Hybrid Cars

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Cons & Pros – Review

In his 1962 book Diffusion of Innovations, Everett M. Rodgers defined five groups of individuals responsible for the adoption and eventual market penetration of a new idea or technology: the innovators, the early adopters, the early majority, the late majority, and the laggards. And as with any market-based technology, the electric vehicle’s …

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Lexus CT200h 2016 Review

Lexus CT200h If you’re into the relentless pursuit of fuel efficiency—but you can’t take the doorstop style of the Toyota Prius—the Lexus CT200h may be what you seek. Utilizing the same hybrid-powertrain technology as the Prius, the Lexus CT200h offers excellent fuel economy (we saw 36 mpg in our testing) and …

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Electric vehicles revolution has begun, Automakers accepted

The last several months have been busy in the electric vehicles revolution. Governments have been announcing their phase out plans for petrol vehicles and automakers have committed billions of dollars to electrification programs. At this point automakers are practically falling over each other racing to get out their announcements. How many electric vehicles …

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2017 Kia Niro

Kia’s hybrid utility vehicle could be a breakout hit. Called an “un-hybrid,” the Niro combines a hybrid powertrain with a subcompact crossover for the best of both worlds. The interior is roomy, with an elevated seating position for easy entry/exit and a clear view of the road ahead. A gas …

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2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Pounds and pounds and pounds of Porsche. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition plug-in hybrid thumped up onto Car and Driver’s California scales and punished them to the tune of 5373 pounds. That’s 54 pounds less than we recorded for the slightly less lavish non–Platinum Edition version during …

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