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

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, that sole survivor isn't going anywhere. The 2016 Honda CR-Z sport hatchback gets some notable updates for the new model year... read more

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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 


China Push For Lower Emissions: Smaller, More Efficient Engines, Mild Hybrids

China may be the world's largest car market, but increased air pollution has created a public backlash against the automobile. It's also spurring the government to take... read more May 14, 2014 by 

2015 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler: Mild Hybrids Coming, Says Electric Cars 'Overblown By Media'

Yesterday's multi-hour presentation of the five-year plan for the combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was called "Chryslerpalooza" by local Detroit reporters who sat through... read more May 7, 2014 by 

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda: Hybrids For Bigger Cars Now That Insight Is Going Away

Scrambling to do a bit of damage control after news broke last month that production of its Insight hybrid will end this year, Honda issued a press release touting its... read more March 10, 2014 by 

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Is It Hybrid Enough To Matter?

Last year, we drove a prototype Infiniti JX Hybrid, as it was then called (it's now in production as the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid). At that point, we wondered whether its... read more November 14, 2013 by 

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevy Malibu Gas Mileage: Making Eco Mild Hybrid Irrelevant, Again?

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu gets a new base engine, and with it come new, higher fuel-efficiency ratings from the EPA. But does the improved gas mileage mean the Malibu Eco... read more September 16, 2013 by 


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