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Quiet-Car Noise Rules For Hybrid, Electric Cars To Be Finalized This Fall

Quiet-Car Noise Rules For Hybrid, Electric Cars To Be Finalized This Fall

Hybrids and electric cars don't produce much powertrain noise running in electric-only mode. The smooth, near-silent ride is a perk for drivers and passengers, but some regulators believe it could constitute a safety issue for pedestrians. That led Congress to pass a law in 2010 ordering the... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius V

Recall: 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V Software Update To Cure Stalling

Toyota will recall 109,000 2012 through 2014 model-year Prius V hybrids to address a software issue that could cause the vehicles to slow or stall suddenly. The software... read more July 16, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Prius taxi in Austria

Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)

Hybrid cars have now been sold in large numbers for more than a decade, but new buyers continue to raise concerns about their longevity. One of the best ways to reassure... read more July 16, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Sienta

Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV (Small Minivan): Forbidden Fruit Or Bizarre Oddity?

Toyota recently introduced a new minivan, and it's like nothing sold in the U.S. Buyers on this side of the Pacific are familiar with the rather large Sienna. But this is the... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
2016 Lexus ES 300h

2016 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Gets Styling Update, Nicer Interior

The Toyota Camry Hybrid was restyled for the 2015 model year, and now its Lexus ES 300h luxury sibling is getting a similar treatment. First seen at the 2015 Shanghai Motor... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe Gets Huge Sales Incentive: UPDATE

Dealers are now apparently looking for way to purge substantial inventories of the Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe, leading to suspicions that the model may be starting to enter its... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5... read more July 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW To Add Another Plug-In Hybrid? If So, Not For U.S. Sale

BMW already has four plug-in hybrids in production or on the way, but apparently that isn't enough for the Bavarian carmaker. At its Innovation Days 2015 event in Miramas... read more July 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford C-Max Hybrids Recalled To Fix Engine Shut-Off Problem

Ford is recalling 2015 C-Max hybrids to address a software glitch, as part of a larger recall of more than 432,000 2015 models. The software-related malfunction in the... read more July 6, 2015 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid information page on Nissan North America website, Jun 2015

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 'No Longer Available,' Infiniti QX60 Twin Vanishes Too: UPDATED

Four months ago, we inquired about the fate of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. That version of the popular seven-seat family SUV, with a 2.5-liter four and a mild-hybrid system... read more July 4, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

Chevy Cruze Hybrid Coming Soon To Join Diesel, Gasoline Models?

Sometimes a few words can make all the difference. In last week's seminars and presentations on the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, GM discussed its 1.4-liter... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Ends Production After 918 Units

For an automobile with such a small production run, the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar has spent quite a long time in the public eye. More than five years after... read more June 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV Starts At $63,095

The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid SUV won't arrive in U.S. showrooms for a few more months, but we now have some new details--including pricing information. The... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Prius camouflaged test car, Southern California, Jun 2015  [photo by CarsDirect]

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Clearer Spy Shot Of High-Tailed Rear

Detroit-area residents occasionally see camouflaged development prototypes from GM, Ford, and Chrysler testing on public roads. Similarly, Southern California residents often... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

Honda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show. But two members of today's Civic... read more June 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide (UPDATED)

There was a time when hybrid vehicles were expensive to buy, and the choice of vehicle type was limited. The 2015 Toyota Prius C is evidence that the options have expanded... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 

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