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Toyota Prius V Fails IIHS Automatic-Braking Safety Test, Owners Sue

Toyota Prius V Fails IIHS Automatic-Braking Safety Test, Owners Sue

Toyota is in hot water over a safety system that isn't performing as advertised. Last month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its ratings of frontal-crash prevention systems. Some cars excelled in the new tests, others didn't. One car that didn't do so well was the Toyota... read more

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Has No Transmission: How It Works

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has no transmission. To be more precise, there's nothing in a form we'd normally recognize as a transmission—no conventional automatic... read more October 8, 2013 by 


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

Ford C-Max Hybrids Recalled To Add Missing Door Chime

While hybrids and plug-in hybrids are known for silent running, in the case of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi, a certain kind of quietness is a bad thing. Ford is... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

'Father Of The Prius' Stresses: Hybrids More Important To Toyota Than Electric Cars

For Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, hybrids are still the future. The man known as the "Father of the Prius" said Toyota still views hybrids as its top priority for... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Priced From $26,820

Subaru has announced pricing for its 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid, a new model added to its very popular XV Crosstrek compact crossover. The company's first production hybrid... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, Mar 2013

Sweet Spot For Hybrid Cars In U.S. Market: Mid-Size Sedans?

What kind of hybrid car do you want to buy? Poll the automakers about what kind of hybrids they think will sell, and one answer comes back. The sweet spot for hybrids, as... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Energi

Transportation Secretary Foxx Tours Detroit, Drives Plug-In Hybrid

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is the latest Washington official to pay a visit to Detroit. Foxx toured facilities from all of the Big Three car makers last week... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Sales In Fall 2014, Maybe

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid promises to fill an empty niche in the new-car market: a mid-size crossover utility vehicle with up to 30 miles of all-electric... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
Porsche 918 Spyder online configurator

Configure A 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car For Yourself

You know a car is ready for the road when its online configurator goes live. For the Porsche 918 Spyder, it has been a long journey from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, where the... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

A lot of media discussion these days seems to focus overly on the low sales of plug-in electric cars (this piece from Friday, for instance). That despite the fact that... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Priced From $29,945, On Sale Oct 31

Honda has announced pricing for the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which will arrive in showrooms on October 31. The Accord Hybrid starts at $29,155, with a mid-level EX-L model going... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show (Video)

The Toyota Yaris isn't a very remarkable car, but Toyota sought to change that with the Yaris Hybrid-R Concept, unveiled earlier this week at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show... read more September 16, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen Will Be The Biggest Electric-Car Maker In 2018, It Says

As a group, German automakers have not been at the front of the move toward plug-in electric cars. Nonetheless, Volkswagen Group will be the world leader in electric and... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

Ford C-Max Hybrid Sales Seemingly Not Hurt By Fuel-Economy Shortfall

Despite taking a PR pounding from overrated mileage estimates, the Ford C-Max Hybrid seems to be doing fine. Thanks to growing sales of the C-Max Hybrid five-door hatchback... read more September 9, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview: Green Cars & Concepts (UPDATE)

The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show is soon upon us, and it's set to be another big one for green vehicles. It's a big show in general, spread throughout several buildings in the... read more September 8, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Gas Mileage: 47 MPG Combined

The official EPA-rated gas mileage figures for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid are in, and they’re pretty much in line with those released by the automaker back in June... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
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