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Nissan celebrates 10th anniversary of Leaf sales in the United States

December 11, 2010 was an important day for Nissan and for the electric vehicle marketplace. It was the day the first U.S. Nissan Leaf was delivered to a customer. It spearheaded a sales blitz that resulted in half a million sales globally. “This milestone is so much bigger than Leaf. It demonstrates that we’ve established […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
Watch the Lynk & Co Zero EV undergo preproduction performance testing

After being revealed in concept form three months ago, Lynk & Co is taking its Zero electric vehicle to the test track in preproduction form. If nothing else, the camo looks wild. The Lynk & Co Zero is a fully electric sports sedan capable of hitting 62 mph in less than four seconds. It’s projected […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
Hyundai Ioniq 5 teased ahead of early 2021 launch

The first vehicle from Hyundai’s Ioniq sub-brand has been teased. Called the Ioniq 5, this will be one of the first model on the E-GMP architecture, which will be used by all three Hyundai Motor Group brands. This teaser video doesn’t really show us much but it does hint at one of the cool design […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/11/2020
Actress Kathryn Hahn hosts hybrid game show commercial featuring the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

To help promote the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler recruited actress Kathryn Hahn to help. Hahn plays the role of a game show host, asking contestants, “why don’t you drive a hybrid?” The contestants then respond with false stigmas surrounding hybrid vehicle ownership. “The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan on […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid fuel economy numbers revealed

The 2021 Ford F-150 is the first Ford pickup truck to be offered with a hybrid powertrain option. It’s a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 assisted by an electric motor, and it makes 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. If that sounds like a lot of performance, that’s because it is. But what does that performance […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to get major powertrain upgrades

Back in 2018, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV received a significant update in other global markets. The U.S.-spec model, however, stayed mostly unchanged. Until now that is. If this California Air Resources Board (CARB) filing is any indication, the Outlander PHEV is poised to become competitive among other plug-in hybrid compact SUVs thanks to these upgrades […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/9/2020
2022 GMC Hummer EV is a real thing that exists and it’s undergoing testing

In case you were wondering if the 2022 GMC Hummer EV was just vaporware, you now know it’s not. With a new round of photos from the brand, it can be seen undergoing winter testing. There’s not much else to say, really, other than the vehicle actually exists and just isn’t a rolling display. We […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/8/2020
Lexus debuts DIRECT4 drive control tech for hybrids, EVs

Lexus has revealed what it’s been working on with regards to electrification. Along with parent company Toyota, Lexus has been a leader in hybrid powertrains. Now, we know the next step in the form of DIRECT4, a new electric drive control unit designed specifically for use in next-generation hybrid and all-electric vehicles. How does DIRECT4 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/8/2020
United Kingdom’s first dedicated ‘gas station’ for electric vehicles opens for business

The United Kingdom recently announced its plan to cease sales of gasoline and diesel passenger vehicles by 2030. While that may seem like a ways off still, building the electric charging infrastructure along with bolstering consumer confidence remains a challenge over the next decade. A move in the right direction, the United Kingdom’s first all-electric […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
12/8/2020
Mitsubishi’s hybrid technology hints at what could come from Nissan

The hybrid powertrain in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is quite unique. It essentially gives you the driving experience of an EV without the range anxiety thanks to the 2.0-liter I4 backing the two electric motors and 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. Not many hybrid vehicles in the U.S. have this setup. Honda uses something similar while […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/8/2020