Hybrid

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

    2017 Toyota Prius Prime

    Leading the green charge once again, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is the firm’s second shot at a plug-in hybrid ride, and the fourth generation of their legendary green machine. The upgraded Hybrid Synergy Drive system, merging petrol and electric power, boasts a combined range that promises to be in excess of an impressive 600 miles. The 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery sees the pure electric range nearly double from 12 to 22 miles – but the bigger battery takes up more …cotinue reading

     
  • 2016 Toyota Prius

    2016 Toyota Prius

    There are many reasons to wax lyrical about the 2016 Toyota Prius, but the biggest compliment that can be paid to the fourth generation hybrid automobile is that, silence aside, it sure doesn’t feel like your average hybrid ride. Prius is of course the green leader of the motoring world, and with a reputation like that preceding it, it has a lot to live up to. Soon to celebrate two decades in the business, with age, too has come wisdom. …cotinue reading

     
  • 2016 4th Gen Toyota Prius

    2016 4th Gen Toyota Prius

    Efficiency, streamlined, the 2016 Toyota Prius looks set to revolutionize the hybrid sector once more. The stunning new sporty look sports a lower and more aggressive stance with elegant Bi-LED headlamps, bedazzling taillights and luscious curves. There’s a raft of new safety features and a serious increase in interior space.

     
  • BMW i8 Concept Spyder

    BMW i8 Concept Spyder

    The BMW i8 Concept Spyder a totally new design from BMW’s I Series is set to release as part of the 2013 line. The performance-hybrid is equipped with an electric motor designed to power the front axle, and a three-cylinder gas engine capable of producing 223 horsepower for the perfect combination between efficiency and luxury. It is estimated that the car can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under 5 seconds, rivaling some of the fastest cars in the …cotinue reading

     
  • Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid

    Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid

    This may sound cliché, but yes, we may be looking at the car of the future. The XC60 Plug-In Hybrid ($TBA) concept is Volvo’s second offering wherein the gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid technology is showcased. The company claims that this is the kind of automobile that will fill car showrooms a few years from now. It can run via three modes – pure (solely electric, can run up to 35 miles), hybrid (can run up to 600 miles), and power (the …cotinue reading

     
  • Cadillac ELR

    Cadillac ELR

    Powered by the same Electric Propulsion technology seen in Chevy’s Volt, the Cadillac ELR ($TBA) will use electricity as its primary source of energy with the gasoline engine generator starting only when the batteries are depleted. The ELR features a T-shaped lithium ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator, motivating the car from 0-to-60 in eight seconds. Its exterior is unmistakably Cadillac, featuring an aggressive, forward-leaning profile and a design that’s both sporty and sophisticated.

     
  • Porsche 918 Spyder

    Porsche 918 Spyder

    The Porsche 918 Spyder ($65,00 and up) shows how a hybrid should be done. The 918 Spyder packs a 500-horsepower V8 engine and a pair of electric motors for an additional output of 218 horsepower, and to achieve a wallet-friendly 78 miles per gallon. With the pedal to the metal, this hybrid goes from 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and maxes out at 198 mph.