So apparently Mercedes is launching a C and E-Class diesel PHEV at Geneva.
That is all.
Suzuki’s been making kei cars with hybrid systems for a few years now (I believe they’re the only manufacturer that’s ever sold hybrid keis, although Daihatsu’s shown concepts), and 15 years ago made the first hybrid kei car, the Twin Hybrid.
I meant to post this before, but this was the two work days of driving I had this past week. (The other two days in there are from a new year’s road trip.)
Two words: Tundra Hybrid.
Engine RPM, water temperature, a far more accurate display of battery state of charge, and high voltage battery current flow - I’d say that’s a pretty decent config.
The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4. A MINI that isn’t mini, and a plug-in hybrid small crossoverish thing that’s less efficient than a giant minivan.
In case of Kinja, 5759 RAV4 Hybrids sold in the past month, a 34.2% increase over last year, while 5722 Prii (the regular one, not the v, c, or Prime plug-in) sold, a 43.8% decrease from last year.
I feel like there’s room for a follow up to my previous piece on the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid subclass, now that there’s been additional news, including the news that Porsche is terminating their LMP1 program after this season is over.
That was done without impeding traffic, too - I’m not about to be that guy.
It’s been a day since the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and I’ve finally put my thoughts together on it. It was something else, nothing like I’ve ever seen before.
I remember when some of the reviewers poked fun at the excessive use of HYBRID badging on these GM trucks from the late 2000s, but I never remembered it being quite this bad. Not the best pic, but can you spot all FIVE of them? Don’t forget there are 3 more on the other side for a total of at least 8. Is there a…
Last time on State of the Engines, I covered the singular 2-cylinder car... but if you want a 3-cylinder, there’s more options. Most of them are still from BMW, but hey.
I thought I’d do a series covering less common engine configurations in the US car market, and their availability today (this means no I4s, no V6s, no V8s, and I’m not even sure about I6s). So, let’s start with the 2-cylinder - it’s the lowest cylinder count that can be found in a US car today.