Mazda’s next-generation vehicle platform to be used with gas, diesel, EVs, and front- and rear-wheel drive

Mazda last week announced an ambitious electrification strategy, including a dedicated EV platform scheduled for introduction by 2025, as well as new hybrids and plug-in hybrids. A new Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture platform will underpin a host of new models launching between 2022 and 2025, including five hybrids, five plug-in hybrids, and three all-electric cars, …

Toyota flip-flops, to debut to two electric vehicles and a plug-in hybrid in 2021

Toyota on Wednesday confirmed plans to launch two electric vehicles and a plug-in hybrid in the U.S. this year. The new models are part of a large-scale electrified-vehicle push. By 2025, Toyota wants 40% of its U.S. vehicle sales to be electrified models, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric cars, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, a company …

BMW details 2020 X1 plug-in hybrid that we won’t get

BMW has officially launched the new plug-in hybrid version of its baby crossover, the 2020 X1 xDrive25e. The PHEV variant was announced when BMW previewed the new X1 lineup back in May, and while this version is not headed to the U.S. right away, we expect electrification to appear in BMW’s smaller American-market offerings sooner …