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Ford, Hyundai Dedicated Hybrids To Target 2016 Toyota Prius?

Ford, Hyundai Dedicated Hybrids To Target 2016 Toyota Prius?

It's been a quiet period for hybrid news lately, with the 2016 Toyota Prius launch delayed and still more than a year away. But further down the road, it appears that both Hyundai and Ford now plan to offer dedicated hybrids--vehicles designed specifically around a hybrid powertrain that offer no...

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2012 Lexus RX 450h

Every 2014 And 2015 Hybrid Car In The U.S.: Ultimate Guide

Turn back the clock by one decade, and there were just four hybrid cars on sale in the U.S. One was the first-generation Toyota Prius. The original Honda Insight was still... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Personal Touch: Secret To His Success?

How does a car-company CEO get to be a rock star? It helps, of course, if your company makes a five-passenger luxury sedan that outdrags a Porsche 911, uses half the energy... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

GM's 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf in IIHS crash test

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

GM 200-Mile Electric Car, Accord Hybrid Shortages, Volt Vs BMW i3 REx, : The Week In Reverse (VIDEO)

Why is Honda's Accord Hybrid still in such short supply? And how much do we really know about GM's mythical 200-mile electric car? This is the Week In Reverse for Friday... read more August 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt, Chargepoint App Tested, 2015 Honda Fit Safety: Today's Car News

Today we have a range-extended electric-car faceoff between the 2014 BMW i3 REx and the Chevrolet Volt. We've also got a review of the updated Chargepoint app for finding... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, upstate New York, Dec 2012

Ford Focus, C-Max Hybrid Recall For Steering Gear Issue: 600 Cars

Ford is recalling a few hundred 2014 model-year Focus and C-Max Hybrid models to fix a steering-gear issue, although none of the cars had been sold to customers yet. The... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx vs Chevrolet Volt comparison  [photos: David Noland, Tom Moloughney]

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared

Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

A Brief History Of Three-Wheeled Cars

What do the Elio, Aptera, Toyota i-Road concept and the spectacularly awful Zap Xebra have in common? They--and many more small-volume economical vehicles and concepts... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
ChargePoint smartphone app for locating electric-car charging stations, Aug 2014

Chargepoint Updates App That Finds Electric-Car Charging Stations: Review

Public charging for electric vehicles is currently an adventure. Just finding a charging station can sometimes be a challenge. The most common way to locate charging stations... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact just recently went on sale, but it's already received a significant update. Honda has strengthened the bumper-beam welds, and now it will... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S: The Electric Car For 'Mistresses', Apparently

Most buyers of expensive luxury sedans are men, and most Tesla Model S electric car drivers seem to be men too. There are notable exceptions, of course, including NASCAR... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Ford Mustang MPG, Tesla Gigafactory, Electric-Car Battery Winner: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about technology. Leaked window stickers reveal fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, states compete to meet Tesla's "Gigafactory"... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets Factory-Approved Supercharger Kit

Ask Honda fans what's wrong with the CR-Z hybrid coupe, and they'll give you one of two answers. Those who seek economy will tell you it's not frugal enough. Those after... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Chevy Volt and Spark EV with Sen. Debbie Stabenow as GM expands Global Battery Systems Lab, Sep 2013

Battery Maker LG Chem: Biggest Electric-Car Winner Of All?

Let's say your company builds a crucial, high-volume component for advanced-technology vehicles. Suppose it emerged this week that you've now got contracts to supply two of... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
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