Does the Honda SUV e: prototype preview an all-electric HR-V?

Honda debuted the SUV e: prototype at the Shanghai auto show and based on the way it looks, this previews an all-electric HR-V. This previews the first of 10 electrified vehicles that Honda plans to introduce to the Chinese market. The first will be the production version of the SUV e: prototype is scheduled to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Global market Honda HR-V revealed with hybrid powertrain

Honda has revealed the global market HR-V and it’s less bubbly than its predecessor. The smallest Honda crossover gets a more upright greenhouse but the rear window is still angled more dramatically. Quite possibly the most standout exterior design cue is the grille, which looks like a bunch of slats. You still get rear door […]

by Stefan Ogbac
17 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — PHEVs — for first time owners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are a great way to get a taste of electrified motoring without the range anxiety. The ability to travel set distances strictly in EV mode lets you choose when to drive emissions-free while the gas engine retains a car’s long-distance driving capability. The thought of a new car that runs on gas […]

by Stefan Ogbac
23 conventional hybrids perfect for first time hybrid owners

For first-time owners, switching to a hybrid vehicle may be a new experience. The way the powertrain operates changes how the car behaves and adds new tools to your driving arsenal. That may lead some consumers to pick a car specifically on how easy it is to get accustomed to the driving experience. Luckily, there’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
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
Next-generation Honda HR-V teased as a hybrid only in Europe

Honda will reveal the global market second-generation HR-V next month. The crossover will lose its rounded shape for something a little more upright based on the teaser shot that the automaker released on its European media site. Like the upcoming eleventh generation Civic, which was previewed by a thinly veiled prototype in late 2020, the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid review: Near perfectly executed mid-size sedan

Ever since debuting as a 2018 model, the current generation Honda Accord remains one of the benchmarks in the mid-size segment. Why? Because every version is a formidable entry, offering a spacious cabin, fuel-efficient powertrains, great performance, and superb ride and handling. Perhaps the best example is the Accord Hybrid, a car that promises to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid review: The class benchmark electrified

Every compact SUV that enters the market gets compared to the Honda CR-V for a reason. No other competitor blends comfort, agility, efficiency, and space so wonderfully. In short, the CR-V does nearly everything well. Now we have the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, which promises to build on the standard model’s goodness with an efficient […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Going the distance: 200,000 miles in a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid, one of the worst hybrids made

Mainstream hybrids and EVs have been around for more than two decades but every time I hear a conversation about them it’s like they’re some sort of bleeding-edge mystery that has yet to be explored by modern engineering. They’re full of worries about long-term reliability and the fear of expensive battery changes. I’m here to […]

by Evan Williams
Which budget-friendly European EVs go the distance on a single charge?

Our European friends have a ton — or tonne — more EVs to choose from. Thanks to a growing infrastructure and government incentives, there are EVs from all of the big players. Additionally, many of them are budget-minded cars and not just a straight premium offering. Maybe you’re shopping this fall for an EV in […]

by Chad Kirchner