Toyota Prius was a hybrid trendsetter 15 years ago. Now what?

2007 Toyota PriusThe Toyota Prius has already secured a spot as an icon of automotive history and one of the most influential products of this century. It’s also far surpassed Toyota’s initial expectations. Sales of the Prius peaked in 2007, however, and Toyota seems to be conflicted about its strategy for the Prius and its technology ever since. The...

Short sights: The plug-in hybrids with the least electric range

2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformanceHybrids use some of the hardware from electric cars to provide better efficiency or better performance—and often both. Plug-in hybrids sound like an easy concept to jump to from there. Simply put, they add plug-in (charging) capability—and usually a much larger battery—to a car that fundamentally can operate as a hybrid...

Karma Revero GTS punches up Revero GT performance and price

Karma Revero GTSNot to be left out of the tempest of EV news surrounding the Los Angeles Auto Show, reincarnated EV hopeful Karma showed off its new high-performance, longer-range Revero GTS last week, with a sticker price of $149,950—less than $15,000 more than the GT. The Revero GTS doesn't push the existing GT formula too much farther, but it is the...