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2011 Nissan Leaf Generates Constant Buzz: Musicians Beware!

2011 Nissan Leaf Generates Constant Buzz: Musicians Beware!

After almost 4500 miles on our 2011 Nissan Leaf, my wife has regularly complained about an "irritating whine" that constantly pesters her when she's riding in or driving the car. With a longstanding hearing loss, I've never been able to confirm her concerns or understand her discomfort. But now... read more

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How A Hybrid Works, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD - cropped version

How Does A Hybrid Car Really Work? This Infographic Explains It

As we've said before, we love infographics. Some of our favorites come from AutoMD, which did the one we ran two weeks ago on rising gas prices and simple ways to boost your... read more June 22, 2011 by  4


 
Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films

Whole Foods Plus Prius Equals New Westside LA Hybrid Rap

The phrase "west side of LA" conjures images of the surf at Malibu, high-dollar real estate and, on the grittier side, the gangs from the bad old days of Venice Beach. Park... read more June 18, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Prius

After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

Sometime early last week, someone somewhere in the U.S. bought a hybrid car. And while we may never know exactly who that person was, the car was the 2-millionth... read more June 17, 2011 by 


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

Toyota Fixes Quirks On Upcoming 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid isn’t set to go on sale until early next year, but we already know quite a lot about the car. This is mostly thanks to the fleet of... read more June 17, 2011 by  9


 
Auriga Leader hybrid cargo ship

How To Send Hybrid Cars From Japan? Diesel-Hybrid Cargo Ship, Of Course

In this day and age, when it comes to being green, looking at the end result is never enough. You have to take a life cycle approach to assessing how green something is... read more June 15, 2011 by 


 
GE Solar Park

More Sites Install Solar Carports For Electric-Car Charging

It's the green ideal: Charging an electric car or plug-in hybrid using electricity generated purely from the sun. But it's not fiction; a handful of large, multi-space solar... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
2001 Toyota Prius

2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recall: Steering Nut On Early Hybrids

Toyota has issued a recall notice for its very earliest hybrids, the 2001 through 2003 Prius sedan models. The company will replace the pinion-shaft attachment nuts in the... read more June 1, 2011 by  1


 
Members of Deeplocal work on the Toyota Prius 'Charged Life' project

Making Music With A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid & Unattended Baggage

About a year and a half ago, Scion launched a new webmagazine called ScionAV. The goal? To engage potential Scion shoppers (i.e. Millennials) on lifestyle topics like music... read more May 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Gas Mileage

The 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid gets the best gas mileage rating of any car for sale in the U.S. market today. It's rated at 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, for a combined rating... read more May 27, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Honda Insight

Why Haven't Hybrid Sales Been Higher, And Should They Be?

Hybrid cars seem to bring out strong beliefs among car buyers, both pro and con. On the pro side, they get better gas mileage, offer some small degree of all-electric... read more May 27, 2011 by  9


 
Estella Warren

Toyota Prius: Estella Warren's Weapon Of Choice

Here is what we know about Estella Warren from her Wikipedia page: • She is a fashion model, with a portfolio that includes work for Victoria's Secret, Chanel, Vogue... read more May 25, 2011 by  7


 
2010 Toyota Prius

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Toyota’s Electric Car Social Media Network

Any press relations firm will tell you that in the modern world companies need an active Internet and social media presence in order to best sell a product, but what if you... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
2004 Toyota Prius

Does The Toyota Prius Hybrid Hold Up? Consumer Reports: Yes

Gas prices are going up, smaller cars are better than ever, and once again, U.S. car buyers are turning their sights toward higher gas mileage. For that, there's nothing that... read more May 19, 2011 by  4


 
Gas pump

Dollar-A-Gallon Gasoline? Yep, Briefly, One Day In LA (Video)

Even if some of us suspect that cheap gasoline may never come back for good ... well, we can dream, right? In the face of national gas prices averaging $4 a gallon, and... read more May 16, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Toyota Prius high-voltage battery pack

The Ultimate Guide: Toyota Prius Battery Life, Cost, and Warranty

Like many articles, this one started with a reader question. Casey Krakowiecki wrote: I'm interested in buying a new Toyota Prius hybrid. I hope you can answer a couple of... read more May 13, 2011 by  6


 
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