Latest Hybrid vehicles News

Hybrid and electric car owners see $75 fee in car-tab bills

Oct. 6, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Beginning this month, hybrid-vehicle owners in Washington state will start paying an annual $75 car-tab fee to finance electric-car charging stations they'll never use. The little-known increase is labeled "Hybrid Vehicle Transportation Electrification" on bills from the state Department of...

Washington State Patrol buying hybrid SUVs

Sep. 27, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol will buy three 2020 Ford Interceptor hybrid SUVs - the first purchase of hybrid vehicles for the agency. KOIN reports the purchase of the hybrids is a pilot project to see how well the vehicles perform and evaluate any possible savings. Washington State...

Luxury carmaker Maserati focuses production on Italy

Sep. 26, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Luxury carmaker Maserati said Thursday it would invest 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) as it boosts Italian production with a new super-sports car and a utility vehicle as well as the launch of a hybrid version of the successful Ghibli sedan. Maserati, which is owned by Fiat Chrysler...

Minnesota moves to get more electric vehicles on roads

Sep. 25, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will require car manufacturers to sell more electric vehicles in the state starting in the 2023 model year, Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday, a move meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while defying the Trump administration's efforts to revoke California's clean air and fuel...

Edmunds compares Honda Insight and Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Sep. 11, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

Car shoppers seeking high fuel economy have two particularly intriguing choices this year: the Honda Insight and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Both deliver an EPA-estimated 52 mpg in combined city and highway driving, which is among the best of any vehicle on sale. They're also notable for their design. These are...

The Latest: BMW gives glimpse of future offerings

Sep. 10, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Frankfurt auto show (all times local): 2:50 p.m. BMW's marketing chief says giving customers a broad choice among internal combustion, hybrid and battery-powered cars is the right approach to a changing market. Pieter Nota says the Munich-based luxury automaker...

Edmunds: Best used vehicles for college drivers

Sep. 4, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

Many college-bound students, whether it be a freshman leaving home for the first time or a grad student needing more reliable transportation, require the purchase of a vehicle. To help out, Edmunds has identified five common requirements for college drivers and recommended a slightly used vehicle for each....