Hybrids

 
Highway Spending Bill To Bar Hybrids From Carpool-Lane Incentives?

Highway Spending Bill To Bar Hybrids From Carpool-Lane Incentives?

Incentives to get drivers to buy highly fuel-efficient cars have taken many forms, one of the most popular being single-occupant access to carpool lanes on crowded freeways. Hybrid-electric vehicles were some of the first beneficiaries of these policies, but now they're being elbowed aside by... read more

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Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour

Next Rolls-Royce Phantom Cuts Weight, Offers Plug-In Hybrid

Rolls-Royce is known for many attributes. Luxury. Expense. Cars with performance wryly described as "adequate". Light weight and frugality are two attributes you won't often... read more May 15, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013-2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Recalled Over Airbag Software Issue

A recall has been issued for 2013 and 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid vehicles, to fix faulty airbag software. The recall will correct an issue with software in about 65,000 C-Max... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
1906 Mercedes Mixte hybrid vehicle

Mercedes-Benz Touts Its Hybrid History From Way Back In 1906

Have you noticed how many automakers seem to have a hybrid or electric vehicle somewhere in their history files? If one were being cynical, you might think the long-forgotten... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler: Mild Hybrids Coming, Says Electric Cars 'Overblown By Media'

Yesterday's multi-hour presentation of the five-year plan for the combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was called "Chryslerpalooza" by local Detroit reporters who sat through... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda Mazda6

Micro-Hybrids To Grow Fast: More Than Start-Stop, Less Than Mild Hybrid

Micro-hybrid vehicles remain relatively unexplored in the automotive sector, but their time in the limelight may soon be due. More sophisticated than vehicles with simple... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Toyota's Texas Move: Prius Maker Lands In Highest-Carbon State (Updated)

Toyota announced yesterday that it would relocate the headquarters of its U.S. arm from Torrance, California, to Plano, Texas. Left unaddressed in the announcement was the... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

How Do You Make A Chevy Camaro Muscle Car Green? Students Have 4 Years To Try

If you're currently shopping for a fuel-efficient vehicle, the Chevrolet Camaro probably hasn't appeared on your radar. With combined economy of 22 mpg for the most... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show

Will GM Offer A Five-Seat Hybrid Or Volt To Target Prius V, Ford C-Max?

With the anticipated launch of the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car now less than a year away, expectations are that it will be a compact hatchback... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
The New Fisker Automotive

New Fiskers In 2015? What Company Must Decide First

The embers of life still glow at Fisker Automotive, as the company readies plans to put its Karma back on the road by the middle of next year. With a new owner and new... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Ford C-Max Hybrid Sales Hurt By Cut From 47 MPG To 43 MPG, Exec Says

They say that honesty is the best policy. It's also said that the truth can hurt. Ford is experiencing both of these with its C-Max Hybrid--with lower sales since the company... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid Remains In Tight Supply; Buyers On Waiting Lists

The Insight may be Honda's flagship hybrid model, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese automaker from putting it out of its misery recently, with no replacement on the... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Cruze

New York Auto Show: Green Cars And Concepts Roundup

The 2014 New York Auto Show is fast approaching, and as usual a small roster of green vehicles will be making their debuts. This year it's mainly about production vehicles... read more April 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX 300h

2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launches With Hybrid And Turbo Options

Lexus has unveiled the first official images of its new compact crossover, known as the NX. The NX is set to debut at the upcoming Beijing International Automotive... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
2012 Audi A6 L e-tron concept

Audi A6 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid To Be Sold In China

Audi is betting big on plug-in hybrids, with plans to launch electrified "e-tron" versions of most of its mainstream models. The latest step toward that goal is the Audi A6... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Bentley Hybrid Concept: Preview Of 2017 SUV Plug-In Hybrid System

As Bentley has been promising for more than two years now, it will introduce a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a future product. Now we know that the first plug-in Bentley ever... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 

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