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Toyota Prius, Plug-In, Lexus CT200h recalled for airbag issues, not Takata-related

Toyota Prius, Plug-In, Lexus CT200h recalled for airbag issues, not Takata-related

Toyota has announced that it will recall 482,000 hybrid cars registered in the U.S. over potentially faulty airbags. The recall encompasses 2010 through 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback models, 2010 and 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids, and 2011 and 2012 Lexus CT 200h models. But the airbags involved... read more

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2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine with Polestar Performance Optimization

Most powerful Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really.

The Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV is now the most powerful production Volvo ever, thanks to tweaks from in-house tuner Polestar. Polestar started out as an... read more June 19, 2016 by


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Toyota hybrid battery replacement cost guide (2016 update)

"Sure, but what do the batteries cost to replace?" is a question frequently posed to hybrid and electric vehicle owners. It's true that batteries aren't cheap, and at some... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2005 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius hybrid is cheapest car over 10 years that you can buy

When it comes to buying a new car, there are many factors to consider. The car itself has to meet the buyer's needs, but it's also important to consider long-term ownership... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

Sooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Honda CR-Z Alpha Final Label Edition (Japanese spec)

Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe production to end, apparently

The Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe appears to be nearing the end of its lifespan. It's the last Honda model still in production using the company's Integrated Motor Assist... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For June 2016

Planning a summer road trip? Why not do it in a brand-new car? Once again, it's time to review the month's best deals on green cars—and there are quite a few of them... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.1 concept

Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because... read more June 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Energi

2017 Ford Fusion Energi electric range rises to 22 miles

The all-electric range of every type of plug-in car has risen since their introduction in 2011, and will continue to increase with further boosts in battery energy density... read more May 30, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

48-volt mild hybrid systems: what they do, how they change the car

To meet stricter fuel-economy standards, carmakers will have to rely more on all varieties of electrification in the coming years. That means more battery-electric and... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

Toyota has reached yet another hybrid-production milestone since launching the original Prius in Japan in 1997. Nine months after building its 8-millionth hybrid, Toyota says... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Scion iA

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for May 2016

A new month brings more deals on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. Incentives change from month to month as manufacturers try to boost sales of certain models, clear... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Tata Nexon Concept  -  2014 Geneva Auto Show

Electric rear axle project uses 48-volt system to electrify small cars

As an alternative to costlier full-hybrid systems, many suppliers are looking to mild-hybrid powertrains to boost the efficiency of internal-combustion cars. A small 48-volt... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid preview

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan was unveiled in April 2016—ending a one-year hiatus in the model that will now offer the highest EPA gas-mileage ratings in... read more May 9, 2016 by


 

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