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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
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
2/12/2021
Toyota’s new BEVs will be obvious choices

Toyota isn’t known as a brand that takes a lot of risk, especially in the 21st century. When it came to actually taking a risk on a new sports car, it partnered with BMW to make it happen. The company has been slow to adopt battery electric technology. That’s about to change, though, as Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
Toyota to introduce 3 new vehicles — 2 of them BEVs — this year for the U.S. market

Three new electrified vehicles are coming to Toyota‘s lineup this year, and two of those models will be fully-electric BEV models. This is big news from a company that, while having a robust lineup of hybrids, hasn’t launched a full BEV in the North American market yet. “We continue to be leaders in electrification that […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
2021 Toyota Prius vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime: Should you add the plug to your Prius life?

With two different flavors of Toyota Prius, having to decide which one to get is a tough decision. Both offer compelling reasons why you should get them as your next daily driver. So, which one should you get? We have a rundown on both vehicles to show you what’s different between each one. 2021 Toyota […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2021
22 new or updated hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles coming to market in 2021

Electrification doesn’t mean only more battery-electric vehicles entering the market. They also include hybrids in both plug-in and self-charging flavors. Automakers are rolling hybrids out in droves as part of the industry’s move away from internal combustion engines. Both mainstream and luxury brands all offer hybrids and plug-in hybrids in different flavors, meaning there’s something […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2021
Toyota models that should be ready for Prime time

Toyota‘s Prime family of plug-in hybrids is growing at what could best be described as a ‘cautious’ pace. In a world where plug-ins are becoming increasingly common alongside traditional battery-assisted hybrids, it’s hard to understand why the auto industry’s BEV pioneer has been content to restrict its Prime brand to the Prius hatch and the […]

by Benjamin Hunting
2/3/2021
2023 Toyota Sequoia: Will electrification make it more enticing?

The current Toyota Sequoia is an automotive dinosaur at this point. In production since the 2008 model year, this full-size SUV has undergone multiple refreshes. The latest one added a modern infotainment system and active driver assistance features. However, the moment you drive it, you immediately notice how dated the Sequoia is. A new generation […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: The original 3-row hybrid crossover

The Toyota Highlander has always had an electrified variant even before the auto industry began pivoting toward electrification. For a while, the Highlander Hybrid was the sole three-row electrified crossover. Now, that’s no longer the case, Toyota has competitors in that space meaning the Highlander needs to step up to the plate to win a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/25/2021
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