One of the biggest complaints about the Subaru Crosstrek and most of Subaru’s cars is how lacking in power they are when driving. You would think the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid would remedy this by combining gas and electric power, but no—somehow it has even less power than the standard Crosstrek.
In theory, plug-in hybrid cars are the perfect stepping stone to shifting from internal combustion engines to fully electric cars, getting us all used to the idea of plugging in our rides instead of filling them up. But a recent report from the BBC suggests that a lot of hybrid sales in the UK came from large tax…
This Honda Civic rallycross racer will zoom away to sixty MPH in about 2 seconds. It’s got a spec sheet that will slay almost anything else on the SEMA floor with 700 horsepower, 850 ft.-lb of torque, four wheel drive, four wheel steering, brake regeneration, and tailpipe emissions that exceed the 2025 EPA standards.…
If you like the Chevy Volt but really need fewer doors and more swank, then the car for you could be something like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Cadillac ELR. That is, if its price doesn’t prove to be too shocking.
Correction: Friday, July 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m. ET: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the design as a four-cylinder hybrid. The patent could apply to other engines and the four-cylinder drawing was likely for simplicity. It has been corrected below.
Lamborghini reportedly showed about 200 potential customers a prototype of a new hybrid supercar that’s set to debut soon, according to a website called The Supercar Blog. Treat it with skepticism, but Lamborghini’s been talking about production cars going hybrid for a while now. This would get that rolling.
Do you enjoy being driven as much as you do driving? Is so, you might just like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Lexus. It’s luxurious and offers, in Lexus’ words, V12 power with V8 economy. Let’s see if its price is also driving a good deal.
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Talk about going zero to 100: Aston Martin, which today has no hybrid cars, will go fully hybrid across the board by the mid-2020s. But I guess when you only offer about five models at a time, hybridizing all of them isn’t a huuuge task.
I have a friend who is unusually good at salvaging crap. Just this weekend he found, in an abandoned house, a perfect rear bumper (and brackets!) for my Beetle. That’s amazing enough, but he also found a set of NASA documents from the 1970s. Surprisingly, one of those volumes had, of all things, some fascinating…
I bet most of our readers who don’t live in apartments have some kind of Briggs & Stratton engine around, to blow things or cut things or turn things into piles of little thing-chips. Maybe apartment dwellers have them in some badass vacuum cleaner, even. Who knows. What I’m excited about is the one time Briggs &…
When you hear the name Beechcraft, if you think of anything at all, you probably think of small airplanes. What’s less known is that in 1946 Beechcraft once considered building a car, a radically advanced car that could have been the Tesla of its time. That time never came.
BMW and Toyota got together to boost each other’s fuel cell research, while BMW is also busy jamming the i3’s hybrid technology into the 2 Series Active Tourer. This is BMW’s electric future.
Truth fact: Porsche’s hybrid lineup is better than your hybrid lineup, other automakers.
Yes, it’s just a concept, and I’d be genuinely surprised if they ever made it. But I have to admit I got pretty excited yesterday over the Peugeot 308 R Hybrid. Is this a sign to come that affordable performance hybrids are finally on their way?
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.
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.
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!