Hybrid

Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Plug In’s (HEV and PHEV)

Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron, Toyota RAV4 Prime premiums, Porsche plug-in hybrid review: The Week in Reverse 11, July 2020 - An automaker bearing what familiar design-savvy name garnered renewed attention this week? Which automaker referred to the “diminishing returns” of heavy batteries to power big electric SUVs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse&mda...
Review update: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid trolls coal 10, July 2020 - You’ve got to be kidding. That was my reaction when I first heard that the fastest Porsche SUV ever was also a plug-in hybrid with what Porsche claimed to be meaningful all-electric range. To skeptics, this 670-horsepower machine with a 0-60 mph ...
Fisker funding, ride-hailing EVs, Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid drive: Today’s Car News 10, July 2020 - Another report emphasizes the importance of making ride-hailing all-electric. Fisker is moving ahead with development. And we plugged in the fastest Porsche SUV ever. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Fisker announced that it’s getting ne...
Study: EVs put to use in ride-hailing deliver more carbon benefits than in personal use 10, July 2020 - Electric cars could deliver even greater environmental benefits if they were to be used by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft than if they were to go to private use, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis. Replacing a g...
Fisker gets new funding and talent for development of Ocean EV 10, July 2020 - Electric-car startup Fisker Inc. announced Thursday that it had hired several new executives, and secured $50 million in funding for development of its Ocean SUV, due in 2022. The financing came through a Series C funding round led by Moore Strategic V...
Audi A7 plug-in hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Prime supply, London taxi repurposed: Today’s Car News 9, July 2020 - Supplies are already pinched for the RAV4 Prime. London’s black cab tries on plug-in delivery-van duty. And another plug-in hybrid Audi is U.S.-bound. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Audi has confirmed that the A7 plug-in hybrid fastbac...
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime price marked up as battery supply issue pinches production 9, July 2020 - Toyota confirmed Wednesday that “unforeseen battery supply constraints” may keep its RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid in short supply through at least the end of this year. The automaker had stated last month that it would be targeting 20,000 RAV4...
London black cab spawns range-extended electric delivery van 9, July 2020 - The company that made London's iconic black cab greener is now doing the same with delivery vans. London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is using its extended-range electric taxi as the basis for a new van. Called the VN5, it's currently available to o...
2021 Audi A7 plug-in hybrid fastback: US details confirmed 9, July 2020 - Audi is adding a third plug-in hybrid model to its United States lineup. The 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e will join the Q5 55 TFSI e crossover and A8 60 TFSI e sedan in U.S. showrooms this fall, the automaker announced Wednesday. The A7 plug-in hybrid uses a...
Swoopier Q4 E-Tron, Lucid Air sales and support, Smart factory future: Today’s Car News 8, July 2020 - Lucid says more about how it plans to sell and support the Air electric car. The former Smart factory, a hub for electric-car expertise, might be put to task building thirsty SUVs. Audi pulls the wraps off a more dynamic-looking version of the Q4 E-Tro...
Former Smart plant was headed all-electric, now might make diesel SUVs 8, July 2020 - Here's a textbook case of taking two steps forward, and one step back. The former Smart factory in Hambach, France, became all-electric when the brand dropped its gasoline models, and was initially planned to continue making electric cars for fellow Da...
Report: Audi A9 EV due in 2024 could be a high-efficiency flagship 8, July 2020 - The "highly efficient electric car" Audi said was being developed by its new Artemis team for 2024 won't be a compact vehicle as originally expected, but a large flagship sedan, Autocar reported Monday. The new model has the internal codename E6, but c...
EV maker Lucid will have nationwide service network, 20 stores open by late 2021 8, July 2020 - Ahead of an official reveal and full details for the Lucid Air electric luxury sedan—due to be shown and detailed on September 9—California’s Lucid Motors has offered more detail about how it plans to sell and service the Air and othe...
Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept steers sensible electric SUV toward “dynamic elegance” 7, July 2020 - The upcoming Audi Q4 won’t include just one body style but two, the brand revealed on Tuesday. With the Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept, Audi presents a sexier alternative to the Q4 E-tron SUV concept, both of which it’s now confirmed are headi...
Prius recall, Canoo subscription electric van, RAV4 Prime vs. Escape PHEV: Today’s Car News 7, July 2020 - We look at how the Toyota RAV4 Prime compares to plug-in hybrid rivals. Toyota recalls Prius models over hybrid-system concerns. And Jay Leno gets to drive a Canoo. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Toyota has expanded a large recall of Prius a...
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: How its 42-mile range and 38 mpg compare to rivals 7, July 2020 - Official EPA ratings were posted Monday for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and they’re exactly as anticipated by Toyota ahead of the model’s launch. That includes a rating of 42 all-electric miles on the model’s plug-in charge, then 40 m...
Jay Leno drives Canoo’s subscription-only electric van 7, July 2020 - Canoo won't put its subscription-only electric van on the road for customers until sometime next year, if all goes well, but Jay Leno already got to drive it for a recent episode of his "Jay Leno's Garage" YouTube show. Leno also toured Canoo's Torranc...
Jay Leno drives Canoo’s subscription-only electric van 7, July 2020 - Canoo won't put its subscription-only electric van on the road for customers until sometime next year, if all goes well, but Jay Leno already got to drive it for a recent episode of his "Jay Leno's Garage" YouTube show. Leno also toured Canoo's Torranc...
2013-2017 Toyota Prius models recalled for potential hybrid-system defect 7, July 2020 - Toyota is expanding a recall of Prius hybrid models over a hybrid-system defect that could cause a sudden loss of propulsion. The fault lies with the inverter in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), a part of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system. Repe...
Sunrun to Acquire Vivint in Shake-Up of Home Solar Market 7, July 2020 - The all-stock deal, valued at $3.2 billion, will leave Tesla further behind as a provider of residential solar panels and batteries.