Honda Clarity EV, PHEV Coming to NY Auto Show

Honda plans to introduce the world to its upcoming Clarity battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models at the New York Auto Show’s initial media day, April 12. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds.] The models will complete the Honda Clarity family of fuel-cell electric, battery-electric  and plug-in hybrid sedans. The Clarity fuel cell (FCEV) was … Read more »

Volvo To Launch 2018 XC60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo will offer its T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain as one of three available engine choices with the new 2018 Volvo XC60 crossover, due in the U.S. later this year. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 10 seconds.] The T8 plug-in system, first introduced on the 2017 XC90, uses a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine coupled with … Read more »

Nissan’s New Leaf EV Coming By Year’s End

Nissan says it will introduce its redesigned new Leaf EV in September, with sales to start by the end of the year.  It is widely expected that at least one version of the next-generation Leaf will have more range that the present generation’s 107-miles. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 5 seconds.] Nissan has acknowledged developing … Read more »

New York Funds Plug-In Vehicle Rebate Program

The state of New York joins a dozen other states this year in offering cash plug-in-vehicle purchase incentives. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] A state program approved last year is now slated to become operational in April, offering buyers of new plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles rebates of up to $2,000. The New … Read more »

Review: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and EV

  The smartly styled, high-efficiency Hyundai Ioniq it isn’t just a single car, it’s a model lineup with three very different electrified powertrains: Conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric.  Fortunately, each looks to be a top contender in its segment. Unfortunately, that means Hyundai shoppers looking for a really efficient, roomy, fun-to-drive, value priced car … Read more »

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Pricing and Model Overview

  Hyundai engineers set out 11 years ago to develop a world-class hybrid, and with the launch of the Ioniq compact hatchback this month they believe they’ve hit the mark. The Ioniq Hybrid is a car that is more efficient, lower priced and slightly roomier than the hybrid segment’s 800-lb. gorilla, Toyota’s Prius. [Estimated Reading … Read more »

Hybrid Competition: Kia, Nissan Vs Toyota

When you’re the big dog, everyone wants to cut you down, and Toyota is the big dog in the hybrid car world. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 min., 30 seconds.] The latest hybrid competition comes from Nissan and Kia – each is introducing a new hybrid priced to undercut the Toyota hybrid that competes in a … Read more »

Tesla Supercharging Free No More

If there’s a Tesla on your shopping list this year, drop free use of the Tesla supercharging network from your list of perks. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 55 seconds.] Starting with Model S and X cars ordered on Jan. 15, Tesla will provide a base annual allotment of 400 kiloWatts of power from its … Read more »