Hybrid Automaker News

BMW offers wireless charging on 530e

BMW has announced that it will offer an optional wireless charging system for the 2018 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. The wireless system will be able to charge the 9.2 kWh battery in three hours. Here’s how the system works: There is a base plate with an integrated primary coil, and a secondary coil underneath vehicle. An alternating magnetic field is generated between the…

Read More

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid features special battery button

Cars.com gave the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid a spin and said the experience was “about as pleasant as driving a hybrid hatchback can be.” One intriguing feature — a button that uses the car’s electric battery to quickly recharge a the 12-volt battery that’s integrated into the car’s lithium-ion hybrid battery pack to get you back on the road if…

Read More

Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid introduced at NY Auto Show

GreenCarCongress reports that Honda has high hopes for the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Clarity Electric and Clarity Fuel Cell. The automaker hopes to sell 75,000 Clarity vehicles in U.S. during the model’s first four years as part of its plan to have two-thirds of its global automobile sales come from electrified vehicles by 2030. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid,…

Read More

New Ford police is car is green — and fast

Bloomberg says that Ford Motor Co. has found a way for cops to chase down bad guys in a speeding police cruiser while helping the environment at the same time. Ford’s new Police Responder hybrid sedan, a modified Fusion, is the first gasoline-electric cop car to be “pursuit-rated,” meaning it can race through city streets while navigating crowded intersections or…

Read More

Ford introduces hybrid police car

Ford has introduced an industry-first hybrid-electric police car that with a top speed of “well over 100 mph.” WardsAuto reports that the Ford Police Responder Hybrid, a beefed-up Fusion hybrid midsize sedan, could reduce per-vehicle fleet fuel costs by $3,900 a year “while still going after the bad guys.” In a high-speed pursuit, the car automatically switches to maximum performance,…

Read More

Review: 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

Automobile magazine took the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid for a test drive and came away impressed. The review noted that the drive was exceptionally quiet and smooth. However, the magazine noted that “full-size plug-in hybrid luxury sedans are a peculiar breed” that don’t make much sense given their hefty cost. The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid costs $75,095. Read…

Read More