The 2016 Toyota Prius Is An Enthusiast's Car

I’m guessing that for many of you, you’re here because you read that headline and you want to scroll down to the comments to call me an idiot. And I’m not going to stop you — there’s plenty of evidence in your corner. But I will ask you to just hear me out, so I can explain what I mean about the 2016 Toyota Prius,… »11/20/15 4:45pm11/20/15 4:45pm


That Leaked BMW Hydrogen Concept May Not Run On Hydrogen, Gets 706 MPG Instead: Report

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. »11/11/15 8:00pm11/11/15 8:00pm

How Hybrid Tech Could Help Preserve Rare Old Cars

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… »7/15/15 4:00pm7/15/15 4:00pm

Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Could Be An Ultra-Efficient Jeep Renegade Fighter

With hype around the 2015 Jeep Renegade maxing out, Kia reckons it can come play with its own spin on the micro "off-roader" idea. The Kia Trail'ster concept has meaty cladding, a roll-back softtop, and a drivetrain that makes it a very interesting proposition, especially if you value efficiency over dirt driving. »2/12/15 10:24am2/12/15 10:24am

Ford Is Planning A Dedicated Hybrid To Take On The Prius

Unnamed sources have stated that Ford is planning to produce a dedicated hybrid specifically to compete with the Toyota Prius sometime around 2018. This would be Ford's first dedicated hybrid car, and not a hybrid that's derived from one of their gasoline models, like the hybrid Fusion, or that Pinto your uncle… »8/21/14 9:22am8/21/14 9:22am

Off-Duty Toyota Engineers Build MR2 Hybrid Roadster

Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you're a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don't you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota's corporate… »2/02/14 11:46am2/02/14 11:46am

Video: The 2014 Porsche Panamera is a Supercar and a Daily Driver in One

This is the new Panamera Turbo, and... no, really. This is the new Panamera Turbo, not the old one. They changed it, I swear. You just can't really see it unless you look close. See in that picture, they moved the license plate down and there's a new side skirt? Right, new, like I said. Some people don't like the… »10/07/13 1:27pm10/07/13 1:27pm