Hybrids

 
2016 Toyota Prius Launch Pushed Back Six Months: Report

2016 Toyota Prius Launch Pushed Back Six Months: Report

Toyota's next-generation Prius is one of the most eagerly-awaited green cars of the moment, but potential buyers may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the car. According to Automotive News, Toyota has pushed the next-gen Prius's production date back by six months, from next Spring... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Volt

What Improvements Do Owners Want From Next-Gen 2016 Chevrolet Volt?

Ask an electric car owner what improvements they'd like to see in the next generation of the model they own, and nine times out of ten you'll get the same responses. "More... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Hybrid & Hydrogen, Or Electric? Toyota, Nissan Battle Over Future Green-Car Tech

Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan have always done things a little differently. But when it comes to company strategies for meeting future transportation needs, each... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin

2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid On Sale This Winter--In Germany

Audi has promised plug-in models for some time, and towards the end of this year its first production plug-in will finally arrive. The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will hit... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid at 2013 New York Auto Show

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Video Review

It's no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years. Its sturdy, all-wheel-drive lineup of sedans, hatchbacks, and crossover utilities... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, New York City, July 2012

Acura Kills ILX Hybrid For 2015; Only Two Mild Hybrids Left

Another one bites the dust. Following the cancellation of the Honda Insight after the 2014 model year, Honda's upmarket Acura brand has eliminated the hybrid model from its... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Will 'Bolt-On' Plug-In Hybrid Package Succeed For Fleets Where Bright Failed?

"Green is a tough sell if it doesn't actually save money." Those are the words of Echo Automotive chairman Jason Plotke, whose company aims to make bolt-on hybrid solutions... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Could U.S. Hybrid Car Sales Be Peaking Already--And If So, Why?

Suppose sales of some type of car or other reached a certain level--and then stayed there, forever. According to a new report, that may already be close to happening in at... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
Ford and Samsung's dual battery system

Ford, Samsung's Twin Battery For Braking Regeneration, Stop-Start

Electrification is becoming an increasingly important factor in improving the fuel efficiency of vehicles. Cars like the Toyota Prius hybrid made it mainstream, but there are... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Where Do Hybrids, Diesels Sell Best? State-By-State Data Shows Answers

If you happen to buy a new hybrid or diesel car, where are you most likely to see another one facing you across a four-way intersection? The Diesel Technology Forum--a trade... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
Porsche charging connector patent drawings

Plug-In Porsche 911 Proven By Patent Drawings? Not Quite

Hardcore Porsche enthusiasts are a picky bunch. The 1970s 914 sports car is not a real Porsche, according to them. Nor was the 924. Nor the Boxster, which saved the company... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S. by a few months, but it hasn't done nearly as well with its hybrids as Toyota has done with its Prius. Its first... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
Toyota tests new semiconductor technology

Toyota Improves Semiconductor Tech In Hybrids, 10 Percent MPG Gains

Toyota has revealed it's developing a new design of semiconductor that could improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by up to ten percent. Developed with in-house... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
Carpooling

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... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Bad News: Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Delayed Yet Again

Those of you holding out for Mitsubishi's Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will have to hold out even longer--as the car's U.S. launch has been put back once again. The Outlander... read more May 19, 2014 by 


 

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