Tag Archives: Hybrids

Buick Velite 6 hybrid and electric cars bound for China

Buick on Wednesday revealed a new electrified car called the Velite 6 that's due to hit the Chinese market this year. It's a follow-up to the Velite 5 extended-range electric sedan Buick launched in China last year, the brand's biggest market. However, unlike the Velite 5, which is really just a rebadged Chevrolet Volt, the Velite 6 is a standalone model...

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Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for 2018 Beijing auto show

Acura sells a compact SUV based on the bones of the Honda HR-V in China. It's called the CDX, and Acura first revealed the vehicle two years ago at the Beijing auto show. At this year's auto show in the Chinese capital, which runs next week, Acura will introduce a new hybrid version of the CDX. No details have been released but we've heard the powertrain...

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Buick teases Velite 6 electric car bound for China

Buick on Tuesday released a teaser shot for a new electrified car called the Velite 6 that will hit the Chinese market in the near future. It's a follow-up to the Chevrolet Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric car Buick launched in China last year, the brand's biggest market. There will be at least two versions of the Velite 6, one equipped with a...

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Next-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 will be a hybrid

Mercedes-AMG will have no choice but to adhere to upcoming emission regulations, and that stark reality means the next-generation AMG C63 will be a hybrid. Head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, told Car Advice in a Monday report it's a "given" that the next C63 will be a hybrid. Right now, the C63, in S form, makes 503 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged...

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Silent-running Ferrari likely packs new hybrid powertrain

Video has emerged showing a likely mule for Ferrari's new hybrid powertrain testing at the automaker's Fioarno circuit. The mule is based on the 488 GTB but shown to accelerate without any noise, suggesting it's running on electric power alone. Ferrari has confirmed a new hybrid powertrain for launch around 2019. It will likely appear first in the...

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2019 Honda Insight revealed, promises 50 MPG or better

Even as fuel prices are still low compared to their peaks of the last decade, automakers are ramping up production of electrified models to meet tough new fuel economy and emisisons standards, and Honda is not to be left out. The Japanese automaker on Monday revealed a handsome redesign for the Insight, whose formal debut takes place Wednesday at the 2018...

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Lincoln Aviator returns as elegant three-row SUV with plug-in tech

More than a decade on since the nameplate bowed out of production, Lincoln's Aviator is finally back. Unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show, a new Aviator SUV carries the influences of the Continental and Navigator and takes things further, providing us with a better view of Lincoln's future. That future is one filled with more SUVs and...

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Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid coming soon

When Porsche unveiled a redesigned Cayenne last summer, noticeably missing was a hybrid. Fans of the outgoing Cayenne hybrid don't have to wait much longer as a replacement is coming soon, and to build the excitement Porsche has released a video detailing some of the testing that's gone into the vehicle's development. The new model will be called a Cayenne...

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Porsche says 911 plug-in hybrid could make 700 horsepower

Porsche has tiptoed around a 911 plug-in hybrid for years, but the next-generation car will eventually add the option. The plug-in hybrid won't be just for efficiency and emissions, though, and the brand said it could help the car make 700 horsepower. The ballpark power figure comes from Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, who told Autocar on Tuesday that the 911...

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