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Volkswagen is announcing a big push towards electrification in the future, and headlining the new models is a next-gen EV Phaeton.


Less Friction, Less Weight, More Thermal Efficiency

Toyota finally shares some technical details about the 2016 Prius, including that the new hybrid will have, "impressive driving dynamics."


Quebec Wants More Electrified Transport

The Tesla Model X's towing capacity drops to 3,500 pounds with 22-inch wheels. The DOE has awarded $20 million to hydrogen projects. Québec is investing in electrified vehicles.


Rinspeed is breaking with tradition by bringing a new concept to CES in Las Vegas. The self-driving Etos sports car has a drone-sized helipad in back, and begging more questions than it's answering at the moment.


The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 all line up on the same track, at the same day, with the same driver behind the wheel. Which is fastest?


Europe's Clean Diesel Alternative

In the wake of VW's diesel scandal, we test one of the automaker's other fuel-sippers, the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid that's (currently) only available in Europe.


Toyota is proving the power of a modern LMP1 car by using its six megajoules of regenerative braking to cook breakfast for 171 people.


We spend the day driving Acura's RLX Hybrid, to see if there's actually some "sport" in this Japanese luxury car.


99 MPGe Figure Is Also Better Than Forecast

The 27-mile all-electric range of the Hyundai Sonata PHEV is three higher than previously expected.


Honda is recalling about 6,800 examples of the 2014-2015 Accord hybrid because a problem with a voltage sensor can put them into fail-safe EV mode. The issue can eventually cause them to stall.


Plug-In, Hybrid Sales Up From A Year Earlier

September green-car sales fall a bit as diesel scandal throws numbers off.


Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.


GM Is More Than Ready For Round Two

The second-gen Chevy Volt arrives with improvements in every area you can name. Whether or not this will translate into better sales remains a big unknown.


Man Builds Near-Life-Size Tesla Supercharger Out Of Legos

Schaeffler will test its 48V mild hybrid system in an Audi TT. A man built a Tesla Supercharger out of legos. Georgia Power opens 11 new charging islands.


Buyers May Still Be Waiting For New Models, Model Year Updates

September sales of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf were both down in a big way. 56.7% for the Leaf and 31.9% for the Volt.


Volkswagen releases pricing for the GTE and Alltrack versions of its European-market Passat, with the hybrid sedan starting at the equivalent of $50,000.


Honda has a hefty lineup for next month's Tokyo Motor Show, including both two- and four-wheel vehicles, along with a pair of production models.


Incentives, Infrastructure Remain Key To Demand

Americans' purchases of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles are set to spike, Navigant says.


Doesn't Help MPG Much, But Who Cares?

2016 Toyota Prius may have an all-wheel-drive option.


Double Wow!

Columnist Gary Witzenburg lives with the range-extender version of the BMW i3 for a while, and finds appeal in its quirky charms.


61B Gallons Of Biofuels Capacity Expected In 2018

Global biofuels capacity is predicted to reach 61 billion gallons by 2018. TRD equipment images for the 2016 Toyota Prius leak early. Keyes Hyundai in LA is now selling the Tucson Fuel Cell.

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