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Toyota Hybrid Sales Flat In 2014, Honda Up By More Than Half Globally

Toyota Hybrid Sales Flat In 2014, Honda Up By More Than Half Globally

With U.S. gas prices having fallen 40 percent over six months, fuel efficiency may be less important to car buyers than it was when gasoline cost $4 a gallon. Meanwhile, smaller crossover utility vehicles are supplanting sedans and hatchbacks in more and more driveways. DON'T MISS: Toyota Racks Up... read more

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2015 Honda Accord Sedan

Toyota Prius Loses Best-Selling Car In California Title To Honda Accord

For the past couple of years, California has been like nowhere else when it comes to new car sales. That's because, in both 2012 and 2013, the Toyota Prius hybrid was the... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid & Energi Models To Get $900 Price Cut

It's well known that sales of hybrid cars rise and fall in line with gas prices. In recent months, that's led to lower sales for hybrids as gasoline falls to $2 per gallon or... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Kia Optima concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it's time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Savannah hybrid mega-yacht

Zillion-Dollar Super-Luxury 270-Foot Mega-Yachts Now Run Hybrid Too

Luxury carmakers are showing increasing interest in hybrid powertrains, but what about makers of luxury boats? A large yacht can consume 130 gallons of fuel per hour just... read more February 8, 2015 by 


 
Kia Trail'ster Concept teaser image, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Trail'ster Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV? (UPDATED)

Kia has now issued another teaser photo of the "rugged runabout" crossover utility vehicle concept it will unveil next week at the Chicago Auto Show, and it now has a name... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype: UPDATED

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 
Lotus Safe & Sound noisemaker

Pedestrian-Alert Noises For Electric, Hybrid Cars Delayed By NHTSA, Again

Part of the appeal of hybrid and electric cars is their quiet operation, but regulators fear this also poses a danger to pedestrians. That's led to several attempts to equip... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

Honda Civic Hybrid And Honda CR-Z: Sales Likely To End Soon?

While sales of the 47-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan have ticked up as supply grows, the camaker's two other hybrid offerings seem to be in limbo. The Honda Civic... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius V

2014-2015 Toyota Prius V Wagon Recalled For Airbag Sensor Issue

Toyota is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 Prius V hybrid wagons to fix an improperly-calibrated airbag occupant classification system (OCS). The OCS determines whether the... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Video

Hyundai launched its new 2015 Sonata mid-size sedan last year, but the Hybrid model carried over unchanged. Now, at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show Hyundai has taken the wraps off... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Is The 2016 Chevy Volt GM's Future Hybrid System In Disguise?

At 50 miles, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt offers the longest range of any plug-in hybrid (though the range-extended BMW i3 electric car is rated at 72 miles). Announced this week... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
2016 Acura NSX live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Acura NSX Supercar Unveiled In Detroit: This Time It's a Hybrid!

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show saw the return of a fan-favorite supercar, with a new twist. First shown as a concept way back in 2012, the 2016 Acura NSX arrives with a hybrid... read more January 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius V

2016 Toyota Prius Was Delayed Due To Redesign For Sportier Style

Since his arrival about five years ago, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has pushed for more exciting styling and better driving dynamics in the carmaker's products. So with an... read more December 23, 2014 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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... read more December 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Hybrids A Better, More Cost-Effective Way To Cut Carbon Today, Study Says

The hydrogen fuel-cell cars being promoted as the future of zero-emission transport--aggressively by Toyota, slightly less so by Honda and Hyundai--generate quite a lot of... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 

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