Ford’s 2020 Explorer Hybrid adds range without losing storage capacity

While Ford already revealed its redesigned Explorer SUV, today at the Detroit Auto Show we’re learning more about the new Hybrid version. Ford claims that this year it’s introducing a whole slew of hybrid vehicles that combine performance and extended range via their efficiency, and this one is just the first. While we don’t have […]

Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Enlarge / The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid. (credit: Eric Bangeman) If you’re a technology enthusiast—and you obviously are, because you’re reading Ars Technica—you’ll know that poor software or a bad UI can drag down even the best hardware. It’s frustrating, and not just because lousy software can make using the newest, shiniest gear less fun. […]

Chevrolet surveys Camaro owners about potential hybrid engine options

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Green,Chevrolet,Convertible,Coupe,Future,Hybrid,Performance Chevy considering future hybrid choices with better power and fuel economy. Continue reading Chevrolet surveys Camaro owners about potential hybrid engine options Chevrolet surveys Camaro owners about potential hybrid engine options originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 08:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for […]

I prefer not to clutter my kitchen with extra appliances, but Cuisinart’s new $81 hybrid grill is an exception to my rule

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Cuisinart Cuistinart’s new Griddler Five ($ 80.99) is an easy-to-use and even easier-to-clean appliance with a host of different uses, including making eggs and pancakes, grilling steak and […]

Honda recalls more than 200,000 Accords and Insight hybrid cars in the US over software problem

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Honda announced it was recalling more than 200,000 of its Accord and Insight hybrid cars in the US over software issues with the rearview camera.  The Tokyo-based car company said that the issue hasn’t resulted in any crashes or injuries yet.  Outside the US, Honda said it was recalling 14,000 of its […]

Ford Confirms F-Series Hybrid Bound for Dearborn, Celebrates Rouge’s 100th Birthday

Ford confirmed the assembly locale of its F-150 Hybrid this week, saying the electrified pickup would not stray from its aluminum-bodied brethren. The hybridized F-Series will, unsurprisingly, go into production at the Rouge’s Dearborn Truck Plant in 2020, with additional (non-hybrid) production handled by Ford’s Kansas City Assembly. The automaker made the announcement as part of […]

Silent Running: Ford Sought Exception on Federal Noise Requirements for Hybrid Cars, EVs

One of the benefits touted by early electric car advocates was a reduction in noise pollution stemming from automobiles. Electric motors have the potential to run far quieter than their internal combustion rivals, which could result in softer-sounding roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation started seriously worrying about the safety implications of silent-running vehicles back in […]