Hybrid News

Mercedes AMG 63 S E Performance Hybrid enters production

Mercedes will begin production of its first performance hybrid, the AMG 63 S E Performance. Powering the car is a 4L V8 bi-turbo engine housed in the front and a 150kW electric motor and battery housed in the rear; both combine to give the car a total output of 831hp. The AMG 63 S E Performance hits 60mph in 2.9…

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Lower Prices for the 2022 Kia Nio Hybrid and PHEV Models

The 2022 Kia Niro retains the same $25,865 base price tag as the 2021 model, but its highest trims, the Touring SE and the EX Premium come in at about $1,000 cheaper than the previous year’s. The vehicle is powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder engine and a 1.6kWh battery with a 43-hp electric motor and has a fuel efficiency rating…

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2022 Sorento adds a Plug-in Hybrid powertrain

The 2022 Sorento Hybrid is powered by a 1.6L turbocharged inline-4 engine and a 66.9 kW electric motor. The SUV delivers on fuel efficiency with a projected 79 MPGe. The Sorento’s cabin is very spacious, offering the most passenger room of any plug-in hybrid SUV. Customers will be able to choose between two trims: the SX and SX-P.Read more

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Mitsubishi to introduce new Outlander PHEV in U.S. in 2022

Mitsubishi will be introduced a new-generation plug-in hybrid system with increased battery capacity for its Outlander PHEV. The new Outlander PHEV will arrive first in Japan later this year and in the U.S. in the second half of 2022. Read more

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Volvo to adopt 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain for select 2022 models

Volvo will be bringing its 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrains, the B5 and B6, to the U.S. 2022 S60, S90, XC60, and V90. The hybrid powertrain will result in increased fuel efficiency but decreased horsepower. The B5 powertrain features a turbocharged 4L inline-4 engine, and the B6 features a turbocharged and supercharged 4L inline-4 engine.Read more

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2021 Land Rover Defender Plug-in hybrid review

The Defender is the latest Land Rover car to get a plug-in hybrid model. A 2L inline-4 engine and electric motor, which sits in-between the engine and the gearbox, combine to power the SUV. The Defender P400e has a 19.2 kWh battery and fast charging capability, allowing for an 80% charge within a half-hour. The Defender features a boxy leather…

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Toyota launches all-new Aqua

Toyota launched its next-gen Prius C, the Aqua, in Japan with a new bipolar-nickel hydrogen battery technology that allows the Aqua to be 20% more fuel-efficient than its previous generation, the Prius C. The bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery has a more compact design and produces more output than a hydrogen battery. The Aqua starts at $18,000. Read more

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Bentley adds to its hybrid line-up with the Flying Spur sedan

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur is getting a plug-in hybrid powertrain. A 410 hp 2L turbocharged inline-6 engine and 134 hp electric motor will combine to power the sedan, giving it a total output of 536 hp. And the Flying Spur PHEV can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds!Read more

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