hybrids/alternative fuels

Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car to be Built in Michigan


When Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt EV concept car at Janaury's 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we figured it was a matter of time until GM's Tesla-buster saw an official production announcement — and we were right. General

Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car to be Built in Michigan

By Aaron Bragman  on February 12, 2015

When Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt EV concept car at Janaury's 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we figured it was a matter of time until GM's Tesla-buster saw an official production announcement — and we were right. General

What You Need to Know About the 2015 BMW i3

By David Thomas  on January 26, 2015

BMW takes a giant leap into the electric-vehicle game with this little city car. Here's a quick reference guide:   Snapshot Starting price: $43,350, including a destination fee Competes with: Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV On sale: Now

Recall Alert: 2014-15 Toyota Prius V

By Jennifer Geiger  on January 26, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model-year 2014-2015 Toyota Prius V hybrids manufactured Nov. 7, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2015 The Problem: In these vehicles, the occupant classification system may not have been calibrated correctly. As a result, the passenger air bag

Infiniti Cancels Electric Car Plans

By Jennifer Geiger  on January 19, 2015

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is buzzing with big electric car news from Chevrolet with the Volt and the Bolt, but Infiniti quietly announced it no longer has plans to produce its electric car, the LE. Related:

2016 Chevrolet Volt Video

By Jennifer Geiger  on January 13, 2015

Chevrolet's new Volt gets a major exterior styling overhaul, along with more electric range and better gas mileage. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays takes you through the new Volt, from the bumpers to the battery. Check out the video for more.

How Would Chevy's Bolt EV Stack Up Against the Nissan Leaf?

By David Thomas  on January 12, 2015

Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt EV concept car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit today, a car that promises a 200-mile range and a price "around" $30,000. The automaker didn't say much more about it — like

Inside the 2016 Chevrolet Volt (26 Photos)

By Aaron Bragman  on January 12, 2015

The differences between the original Chevrolet Volt concept car from 2007 and the eventual production version in 2011 left many people who were excited for GM's first mass-market electric vehicle rather cold. What started out as a hot-looking, angular and

2016 Chevrolet Volt: First Look

By Aaron Bragman  on January 11, 2015

Competes with: Toyota Prius Plug-In, Nissan Leaf, Audi A3 e-tron, Ford C-Max Energi Looks like: A little last-gen Volt, a little current-gen Honda Civic Drivetrain: Two-motor electric-drive unit; 101-hp, 1.5-liter gasoline range extender; 18.4-kwh lithium-ion battery pack; front-wheel drive Hits

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid: First Look

By Joe Bruzek  on January 11, 2015

Competes with: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid Looks like: The new Sonata wearing a more Genesis-like grille Drivetrain: Hybrid: Combined 193-hp with 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 38-kW electric motor; 1.62-kwh lithium-polymer battery; front-wheel drive; six-speed automatic transmission.

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Photo Gallery (24 Photos)

By Jennifer Geiger  on January 11, 2015

Volkswagen is planning on a new seven-passenger SUV for the end of 2016, and it's likely that it will look a lot like the five-passenger Cross Coupe GTE concept that debuted today in Detroit. Although it has production-intent styling cues,