Road Test: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Stronger than Gas-Only Version For 22 years and counting, Toyota’s RAV4 compact crossover has been a leader in its segment. All new for 2019, it offers gasoline-only and hybrid powertrains in several trims. I tested the sportiest version of the thriftiest one—the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE all-wheel-drive model. All new looks ... Read More...

Green Motorsports: IndyCar Goes Electric in 2022

Adding Hybrid Tech Brings IndyCar Into The 21st Century IndyCar goes electric! Well, hybrid at least. With an eye towards increasing automotive relevance—and connecting racing with the technology the public understands and uses in their personal cars—IndyCar has announced that beginning with the 2022 season the racing series’ engines will be gasoline-electric hybrids. Formula 1 added ... Read More...

Road Test: 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

A Blend of Two Classic Toyotas It was inevitable, really. The Corolla, Toyota’s oldest nameplate, with 46+ million units sold over 53 years, is now available with the company’s famous hybrid powertrain. Adding two electric motors and a nickel-metal hydride battery to the Corolla’s 1.8-liter gas engine creates the Hybrid Synergy Drive system. It ... Read More...