Despite being around for about two decades, gas-electric hybrid technology has only recently become widely available in the compact crossover segment. Ford has the most experience in the compact hybrid SUV class: It offered a hybrid version of its Escape from 2005 through 2012. Toyota didn’t offer a hybrid in this class until 2017, but... Read More.
More rental companies are offering electric vehicles, allowing drivers to test out new ways to get around before making a commitment. This includes hybrid vehicles, which can be a great option for those curious about EVs but nervous about range anxiety. In this article, we’ll offer some tips to guide you in renting a hybrid... Read More.
For those interested in electric vehicles (EVs) but worried about range anxiety, a hybrid can be an ideal alternative. But how do you pick the right one? Let’s go over the differences between full, mild, and plug-in hybrids to help you find your perfect match. Full Hybrid Vehicles Full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEVs) typically come... Read More.
If gas prices are making you rethink your decision about switching to an electric vehicle, consider a hybrid. Out of the three types of hybrid vehicles (full, mild, and plug-in), we recommend plug-in hybrids as a great option for those interested in EVs but not ready to make the transition to all-electric. To help you... Read More.
Today’s pickup truck market is more diverse than ever. The trucks you can buy today range from entry-level workhorses to full-on luxury vehicles, all of which are designed to pull their weight and then some. But with more and more trucks being used as daily drivers, manufacturers are putting a lot of effort into making... Read More.
A few years ago, it looked like plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) would be the way of the future for the hybrid model segment. But the pace at which battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology is advancing means PHEVs may end up being a blip in the growth of the plug-in vehicle marketplace. Still, PHEVs offer a... Read More.
Electric vehicles are starting to gain serious traction in the marketplace, thanks to the recent high-profile introductions of crossovers like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Ford Mustang Mach-E. But all three of those brands got their start in the electric vehicle segment with plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), which combine limited electric range with a... Read More.
Racing is exhilarating. The thrill of pushing the limits of your vehicle’s potential is unmatched. But when we think of racing, we rarely consider electric vehicles (EVs) to be the ones tearing around the track. The problem with EV racing is that many assume track driving isn’t for EVs. There are many reasons why. For... Read More.
Of all the technologies automakers have come up with to help drivers save on fuel costs, nothing works as well as a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. A conventional hybrid whose battery is charged solely through regenerative braking is a more affordable route to fuel savings than a plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicle, which are more... Read More.
Is it true? Do hybrid cars need more maintenance? If so, that would make them more expensive to maintain, right? So much for saving on gas, then. In this blog post, we’ll dig a little more into hybrids and maintenance and answer this burning question for you. Types of Hybrid Vehicles First, let’s go over... Read More.