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2021 Toyota Sienna Review

2021 Toyota Sienna Review

Minivans may not strum the limbic system in the same way that, say, a sports car or burly SUV might, but if the thought of cunning organization and the odd trip to IKEA sends shivers down your spine then there's a whole lot to like about the 2021 Toyota Sienna. Completely redesigned with a hybrid-only drivetrain and bolder design, the Sienna makes no apologies for its minivan identity, and ends up all the more impressive for it.

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2023 AMG GT 63 S E Performance is Mercedes’ vision of hybrid speed

2023 AMG GT 63 S E Performance is Mercedes’ vision of hybrid speed

AMG promised something big for the first model in its new E Performance sports hybrid line, and the 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance certainly fits that billing. Combining the fan-favorite 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gas engine with an electric motor makes for a whopping 843 horsepower along with a complex all-wheel drive system.

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2022 Kia Niro Hybrid debuts with new Kia logos and trim variants

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid debuts with new Kia logos and trim variants

Fresh from a styling update in 2020, the 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid has debuted with just a single change: it now has new Kia logos on the front grille, tailgate, wheel center caps, and steering wheel hub. The outgoing Niro Hybrid (and Niro PHEV) got a slew of safety and tech updates, and all of it will carry over to the latest 2022 Niro Hybrid.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider makes a roadster from the V12 hybrid hypercar

Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider makes a roadster from the V12 hybrid hypercar

Aston Martin has revealed a special edition of its most potent hypercar, with the Valkyrie Spider slicing off the roof to make things even more exclusive. Based on the Valkyrie coupe, this new version - making its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2021 - keeps the carbon fiber structure and 6.5-liter V12-based hybrid drivetrain, but opens up the top.

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Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Half of vehicles sold in the US by 2030 should be electric, according to an aggressive new zero-emissions target by the Biden White House as it restores standards weakened under the previous administration. The new actions, part of the President's Build Back Better investments, aim to drive adoption of electrified vehicles and in the process bolster American industries and tackle the considerable problem of climate change.

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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets US launch details

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets US launch details

Mitsubishi's new Outlander PHEV is coming to the US, but would-be drivers of the plug-in hybrid will have to be a little patient, the automaker has confirmed. The new Outlander PHEV will be based on the same three-row platform as the current, gas-only 2022 Outlander, but add in more electric driving range among other improvements.

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2021 Karma GS-6 Review

2021 Karma GS-6 Review

After a week with the Karma GS-6, the surprise wasn't that nobody knew what the plug-in hybrid was, it was just how much I liked it. While the design may be ten years old now, rarity on the roads - and a convoluted back story - means plenty of head-scratching when you try to explain just what this swooping sedan is. Then factor in the fairly unusual plug-in hybrid drivetrain, and the dramatic drop in price earlier this year.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

It's probably fair to say that Toyota put hybrids on the map. The Prius defined the category, came to resemble every stereotype of a "green" car (and, for that matter, of your next Uber or Lyft), and for many has been a first taste of electrification. What's odd, then, is that it's taken until now - and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime - for the automaker to get around to making a compelling plug-in hybrid.

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This outrageous Audi RS Q e-tron is a tri-motor hybrid rally car with plenty to prove

This outrageous Audi RS Q e-tron is a tri-motor hybrid rally car with plenty to prove

Audi teased us with the idea of a beastly electric Dakar Rally car last year, and now that Audi RS Q e-tron has been revealed. Set to race in January 2022, the tri-motor hybrid is like nothing else in Audi's line-up. While it's built specifically for the unique challenges of the desert, however, that won't stop us from hoping key elements get cherry-picked for future production models.

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The Aston Martin Valhalla is ready to show just how wild hybrids can be

The Aston Martin Valhalla is ready to show just how wild hybrids can be

Aston Martin has revealed the production-ready Valhalla supercar, a 937 horsepower hybrid that uses an all-new tri-motor powertrain. Shaken up from the Valhalla concept thanks to Aston Martin's deal with Mercedes-AMG, its combination of a rear V8 engine and two electric motors delivers not only all-wheel drive when required, but 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds.

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe revealed: Plug-in hybrid SUV

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe revealed: Plug-in hybrid SUV

Jeep has revealed the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe for the first time, its newest plug-in hybrid. The latest PHEV to join the Jeep line-up won't get its official unveil until the New York Auto Show 2021 in August, but given it's Stellantis' EV Day the automaker couldn't resist spoiling the surprise.

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2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid makes going green a luxury status symbol

2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid makes going green a luxury status symbol

Bentley has added a new hybrid gas-electric model to its line-up, with the 2022 Flying Spur Hybrid joining the existing V8 and W12 models and becoming the luxury automaker's most efficient car yet. The new sedan joins the Bentayga Hybrid SUV, as Bentley looks ahead to its aggressive electrification plans for the next decade and beyond.

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