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2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Soggy Batteries, Fire Risk

Volkswagen has issued a recall for Touareg Hybrid crossovers from model-years 2011 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the batteries on some of those vehicles may short out and could cause a fire. ALSO SEE: Kia Soul Vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars TheRead More

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview Video

The future is electric at Kia. The South Korean automaker introduced the new Niro hybrid at this year’s Chicago auto show–and also showed off the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia says it wants its cars to be far more efficient by the year 2020,Read More

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid To Get Updates; Plug-In Discontinued

The 2016 Honda Accord is one of the smartest mid-size sedan choices on the market today; and if you’re especially mileage-minded, the Accord Hybrid, with its 47-mpg EPA combined gas mileage rating, is the way to go. Only you’re going to need a lot of luck finding one new, asRead More

Lamborghini Urus SUV could get hybrid version

The upcoming Urus SUV is the primary candidate to be Lamborghini’s first hybrid model, although the business case has yet to be signed off The forthcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV is a better candidate to be the company’s first plug-in hybrid than the Huracán and Aventador super-sports cars, company chiefs haveRead More

Audi plots new petrol-electric hybrid powertrain for 2017

New electric motor tech paves the way for advanced petrol hybrid powertrain solutions Audi is betting on the electrification of its future cars to improve real-world economy and reduce exhaust pollution, company bosses have told Autocar. The move will also allow the company to usher in some highly advanced suspensionRead More

Toyota reveals 2016 RAV4 Hybrid starts at £26,195

News 12 Nov, 2015 Toyota's facelifted RAV4 gets dual-motor hybrid powertrain, and is on sale now for January deliveries Latest

2013-2015 Toyota Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES300h, ES350 Recalled To Fix Auto-Braking Problem

Toyota is recalling roughly 31,000 Toyota Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES 300h, ES 350 vehicles from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, the automated braking systems in some of those vehicles may malfunction, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries. Sound familiar?Read More

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: 33 MPG, Starting Price Under $30k

Toyota has revealed fuel economy and pricing for its new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid models, which are not just the most fuel-efficient models in the RAV4 lineup but the quickest and most powerful. The RAV4 Hybrid gets a version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive featuring a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engineRead More

Meet the new London Taxi: hybrid TX5 black cab revealed

News 23 Oct, 2015 Cleaner, greener, more practical and similar enough to the classic black cab to avoid upsetting the purists, the new London Taxi is here! Latest

UK plug-in hybrid sales shoot up after EV car grant replaced

News 15 Oct, 2015 Nearly 21,000 plug-in hybrids and EVs sold in 2015 so far, as new tiered Plug-In Car Grant to be brought in for 2016 Latest

Mitsubishi plans new family of hybrid SUVs for 2020

Mitsubishi’s XR-PHEV II concept car previewed a new, smaller crossover Outlander PHEV’s success encourages Mitsubishi to plan an expanded range of plug-in hybrid and electric SUVs Mitsubishi is working at top speed on an all-new range of plug-in hybrid and electric SUVs, aiming to establish itself as 
the world leaderRead More

2016 Toyota Prius, VW Diesel Cheating, Hybrid Supercar Shootout: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Toyota Prius V Review Entering its fifth year on the market, the 2016 Toyota Prius V wagon remains the largest and most capacious member of the Prius hybrid family. It has a taller, boxier version of the family Prius shape, but uses the same powertrainRead More