Plug-In Hybrids

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Video
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Video

Volkswagen needs more SUVs, and over the past few years, it’s been showing future utes as concept cars. This year’s model? The Cross Coupe GTE. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers The GTE shows off the new styling cues and powertrain...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers

Ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this week, Volkswagen has just given us a first look at the future: a future that’s U.S.-built, aimed directly at America, showcasing an all-new design direction, and sized for American wants and needs. It’s called the Cross Coupe GTE, and it...Read More»

BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype
BMW Adding Plug-In Hybrid Options For Best-Selling Models

Today, BMW announced that it will soon offer plug-in hybrid variants of its most popular models. The news comes in the midst of several unveilings, including a 3-Series plug-in prototype and a new generation of BMW hybrid concepts set to debut at the company's facility in Miramas, France. All...Read More»

2015 Nissan Leaf
Federal Tax Credits For Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars: What You Need To Know

If you want to get a special incentive for driving a hybrid, you're a few years too late; but a tax credit applies to nearly every electric car and plug-in hybrid on the market and it can, in some cases, effectively reduce your cost for such a model to that of an ordinary gasoline vehicle (or even...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014

Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today. Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state's...Read More»

Green HOV-Lane Sticker
California's Plug-In Hybrid & EV Drivers Get 4 More Years (Of HOV Lane Access)

Between the tax breaks and the social status boosts, California's car shoppers have plenty of reasons to consider electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. But given the traffic congestion in the state's major cities, perhaps no perk has been more attractive than HOV lane access. In case you missed it...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Driven

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid. But if you keep your trip lengths relatively short, and get in the habit of plugging in at home and perhaps at work, it does a really good job pretending it's an all-electric car. Selecting the Energi's 'EV Now' mode, we managed to do a 20-mile...Read More»

2014 Cadillac ELR
2014 Cadillac ELR: Volt-Based Coupe Plugs In At Detroit Auto Show

Over the two years that the Chevrolet Volt has been produced, it’s ushered in a new era for GM, and a new era of understanding and acceptance for electric cars thanks to its the extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology that’s at its core. Now it’s time to inject a little...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept: Mid-Size 3-Row Crossover Coming

Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue Concept at today's Detroit Auto Show, showing a mid-size crossover with three rows of seats that takes direct aim at the successful Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The new concept is a thinly disguised version of a production model that won't launch before the...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
GM Plans To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

Yesterday, General Motors made a provocative announcement: by 2017, the company plans to produce 500,000 electric and partially electric vehicles each year. To put that in perspective, in 2011 GM sold just over 9,000,000 vehicles worldwide. If the U.S. auto industry continues its rollicking pace --...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette crossed flags emblem
2014 Corvette Engine, October Car Sales, Six-Month Passat Test: Car News Headlines

Today we get our first look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette's new LT1 engine, which improves power output and efficiency while being lighter than the competition. October car sales slowed a bit, but small cars are still going strong, and we take a look at what's new for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat as...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots
Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans on a new front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid concept from BMW. The weekend is nearly here, so be sure to stock up on car news, as...Read More»

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek  -  First Drive, Oahu, July 2012
Subaru XV Crosstrek Driven, Used Hybrids To Avoid, 2014 Range Rover Sport Spied: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, and Trapster gets an update just in time for summer road trips. The 2014 Land Rover Ranger Rover was spied, and we name five used hybrids you should probably steer clear of. You'll find all of this and more in today's car news right...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Walkthrough: Video

Earlier in the week Ford revealed the new 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. With four powertrains setups and three trims, there will be a Fusion for everyone. The exterior styling of the new Fusion is part Jaguar, part Aston Martin, with some Audi A7 thrown in for good measure...Read More»

Toyota GT 86 (Scion FR-S)
Best Car To Buy Awards, 2013 Toyota GT 86, 2012 Nissan Leaf: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Best Car To Buy 2012 winners are announced and we review the 2012 Nissan Leaf. Toyota finally shows off the production GT 86 and Maybach is getting the axe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The 2012 Ford Focus has been named The Car...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Saved, BMW Recall, Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Chinese finally saved Saab while Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. We drive the 2012 Toyota Camry and spot a Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid prototype. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab has been saved...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition
Marco Simoncelli Dead, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette, Saab Story: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we review the 2012 Chevy Corvette, and another Saab deal with Chinese automakers falls through. MotoGP driver Marco Simoncelli dies during the weekend and Subaru is dropping the Impreza name on the next-generation WRX. All this and more in today's car new, right here on The...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models

Even as the auto industry sputters, Toyota's family of Prius hybrids is under rapid expansion. For 2012, the Toyota Prius is joined by the new, larger 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, as well as a new limited-availability Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Both of those will be reaching dealerships in Octover; then...Read More»

Cadillac Ciel four-seat convertible concept launch in Carmel, California, Aug 2011
2013 Infiniti JX Concept, Impala Lawsuit, Cadillac Ciel: Car News Headlines

Infiniti has unveiled the 2013 JX Crossover Concept. [TheCarConnection] The Cadillac Ciel Concept made its debut last night at Pebble Beach. [MotorAuthority] Here's your Ultimate Guide for the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. [GreenCarReports] HP is shutting down WebOS, meaning it won't appear in...Read More»

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