissan will spread its hybrid technology to another model in its lineup for the 2017 model year, in the form of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid. It's not the only change coming to the Rogue, which gets some sheet metal touch-ups on gas-powered models, too. The Rogue adopts a new front end with a V-shaped...Read More»

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