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2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid slips quietly into lineup, minimal volume expected

2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid slips quietly into lineup, minimal volume expected

What if a car is launched, ever so quietly, and no one notices at first? Does it exist? Such existential questions are posed by the recent discovery that Nissan is now selling a hybrid version of its Murano crossover utility vehicle, as of the current 2016 model year. DON'T MISS: Nissan Pathfinder... read more

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2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

Jeep Wrangler Diesel To Come Well Before Wrangler Hybrid

Of necessity, the next-generation Jeep Wrangler will have a greater focus on fuel efficiency than any previous version. To meet stricter emissions standards, Fiat Chrysler... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z Soldiers On: Styling Updates, More Tech Features

Honda has gradually pared down the number of models using its Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system, to the point that only one remains. But for the time being... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
Bosch 48-volt mild hybrid

Bosch 48-Volt Mild Hybrid: Cheaper Way To Boost Efficiency 15 Percent?

Depending on your point of view, the future for mild-hybrid systems could be either exceedingly dim or unexpectedly bright. Vehicles that employ them use electrification to a... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid information page on Nissan North America website, Jun 2015

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 'No Longer Available,' Infiniti QX60 Twin Vanishes Too: UPDATED

Four months ago, we inquired about the fate of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. That version of the popular seven-seat family SUV, with a 2.5-liter four and a mild-hybrid system... read more July 4, 2015 by


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by


 
2014 Honda Insight

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps... read more April 15, 2015 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Should Heavy-Duty Truck Owners Consider Mild-Hybrid Systems?

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, many regular internal-combustion cars will adopt some degree of electrification--including systems with... read more April 3, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson Shows Two Different Hybrid Concepts In Geneva

The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will arrive later this year, but not all of its variants will be offered in the U.S. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Hyundai showed... read more March 17, 2015 by


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Missing In Action, Or Just Slow-Selling?

The Nissan Pathfinder crossover utility vehicle seems to be doing well for Nissan, following its 2013 reinvention as a seven-seat family vehicle rather than the tough... read more February 20, 2015 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

Honda Civic Hybrid And Honda CR-Z: Sales Likely To End Soon?

While sales of the 47-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan have ticked up as supply grows, the camaker's two other hybrid offerings seem to be in limbo. The Honda Civic... read more February 2, 2015 by


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright... read more September 5, 2014 by


 
2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, New York City, July 2012

Recall For 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Headlamp Problem

A recall has been issued for 2013 and 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid sedans--along with their gasoline counterparts--to fix a problem with their headlamps. Under certain conditions... read more June 25, 2014 by


 
2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, New York City, July 2012

Acura Kills ILX Hybrid For 2015; Only Two Mild Hybrids Left

Another one bites the dust. Following the cancellation of the Honda Insight after the 2014 model year, Honda's upmarket Acura brand has eliminated the hybrid model from its... read more June 17, 2014 by


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Will 'Bolt-On' Plug-In Hybrid Package Succeed For Fleets Where Bright Failed?

"Green is a tough sell if it doesn't actually save money." Those are the words of Echo Automotive chairman Jason Plotke, whose company aims to make bolt-on hybrid solutions... read more June 17, 2014 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala Gets Start-Stop, But Hybrid 'Eco' Gone

New information on updates for 2015 to the Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan range note that a start-stop system will be fitted to the four-cylinder model as standard... read more May 23, 2014 by


 

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