BYD Tang 542: Cheapest Hybrid SUV Priced Just $35,000

BYD is taking high-performance hybrid SUVs to the next level by entering the cheap car market with the heavy Tang 542. The car has the comfort one expects...
BMW i8, Coming to a Dealer Near You in Spring 2014

BMW i8 Revealed, Pricing and Specifications Updated Again – Frankfurt Motor Show

It's been long in coming, but finally we get a look at the BMW i8 that was hinted at a couple of years ago,...
New Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Rated at 56.5mpg

Qoros Jumps Right In With a Crossover Hybrid Electric Vehicle, but Only in the...

Qoros only just showed up on the market at the Geneva Motor Show, and jumping right into the market with three models, including a...
CalCars' DIY Plug-In Prius, Test Bed for Multiple Projects, Caught Fire Last Week After Just 50,000mi

CalCars’ First DIY Plug-In Prius Catches Fire, Burns Completely

In 2004, CalCars modified a standard Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle, not only because they could, but also to prove a point, that a plug-in vehicle could...

Prettier 2016 Toyota Prius Comes Back in Super Bowl Ad

Toyota Motors Corporation in Chicago, officially announced their return to Super Bowl ads, featuring their 2016 version of the Prius. It was noted, that the...
Peugeot 208 Air, a Hybrid Vehicle with No Battery

Peugeot 208 Air Hybrid Vehicle Goes Nearly One Hundred Miles Per Gallon

Mention “hybrid vehicle,” and most people probably assume you mean hybrid “electric” vehicle, but in the case of the upcoming Peugeot 208 Air-Hybrid, you...
Samarium Cobalt Rare Earth Magnets

Fewer Rare Earth Metals Could Make Electric Motors Cheaper

The two main components of a hybrid or electric vehicle, the rechargeable battery and the electric motor, are also the most expensive. Part of...

Toshiba DMFC-Based Battery Charger Close to Market Release

Toshiba has announced for a while that they will introduce on the market a direct methanol fuel cell-based battery charger(DMFC) at the end of march 2009. The company also announced it will releases for market DMFC packs for cellphones and laptops starting with April.

The New Ford Fusion Hybrid at LA Auto Show

A source at FoMoCo tells us they plan to rock down to electric-gas avenue in the near-term future. Although we knew there'd be a...

BMW's Gasoline and Steam Hybrid Vision

Certain parts of a car's engine can reach temperatures in excess of 1,500°F. With this in mind, the engineers at BMW developed a...