Porsche is celebrating the world premiere of the 2014 Panamera at Auto Shanghai, the Asian market’s leading auto show. The centerpiece of the show for Porsche is the appearance of the new Panamera S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid offering… Continue reading
Although Honda’s presence at the Los Angeles Auto Show was dominated by the debut of the 2013 Civic, the company also announced that the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid, featuring Honda’s new two-motor system (earlier post) earned an EPA-certified 115 MPGe rating and will go on sale in New York and California on 15 January with an MSRP of $39,780.
Separately, the Accord Hybrid, also featuring Honda’s new two-motor hybrid system, will launch nationwide next summer with anticipated fuel economy ratings of 49/45/47 city/hwy/combined (4.8/5.2/5.0 l/100km respectively). The revised 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda CR-Z also made their auto-show debuts. Continue reading
Mitsubishi Motors will launch a plug-in hybrid version of its new Outlander (introduced at the current Geneva Motor Show) during the course of fiscal year 2012. The new PHEV Outlander will be a permanent 4WD electric vehicle, supplemented by a gasoline engine… Continue reading
Volvo Car Corporation will rely on a powertrain strategy based on its new downsized 4-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine platform and hybrids for the US market, said John Maloney, recently appointed President of Volvo Cars, US, in an interview… Continue reading
Honda unveiled the 2013 edition of the venerable Accord line, which will appear in showrooms this fall. The car will feature three new powertrains, one of which is a plug-in hybrid electric system.
The PHEV option will have a 2.4L… Continue reading
Volkswagen chose then 2011 Tokyo Motor Show to unveil its latest conceptual hybrid: the Cross-Coupe Plug-in SUV. It’s a wagon/SUV crossover plug-in hybrid gasoline-electric with a lot going on under the finessed exterior.
Of the concepts shown in Tokyo this… Continue reading
Toyota has introduced the production Prius Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). All Prius cars up to this point have been standard gasoline electric cars (“hybrids”). This new Prius marks the first plug-in hybrid electric.
The “plug-in” moniker means that the… Continue reading