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New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled In Korea; U.S. Sales In 2016?

New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled In Korea; U.S. Sales In 2016?

When the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan was unveiled, a new hybrid model was not a part of the lineup. Instead, the Sonata Hybrid will carry on through the 2015 model year using the earlier design--but now we know there's a new version on the way. DON'T MISS: 2015 Hyundai Sonata: Gas... read more

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2015 Toyota Prius V

Are Hybrids Being Supplanted By Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Cars?

Late in October, an interesting thing happened in Germany: Audi quietly killed off the hybrid version of its A6 luxury sedan. The model had been around for three years, and... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Californians Now Buy A Plug-In Electric Car For Every 2 Hybrids

The difference between electric cars and "electrified" cars has tripped up numerous reporters, carmakers, and analysts over the years. Electric cars plug into the wall and... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Low Gas Prices Won't Affect Loyal Owners As 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Looms

In the auto industry, it's generally assumed that as gas prices drop, so do sales of green cars. Most consumers consider switching to more fuel-efficient, hybrid, or plug-in... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

It's not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Are Hybrid Drivers More Willing To Walk Away From Fuel-Sipping Cars?

It's a known phenomenon that low gas prices depress sales of hybrids and other green cars, but how strong is that affect? Cheaper fuel may cause buyers to refrain from... read more November 15, 2014 by 


 
Lexus CT 200h "Dad-chelor Party" ad screencap

Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Ad Slams Electric BMW i3: Gloves Come Off: FURTHER UPDATE

Is Toyota feeling more than a little threatened by electric and diesel alternatives to the hybrid segment it dominates? Its luxury Lexus brand has continued with a series of... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Coca-Cola Chevrolet Express van with XL Hybrids conversion

Coke Tests Add-In Hybrid System For Better Gas Mileage On Service Vans

Operators of commercial vans have fewer options for fuel efficiency than individual buyers of passenger cars, but luckily, there's always the aftermarket. Coca-Cola has... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

Improving Fuel Efficiency: Should Focus Be Trucks, Not Hybrids?

Environmentalists often laud hybrid-electric vehicles because their fuel-sipping powertrains result in lower levels of gas use and polluting emissions. Because of the... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

As Gas Gets Cheaper, Ford Ups Incentives On Smaller, More Efficient Cars

Sales of green cars and gas prices are inversely related. As fuel gets cheaper, the financial incentive of a more-efficient car decreases, and consumers lose interest. Given... read more November 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Hybrid Sales: Searching For A Silver Lining In Flat Figures

Recent news articles have noted that sales of hybrid-electric vehicle are in a bit of a funk. Some analysts have started to speculate that sales of hybrids may have already... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport

2014 Infiniti Q50, Q70 Hybrids Recalled Over Transmission Housing Issue

Infiniti is recalling a few hundred 2014 model-year Q50 and Q70 hybrid sedans to fix an issue with their transmissions. The recall includes just 817 cars, all of which are... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
Indianapolis, by Flickr user ellenm1 (Used under CC License)

Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Hybrid 'Pushback': Still A Real Thing

In three generations and over a decade on sale, the Toyota Prius hybrid has become a common sight on U.S. roads, and has spurred the launch of numerous other hybrid models... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Esquire

Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan

Car enthusiasts often pine after vehicles sold in other markets, but this "forbidden" fruit rarely comes in the form of a minivan. The new Toyota Esquire is certainly not... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Ford Fusion Vs Hyundai Sonata: Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage Comparison

When it comes to mid-size sedans with multiple options for green powertrain, the 2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Hyundai Sonata are fairly well matched. Both offer base... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
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