It's been more than ten years since Dr. Ferdinand Piëch started playing around with the idea of a car that asks for only 1-liter of fuel in exchange for 62 miles of travel. A decade on, the XL1 is production ready. Here is how it works.
When we exclusively reported on dozens of Fisker Karmas being destroyed by water and flames during Superstorm Sandy, we didn't yet have a full picture of just how bad the damage to the luxury hybrid brand was.
Hybrid cars didn't always mean ICE/electric drivetrains, that term was previously applied to furrin cars with American thumpers. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Intermeccanica is a prime example of such a hybrid, but is its price too high to warrant a bid?
The Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid super sports car packs a 570 hp 4.6-liter V8 (and two electric motors that produce another 200 hp) and gets 78 mpg, but forget all of that. It looks great. So great we're doing a story on its new paint job.
This fall, Ford will begin selling the C-MAX Energi, the plug-in version of its hybrid utility vehicle. Ford claims that it will be able to travel 20 miles in electric only mode, putting it ahead of the Prius plug-in and not far behind the much smaller Chevrolet Volt.
Just days after announcing a technological tie-up with hybrid-king Toyota, BMW announces a new hybrid version of the 3er. Is this a slap in the face of "the ultimate driving machine," or is it finally a hybrid we can love?
Delphi Automotive is trying to develop a gasoline engine that runs like a diesel. That raises the question, why not just use diesel? According to engineers, gasoline burns cleaner, requiring less expensive emissions devices than those currently required on diesel engines.