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

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 body-control module could cause the engines in affected vehicles to continue running even after the driver has turned off the... read more

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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 Cars Direct]

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 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

While Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For June 2015

It's a new month, and that means carmakers are rolling out their latest discounts and incentives on models they really want to push. Like any other new cars, hybrids... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 740e xDrive

2016 BMW 740e Plug-In Hybrid: Fifth Electric Car From German Maker

The 2016 BMW 7-Series has now been announced, and among the dizzying array of models and trim packages is a plug-in hybrid version. That makes the awkwardly-named 2016 BMW... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Plug In 5dr HB (Natl) Tail Light

Toyota 'Prius Prime' Trademark Registered; What New Hybrid Could It Be?

Trademark filings for model names usually present a mystery. What a carmaker is planning when it registers a specific name can be hard to impossible to ascertain. And so it... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Deals In Southern California Cut Lease To Electric-Car Prices

With gas prices still low and the increasingly aged Prius Liftback model still in showrooms, Toyota continues to offer generous incentives for its signature hybrid. As in the... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Powers and Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid

Why One Olympic Gold Medalist Drives A Plug-In Hybrid In Vermont

Over the past few years, electric cars and plug-in hybrids have proven capable of performing in a variety of environments. That includes the cold weather and the occasionally... read more June 5, 2015 by 


 
Fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid prototype testing in Thailand  [from Headlight Magazine forum]

2016 Toyota Prius: More Spy Shots, From Thailand Testing

The all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is getting closer and closer to launch, as witnessed by an increasing number of spy shots of prototypes testing all over the world... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid concept, New York City, May 2015

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

A large red electrical shutdown switch inside a car says it all: You're driving a prototype. New York City passers-by who looked approvingly at our shiny bronze Volkswagen... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive... read more May 28, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid  -  First Drive, May 2015

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid First Drive

What if you could fully restore your charge in a plug-in hybrid, on the fly, just by driving? It’s a feature that’s unparalleled in mass-market plug-in... read more May 26, 2015 by 


 
Possible fourth-generation Toyota Prius prototype. Video by Vimeo user Savior1974.

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Efficiency From Engine, Toyota Says

You may not hear about the thermal efficiency of engines much: It's the ratio of how efficiently they use the energy in the fuel they burn. Conventional gasoline engines have... read more May 22, 2015 by 


 

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