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

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 front passenger seat is occupied, and if so, by a passenger of sufficient weight to require airbag protection. If that is not... read more

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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 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs

We now have details on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV, which uses turbocharging, supercharging, and an electric motor to boost efficiency. The "Twin... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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