Tag Archives: Hybrids

Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid cop car

Ford loves a good police vehicle. Earlier this year, Ford showed us the first pursuit-rated Hybrid police vehicle. The Blue Oval also offered the 2018 Expedition for police use. Now Ford is bringing a plug-in hybrid sedan into active duty. It's called the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. Based on a Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, this fuel-sipping...

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Porsche 911 hybrid back on the radar

With Tesla last week revealing a second-generation Roadster capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph, the major sports car marques have been well and truly put on notice. That's because while Tesla may miss deadlines and is currently in its own "production hell" over the Model 3, the company's...

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 spy shots

Earlier this week we brought you spy shots of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Today we have the first shots of the pickup's corporate cousin, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The current Sierra was introduced in 2014 and updated in 2016. The Sierra seen here testing is more of an extensive update of the current model as opposed to a redesign. The spy...

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2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid spy video

Like other luxury car brands, Bentley isn't immune to the political pressures of the environmental movement. With various regulations coming into effect over the next few years, the British automaker is in the process of introducing alternative powertrains in an effort to reduce its emissions. This has already started with the introduction overseas of a...

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2019 Toyota Prius V spy shots

Toyota engineers are out testing the next-generation Prius V (a Prius+ in other markets), and judging by our spy shots of a test mule the vehicle is set to ditch the minivan bodystyle of the current model in favor of a crossover SUV form—a smart move considering the current craze for high-riding vehicles. The front of the tester features the face of...

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Polestar 1 was originally a flagship Volvo coupe

Former Volvo tuner Polestar on Tuesday unveiled its first car, the aptly named Polestar 1, but if you're thinking you've seen the design before it's because you have. Yes, the Polestar 1 is just a slightly massaged version of Volvo's Concept Coupe which was presented at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce Volvo's current design...

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Volvo’s Polestar 1 is a carbon-fiber bodied 600-hp hybrid coupe

Volvo was among the first automakers to announce intentions to phase out the internal-combustion engine and move to an all-electric and electrified portfolio of cars. In the process, Volvo's former in-house tuning division, Polestar, parted ways to become a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. Its mission? Build electrified performance cars. Its first...

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Mercedes-Benz electrification plans: charting the changes

Mercedes-Benz is currently constructing a battery plant in Kamenz, Germany, the second of five such plants that will be in operation in three continents by the start of the next decade, including one in the United States. The U.S. plant will be constructed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at a cost of $1 billion. It's where Mercedes already has a vehicle plant...

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover gets plug-in hybrid option

Land Rover's Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models have been available with a hybrid option for several years, though not in the United States. That's set to change with the arrival of the 2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, both of which will offer a plug-in hybrid option: the P400e. The vehicles are set to arrive in showrooms next...

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport preview

Land Rover's Range Rover Sport enters the 2018 model year with the most extensive updates since the current generation's 2014 debut. The list includes subtle touches to the exterior, a new interior with the latest Jaguar Land Rover infotainment system, more power for the high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR, and even a plug-in hybrid option...

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