Workhorse unveiled its W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck at the ACT Expo in Long Beach on May 2. With an range of 80 miles on battery power, the all wheel drive W-15 can carry 2,200 lbs and tow a 5,000 lb trailer.
Whimsy seems to be the watchword for commercials advertising hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles right now. A few days ago, Hyundai started airing a pair of delightfully amusing ads featuring ordinary citizens singing a song that begins, “I’d like to buy a hybrid car but I’m not sure it’s for me.” It then shows a […]
Volvo has begun production of the updated 2018 Volvo XC60, the midsize SUV that accounts for one third of all Volvo sales. Top engine choice will be the 407 horsepower T8 plug in hybrid.
Panasonic has opened a new 860,000 square foot battery factory in Dailin, China where it expects to produce lithium ion battery cells for “new energy vehicles” for the Chinese market beginning this year.
A survey by AAA shows 15% of all American car buyers would consider buying an electric car and 32% buying a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.
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 […]
GKN presented its new eDrive electric car powertrain at the Shanghai auto show. Smaller and lighter than any other system, it is designed so it can be integrated easily into a variety of electric car platforms.
The Jeep Yuntu concept is a plug-in hybrid with room for 7 passengers. That’s about all we know about it, although it may be a hint about what future Jeeps in America may look like.
A report by the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany predicts the market for new cars in China will exceed 30 million vehicles a year by 2025 and it expects EV sales to make up 30% of that figure. In 2016, EV sales in China amounted to 2.1% of sales. While […]
Here’s a list of the 10 best hybrid cars available in America according to Kelly Blue Book. Hybrids offer great gas mileage and you never have to plug them in. Some people find that to be a big plus.
AAA will launch Gig, its new car sharing service, in Oakland and Berkeley California on April 30 using 250 Prius C hybrid cars.
The Chevrolet FNR-X plug-in hybrid SUV made its debut at the Shanghai auto show this week.
Protean has formed a partnership with Chinese company VIE to develop in wheel motors for a range of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
SUV sales in China are surging while sales of so called “new energy” vehicles are limping along. When will the world get affordable SUVs with electric motors?
The Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan was on display in Shanghai recently. Owned by Geely, the car will offer a lifetime warranty and full connectivity. US sales are expected to begin in 2019.
Corvus Energy has been awarded a 10 year contract to service the batteries installed in Scanlines hybrid electric ferries.
A recent survey in North America and Europe finds 85% of EV owners are happy with their decision to switch to electric power, but a majority believe improvements to EV charging infrastructure are urgently needed.
The Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid was featured on the Porsche stand at the New York Auto Show this year. It costs almost $200,000, had 686 horsepower and scampers to 60 in 3.2 seconds.
May 2 is when Workhorse will introduce its W-15 plug-in hybrid all wheel drive electric pickup truck to the public. Here are some specifications shared with us by the company.
The Honda Clarity PHEV and EV were both officially introduced to the public at the New York auto show this week. Both cars start in the low $30,000 range.