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All-New 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47-48 City MPG: Report

All-New 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47-48 City MPG: Report

The all-new, entirely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan may be rated by the EPA as high as 47 or 48 mpg on the city cycle, according to reports on a website that follows Ford news. The redesigned Ford Fusion sedan will be largely identical to the next Ford Mondeo sedan for Europe under the... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius high-voltage battery pack

The Ultimate Guide: Toyota Prius Battery Life, Cost, and Warranty

Like many articles, this one started with a reader question. Casey Krakowiecki wrote: I'm interested in buying a new Toyota Prius hybrid. I hope you can answer a couple of... read more May 13, 2011 by  6


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of... read more May 10, 2011 by  2


 
Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept (New GS) Unveiled For NY Auto Show

Last week they teased it; this week, they took the covers off it. In this case, "it" is the Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept car that will be the centerpiece of the Lexus display... read more April 12, 2011 by  0


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

LG Finishes Electric Car Battery Factory, Leads Battery War

South Korean electronics giant LG has just finished what it claims is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery plant for electric vehicle traction batteries. Capable of... read more April 7, 2011 by  2


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

Battery Advance To Give Electric-Car Charging In Gas Fill-Up Time?

An advance in battery technology could help push past one of the persistent criticisms of electric vehicles: the extended time needed to charge the battery. Researchers at... read more April 6, 2011 by  5


 
BMW ActiveE Concept charging port

Nanostructure Research: Electric Car Charging In 5 Minutes?

No sooner do I discuss University of Illinois researchers who have created 3D antennas for mobile phones using nanotechnology than another group of researchers at the... read more April 4, 2011 by  10


 
car batteries are highly recyclable - AAA

Who Knew? A Car Battery Is the World's Most Recycled Product

A concern raised over upcoming electric-drive cars--the all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid--is what happens to... read more March 31, 2011 by  23


 
Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Better Place: First Battery Swap Station, Profit In 2 Years?

Better Place, the ambitious program that's launching its electric-car service in Israel, opened its first battery-swap station there on Wednesday. At an event marking the... read more March 25, 2011 by  10


 
Advanced Battery Pack

Batteries For Electric Cars Have Barely Begun To Get Better

Do you remember the shoe sized cell phones of the early 90s? Much of that size was due to the battery. Even with that large battery, you were lucky to get 30 minutes of talk... read more March 23, 2011 by  12


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

How Much Does a Tesla Model S Battery Pack Cost You? We do the Math

Yesterday Tesla Motors Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Ownership Experience George Blankenship wrote an update on the upcoming Model S electric sedan on the company... read more March 8, 2011 by  22


 
1900 Porsche Semper Vivus full hybrid recreated

Porsche Recreates The Original Hybrid Car, 111 Years Later

The name Porsche has traditionally been associated with fast, rear-engine sports cars, and more recently with fast heavy SUVs and fast heavy four-door luxury sedans. But it... read more February 24, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Do Battery-Pack Failures Reduce the Life of Hybrid Cars? A Reader Asks

Our reader Jonathan P asks: I have a 1997 Saturn that, remarkably, is still running. It probably has the book value of a large watermelon, so if anything major goes wrong... read more February 23, 2011 by  25


 
Gas pump

Oil Exec Says Electric-Car Batteries 'Not Ready for Primetime'

It's always good to hear the arguments against electric cars. Some are valid, some are idiotic, and some simply betray a lack of knowledge about how the auto industry really... read more February 11, 2011 by  34


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Electric-Car Battery Packs Irresistible To Rampaging Rodents?

Anyone who's stored a car in a rural area has heard stories of the chaos wreaked by nesting squirrels. Engine compartments stuffed with leaves, twigs, nuts, and even entire... read more February 8, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

What You Need To Know About Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Servicing

A few months ago we asked the question, what exactly do you have to service on a 2011 Nissan LEAF? After all, the LEAF doesn't even contain many of the items that require... read more February 7, 2011 by  3


 
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