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

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

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

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