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Porsche Taycan Turbo S revealed as the new safety car for Formula E

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been revealed as Formula E’s latest safety car. Scheduled to debut this season in the race’s first event in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the all-electric sports sedan wears the colors of the 11 teams participating this season and the colors of the FIA and Formula E. It sports a white […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2022
Mopar introduces new level 2 plug in chargers for Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Chrysler Pacific, and future EVs

Mopar has announced that it will offer level 2 (240-volt) AC wall chargers for homes to support owners of Jeep’s 4xe vehicles and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Available in plug-in or hardwired versions, the unit supplies 32 amps/7.7 kW of maximum power. This allows you to fully charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle in around two […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2022
Report: Did Mazda just patent a rotary hybrid powertrain?

Mazda has long been associated with the rotary engine. It was one of its distinguishing technologies when it first appeared on the Cosmo sports car. The engine eventually found its way to several vehicles including the legendary twin-turbocharged FD (fourth generation) RX-7. We last saw the rotary engine in the RX-8, which ended production in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid adds Platinum Edition

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid lineup has expanded with the addition of the Platinum Edition variant. This follows the Panamera E-Hybrid sedan, which was the first to get this treatment. Like its low-riding sibling, the Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum Edition gets more standard equipment and Satin Platinum exterior design elements to strengthen its value proposition. The […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
2023 Kia Niro carries over hybrid powertrain, grows in size slightly

The all-important specifications of the 2023 Kia Niro have been revealed, at least for the standard hybrid. In addition to its awesome new look, the hybrid crossover grows in size. It’s 0.8 inches taller and longer and 0.4 inches wider while the wheelbase grows by 0.7 longer, putting squarely on the larger end of the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
The Subaru STI E-RA Concept is a quad-motor, emissions-free race car

Subaru used the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon to reveal what it calls a “near future motor sport study project.” Called the Subaru STI E-RA Concept, this prototype is being developed to gain experience in creating race cars for the carbon-neutral age. STI, Subaru’s performance arm, said that the first goal of the E-RA Concept is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2022
Bollinger Motors doubles down on commercial vehicles, postpones B1 and B2 consumer models

Bollinger Motors has announced that it will focus on its commercial vehicle development. As a result, it has postponed its two consumer models, the B1, and B2. The company says this move will allow it to focus its efforts on the commercial side of its business, enabling it to grow and develop technologies that will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2022
Toyota Noah and Voxy are boxy, electrified forbidden fruit

The new generation Toyota Noah and its mechanical sibling, the Voxy, have been revealed and they’re both available with an electrified powertrain. Both minivans are Japanese market models, making them forbidden fruit for most global consumers including those in North America. Although both are essentially tall, boxy haulers optimized for tight urban environments, it’s easy […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2022
Next-generation BMW X1, X2 to get PHEV and EV variants: Report

BMW is serious about electrification. From its lineup of plug-in hybrids, which includes the excellent X5 xDrive45e and the upcoming XM performance crossover to battery-electric vehicles like the iX and i4, the brand’s offerings are starting to broaden. The company has been open about its move toward sustainability and electrified vehicles, it confirmed last year […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2022
Nissan Silvia could return as an EV: Report

The Nissan Silvia was one of the forbidden fruits from Japan that remains highly desirable. North America got the car as the 200SX and 240SX. While it was a closely related cousin, these two used a lineup of naturally-aspirated engines and never got the turbocharged options that were used in Silvias sold elsewhere in the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2022