The Honda Fit EV shows range similar to that of other compact electric cars on the market and drives well enough, but ultimately feels like a retrofit project car rather than a fully realized futuristic production vehicle.
Acura develops a complex and unique hybrid drivetrain for its RLX sedan in an attempt to compete in the luxury market.
Automotive News reports on how Nissan will add continuously variable transmissions and hybrid power trains across its model lineup.
The 2012 Mazda3 features a revised exterior, but the new Skyactiv engine and transmission are the most noteworthy upgrades.
The 2016 XC90's plug-in hybrid drivetrain will offer a huge amount of power, and excellent fuel economy.
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Find out more about the guts of the famous Toyota Prius and its sibling, the small SUV Highlander.
Your car's drivetrain would be about as sophisticated as a garden cart if it didn't have some sort of differential. And increasingly, automakers are touting their use of the limited-slip variant. Brian Cooley shows you.
A modern drivetrain that doesn't take away from the soulful luxury of a Jaguar.
BMW went back to the drawing board to come up with the i8, a car with three motors, four seats, all-wheel-drive, and a swooping exterior that's straight out of the future. Our first impressions on the road.