Can We Please Stop With All The Hybrid Luxury Cars?

We'll start off today's column with a little game. It's called: Guess which automaker currently offers the most plug-in hybrid vehicles. I'll give you a minute to think it over. » 10/30/14 3:00pm 10/30/14 3:00pm

The First Hybrid Racecar Was Amazing And Would Have Killed Us All

It's Independence Day, so I wanted to focus on something patriotic. And what's more patriotic than a prototype American race car named Patriot? Nothing, that's what. The Patriot was Chrysler's amazing early '90s experiment with flywheels and electric drivetrains. Too bad it would have killed us all. » 7/04/14 2:53pm 7/04/14 2:53pm

Ford To Pay Customers After Downgrading MPGs On Even More Cars

Do you own a hybrid Ford or Lincoln? Are you not getting the mileage you expected? Then get excited for some swell news — you're about to get paid! » 6/12/14 3:06pm 6/12/14 3:06pm

So Yeah, There Probably Won't Be A Hybrid Toyota GT86

As we continue knowing basically nothing about Toyota and BMW's magical hybrid sports car partnership, there is one possibility we can probably rule out: a hybrid version of the Toyota GT86, aka Scion FR-S and sometimes the Subaru BRZ. » 6/09/14 1:46pm 6/09/14 1:46pm

I Have An Accord Hybrid For The Next Week

To most Jalops, this may seem like a car I have to drive it as part of some court-ordered punishment. But it's actually pretty good for what it is. » 5/02/14 12:40pm 5/02/14 12:40pm

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Is A 130 MPG Plug-In Hybrid GTI

Following on the success of the new Golf GTI and GTD, Volkswagen is introducing an electrified version called the GTE. With a 1.4-liter 148 horsepower TSI engine and a 101 hp electric motor, it gives you a combined power of 201 hp and 258 lb-ft with remarkable mileage. » 2/20/14 10:00am 2/20/14 10:00am

The Secrets Of Ferrari's Next Hybrid Grand Tourer Revealed In Patent

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo swears the prancing horse brand won't be doing an electric car on his watch, but we do know he's keen on high-performance hybrids. Now, documents filed with the European Patent Register could offer clues on the next Ferrari hybrid, which looks to be a front-engine grand tourer. » 11/26/13 2:12pm 11/26/13 2:12pm

Is This The LaFerrari Running As An Electric Car?

Ferrari has repeatedly stated that its hybrid cars will never run on an electric-only mode, like a Prius. Does this quiet LaFerrari video serve as proof that they've been lying? » 9/20/13 10:41am 9/20/13 10:41am

The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Is The Other Car Subaru Showed Off Today

Subaru kind of had a banner today at the New York Auto Show today. They debuted two cars that just perfectly encapsulate their two main audiences: granola-loving hippies who need all-wheel-drive and rally hoons one speeding ticket away from losing their driver's licenses. The Subaru WRX Concept took care of the… » 3/28/13 4:03pm 3/28/13 4:03pm

Could The Scion FR-S Get A Hybrid Version For More Performance?

Go ahead and sit down if you aren't already, because I have some news that may upset you: it is possible that our beloved Toyota GT-86 (aka Scion FR-S, aka Subaru BRZ, aka The Toyobaru) could get a hybrid version in the near future. Gasp! » 3/09/13 1:30pm 3/09/13 1:30pm

Go For An Icy Test Drive In BMW's i8 Hybrid Sports Car Prototype

Of all of BMW's recent concepts, none are as daring as their pair of low emission "i" vehicles, the i8 and i3. Both those cars remain in the prototype stages, but Britain's Evo Magazine recently got to take a trip in the i8 on frozen lake in Sweden.  » 2/27/13 10:11am 2/27/13 10:11am

Washington State Lawmakers Issue Giant Middle Finger To Electric…

Hybrid and electric cars are usually so wonderfully magical and great at saving the earth that governments have often incentivized people to buy them. But in an unusual twist, one state government has decided to tell its Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster-owning residents that they can go ahead and suck it. » 12/29/12 3:00pm 12/29/12 3:00pm

A Ride In The World's First Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

There's a digital clock mounted above the door of Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser's office counting down the days until the launch of Porsche 918 Spyder. It's a constant reminder of what Walliser and his team have been tasked with. They're reinventing the supercar for the 21st century and we've traveled all the way to the… » 3/21/12 12:00pm 3/21/12 12:00pm

Ford, Toyota to jointly build new hybrid powertrain for trucks, SUVs

Today, Ford and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding for a collaboration on new rear-wheel-drive hybrid technology for trucks and SUVs. Yes, that's right, rear-wheel-drive. » 8/22/11 10:01am 8/22/11 10:01am

Cher: Hybrids Are "Pretty Much All Bullshit"

Cher bravely lashes out at the hype surrounding hybrid cars, while saying she'd buy a diesel car if they sold diesel near Malibu (they really don't). Maybe she's bitter because her ex-husband died hugging a tree. [FoxNews, Photo: Getty] » 11/15/10 1:00pm 11/15/10 1:00pm

Next-Gen Mazda Miata May Go Rotary... Hybrid?

Japan's Best Car says Mazda's mulling an optional hybridized rotary engine for its next-generation MX-5 Miata. Enthusiasts have begged for a rotary option for years, but a hybrid? Zoom-Snore? (H/T to Al!) [7Tune via AutoBlog] » 6/16/10 3:00pm 6/16/10 3:00pm