PHEV

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid surprised me

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid surprised me

Selling patience as a virtue to the super-rich who make up Bentley's clientele seems like a challenge even for the etiquette-schooled British automaker, but with the promised shift to full electrification still a few years out, it's cars like the new 2022 Flying Spur Hybrid which will bridge gasoline and green. Eventually, Bentley plans to retire its V8 and W12 gas engines altogether but, until that happens, the third addition to the Flying Spur line-up offers a taste of what's to come.

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2023 Kia Niro debuts with quirky styling and sustainable construction

2023 Kia Niro debuts with quirky styling and sustainable construction

The all-new 2023 Kia Niro made a cracking debut at the 2021 Seoul Mobility Show. And as expected from a new Kia vehicle, the newest Niro has quirky styling cues highlighted by its blacked-out C-pillar, harking back to the innovative and radical design of Kia’s HabaNiro concept car unveiled back in 2019.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV gains AWD and a leather-free interior

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV gains AWD and a leather-free interior

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV went on sale in Europe a few months ago. Despite having the S 580 moniker, the S-Class PHEV made do minus the standard car’s 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. Instead, the S 580 e has a 3.0-liter inline-six gas engine, a single electric motor, a 29 kWh battery pack, and a rear-wheel drivetrain.

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Electric vehicle sales soar in the EU during Q3

Electric vehicle sales soar in the EU during Q3

The most strict mandates for transitioning from traditional gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles are in Europe. In many parts of Europe, there is a mandate to eliminate all new combustion vehicle sales, and sales of electric vehicles are expected to climb significantly. However, a surprising metric has come out of Europe concerning auto sales during the third quarter of 2021.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe becomes the first electrified vehicle to conquer the Rebelle Rally

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe becomes the first electrified vehicle to conquer the Rebelle Rally

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has placed first and second overall at the recently concluded Rebelle Rally. Motivated by Team 4xEventure (team 129) led by Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit, the duo took the most points in four of the seven stages to win the plum. It also took home the Bone Stock and Electrified titles while taking five of the top 10 spots and securing the top three positions at the grueling 1,500-mile trek across the deserts of Nevada and California.

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV unveiled ahead of its official release date

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV unveiled ahead of its official release date

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi promised a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its newest 2022 Outlander near the end of this year. Mitsubishi has officially unveiled the 2022 Outlander PHEV ahead of its October 28 release date, staying true to its word. The all-new Outlander PHEV model will go on sale in Japan this December, while the first US deliveries will trickle down beginning the second half of 2022.

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2022 Ferrari 296 GTB hybrid is a supercar of firsts for the Italian icon

2022 Ferrari 296 GTB hybrid is a supercar of firsts for the Italian icon

The 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB is the first road-going Ferrari to have a V6 engine. In addition, it’s also the first rear-wheel-drive hybrid to wear a prancing horse badge. And we may be pushing it, but we think the latest 296 GTB is the first Ferrari to look the business since Roma’s debut in 2019.

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EVs and Range Anxiety: Besides Tesla, are carmakers doing enough to address this fact?

EVs and Range Anxiety: Besides Tesla, are carmakers doing enough to address this fact?

In a 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study by J.D. Power, range anxiety remains the most cited factor in deciding which EV to buy. In other words, range anxiety remains a primary concern when making that all-important shift from gasoline to electric.

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2022 Lexus NX delivers new plug-in hybrid and an overdue dash tech treat

2022 Lexus NX delivers new plug-in hybrid and an overdue dash tech treat

The second-generation 2022 Lexus NX is debuting with an updated face, a fresh interior, and a new plug-in hybrid model. The latest Lexus NX now gains athletic styling cues from its larger RX brethren and is better suited to outclass other competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLB, Infiniti QX50, and Acura RDX.

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Toyota launches Clean Assist 100 percent renewable charging for some Californians

Toyota launches Clean Assist 100 percent renewable charging for some Californians

Toyota sells some of the more popular plug-in hybrid electric vehicles available in California. The automaker has announced a new Clean Assist program that allows carbon-free charging from Toyota plug-in owners in California. Under the program, eligible Prius Prime and RAV4 Prime owners in California can charge their vehicles with 100 percent of the charging energy matched with renewable electricity at no additional cost to consumers.

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Hyundai expands 2022 Tucson lineup with new N Line and PHEV variants

Hyundai expands 2022 Tucson lineup with new N Line and PHEV variants

Hyundai is moving its crossover game to sporting heights with its 2022 Tucson SUV. The newest Tucson features a bold, striking design and is available in a plethora of powertrain options. The latest additions in the 2022 Hyundai Tucson’s growing lineup are the much-awaited N Line model and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant.

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2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro PHEV gets new tech and safety updates

2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro PHEV gets new tech and safety updates

The 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro PHEV are soldiering on with a couple of new safety and technology features. Kia updated the Niro’s styling last year, and the changes carry over to the 2021 model. The Niro may not be the roomiest or best-handling crossover on the road, but it easily achieves 43 to 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

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