New Accord Hybrid: Details, But No Car Until ’18

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Honda is launching the redesigned 2018 Accord this month – but not the new Accord Hybrid, which has to wait until early in the actual 2018 calendar year for its debut. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] Still, the company’s disclosed some details, so here we go: Like the all-gasoline 2018 Accords, the new … Read more »

Volvo to Electrify Entire Lineup

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Every new model Volvo introduces starting in 2019 will be an electrified Volvo, the company said. That doesn’t mean Volvo’s doing away with internal combustion engines. Rather, all new models of Volvo cars, station wagons and SUVs introduced after the end of next year will have an electric motor – some to augment the internal … Read more »

2018 Accord Hybrid Gets July Debut

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Honda is slated to unveil its redesigned Accord next month, including the 2018 Accord Hybrid with a “next generation” update of the two-motor hybrid system first launched in 2013. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 10 seconds.] Honda says it will unveil the redesigned Accord next month, including the 2018 Accord Hybrid. Sales of the the … Read more »

Review: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and EV

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  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 »

Hybrid Competition: Kia, Nissan Vs Toyota

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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 »

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Tops Prius in EPA Ratings

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More Hybrid, Plug-In Models Coming, Carmaker Says   The upcoming 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid sedan has received an EPA fuel efficiency rating of 58 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, beating the previous champion, Toyota’s 2017 Prius Eco Two, by 2 mpg. The Ioniq, one of a family of electrified sedans Hyundai … Read more »