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 »

Flurry of Electrified Honda Models Coming

Honda said it will launch a new dedicated hybrid model, made-in-the-U.S.A., in 2018, as part of a move to make electrified Honda models account for half of all the new vehicles it launches in the U.S. in the next two years. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] One of those will be a hybrid … Read more »

Chevy Bolt EV Named North American Car of Year

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been named the North American Car of the Year, the first all-electric model to be selected. [Estimated Reading Time: 40 seconds.] The award is bestowed annually by an independent panel of 60 automotive journalists for the U.S. and Canada. It is considered one of the premier new car awards. … Read more »

Outlander PHEV Coming to America – Finally!

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV, a best-seller in Europe and Asia, is finally coming to the U.S. The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander SUV has been promised and re-promised to American shoppers for several years but never delivered. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute.] But a Mitsubishi spokesman told AutoblogGreen that the Outlander PHEV now is slated … Read more »

13 Electrified Ford Models Coming by 2021

Mustang, F-150 and Autonomous Car Hybrids are in the Mix   Ford Motor Co. plans to add 13 new plug-in electric and hybrid models to its global lineup by 2021, including the first hybrid Mustang sports coupe and the best-selling F-150 pickup. A hybrid autonomous car for the commercial ride-hailing (think Lyft and Uber) or … Read more »