Hybrid

  • Peugeot unveils new plug-in hybrid engine range

    PEUGEOT has announced the launch of its new Plug-in Hybrid petrol engine range. The new engines are available for the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, and all-new PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW. PEUGEOT’s new HYBRID engines give PEUGEOT drivers the chance to experience new driving modes in… Continue reading »

  • Kia launches its first plug-in hybrid, the Optima PHEV

    Kia's mission to lower the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent before the end of the decade is given a boost with the launch today of the company's first plug-in hybrid model, the Optima PHEV. It is priced at £31,495 after… Continue reading »

  • Toyota and Lexus global sales for hybrids top five million units

    Since the first Toyota hybrid went on sale in Japan in 1997, together with Lexus the TMC has sold more than five million hybrid vehicles globally. In 1997 total sales for hybrids were just 3000 units, in 2003 53.2k units were sold of which more… Continue reading »

  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV Teased For Paris Debut

    Mitsubishi will debut an Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show in September. The Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV features a petrol engine and two electric motors (one front, one rear), enabling the crossover to have a four-wheel drive system and three different… Continue reading »

  • 2013 Bristol Range Extender EV rendering

    Bristol To Return With 200mph Four Wheel Drive Range Extender EV

    Bristol Cars are set to return with a four wheel drive range extender EV, reports Evo magazine. New owners Frazer-Nash plan to use a system they have developed with Proton, owners of Lotus, to produce a new Bristol capable of 200mph and the equivalent of… Continue reading »

  • Lexus IS 250C Limited Edition

    Lexus Launches Special Edition IS 250C And Panoramic Roof Option for RX 450h

    However the British Summer turns out, Lexus has all bases covered with news of a limited edition IS 250C convertible and a glass roof option for the RX 450h hybrid SUV. You may not have seen any of the coupe cabriolet versions of Lexus' IS… Continue reading »

  • Bristol EV design study

    Bristol EV Imagined By British Design Student

    Eccentric luxury car maker Bristol Cars was snapped up by EV specialists Frazer Nash back in April 2011 when the former entered administration.  Now British automotive design student Amarpreet Gill has imagined what the first new Bristol since the V10-engined Fighter might look like --… Continue reading »

  • Lexus GS spy 1

    New Lexus GS Spied Testing Ahead of 2012 Launch

    The new Lexus GS has been spied testing in the US.  The mid-tier model in Lexus' line-up will be a production version of the LF-Gh concept shown at the New York motor show earlier this year. The concept looks familiar to anyone who knows the… Continue reading »

  • Lotus City Car 2

    Lotus Confirms Plans To Launch Hybrid City Car With Proton In 2014

    Lotus is still on track to launch the hybrid city car it showed at the Geneva Salon in March -- and there will be a Proton version, with both due in 2014. You may recall the Norfolk sportscar maker's onslaught at the Swiss motor show… Continue reading »

  • Lexus LS 600h Landaulet

    One-Off Lexus LS 600h Landaulet For Monaco Royal Wedding

    An unique hybrid Lexus LS 600h Landaulet with one-off polycarbonate roof will be used to drive the happy couple round the Principality when Prince Albert of Monaco marries Carlene Wittstock in Monte Carlo on 2 July. The specially commissioned vehicle, which is based on the… Continue reading »

  • Audi A5 e-tron Quattro Plug-In Hybrid Prototype Revealed

    Audi A5 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid Prototype is powered by a 2.0 litre TFSI engine, that produces 211bhp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a 45bhp electric motor on the front. Both these engines are used to drive the front wheels through… Continue reading »

  • Toyota Hybrid Vehicle Sales Pass Three Million

    Toyota's first hybrid, the Coaster Hybrid EV bus was launched in 1997, the same year the first generation Prius was launched. Currently Toyota offers 16 different hybrid models around the world and plans to add 10 more by the end of 2012. Since 1997, Toyota… Continue reading »

  • Honda CR-Z side

    Review: 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

    Does it sound - and look - familiar? Yes, the low slung Honda CRX coupe of the 1980s is back - but with a difference. This time it is a ‘hot’ hybrid, a street racer with a conscience, according to Honda. Green does not have… Continue reading »

  • Imperia GP Revealed - Plug-In Hybrid Retro Sports Car

    Belgian specialty automaker Imperia Automobiles is back with a new model called GP. The brand was revived in 2008 after a 60 year break. The Imperia GP follows its retro styling from the past and is in a way similar to Morgan and Wissmann. Underneath… Continue reading »

  • Infiniti's First Hybrid, The M35h On Sale In Europe This Spring

    Infiniti has announced that the M35h will join V6 petrol and V6 diesel variants in Europe this spring. The M35h is Infiniti's first hybrid and the most powerful new member of the M family. The M35h is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 and an electric… Continue reading »