2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX review update: Kia’s stepping stone

21 Nov
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In HybridAs automakers roll toward electrification there are various routes to take. Kia's taken a three-prong approach with a new hatchback called the Niro. It's available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and soon an all-electric model, giving consumers the ability to choose what powertrain best fits their requirements and lifestyle. The plug-in hybrid...

Nissan will let its future electric cars sing with ‘Canto’

31 Oct
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor ShowSome consumers may enjoy the fact electric cars operate in near silence, but Nissan wants to keep pedestrians safe by giving its future electric vehicles a sound. In fact, it's more of a song. Nissan revealed "Canto," the official sound (song?) of future Nissan electric cars at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show alongside the IMx electric SUV concept. The...

Hyundai gets the hint, focuses on battery-powered electric cars, not fuel cells

17 Aug
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In HybridToday, you'd be hard pressed to find an major automaker that's still in denial about electrification. Even vocal skeptics like Volkswagen and Mazda have come around to the idea that tomorrow's cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs will run on electricity, not gasoline or diesel. But the electrification issue is larger and more complicated than that. Here...