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
Last Updated: 4/23/2021
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
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
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
Last Updated: 2/12/2021
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
Last Updated: 2/12/2021
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
Last Updated: 1/18/2021
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
Last Updated: 1/4/2021
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
Last Updated: 12/21/2020
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
Last Updated: 12/18/2020
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
Last Updated: 11/27/2020
Alternating Currents: Formula E will be bigger than Formula One by 2025

  Honda recently announced that the Japanese automaker would be abandoning its Formula One engine supply program at the close of the 2021 season. Its reasoning? The need to focus the company’s engineering expertise on future drivetrain tech for its road car business. This is the driving force behind the expensive and extravagant F1 program’s […]

by Bradley Brownell
Last Updated: 10/14/2020