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Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair or Run, But Payback Debatable

Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair or Run, But Payback Debatable

It's a concern that comes up over and over: If I buy a hybrid car, won't I have to spend thousands of dollars to replace the battery pack in a few years? The answer is, No. Not only are automakers required to warranty the high-voltage battery packs in hybrid-electric vehicles for 8 years/100,000... read more

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2011 Coda Sedan, final production version

Everybody Hertz Sometimes: CODA Lifts Mood With Rental Contract

You have to feel a little sorry for CODA automotive. A few months ago the Santa Monica firm was striding towards a December launch of its 2011 Sedan. Then as a prequel to... read more November 22, 2010 by  2

Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video:

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by  0

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EV Vs Gas Vs Diesel: Breaking Down The Costs

Thanks to the limited availability of electric cars on the market thus far and lack of parity between EV models and their gasoline or diesel counterparts, comparing the... read more November 10, 2010 by  11

2011 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus Surprises With New Lexus CT 200h

Lexus didn’t get as good of a response from debut of the Lexus HS 250h last year as they would have liked, but that seems to have spurred them to make something even... read more October 31, 2010 by  0

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2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Honda Electric Car to Make Debut

Honda will jump into the electric-car and plug-in-hybrid fray at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show with a new EV concept. The automaker also confirmed it will lay out the plans... read more October 27, 2010 by  0

2012 Toyota Prius Verso small seven-seat minivan

2012 Toyota Prius Minivan: Better Images From Japan, Via Italy!

Toyota announced a year ago that it would apply the Prius model name not only to the current five-door hatchback, but to other hybrid vehicles as well. The first of these... read more October 26, 2010 by  5

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Struggling Startup Carmaker V-Vehicles Names CEO, Renames Itself

Startups are hard. Automaker startups may be harder. But one of the necessary qualities in startups--tenacity--was on display recently from Next Autoworks. New name, new CEO... read more October 18, 2010 by  1

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Toyota Teases New Larger Prius Model Via Facebook

A billboard plastered with puzzle pieces that form a side-view of a current Toyota Prius, backed by a sliver of a slightly larger, taller, and more hatchback-like vehicle... read more October 11, 2010 by  1

NYT tests Google's autonomous Toyota Prius

Cars That Drive Themselves: Google Brings It Closer To Reality

For those that live near San Francisco you might have seen a couple of 2010 Toyota Prius vehicles and possibly an Audi TT with an interesting roof top camera attachment... read more October 10, 2010 by  0

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Sells Its Two-Millionth Prius Hybrid ... And Counting

We missed a milestone a couple of weeks ago: Toyota built and sold its two-millionth Prius hybrid earlier this month. The first-generation Prius, the world's first production... read more October 10, 2010 by  2

2010 Toyota Prius

Bad News For Electric Cars: Consumers Don't Understand Them

Despite the hype and the near-ubiquity of the Toyota Prius (pictured), most Americans remain leery of buying alternative-fuel vehicles. That’s probably because they... read more October 8, 2010 by  11

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Smart Center Benefits Home Efficiency, Not Just Cars

We've seen Onstar from General Motors. We've heard about iPhone apps that allow you to keep tabs on how your 2011 Nissan Leaf or Smart Electric Drive are charging too, and... read more October 7, 2010 by  0

2011 Toyota Prius

2011 Toyota Prius Hybrid Prices Raised $250 For Every Model

The 2010 Toyota Prius had an exceptionally long model year, introduced in early spring 2009 and delivered to dealers by May or June that year. But now the 2011 Prius hybrids... read more September 25, 2010 by  5

2011 Nissan Leaf

Buyers Do Want Electric Cars, But Don't Want To Pay More

Cost. The issue comes up time and time again with electric vehicles. New technology means new technology prices, and you can bet that after someone asks you what range a new... read more September 21, 2010 by  5

2011 Coda Sedan, final production version

Exclusive: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car - Production Photos!

It doesn't get mentioned as much in the press as the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, but there's a third compact electric car coming to market within the next six... read more September 18, 2010 by  4


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