2016 Volvo XC90 Will Be Only Seven-Passenger Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 Will Be Only Seven-Passenger Plug-In Hybrid

It is, as yet, not possible to buy a plug-in car with seating for seven passengers. That will all change when the 2016 Volvo XC90 hits the market, as the latest generation of the Swedish SUV features both a seven-seat option, and the availability of a Twin Engine plug-in hybrid model. At a glance... read more

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, upstate New York, Dec 2012

Ford Focus, C-Max Hybrid Recall For Steering Gear Issue: 600 Cars

Ford is recalling a few hundred 2014 model-year Focus and C-Max Hybrid models to fix a steering-gear issue, although none of the cars had been sold to customers yet. The... read more August 22, 2014 by 

2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets Factory-Approved Supercharger Kit

Ask Honda fans what's wrong with the CR-Z hybrid coupe, and they'll give you one of two answers. Those who seek economy will tell you it's not frugal enough. Those after... read more August 21, 2014 by 

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid  -  First Drive, December 2014

2014 Acura RLX Hybrid: 3 Motors, AWD--Most Sophisticated Hybrid Yet?

Several manufacturers now offer gas-saving hybrid versions of their vehicles but it's surprisingly rare to find two companies who have gone about it in the same way. The... read more August 21, 2014 by 

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Next-Generation VW Golf Looks To XL1 Eco Car For Better MPG

The Volkswagen XL1 is a high-technology, high-cost plug-in hybrid that, while intriguing, will do very little do directly change the automotive landscape. Like many such... read more August 19, 2014 by 

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Still In Very Short Supply: Why?

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the... read more August 18, 2014 by 

Parker Runwise hydraulic hybrid garbage truck (City of Seymour)

Hybrid Garbage Truck Now On Sale In U.S.: Saving Fuel While Hauling Trash

We can buy a hybrid or electric vehicles and cover the roof of our homes in solar panels, but when it comes to other aspects of our daily lives a fossil-fuel reducing... read more August 15, 2014 by 

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2007-2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Recall For Brake-Fluid Reservoir Issue

Toyota is recalling 2007 through 2011 model-year Camry Hybrid sedans to correct an issue with the cars' brake-fluid reservoirs. On the vehicles affected--roughly 177,000 of... read more August 11, 2014 by 

2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan

2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014... read more August 6, 2014 by 

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Cars: Fusion, C-Max, Escape And More, Ultimate Guide

Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited. A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of... read more August 1, 2014 by 

2014 Honda Insight

Honda Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity

With the new and more fuel-efficient Honda Fit hatchback now on sale, the Japanese carmaker is slimming down its lineup a bit. For 2015, it has eliminated three low-selling... read more July 29, 2014 by 

2001 Honda Insight

5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

61 mpg. That's the figure everyone will want to know, so that's the one I'm starting with. 61 mpg is what I've managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in... read more July 28, 2014 by 

2014 Toyota Prius C

Quiet-Car Rules Must Be Delayed, Automakers Say: NHTSA Not Ready

The concern that very quiet hybrid and electric cars may pose a danger to unaware pedestrians has been around for a decade or more now. Back in 2010, Congress required the... read more July 25, 2014 by 

2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Hybrid: Ultimate Guide To 50-MPG Mid-Size Hatchback

Toyota's Prius hybrid has undoubtedly done more to raise awareness of green vehicles and improving fuel efficiency than any other single model on sale today. First launched... read more July 25, 2014 by 

2015 Audi A8 L Security

Audi Confirms V-6 Diesel For Plug-In Hybrid A8 Sedan

Audi has revealed more details of its second major plug-in hybrid drivetrain, set to appear first in the upcoming Audi A8 e-tron luxury sedan. The German automaker has chosen... read more July 22, 2014 by 

2015 Lexus NX 300h, global launch, Whistler, BC, Canada, June 2014

2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid: First Drive Of Luxury Compact Utility Vehicle

The 2015 Lexus NX is the first compact crossover from Toyota's luxury brand, and it's been a long time coming. Unlike the mid-size Lexus RX, which helped to launch the luxury... read more July 16, 2014 by 


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