Hybrids 2017

New Study: Hybrids Hold Their Value Better

Autolist dug into the depreciation data archives to compare hybrid vehicles and their non-hybrid siblings. The company, whose app helps you buy, sell, and finance new and used cars, found that for the first time, hybrids are holding their value better than gasoline-only vehicles. Analysts went back to 2012 as their starting point. At that…

2019 Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Range Rover Plugs In, Goes Electric

In September 2017, Jaguar Land Rover announced that all of its vehicles would be electrified by 2020. It’s taken a big, luxurious step in that direction this week with the announcement of the 2019 Range Rover P400e, a plug-in hybrid SUV. Like all plug-in hybrids, the P400e has a gasoline-powered (or petrol-powered, for you Anglophiles)…

Mazda race car

Forecasting the Future with Mazda

Mazda recently announced its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” plan, which sounds like it was named by a guy in a tie and my preschool nephew while they were locked in room together. Regardless! It’s an interesting plan, so let’s take a look at what it means for normal people who just want to buy and drive…

Hyperloop: Should You Believe the Hype?

Short answer: It’s a solid maybe. Long answer: Last week, Hyperloop One, Los-Angeles-based company, ran its first test of its aluminum and carbon fiber passenger pod inside an 11-foot-tall concrete tube in Nevada. Using only electric propulsion, the 28-foot-long pod reached 192 mph in 5 seconds. 192 mph in 5 seconds. The pod starts out…

Fiat 500e

10 Least Expensive EVs to Insure

Mercury Insurance put together a list of the ten least expensive electric vehicles to insure, which doesn’t seem that momentous, but it is. Keep in mind that in 2011, there were four EVs on the market. Four. Total. The fact that in 2017, anyone can put together a top ten list of EVs and not include every…

Chrysler Pacific hybrid

Diesel Is Dead and Gasoline Is a Goner

If you feel like you’ve got another 20 years or so of life left in you, first of all, that’s great! We’re glad to have you around. But second, it means that you will likely buy an electric car at some point. That’s because the United Kingdom today followed France’s lead in banning the sale…

Electrified Volvos

Volvo Embracing Electric, And Proving It 

Volvo is walking the talk with its commitment to EVs. As of 2019 all the vehicles they launch will have an electric motor on its own or in addition to an internal combustion engine. “This is a clear commitment towards reducing our carbon footprint as well as contributing to a better air quality in our…

Tesla Model 3

Hurry Up And Wait For Model 3

by Sara Lacey Elon Musk tweeted in the early hours of Monday July 3 that “Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN1 by Friday.” That means, this Friday. Friday the 7th of July, 2017. This tweet is notable because all of Tesla’s previous models (Roadster,…

2016 Mercedes-Benz 350e plug-in hybrid

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask: What Is a Hybrid Vehicle?

by Sara Lacey Sometimes we go along, acting like we know what a thing is when we secretly are confused about that thing. I’ve been getting some questions about hybrids from secretly confused people lately, so let’s figure it out together. When talking about vehicles, people think a hybrid has more than one type of…