Tag: Hybrid Cars

Honda Gives Insight A Shot Again: Prototype To Be Unveiled At The 2018 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Honda Insight will hit the road soon and a prototype is primed for preview at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January. It will be Honda's latest attempt to make electric cars more mainstream.

Car Tech December 20, 2017

Los Angeles Police Department To Begin Using Pursuit-Rated Ford Hybrid Cop Car: Fights Crime, Saves Gas

Ford has unveiled a new hybrid cop car, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, that can go up to 60 miles per hour on battery alone. It will let police officers fight crime, chase criminals, and reduce emissions.

Car Tech April 10, 2017

Nissan Takes A Detour Into Hybrid Territory With Note e-Power

Nissan has launched the Note e-Power, which will serve as a 'gateway' model for people who are looking into buying an electric car for themselves. The 'series hybrid' is currently available only in Japan.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

Lamborghini Gears Up For 2018 Urus SUV, Its First And Only Plug-In Hybrid

Lamborghini is carefully proceeding with the launch of its hybrid Urus SUV next year. It is considered a bold move as some purists balk at the hybridization of the Lamborghini supercar brand.

Car Tech December 30, 2016

Ford Fusion Hybrid To Take Center Stage At CES 2017: More Powerful Processor And Better Sensors Equal Better Brain Power

The next-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan will be launched at the CES 2017 trade show. Ford has introduced upgrades, such as an improved processing power and greater sensor technology, to pack in more brain power.

Car Tech December 29, 2016

NHTSA Requires Future Hybrid And Electric Cars To Make A Sound While Below 19 MPH: Quiet Vehicles Will Be No More

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed the 'quiet car' rule after years of being in the works. The regulation requires hybrid and electric cars to make a noise while running at speeds below 19 miles per hour.

Car Tech November 14, 2016

2017 Toyota Prius Review Roundup: What Green Car Experts Think About The New Prius

Toyota showcased its latest Prius variant, the Prime, and the model comes with serious improvements. From the heftier electric battery to the features and revamped design, the Prime is a strong hybrid rival to Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Consumer Reports Names 2016 Toyota Prius As Most Fuel-Efficient Car: Small Changes Key To 52 MPG Record

The 2016 Toyota Prius is as fuel efficient as Toyota says the hybrid is. Consumer Reports confirms that the new Prius gets an overall 52 MPG.

Car Tech May 26, 2016

London Taxi Maker Raises $400 Million To Develop New Hybrid Green Cabs

Zhejiang Geely, owner of the London Taxi Company, has raised $400 million to develop 36,000 new hybrid black cabs. This is in accordance with the London government's measures to make cabs in the city zero-emissions compliant by 2018.

Energy May 23, 2016

2017 Mercedes GLC Coupé World Premiere: Power, Style And Luxury In 'Hot And Cool' Mix

The 2017 Mercedes GLC is poised to compete against rivals Range Rover Evoque and BMW X4. With design influences from the larger GLE Coupé, the GLC Coupé will hit the UK market in June, with deliveries to begin in October.

FUTURE TECH March 24, 2016

Lexus LC 500h Luxury Coupe Headed To Geneva Motor Show For World Premiere

Lexus confirmed that its new LC 500h luxury coupe will come to Europe at the Geneva Auto Show. The LC 500h is a hybrid sports car, fusing fast, furious and environmentally friendly technologies all into one.

FUTURE TECH February 15, 2016

Porsche Not Joining The Self-Driving Race: Will Focus On Hybrid And Electric

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume declared that the sports car manufacturer will only focus on developing hybrid and electric technology for its vehicles. Take a look at some of the company's available hybrid models that are already on the roads.

FUTURE TECH February 2, 2016

Hyundai Teases Design Line And Curves Of Ioniq Prior To January Launch

Hyundai unveiled new renders of the upcoming Ioniq as a teaser for the January launch of the alternative fuel vehicle. The Ioniq will come standard equipped with three ultra-low emission powertrains.

FUTURE TECH December 17, 2015

2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid LT Coming This Spring With $28,645 Starting Price, 48 MPG

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid electric car is coming next year for the cool starting price of nearly $30,000. The vehicle is expected to have a fuel economy of 48 MPG, along with few autonomous features.

FUTURE TECH December 12, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: First Impressions Of Experts

Toyota's new RAV4 Hybrid offers the benefits of a high-power SUV with better fuel efficiency and the maneuverability of a medium-sized electric car. It adds to Toyota's growing list of popular cars with a gasoline-electric version.

FUTURE TECH November 22, 2015

Mean Metal Motors Aims To Build India’s First Supercar

Mean Metal Motors founder has developed concepts for the first supercar to be produced in India, called the M-Zero.

FUTURE TECH October 27, 2015

The London Taxi Company TX5 Is A Plug-In Hybrid Black Cab With Wi-Fi Onboard And A Panoramic Glass Roof

London's classic black cabs are getting an upgrade for the future. While still sharing the same design aesthetic as older black cabs, the London Taxi Company's new TX5 runs on a new hybrid engine and offers Wi-Fi access to passengers, among many other new features.

FUTURE TECH October 23, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Electric Hybrid Due In December: What To Expect

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt has received high praise so far, standing out from the crowd due to its great efficiency, silent performance and impressive power. The second-generation Chevy Volt set to arrive this December will be a tough competitior on the electric hybrid car market, giving Tesla's Model S a run for its money.

FUTURE TECH October 15, 2015

Toyota Recalls 625,000 Prius And Other Hybrids Due To Software Glitch

Toyota is recalling nearly 625,000 Prius and other hybrid cars worldwide. The Japanese car maker needs to fix a software glitch that could potentially close the hybrid system when the vehicle is being driven.

FUTURE TECH July 16, 2015

BMW Plans To Unveil More Powerful i8 With 450HP Powerplant

The BMW i8 is about to receive an update to the gas side of its eDrive hybrid powertrain, reports state. The plug-in hybrid power output could increase from 357HP to about 450HP.

FUTURE TECH June 13, 2015

Ford Opens Up Electric Car Patents At A Cost

Ford is following Tesla’s lead and opening up its alternative fuel vehicle patents - but not without a costly catch.

FUTURE TECH May 30, 2015

Blame Cheap Gas: Consumers Dropping Electric Cars And Hybrids For SUVs

Based on statistics, consumers have traded their electric and hybrid cars for SUVs as fuel prices have dropped. Fuel-efficient small SUVs like the Chevrolet Trax were sufficient to entice practical auto enthusiasts.

FUTURE TECH April 23, 2015

Best Electric Or Hybrid Cars To Buy In 2015: Tesla Model P85D, BMW i3, Audi R8 e-Tron, Toyota Prius, And More

There are many models of electric vehicles and hybrid cars coming out this year. Here are 10 models that consumers can expect in 2015.

FUTURE TECH March 21, 2015

GM Plans to Roll Out Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicle with 200-Mile Range in 2017: Report

General Motors takes a shot at Tesla with a new family-size car with a very similar range and price as the upcoming Model 3 luxury sedan.

FUTURE TECH January 10, 2015

Lamborghini Asterion is green car eye candy, but will remain a technology demonstrator

The Lamborghini Asterion is one proof that the Italian carmaker can really make a hybrid supercar. However, the vehicle will only be used as a technology demonstrator.

FUTURE TECH October 8, 2014

Environmentally friendly 200 mph Lamborghini Asterion unveiled in Paris

Lamborghini unveiled a demonstration for its new Asterion LPI 910-4 that is still just a concept, but is the fist hybrid for the sport scar manufacturer.

Geek October 2, 2014

California governor enacts new laws to boost use of electric cars, bikes

California pushes for cleaner air with new laws to strengthen the electric vehicle market and bring more zero-emission vehicles to the roads by 2023.

FUTURE TECH September 24, 2014

Ford recalls 74,000 hybrid SUVs for stalling issues

Ford conducts a recall of 74,000 older model gas electric hybrid SUVs to solve the cars’ stalling issues. The affected models include Ford Escapes (2005-2008) and Mercury Mariners (2006-2008).

FUTURE TECH September 15, 2014

Volvo's XC90 SUV boasts 400HP twin engine, vroom vroom

The 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV will feature a twin engine system that will output 400HP. The system incorporates a gas engine in the front and an electric motor in the rear.

Science July 8, 2014

California, NY among states that want 3.3 million electric cars on the road by 2025

We’ll be seeing more electric cars on the roads of California and New York. The two states are joining six others in an effort to bring more than 3 million zero-emission vehicles to roads within 11 years.

Energy May 31, 2014

Bentley unwraps Mulsanne hybrid concept at Beijing Motor Show 2014

Bentley is combining luxury, speed and fuel-efficiency in its first hybrid concept car first introduced to the budding Chinese market.

FUTURE TECH April 21, 2014

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