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.
The BYD Tang 542 has just arrived as the most powerful plug-in hybrid SUV in the world. 505 horsepower, 530 ft-lbs of torque, starting price of about $48,000. Sounds like it's going to move quick, even though "542" has nothing to do with displacement.
The CT6 has to compete in rarified air, and Cadillac is filling it with every technology it can muster. That means a turbo engine, plug-in hybrid, and a cutting edge chassis design that will help it weigh less than the current CTS.
In the heartland of England, a not much covered press conference took place about probably one of the most exciting racing series in the future. Here are some samples.
Electric cars: some people love them and others hate them, but it's generally agreed upon that they pollute the air less than Hummers. But a proposal from Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell could have less people buying electric cars.
The Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid super sports car packs a 570 hp 4.6-liter V8 (and two electric motors that produce another 200 hp) and gets 78 mpg, but forget all of that. It looks great. So great we're doing a story on its new paint job.
Releasing these new photos of the Porsche 918 Spyder, the company has announced some exciting development news: with the aid of its electric motors, the plug-in hybrid prototype is currently developing 770 HP and returning up to 74 MPG. Also, ummm...I messed my pants.
We've seen the BMW's extraterrestrial i8 winter testing before, but that was nothing but a concept car frolicking in the snow. This time it looks like the real deal, gullwing doors and all.
Amongst Ford's numerous powertrain choices for the 2013 Ford Fusion is the the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, a vehicle that may actually be the world's most fuel efficient car. WIth an anticipated EPA mileage of more than 100 MPGe it will be more efficient than the Volt and potentially even the Prius plug-in…
The $95,900 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid set to launch last year, then this April, now won't roll into U.S. customers' driveways until June, and then only for "VIPs." Lesser Fisker owners will get theirs after July.
This video of the BMW i8 caught winter testing in Sweden proves a few things: The $150,000 plug-in hybrid sports car is radically short. And cold weather can do a number on your bladder.
"The [Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid] as you see it today won't make its way to these shores" due mostly this country's diesel laws and buying habits. We're taking his comments to mean a non-diesel version isn't out of the question.
The Volvo plug-in hybrid wagon's offering 285 diesel+electric AWD hp. Maybe we do care... [Volvo]
After saying the $95,000 Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid would launch in February, Fisker has pushed production back to March, and dealers say don't expect a car before April. Oh, and it's key tech supplier missed a debt payment.
The three-wheeled Can Am Spyder's done well by porting the jet ski experience to the roadway. Now the company's working on a plug-in hybrid version they say will match the Rotax 998cc V-Twin powered model. Green triangulation anyone?
An Indiana man who runs the largest Prius recycling center in the country wanted a plug-in Prius that could match the utility of his first car, an El Camino. The results may disturb you.
Fisker, the plug-in hybrid startup that's won $828.7 million in government and private backing but delayed production of its Karma plug-in three times, has managed to assemble the first Karma commercial. If it's on video, it must be real, right?
Yeah, OK, so it's a horrible joke. And yeah, we kind of already used something like it for the first crash of the new Lotus F1 car. And yeah, the 414E is pretty cool. Just call us slaves to tradition.
There's a lot we don't know about the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder concept. Is its 500 HP combined or gas-only? Does performance really tail-off as charge runs down? So what do we know? Porsche might actually build this.