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Electric-Car Battery Use: Already Higher Than Hybrids' Total?

Electric-Car Battery Use: Already Higher Than Hybrids' Total?

You see a lot in the press these days about the low sales of plug-in electric cars. While deliveries have risen every year--and have outpaced hybrid sales at the same point after launch--electric cars clearly remain only a tiny piece of the global car market today. But those low sales nonetheless... read more

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Honda Concept B hybrid hatchback (Photo: Indian Autos Blog)

Honda Previews Hybrid 'Concept B' Hatch At Beijing Auto Show

It's a sign of how important the Chinese car market is becoming, that major automakers seem to show as many new concept vehicles in Beijing as they do at more traditional... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX at New York Auto Show

Surprise NY Auto Show Appearance: New 2015 Lexus NX Crossover

The 2015 Lexus NX compact crossover has had a long gestation, with two concept vehicles shown over the last 18 months. It was finally, officially unveiled yesterday at the... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry, 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Toyota Camry: New York Auto Show Live Photos

Toyota's Camry is a classic case of where improving something just a little can make a disporportionately large difference. As America's best-selling passenger car, one with... read more April 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2014

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

If ever any car brand should have offered a hybrid before now, it would be Subaru. Now we've driven the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, its very first hybrid offering. It's... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius

Most Popular Car Line In California? The Toyota Prius Hybrid--Again

The car business is a cauldron of change, but certain things remain consistent. One of those things is Californians' appetite for Toyota Prius hybrids. The Prius range was... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In On Sale Early 2015, C-Class Hybrid Later

While Mercedes-Benz and other German luxury automakers (Audi, especially) are betting on diesel powertrains on a larger scale in helping to make their lineups more... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Lexus CT 200h

2014 Lexus CT 200h Update Appears At Los Angeles Auto Show

November is fairly late for the next model year of a car to arrive, but now we've finally seen the updated 2014 Lexus CT 200h compact hybrid hatchback. The lightly restyled... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 
Lexus LF-NX Turbo concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show live photos

Another Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept: Tokyo Motor Show Photos

The startling Lexus LF-NX Concept, launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, appeared with a new powertrain at the Tokyo Motor Show. And this one's not the hybrid... read more November 20, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Aqua Cross Concept (Prius C) at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota Prius C Concepts: Tokyo Motor Show Photo Gallery

The car we know as the Toyota Prius C, the smallest and least expensive member of the Prius hybrid family, has a different name in Japan: Aqua. And the Aqua has been a... read more November 20, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2014: Technology Trends

Yesterday we listed the nominees for Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2014 award: two battery-electric vehicles, one hybrid, one diesel, and one very fuel-efficient... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2013

Five 40-MPG Mid-Size Sedans You Can Buy Today

Imagine it's 2025 and the full impact of tougher gas-mileage regulations has taken effect. That year, it's easy to buy a mid-size sedan--perhaps even something a bit... read more August 21, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Owners Get Cash As Ford Lowers MPG Rating

For Ford, it's all about "customer satisfaction"--a phrase it's repeated hundreds of times over the past nine months. During that time, it's grappled with the realization... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
Electric cars at charging stations and Tesla SuperCharger stations in Gilroy, CA [photo: Jack Brown]

Green Car Glossary: Vehicles, Drivetrains, Emissions, Fuels, Energy

As gasoline prices go up, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more common. Ever wonder what they all mean? Here's your chance to enter a veritable... read more June 25, 2013 by  24


 
State-by-state ranking of car repair costs for 2012, from CarMD

Hybrid Repair Costs Drop, Especially In The Northeast

We have good news and bad news for hybrid car owners. First the bad news: basic car repairs are more expensive than they used to be. According to a CarMD survey of repair... read more June 14, 2013 by  3


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to... read more June 5, 2013 by  28


 
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