hybrid

  • Mercedes Steals the show with Project One Hypercar

    No sooner had the Frankfurt Motorshow started, when Mercedes-AMG stole the show with the Project One Hypercar. The 740kW Electric Hybrid Hypercar had been rumoured for months but this was the first time the concept had been shown to the public and what a showing it was. The Stats...
  • BMW i3s to be revealed at Frankfurt

    It’s been quite some time since BMW revealed their electric i3 model, and being the technological marvel that it is, it also faces the risk of early obsolescence. Therefore, an updated i3 will hit the roads in 2018! Four new models will kick start the second wave of BMW’s...
  • Volvo to expand its range even more with new XC40

    Volvo is continuing its precise incision into the SUV market, specifically the compact-SUV segment, with the imminent reveal of the Volvo XC40. Set to dance on the same stage as the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, the XC40 is a strong contender for the market and will arrive sometime...
  • 1.5 Toyota Yaris Pulse arrives in SA

    It was around 2005 that the Toyota Yaris first hit South African shores and now, some 12 years later, the latest Yaris Pulse range has arrived. We drive along some spectacularly scenic roads and try out the peppy new 1.5kW 82kW engine. Forming twenty percent of the passenger market,...
  • Mercedes hits back hard with 600kW AMG GT

    The 2017 Geneva Motor  Show is now fully underway with manufacturers giving the public tastes of their new models coming to market, and glimpses of what might come further in the future. Mercedes stole the show on Tuesday with the debut of the Mercedes GT Concept- a 600 kW...
  • Controversy as VW hint at Golf GTi hybrid

    The next generation Golf GTi is likely to feature hybrid power for better performance, fuel economy but probably not cost. We can already run the headline ‘most powerful Golf GTi, yet.’ This quantum leap in powertrain is mostly permitted by the Group’s 48V system which made its debut in...
  • All the sexiest engine sounds from 2016

    How does one summarise 2016’s motoring year? Through the crackles, fizzes, pops and gurgles of the finest engines ever made of course. This little compilation covers everything from big normally aspirated lumps, hybrid powertrains and turbo charged units. May 2017 be the end of synthesized, artificial engine sounds....
  • Choose your power source with Volvo XC90 T8

    An imposing 7-seater SUV weighing 2350 kilograms does not conform to the classic mould for a hybrid powertrain. As a range the Volvo XC90 is expected to cover long distances or perhaps do a spot of towing – neither of which are a hybrid’s forte. Yet until the Volvo...
  • Efficient Mercedes C 350 e comes at a price

    Hybrids can easily make a bad first impression. Take the new C 350 e from Mercedes as an example. When it was dropped off for road test the battery was flat and because I had no opportunity for a quick charge and barely had enough time to acquaint myself...