2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: A Greener Shade Of Beige

Here in Detroit, Volkswagen is setting up to reveal its long-awaited entry in the gasoline-electric space. That's the Jetta Hybrid. Indeed, later this year, the company will introduce a hybrid version of its Jetta sedan. » 1/09/12 12:01am 1/09/12 12:01am

New Acura NSX is everything we said it would be

A new Acura NSX Concept is coming to the Detroit Auto Show next month and today Acura confirmed it'll be the Tony Stark car-esque AWD Hybrid we told you about two weeks ago. Sometimes we wish we were wrong. » 12/12/11 12:30pm 12/12/11 12:30pm

A Toyota Prius Was Hacked Into an Energy Generating Roller Coaster Just…

You might ask why someone would want to turn a perfectly good Toyota Prius into a roller coaster that moves at a mere 15mph. I ask why not? » 7/22/11 9:00pm 7/22/11 9:00pm

New Toyota hybrid MR2 concept gets an eye-catching refresh

At last year's Goodwood Festival, Toyota and racing group Gazoo unveiled an MR2 fitted with front-wheel-turning electric motors and a 3.3-liter V6 for the back. For this year's event, they've upgraded the Sport Hybrid Concept to version two-point-uh-oh. » 6/22/11 10:30am 6/22/11 10:30am

Will Volvo beat Porsche to a streetable flywheel KERS system?

And the first automaker to develop a Porsche-style flywheel KERS hybrid system for the street could be... Volvo? File this one under How the Swedes Got Their Shwerve Back. » 5/26/11 3:30pm 5/26/11 3:30pm

Did Porsche get caught testing a hybrid 911?

Jalopnik tipster Cyrus came across a murder of crow-black Porsches at a California gas station: two Boxsters and this camouflaged 911 Turbo. Strangest part? The 911 made no sound as it pulled away. Is Porsche considering a hybrid 911? » 3/24/11 1:30pm 3/24/11 1:30pm

Source: Ford hybrid production will be impacted by Japan earthquake

A Japanese battery supplier contact tells us that the Ford Fusion and Escape hybrids will almost certainly have production issues because of Japan's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, but Ford says it has no reports of any shortages. » 3/15/11 3:52pm 3/15/11 3:52pm

World's first plug-in diesel hybrid is a Volvo wagon

The Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid combines too many things I like to be ignored (Volvo, diesel, wagon, AWD). This is Blue Bell Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream served by Allison Brie on the hood of... a Volvo wagon. » 2/21/11 4:00pm 2/21/11 4:00pm

The new 2012 Honda Civic

Unsurprisingly, the 2012 Honda Civic looks exactly as uninspiring as the Honda Civic Concept that debuted in Detroit. The look's an update on the slab-sided current generation, but not so radical an upgrade as to disquiet their easily perturbed buyers. » 2/17/11 3:15pm 2/17/11 3:15pm

Porsche plots hybrid assault on Geneva

Aside from various models drenched in black paint, Porsche says its Geneva auto show stand will also reveal a new gas-electric hybrid model, using the technology from the Cayenne hybrid, and following the 918 RSR hybrid unveiled in Detroit. You know how Germans can be when they're really enthusiastic about an idea. » 2/11/11 10:40am 2/11/11 10:40am

2012 Audi A6 Hybrid Unveiled Next To Evil Non-Hybrid Twin

Audi rolled out two new A6 sedans here today. The standard model in a devilish red and the A6 Hybrid, which can travel 62mph on electric power alone by way of a 45hp e-motor, in a more angelic silver. » 1/10/11 2:00pm 1/10/11 2:00pm

Neil Young Looks in on Early Stages of LincVolt Rebuild

Last month we told you Neil Young's 1959 Lincoln turbine-charged electric hybrid was damaged in a fire it may have started. Determined to rebuild the LincVolt, we saw Young on webcam this week visiting the remains of his charred dream. » 1/01/11 11:00am 1/01/11 11:00am

EPA Red Tape Keeps Chevy Volt Off The Road

General Motors execs say they're ready to start shipping the first Chevy Volts to dealers, but can't because the EPA hasn't given it a fuel economy window sticker. Probably finding just the right font for "Your Mileage May Vary" [AutoNews] » 11/17/10 10:45am 11/17/10 10:45am

For $6,000, The Spitiata is the Lee Majors of Sportscars

In the Six Million Dollar Man an astronaut, effed up in an accident, gets some new parts making him a better man. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Triumph has gained Miata parts, and man, does that make it better! » 11/17/10 8:00am 11/17/10 8:00am

Neil Young's LincVolt Damaged In Fire Started By... LincVolt?

Rocker Neil Young has spent years converting a 1959 Lincoln Continental into a turbine-charged electric hybrid, even releasing a green-car song album. Last week, a fire at his California warehouse severely damaged the LincVolt. The apparent cause? The LincVolt's charger. » 11/15/10 12:30pm 11/15/10 12:30pm

REPORT: Porsche To Offer "Hybrid Of Every Model"

According to Autocar, in addition to a chicken in every pot and a beer in every garage, Porsche plans to offer a "a hybrid version of every model in its range." No word on a hybrid chicken. [Autocar] » 10/18/10 3:30pm 10/18/10 3:30pm

BMW Greenlights Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

BMW will build in 2013 a version of the Vision EfficientDynamics concept shown a year ago in Frankfurt. First step: Substitute show car's diesel-hybrid for turbo six-cylinder hybrid. [E90Post.com] » 10/08/10 5:30pm 10/08/10 5:30pm

Lotus Eterne: England’s 195 MPH Super Sedan

"Simplify, then add lightness," Colin Chapman once said. The 2015 Lotus Eterne is incredibly complicated, but it is pretty light. The 612 HP four-seater won't just reach 195 MPH, it's a hybrid. » 9/30/10 11:31am 9/30/10 11:31am

GM Replacing 25,800 Hybrid Battery Packs...When It Gets Enough

General Motors has to replace the battery packs in every Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Saturn Vue hybrid sold since 2007, some 25,800 U.S. vehicles. The problem? It doesn't have enough packs to fix what's broken. UPDATE below. » 9/27/10 4:15pm 9/27/10 4:15pm