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Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrain, Hybrid Synergy Drive, explained

No other automaker is as synonymous with hybrid powertrains as Toyota. Ever since the first-generation Prius debuted, Toyota has made it clear that it’s the leader in that field. Now, the Japanese automaker has made further commitments to the technology, announcing that every vehicle it sells in the U.S. by 2025 will be available with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021
History 101: 5 incredible early EVs you’ve likely forgotten about

Even casual car fans know about the GM EV1, long described as a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles. That recognition may come from the well-received 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? But what about the other early EVs that popped up in the late 1990s? Electric vehicles on sale today owe a […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
1/22/2021
What is Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system and how does it work?

There are a lot of different types of hybrid systems out there. Toyota has its own proprietary parallel hybrid setup, Hyundai Motor Group, and European automakers use a more conventional layout with a geared transmission, and others use a system that’s biased toward using the electric motor more often. Nissan has been using its e-Power […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/21/2021
2022 Kia Niro: How will the little electrified crossover evolve?

The Kia Niro came to fruition as a practical, less polarizing answer to the Toyota Prius. Like its chief competitor, the Niro is incredibly efficient with some versions getting over 50 mpg. There are even plug-in and all-electric variants, the latter of which can travel 239 miles per charge. All three flavors were also relatively […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2021
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: What we know so far

The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s debut is imminent. Scheduled to greet the world in a virtual event next month, the Ioniq 5 marks the beginning of Hyundai Motor Group’s battery electric offensive, which will culminate in the addition of 23 new EVs across its three brands. Hyundai will lead the charge with the Ioniq 5, a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2021
Comprehensive photo gallery of Mercedes EQA

Along with all of the juicy details about the new compact crossover from Mercedes-Benz, the EQA, the folks from Mercedes dumped a bunch of photos detailing the electric from the inside and out. You can scroll through the entire gallery below of the newest electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz.

by Chad Kirchner
1/20/2021
Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture explained

By now, everyone has seen the architecture that will underpin every Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis battery electric vehicle that’s coming as part of Hyundai Motor Group’s wider EV offensive. Over 20 vehicles will ride on this architecture with the first three arriving this year when the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia’s CV, and Genesis’ JW1 debut. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2021
What the Biden presidency could mean for transportation

The results of the January 5 Georgia Senate runoffs have given a major boost to President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for transportation reform. With both Congress and the White House in the hands of Democrats, transformative legislation on electrification, urban mobility and transportation infrastructure looks promising.  Just as promising is Biden’s selection of former mayor of […]

by Rebecca Bellan
1/14/2021
Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap: What’s the Commonwealth’s plan for 100% ZEV adoption?

The 2050 Decarbonization Road Map released by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has received a lot of press since it was introduced late in December, but the details of the plan — especially the sections focused on transportation — still remain murky. Here’s a look at the background and the ways […]

by Craig Fitzgerald
1/13/2021
Everything we know about Genesis’ first electric vehicle

The entire Hyundai Motor Group has committed to going all-in on electrification. All three brands will show off their first dedicated EV model very soon. Genesis’ entry is a crossover code-named JW. Unlike parent Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, Genesis’ EV low slung, featuring coupe-like proportions wrapped in a compact package. If you’re wondering how the Genesis […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021