Hybrids

 
Flywheel KERS Boosts Gas Mileage By 20 Percent, Volvo Says

Flywheel KERS Boosts Gas Mileage By 20 Percent, Volvo Says

It's interesting to see the variations among green technologies as automakers, both in production cars and motorsports, strive for greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The most common means for automakers to boost gas mileage thus far have been hybrid-electric technology and turbodiesel... read more

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Gazoo Racing Lexus CT 200h race car

Hybrid Hot Rods: Lexus CT 200h 'Ring Racer, Mugen Honda CR-Z Hardly Dull

Hybrid cars, often defined in the public eye by the distinctive shape of the Toyota Prius, are frequently derided as dull and no fun to drive. While the Tesla Roadster... read more May 18, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid at New York Auto Show, April 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: 44-MPG Compact's High Points (Video)

The largest single model launch at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago was the 2012 Honda Civic line, with five separate models, new styling, and better fuel economy. The... read more May 5, 2011 by 1


 
Porsche's re-created 1900 Semper Vivus hybrid drives across the floor at media event, April 2011

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid With 111-Year-Old Ancestor (VIDEO)

Did you hear? Last night, Porsche showed a series hybrid vehicle (analagous to the Chevy Volt) with a radically different design from any of its latest line of hybrids. Its... read more April 20, 2011 by 0


 
Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept

Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept Hybrid: 2011 NY Auto Show

Suzuki has had a rough time of it lately, with its only new product being the well-received but still low-volume Kizashi sports sedan, halfway between a compact and a midsize... read more April 19, 2011 by 0


 
Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

Attention, Shoppers: Infiniti QX56s, Diesels Are NOT Hybrids

It will come as a horrible shock to the driver of the pale green Infiniti QX56, but the 2-ton-plus full-size sport utility vehicle is not actually a hybrid. Nor, for that... read more April 18, 2011 by 2


 
James Cameron, Suzy Amis with 2011 Chevy Volt at Global Green Pre-Oscar Party, Feb 2011

Survey: Consumers Growing Greener -- And They'll Shell Out The Green To Prove It

With gas prices barreling toward $4 per gallon, there's lots of talk on the evening news about consumers shopping for fuel-efficient cars. In fact, many theorists see $4 as... read more April 14, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Toyota Prius

U.S. Toyota Prius Sales Top One-Million Mark

Toyota announced today that it's sold more than one million of its Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles. The Prius went on sale in the U.S. market nearly eleven years ago, and while... read more April 5, 2011 by 2


 
Prokhorov CityCar natural-gas hybrid vehicle, design prototype

Putin Test Drives Prokhorov's Russian Hybrid: Video

A three-mile, highly publicized test drive of Mikhail Prokhorov's ë-mobile (say, "yo-mobile") natural-gas hybrid car is the big car news out of Russia this week. Given... read more April 5, 2011 by 0


 
Shell Hydrogen Station in Reykjavik Iceland

Can Urine Rescue Hydrogen-Powered Cars?

It's been a rough couple of years for cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. As the drums beat louder for electric cars--the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan's upcoming EV, and... read more March 30, 2011 by 44


 
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Sells Better Than Expected, Ford Says

When Lincoln launched its 2011 MKZ Hybrid model at the New York Auto Show last spring, the car was less remarkable than its price of $35,180. The number was a surprise... read more March 30, 2011 by 2


 
2000 Toyota Prius

Toyota Total For Hybrid Vehicles Passes 3 Million & Counting

Late last month, Toyota announced that it had delivered its 3-millionth hybrid-electric vehicle, with 3.03 million sold as of February 28. Of that total, almost 2.2 million... read more March 15, 2011 by 0


 
Ford C-Max Energi, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Now, You Can Like Ford's Electric Vehicles On Facebook (But Will You Like Them In Real Life?)

Ford has been burning the midnight oil for several years now, and its hard work is paying off. The automaker's One Ford philosophy has resulted in a slimmer product lineup... read more March 2, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Do Battery-Pack Failures Reduce the Life of Hybrid Cars? A Reader Asks

Our reader Jonathan P asks: I have a 1997 Saturn that, remarkably, is still running. It probably has the book value of a large watermelon, so if anything major goes wrong... read more February 23, 2011 by 25


 
2012 Volvo V60 PHEV

2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Preview Gallery, Animation

This morning we brought you the first exclusive live images and official details on the production version of the 2012 Volvo V60, and now we have the official gallery and... read more February 21, 2011 by 0


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid customized by M&J Enterprises in Phillips Ranch, California

Green Can Be Cool: Customized 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Show Car

Slowly, ever so slowly, the image of green cars is expanding beyond tiny tin-box hatchbacks and nerdy Toyota Prius hybrids to encompass a broader spectrum of the car scene... read more February 18, 2011 by 1


 

 
 

 
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