Our enemy’s numbers grow... Toyota announced today it has reached the milestone of selling over nine million hybrids as of April 30th, with the most recent million sales in just nine months. The automaker now sells 33 different hybrid models in over 90 countries and regions with goals of reaching 1.5 million hybrid…
McLaren has a plan called Track 22 including a bunch of goals the supercar company wants to see completed by the year 2022. One of those goals happens to be deciding whether or not the successor to the McLaren P1 is going to be fully-electric. Hope you’re cool with that.
Over the next six years, it looks as if McLaren will “go green” in a number of ways—environmentally and in investing. In addition to plans for more than half of the company’s cars to be hybrid by 2022, CEO Mike Flewitt said McLaren will invest in research and development for 15 new products during that time period.
Everyone calls the upcoming Tesla Model 3 a 3 Series fighter, but BMW is prepared to fight the Model 3 too—with hybrid power and a lot of efficiency. Meet the hybrid 330e iPerformance. Is it the green-ish sport sedan you need?
The BMW i8 is a unique car from the future designed to work perfectly in the present. It might not have the all-electric range of a Tesla, but it drives like a sports car, looks like a supercar and offers the same comfort as a regular BMW. What do you need to know before you buy a BMW i8? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you…
A “source close to Subaru” told Car and Driver that the Fuji Heavy Industries subsidiary is developing an all-wheel drive hybrid sports car. Oh “source close to Subaru,” please don’t play with our hearts. Be right this time.
If those numbers aren’t making your internal horseshit alarms beep and wail like aroused banshees, it’s probably time to change the 9-volt in there. But that doesn’t mean there’s not something interesting here, so let’s take a quick look at what we know about the Techrules supercar.
The Lexus LC5 00 was probably the best-looking Lexus we’ve seen for decades, even if I’m still not crazy about that grille and I know they’re hiding Egyptian symbology in the headlights. Now there’s a hybrid version, the LC 500h, and it’s an interesting mix of high-tech and a transmission that seems deceptively retro.
iPerformance is the new name BMW will be adding to its ever-lengthening model names, as Apple hasn’t quite made us tired of iStuff and iThings yet. Starting in July, BMW’s iPerformance label will adorn all the cars with plug-in hybrid tech derived from the i3 and i8—and that sweet, sweet electric torque.
Today Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) went through its revised business plan for the near future. Basically, it’s dumping some small cars so they can build more Jeeps and trucks. But don’t worry, they’ve got some exciting ideas about keeping their average emissions down and fuel economy up.
In a December 14th interview Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields told with NPR radio host Ari Shapiro that the company has “plans to have a rear-wheel drive hybrid truck but the end of the decade.”
Following the full-scale presentation of the all new Volvo S90, Volvo confirmed that the sportier-tuned versions of its new flagship sedan and its V90 wagon sibling will be getting the Polestar tuning treatment - possibly with hybrid-electric power.
Remember this thing? When the patent leaked out of China for what looked like a Hydrogen fuel cell concept from BMW, we labeled it an abomination. Well now reports claim it’s actually a 2-cylinder hybrid that gets up to 706 mpg. 706 miles-per-gallon. That’s a lot of miles per gallon.
Do you want to be hungry? Watch this cheating, winning Toyota TS040 Le Mans prototype cook a prettier breakfast than whatever you have in your house.
Nobody is sure what Lamborghini showed off in its super exclusive hologram display at Pebble Beach last week, but we do know it was a ridiculous sports car of which they are not going to make a lot of. Oh, and it will be very, very expensive. Even by Lamborghini standards.
With the success of the hybrid electric i3 and i8 models, we know BMW is looking to spread out their newfound knowledge to their entire range. According to one report, it may go to a very unexpected place: the next BMW M3. Think four-door i8, maybe?
The Lamborghini Asterion, the hybrid GT that could’ve been something truly different in an electrically-augmented world populated by hybrid hypercars, is dead. And Lamborghini’s boss ran it over with the forthcoming Urus SUV.
Some of you may recall Raph’s article from yesterday where we showed you the shockingly pristine valvetrain of a 500,000 mile NYC Escape Hybrid Taxi. When I saw Raph on our way to the de-lousing booths, I asked him about it. Still groggy from the de-lousing fog, he just murmured “it’s the hybrid.” And that gave me an…
My wife’s B5 Passat put the final nail in its coffin when it decided to free all the coolant from the heater core so we decided that it might be time to pick up something newer. I found a dead Civic Hybrid at a nearby auction and decided to buy it and attempt to repair it.
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