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 »

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 »