Hybrids

 
Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

Ford isn't having much luck with its hybrid vehicles. Don't get us wrong, they're selling well, but after complaints that Ford's hybrids couldn't hit their stated EPA mileage figures, Ford is now facing a lawsuit that accuses it of infringing on technology patents in its hybrid vehicles. Bloomberg... read more

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BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date

China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales, which so far have been minimal, and reduce air pollution. The... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Announces Recall For 2010-2014 Prius To Update Electronics

Seven hundred thousand 2010 to 2014 Toyota Prius models are among nearly a million Toyota vehicles to be recalled over electronic issues in the U.S. The Japanese automaker... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi Quattro Hybrid System, Aero-Efficient Wheels Revealed In Patents

Audi is launching a technological offensive over the next few years, and among its innovations are a new hybrid powertrain and a wheel design featuring active aerodynamics... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

Where are you hedging your bets when it comes to the future of automobile propulsion? Maybe you're sticking with hybrids. Maybe you've already gone all the way to an electric... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Updated: Aerodynamic Tweaks And More

The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid was unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show today, with aerodynamic tweaks and a few other updates. Kia's hybrid mid-size sedan gets a few small... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
Kia Nero concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Kia Niro: Subcompact Hybrid Urban Concept At Chicago Auto Show

Kia's Niro concept, a subcompact-sized urban hybrid, is making its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show today. First unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Niro points... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Platinum 4x4, upstate New York, Dec 2013

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Gas Mileage Test Disappointing

Hybrid SUVs and crossover utility vehicles remain rare compared to the growing array of hybrid passenger sedans and hatchbacks. So we've been eager to test the new 2014... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Civic Hybrid

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid On Sale Today, Natural Gas In 10 Days

Honda has finished revamping the compact Civic compact lineup with the relaunch of its two greenest models. The refreshed 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan goes on sale today... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf electric car leaked images

Upcoming Volkswagen Golf Plug-In Hybrid To Be Dubbed GTE Model

First, there were the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI models. Then came the diesel-powered Golf GTD. Now, Volkswagen will create a sporty-hatchback GT trilogy with the... read more January 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX allegedly shown in presentation slide

2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Model Revealed: Accident Or Not?

Remember the Lexus LF-NX, the jaw-dropping concept for a new compact crossover from Toyota's luxury brand? It's been making the rounds at auto shows since last fall, scaring... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Ram 1500 Plug-In Hybrid pickup truck and Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan, April 2012

Chrysler Hybrid Sedan And Minivan: Missing, Presumed Dead?

Pretty much every carmaker offers at least one hybrid model these days, even if they're notably unenthusiastic about it. (Have you ever seen an Audi Q5 Hybrid? Ahem.) But one... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
Nissan’s three-cylinder engine for its ZEOD RC electrified Le Mans car

Nissan Reveals Tiny Engine For Electric ZEOD Le Mans Racer

Downsizing isn't just a concept reserved for road-going vehicles--the world of motor racing is adopting the theory too. Smaller engines, turbocharging and hybrid technology... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid To Have More 'Heart-Racing' Design?

For the last decade or so, Toyota's Prius hybrid has been the go-to car for buyers wanting something a little more fuel efficient, a little greener than the norm. While still... read more January 27, 2014 by 


 
2012 Lexus RX 450h

Virginia Sees Sense, Scraps 2013's Hybrid Vehicle Tax

Taxes are rarely popular, but if they're to be accepted by the populace the bare minimum they have to do is make sense. Virginia's annual tax on hybrid vehicles did not make... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Frazer-Nash Metrocab London taxi

Nissan, Metrocab Work On 2018 London Zero-Emission-Taxi Target

Starting in 2018, all new taxis in London will need to be capable of running as zero-emission vehicles--a policy recently announced by Mayor Boris Johnson. That's quite a... read more January 23, 2014 by 


 

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