The Toyota Prius was nothing short of revolutionary when it was first released over two decades ago. Combining the promise of a smaller carbon footprint with a reduced gas bill, the Prius immediately became the vehicle of choice for environmentalists and cheapskates alike. Toyota can and should be praised for its hybrid program and the contributions that the program has made to … [Read more...] about Earth to Toyota: Where are your EVs?
European auto-behemoth BMW recently announced that all of their new hybrid cars will automatically switch off their internal combustion engines (ICEs) upon entering specific polluted areas. After switching off their ICEs, the cars will engage a pure electric driving mode as a way to reduce vehicle emissions. This announcement comes at a tumultuous time for BMW. As we noted last … [Read more...] about BMW Hybrids can Switch to All-Electric in Polluted Cities
The future of transportation is definitely electric, but there are still a few gear heads who can't (or won't) wrap their brains around the idea that electrified cars can be just as fast as their gas-guzzling, big-cube, V8 counterparts. Or, in many cases, much, much faster-- at least in a straight drag race, that is. That's why we've compiled this list of five furiously fast … [Read more...] about 5 Best Electrified Supercars You Can Buy in 2020
When Ferrari released its first production hybrid, the Ferrari La Ferrari, the execs in charge of the Italian brand promised the purists that no Ferrari would even run on purely electric power. Well, times do seem to have changed, because this all-new Ferrari is more than just a battery-boosted, 900+ HP hypercar. It's called the SF90, and it's a battery-boosted, 900+ HP … [Read more...] about Video: the Insane, 968HP Ferrari SF90 Hybrid Hypercar
Despite the company's continued commitment to developing internal combustion engines like the new Sky-activ X, Mazda is planning to launch its first production-ready electric car sometime in 2020. Given the carmaker's history of developing fun, sporty cars, that should be exciting news for Hiroshima and EV fans alike. Perhaps more exciting, however, is news that Mazda hasn't … [Read more...] about Mazda Set to Launch its First EV, Rotary Hybrid in 2020