Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid production vehicle is the SF90 Stradale and it’s the most powerful street-legal car they’ve ever made. With 3 electric motors supplementing a 3.9 litre V8, the Stradale marks a new era for the world’s premier sportscar manufacturer. We look at the specs and the history to see what this means for Ferrari and the future of performance motoring.
Land Rover’s popular Discovery Sport is receiving an electric upgrade in 2020. Mild-hybrid technology will be available for turbo-diesels later this year, with a PHEV variant to follow. As one of Land Rover’s most popular models the Discovery Sport is a prime candidate for electrification. We take a closer look to see what’s on offer and when we can get our hands on it.
Toyota are planning to ‘electrify’ their entire vehicle range by 2025, but it’s still unclear exactly what that means for our favourite models. Signs point to a small pool of all-electric offerings with standard & plug-in hybrids for the rest. So long as answers aren’t forthcoming, we might as well speculate: here is our wishlist for an electric lineup from Toyota.
Electric vehicles are frequently framed as an all-or-nothing replacement of combustion, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Hybrids have been on the roads for decades now, and plug-in variants are a happy middle ground for many electric converts that aren’t quite ready to choose between the pump and the plug.