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2016 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Gets Styling Update, Nicer Interior

2016 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Gets Styling Update, Nicer Interior

The Toyota Camry Hybrid was restyled for the 2015 model year, and now its Lexus ES 300h luxury sibling is getting a similar treatment. First seen at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, the 2016 Lexus ES 300h looks considerably different from its predecessor, but is mechanically unchanged. On the outside... read more

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Branding Bad: 10 Eco-Marketing Car Labels That Mean Nothing

Pretty much every carmaker wants to brand itself green--or at least fuel-efficient. And toward that end, most of them seem to have created sub-brands for their green... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
2000 Toyota Prius

5 Million Toyota Hybrids Sold, Near 2 Million Of Them In U.S.

Say the word "hybrid" and then ask drivers, anywhere in the world, to name a car brand. They'll likely say "Toyota," a testimony to that brand's launch of the first Prius in... read more April 17, 2013 by  0


 
2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: 40-MPG Model For Mid-Size Sedan

Toyota's remorseless drive to maintain its largest-by-far share of the global hybrid vehicle market continues apace. The latest vehicle to add a hybrid variant is the all-new... read more June 25, 2012 by  7


 
GM electric motor production

Brewing Hybrid Battle: Is One Electric Motor Better Than Two?

The word "hybrid" means many things. It can be interpreted as "high gas mileage," or "annoying leftie smugmobile," or--by engineers--an automotive powertrain that uses two... read more August 24, 2011 by  16


 
2010 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda To Launch Hybrid Version Of Mazda6 Mid-Size Sedan Soon

While Mazda prepares to unveil its new CX-5 crossover and launch its new SkyActiv engine and transmission technology, it's also quietly developing a hybrid model as well. In... read more August 18, 2011 by  4


 
Nickel-metal-hydride hybrid battery pack being installed in trunk of new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: New Style, Same Old Hybrid System

Sometimes, you find information in the strangest places. Take the YouTube video, "Georgetown Plant on the 2012 Camry," apparently posted by Toyota of the Black Hills, a... read more July 26, 2011 by  5


 
2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

Prius Shortages Will End For 2012, Sales Will Rock, Toyota Says

It's been a tough couple of years for Toyota. First was the entire sudden-acceleration mess, along with multiple recalls covering almost 10 million cars. Then came the March... read more July 11, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h compact hybrid hatchback, road test, June 2011

2011 Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Hatch: First Drive Review

The 2011 Lexus CT 200h pretty much occupies a class of one. At the moment, it’s the sole luxury compact hybrid hatchback sold in the U.S. And it’s a dedicated... read more June 27, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

One More For The Dead-Hybrid List: RIP Nissan Altima Hybrid

Add one more to the list of hybrid cars that have been sent off to the great gasoline-electric graveyard in the sky. Nissan will end production of its Altima Hybrid sedan... read more June 16, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon: Hybrid Success, More To Be Built

The 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon hasn't even reached U.S. dealers--it'll arrive this fall--but surging global demand has already convinced Toyota to raise production. The... read more June 7, 2011 by  0


 
2010 Mazda Shinari Concept

Next Mazda Sports Car Rumored To Be Hybrid; Fans Wail, Moan, Gnash Teeth

Oh, the horror, the horror. Once again, the world is coming to an end. No, not tsunamis, or earthquakes, or tornadoes, or plagues. Not even locusts. Nope, it's the evil... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon: First Drive Review

Toyota executives will go to extraordinary, absurd lengths to avoid defining the body style of the new 2012 Toyota Prius V. Bob Carter, brand sales chief for Toyota Motors in... read more May 23, 2011 by  20


 
2004 Toyota Prius

Does The Toyota Prius Hybrid Hold Up? Consumer Reports: Yes

Gas prices are going up, smaller cars are better than ever, and once again, U.S. car buyers are turning their sights toward higher gas mileage. For that, there's nothing that... read more May 19, 2011 by  4


 
2010 Toyota Prius high-voltage battery pack

The Ultimate Guide: Toyota Prius Battery Life, Cost, and Warranty

Like many articles, this one started with a reader question. Casey Krakowiecki wrote: I'm interested in buying a new Toyota Prius hybrid. I hope you can answer a couple of... read more May 13, 2011 by  6


 
Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept (New GS) Unveiled For NY Auto Show

Last week they teased it; this week, they took the covers off it. In this case, "it" is the Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept car that will be the centerpiece of the Lexus display... read more April 12, 2011 by  0


 

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