hybrids

Audi to Unveil Electric SUV in Frankfurt

By Matt Schmitz on August 20, 2015


Following in the electrified footsteps of the R8 e-tron sports car and A3 Sportback e-tron, Audi is expanding its all-electric long-range luxury portfolio into the SUV market. The e-tron quattro concept is set to debut in September at the 2015… Read More

Audi to Unveil Electric SUV in Frankfurt

By Matt Schmitz on August 20, 2015

Following in the electrified footsteps of the R8 e-tron sports car and A3 Sportback e-tron, Audi is expanding its all-electric long-range luxury portfolio into the SUV market. The e-tron quattro concept is set to debut in September at the 2015… Read More

Sip City? Redesigned Toyota Prius to Make Las Vegas Debut

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2015

In a city known for decadence, excess and conspicuous consumption, an icon of efficiency and economy will be reintroduced to the nation. On Sept. 8 at a media event in Las Vegas, Toyota will unveil its redesigned Prius, the first… Read More

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Video

By Kelsey Mays on August 7, 2015

Hyundai is playing catch-up with the redesigned 2016 Sonata Hybrid, which comes one model year after the regular Sonata was fully redesigned. It's a solid effort overall, with comfort, affordability and space making up for some middle-of-the-road gas mileage. Watch… Read More

IIHS Names 2015 Toyota Prius c Top Safety Pick

By Matt Schmitz on August 6, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced a big comeback for Toyota's littlest hybrid, the revised-for-2015 Prius c. It had languished in recent years with a poor rating in the small front overlap test, but for 2015 earned an acceptable… Read More

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Starts at $38,825

By Matt Schmitz on August 6, 2015

When Audi's first U.S.-market plug-in hybrid goes on sale in October, it will start at $38,825; the price includes destination but excludes potential state and federal incentives. The front-wheel-drive 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron is a four-door, five-passenger hatchback powered by… Read More

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

By Jennifer Geiger on August 5, 2015

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delivers the comfortable ride, high-quality interior and affordable price of its gas-powered sibling with impressive fuel economy. Some competing hybrids, though, get better mpgs. Find out more in my review.… Read More

Chevrolet Boosts Range of 2016 Volt by 40 Percent

By Matt Schmitz on August 4, 2015

In real estate, the three most important factors are location, location, location. With electric vehicles, it's range, range, range. To that end, EV shoppers have an extra incentive with the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt┬áplug-in hybrid electric car. The new Volt… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v Review

By Bill Jackson on July 22, 2015

Some cars aim to be fun to drive, while others reject that premise and aim for utility. So it is with the Toyota Prius v, a car built to fill the car-as-a-tool role. Find out more info in my review.… Read More

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 21, 2015

Hyundai's midsize sedan was redesigned for 2015, but the hybrid version of the Sonata carried over. For 2016, the Sonata Hybrid is all new and is joined by a plug-in hybrid model for even better fuel efficiency. For the Car… Read More

Google Cites Human Error in Driverless-Car Collision

By Matt Schmitz on July 20, 2015

Many of us have had our computers crash while browsing Google, but it's far less common to hear of someone crashing into Google. But that's exactly what happened on July 1, according to a blog post by Chris Urmson, the… Read More