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Drive Report: BYD F3DM, Chinese Plug-In Hybrid Needs Work

Drive Report: BYD F3DM, Chinese Plug-In Hybrid Needs Work

Chinese auto giant BYD is one of the world’s leaders in the field of hybrid vehicles, having been the first in the market with a mass-produced plug-in hybrid back in 2009--albeit in China only--and now with several small fleets of plug-in hybrid models here in the U.S. These are small-scale... read more

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

Could Chevy Volt Plug-In Displace Prius Hybrid On Red Carpets?

It all started with Leonardo DiCaprio, who showed up at the foot of the red carpet in his very own Toyota Prius. Within a couple of years, alighting from a Prius hybrid--or... read more February 24, 2011 by  2

2011 Toyota Prius

What Are The Turning Radii Of The New Toyota Prii?

Toyota announced this week that it had ended what it called a “decade-long debate” by decreeing that the plural of Prius would be Prii henceforth and to the end... read more February 24, 2011 by  0

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

Texas cowboy by Flickr user aechempati

The Curious Story Of Electric Cars And Texas

When people think of Texas, there’s always certain stereotypes associated with it: cowboys, twangs, conservative politics, boots, guns and big, gas-guzzling trucks... read more February 19, 2011 by  5

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Can an EV Be Too Small? Toyota Says No With iQ EV for Geneva

We have said it before and we will say it again: Electric vehicles will be all the rage in 2011. We have seen some great strides in the market, so much so that auto... read more February 16, 2011 by  0

M. Allen Swift with his 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster

Cars That Last And Last: Driving The Same One For 77 Years

We've all heard the stories about people who hang onto their cars for decades. Irv Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800 is one; he's got more than 2.6 million miles on it now, after... read more February 4, 2011 by  12

Toyota exec Frank Miller and Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith

Testing A Plug-In Prius Or Volt Gets Easier For Civilians

With cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf already on sale, plus a handful of startups either selling or building battery-powered cars on U.S. soil, it’s safe to... read more February 2, 2011 by  1

Zipcar's Scott Griffith and Toyota's Frank Miller with a Toyota Prius PHV

Zipcar Puts Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid In the Hands Of U.S. Drivers

If you are like me, then you probably can’t stand the idea of ordering a car that cost five figures and part of what you make in the year without driving it. So what... read more January 30, 2011 by  0

2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation

Horrifying Web Advice & Why Prius Batteries Aren't That Mysterious

Don't believe everything you read on the web. From the Department of Dangerously Wrong Information comes a horrifying piece on Yahoo's open content network, entitled "What... read more January 28, 2011 by  6

2011 Toyota Prius

Will Toyota Cut Prius Prices To Keep Hybrid Sales High?

Hybrid sales in the U.S. have flattened over the last couple of years, but they're going great guns in Japan. Now, an analyst suggests that the great popularity of the Prius... read more January 28, 2011 by  9

2011 Chevrolet Volt home charging

Do High Electricity Tariffs Make CA Electric Cars Costly?

California might be considered the U.S. spiritual home of the electric car, but according to a new study by Purdue University in indiana the cost of charging electric cars in... read more January 14, 2011 by  6

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

2008 Toyota A-BAT Concept

Confirmed: Toyota Could Consider Prius-Based Pickup Truck

Auto shows are a great place to get rumors--or even wild fantasies--confirmed. (Or, occasionally, dismissed contemptuously--but that's a different story.) Following today's... read more January 10, 2011 by  13

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

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

Smart Grid’s Silver Spring To Unveil Prius Charging Technology

In the latest example of the opportunities created by the rollout of electric vehicles, smart grid networking player Silver Spring Networks announced it will unveil a... read more January 7, 2011 by  0


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