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The engine in the coming Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be the heart of the turbocharged engines going into the 2016 911 range coming later this year. It will remain naturally-aspirated in the GT3 models, but get boosted help for every model below those. Elsewhere, the next Boxster and Cayman will get turbocharged four-cylinders, and a V8-powered mid-range Porsche supercar is still in the works.

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Chinese automaker BYD starts pre-orders for its Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, which will sell for the equivalent of about $48,000 before government incentives are factored in.

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Takes A Swipe At Ford For Aluminium F-150

Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen says his company is going to add electric powertrains "across the spectrum of our portfolio," starting with stop/start tech and then more plug-in vehicles, thanks to GM's EV leadership.

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National Drive Electric Week Dates Announced

Volkswagen says it will use CCS Combo plugs for quick charging capability. Tesla Firmware update adds Trip Energy Prediction feature. National Drive Electric week set for September 12 through 20.

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Jeep's first hybrid vehicle in the US may be the 2017 model-year Wrangler, as parent Chrysler-Fiat looks to boost overall fuel economy.

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2015 Ram ProMaster City tested; 5 myths about Ford and the Model T; Hyundai's Prius fighter caught. Those are the top automotive headlines for Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

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Honda tried following the Toyota Prius model with the Insight, and Chevy has with the first-gen Volt. Now it's Hyundai's turn, as these latest spy shots from winter-testing in the Arctic Circle reveal.

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Motley Fool Investment Writer Shares Tesla Insights

Data company Switch moves in near Tesla Gigafactory, The Motley Fool has some Tesla insights and prospective BMW i8 customers can expect a lengthy wait.

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After taking on the Porsche 911 with its new AMG GT, word has it that Mercedes is casting its eyes upwards at its rival's 918 Spyder, pondering a hybrid hypercar of its own.

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Michelle Christensen was Acura's first female exterior designer - she drew the original concept for the ZDX - and now she is the first woman to ever lead the exterior design of a supercar. Cuing on everything from a '32 Ford to shoes to the gym, she and her team of eight worked to make the 2016 NSX three-dimensional and "kickass."

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Lexus will run a 30-second spot for the NX during this year's Super Bowl, while BMW announces it will be showcasing the i3 in a 60-second spot. Four other carmakers have announced plans to join the party, down from 11 carmakers who advertised during last year's event.

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Edmunds is reporting Lexus will trot its long-awaited next-generation RX in the Big Apple come April, and that said vehicle would be bigger and pricier than the current car, owing to the existence of the entry level NX.

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With gas prices down, that means green car sales are likely to decline as well. TrueCar's TrueSavings report has the evidence to support that idea, with one electric car and two hybrids among the top five in January for the biggest transaction price savings compared to MSRP.

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Toyota is recalling 5,000 Prius V models over a faulty passenger-side airbag sensor that may not detect a passenger in the event of an accident.

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Americans are buying plug-in vehicles during their first four years of mass production at more than twice the rate of hybrid sales 15 years ago.

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Samsung SDI Brings New Batteries To Detroit

The Porsche 918 Spyder receives high honors from Robb Report. Samsung shows off new battery tech in Detroit. Relationship between ethanol producer and retailers means cheap E85 in Minnesota.

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Official output and performance numbers for the new Acura NSX may not have even been released yet, but already sources are projecting a more extreme Type R variant to follow.

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Honda brings it's low-slung, Chinese-made Jade minivan/wagon back to the Japanese domestic market with a hybrid powertrain and six-seat configuration.

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Crazy doors, a wooden floor and a fish tank for an arm rest; thanks for the memories, GAC.

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The Bentley Bentayga SUV will add plug-in hybrid and diesel variants in 2017, a year after the W12-powered model launches around the world.

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Honda will add two new plug-in vehicles, a plug-in hybrid and a battery electric vehicle, to its alt-fuel lineup by 2018.

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