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Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Option

Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Option

Buick plans to add its eAssist mild-hybrid system to the 2012 Regal sedan as an option, making the Regal its second model to offer the mileage-increasing system. According to trade publication Ward's Auto, Buick will introduce the option at the Chicago Auto Show next week. Last November, General... read more

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Lexus CT 200h in world’s first hybrid-only race

Hybrid Race? Yep, Lexus CT 200h Laps Before Aussie Grand Prix

The littlest Lexus, the 2011 CT 200h five-door hybrid hatchback, will start showing up at U.S. dealers over the next couple of months. It's clearly a different kind of... read more January 21, 2011 by 


 
Toyota Prius C Concept launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota's Lentz: Makers Must Help Consumers Choose Green Cars

When you walk into a dealership five years from now, you will be confronted with a myriad of choices as to what kind of fuel you want your car to run on. Assuming you... read more January 20, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

World's Fastest (Or 2nd-Fastest?) Hybrid: Porsche 918 RSR

Possibly the most rapturously received vehicle at last week's Detroit Auto Show was the Porsche 918 RSR coupe, a hybrid race car that isn't even street-legal. And it's about... read more January 19, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Ford Vertrek Concept

Now We Know: This Will Be The New 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford was clearly one of the stars of last week's Detroit Auto Show, launching green vehicles and concepts across a wide range of fuel-saving technologies. The company... read more January 17, 2011 by  10


 
2011 Chrysler 300. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Hybrids Redux: Chrysler 300 Hybrid Sedan To Launch In 2013

Chrysler's got bigger problems right now than whether or not it builds hybrid cars. After quickly spiffing up of its line of aging, unappealing cars and crossovers for 2011... read more January 17, 2011 by  3


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010

Toyota Prius Plug-In: Can It Measure Up To Chevrolet, Ford And Nissan’s Offerings?

Last week, I wrote about how Ford and GM have staged comebacks that hinged in part on the carmakers’ embracing of new electronics, launching greener cars with... read more January 14, 2011 by  3


 
Toyota Prius C Concept launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota Prius C Compact Hybrid Concept

As part of the family of four Toyota Prius hybrids that the carmaker unveiled at the today's Detroit Auto Show, it showed a concept for a new, compact Prius hatchback. Low... read more January 10, 2011 by  3


 
2012 Toyota Prius V launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Toyota Prius V, Photo Gallery

Auto show press conferences sometimes resemble mosh pits, but savvy photographers know how to get the best angles while protecting vulnerable body parts. Photographer Joe... read more January 10, 2011 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius V

2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Toyota Prius V, Wagon / Minivan

At 50 miles per gallon, the 2011 Toyota Prius five-door hatchback is the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S. But, says Toyota, its customers told the company they needed... read more January 10, 2011 by  9


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

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford C-Max Hybrid & Energi Plug-In Concepts

While Toyota dominates global hybrid production, Ford was the first company to launch a hybrid SUV: the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004. Now, Ford is pioneering another hybrid... read more January 9, 2011 by  2


 
ActaCell prismatic lithium-ion battery cell

ActaCell Nabs $3 Million For Cheaper, Better Hybrid Batteries

Recently, we wrote about the move in the private sector to use electric and hybrid delivery trucks. Companies like FedEx and Frito Lay are tapping into benefits of greener... read more December 31, 2010 by 


 
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

Chevy's Got the Volt; Will Cadillac Be GM's Hybrid Leader?

Among car buyers, none of the four surviving General Motors brands are really associated with hybrid vehicles. Now that customer deliveries have started for the 2011... read more December 23, 2010 by 


 
Lotus Safe & Sound noisemaker

Ding-Ding-Ding! Electric Cars Likely To Be Made Noisier By Law

In one particularly hilarious scene in the TV show Weeds, Mary-Louise Parker’s soccer mom/drug dealer character inspires a scary drug lord to buy several Toyota Priuses... read more December 20, 2010 by  19


 
Lexus ES 300h on the way?

Trademark Filing Confirms Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Sedan Coming

It looks like the 2011 Lexus CT 200h isn’t the only new hybrid vehicle Lexus has in the pipeline. New filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have revealed... read more December 20, 2010 by 


 
2008 Toyota Prius

Reader Question: Can I Tow My Prius Behind My RV or Motorhome?

We love reader questions, and occasionally they prompt posts, like this one: I'm thinking of buying a motorhome. Can I tow my 2008 Toyota Prius behind it? Stumped us, so we... read more December 16, 2010 by  4


 
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