Earlier today, Polestar launched its very first model. It’s called the Polestar 1, and it is a real statement of intent that Polestar will be taking the fight directly to Tesla, BMW, and Mercedes-AMG. Putting cars like the Tesla Model S, BMW’s 6 series, and Mercedes-Benz’ S class squarely in its crosshairs is a bold […]
Browsing the "hybrid" Tag
I spent last week going through my daily routine of dropping off kiddos at school, heading to work, and driving home- all without leaving Oak Park, of course- behind the wheel of a Crush Blue 2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco. I did this in order to gain a bit more perspective on how a modern […]
A new UK Study finds that Electric Cars today are Twice as Green as they were in 2012 – thanks to advances in renewable energy!
On this week’s edition of the “Gas2 Week in Review,” we look at the way that different auto manufacturers and motorsports are addressing the move to emissions-reducing transportation power.
Is This Rotary Engine Hybrid Motorcycle the Future? Its superbike racing designers hope they’ve combined the best of both worlds.
What EVs do you think the Game of Thrones characters would drive, if given the choice?
This week’s edition of the Gas2 Week in Review looks to the many stories that piqued readers’ interest, including a new compound supercharger, an ad with flying pigs, a traffic light timing refutation, and lots more…
Many of our readers’ most popular stories this week on Gas2 surrounded electric cars. With lots of predictions coming out of the research realm, our readers offered their 2 cents about what is possible vs. what is a lot of hyperbole.
Hybrid cars should have much higher sales in the U.S. They’re a compromise between the conscious knowledge that fossil fuel engines hurt the environment and the subconscious stress produced by range anxiety. So, why aren’t more people buying hybrid cars? Maybe it’s because of misinformation campaigns from fossil fuel-funded news outlets like Breitbart, which states […]
McLaren Car buyers can Get up to 12 Years of Warranty on their super cars – but the P1 Hybrids? They don’t get that coverage.
Reviewed: 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Gets Driven in Chicago, toddler tested, highway blasted, and still gets great fuel economy!
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Autonomous EV concept debuts at LA Auto Show 2016 and CES, shows that Hyundai is serious about the EV market!
I think it’s safe to say that the past week has been a weird one for all of us, and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne is making it even weirder.
New details about the Hyundai Ioniq Electric have emerged, starting with word that it will have a full lifetime warranty on the battery. That should be a big plus for customers who are considering an electric but worry about needing to replace the battery in the future.
2017 Nissan Versa Note Hybrid Gets Launched in Japan (w/ Video), but will it be enough to take on the establish hybrid leaders from Toyota?
We’re car guys and gals here. We know about compression ratios, bore and stroke, horsepower versus torque, and what overdrive means. But can we explain the difference between the battery used in a pure electric car versus a battery used in a plug-in hybrid? Probably not, but odds are our kids can. Fear not, ye intrepid […]
A new interactive tool developed at MIT shows the expected long term cost and emissions impact of 125 new cars available today in the US. It illustrates why battery electric cars will be necessary to meet future climate goals.
The Kia Niro crossover SUV is enjoying strong sales shortly after being introduced to the marketplace. The company will add a plug-in hybrid and a battery electric version to the Niro lineup soon.
Thanks to the technology Honda has incorporated into the latest Acura NSX, a hybrid version of the Ariel Atom with lower emissions and better gas mileage may be in the works, along with an all electric version of the car.
An all-new electric McLaren P1 supercar is set to appear before 2020, and it will be significantly less expensive than the old P1!