Understanding Hybrid Cars in 2017

Why Buy a Hybrid Car? Gasoline offers more energy per volume than electric motors and storage of gasoline in a tank is significantly cheaper than the price of storing electricity in a battery. However, electric motors are three times more…
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Unveiled

Hyundai, the South-Korean autogiant, has unleashed the hybrid variant of its first electric car Ioniq. Hyundai Ioniq would be on offer with a choice of three powertrains: electric, plug-in gasoline/electric hybrid, and gasoline/electric hybrid. It is the first car in…
Toyota C-HR concept previews next year’s crossover

An updated Toyota C-HR concept is currently on display at 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. This is an evolution of last year’s concept and it has gained rear doors along with other bits and pieces that bring it closer to…
EPA says 2016 Chevrolet Volt has 53 mile electric range

EPA has announced the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will provide an estimated 53-mile electric range and has a 106 MPGe rating. This represents an improvement of almost 40% compared to the model it replaces and enables the model to provide a…
Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid announced

Subaru’s Japanese division has introduced the Impreza Sport Hybrid which represents the company’s second hybrid production model after the XV Crosstrek Hybrid. It looks slightly different than the conventional-powered model thanks to a more aggressive front fascia, bespoke 17-inch wheels…
BMW X5 xDrive40e costs €68,400

BMW has established a €68,400 starting price in Germany for the X5 xDrive40e which will go on sale this fall. It’s the most fuel efficient SAV offered by the Bavarian marque thanks to a plug-in hybrid system that combines a…
Mercedes S500 Plug-In Hybrid tweaked by Brabus

Brabus is presenting their latest upgrade package developed specifically for the Mercedes S500 Plug-In Hybrid. They concentrated on boosting output of the turbocharged V6 3.0-liter engine which has gained an additional 52 PS and 70 Nm for a grand total…
Nissan Murano gains hybrid version for Auto Shanghai

The Nissan Murano has gained a hybrid version in time for this year’s edition of the Auto Shanghai show in China. The model is scheduled to hit dealerships in China later this year, while details about a global availability are…
Volkswagen brings C Coupe GTE concept to Auto Shanghai

Volkswagen is showcasing these days at Auto Shanghai 2015 the C Coupe GTE concept. Tailored to the Chinese market, the five-meter long sedan has a long 3001mm wheelbase and rides on 22-inch alloy wheels while the body’s width stands at…