Road Test: 2018 BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance

Second BMW 5-Series Hybrid Is A Plug-in Outside and in, the 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, either rear drive or all-wheel (xDrive), is nearly identical to the gasoline-powered versions of the 5-Series. It uses BMW’s eDrive system combining a turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. ... Read More...

Tech: 2018 EcoCAR3 Competition

Converting a Camaro to Hybrid Power The challenge was straightforward, if a little off-beat—take an iconic muscle car with a performance heritage dating back more than 50 years and turn that car into an efficient hybrid. The EcoCAR3 project, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy drew 16 ... Read More...

Road Test: 2018 Volvo S90 Plug-in Hybrid AWD

Responsible Luxury from Sweden Via China Volvo’s S90 flagship sedan offers spacious luxury and all-wheel drive with the environmental bonus of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. It’s a Scandinavian design alternative to German, Japanese, and American full-size upscale sedans. For nearly two decades, Volvos have transcended their utilitarian, no-nonsense past with beautiful, sleek designs. ... Read More...