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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

  • Pre-Production 2010 Toyota Prius in Orlando

    Sometimes, you'd think that hybrid-electric vehicles were the most important development in the automotive world, if not the entire geopolitical sphere, in the last 15 years. They're not. More than a decade after they launched into the U.S. market, their market share hovers just south of 3 percent. Globally, it's roughly 1 percent. And by far the biggest portion of that total volume belongs to the three generations of the Toyota Prius, the world's first hybrid and the one that still represents more than one of every two hybrids on the planet. Its distinctive form has even earned the honor of...

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: First Drive

    When your lead-in to a first-time-ever hybrid sedan is a North American Car of the Year trophy winner, things are probably okay in your world. That's Lincoln's world right now, where the brand is embarking on a complete renovation that will include 7 new or refreshed vehicles in the next four...

  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: First Drive

    We've told you many times about the upcoming 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid--delving into its cosmetic and technical changes in our live coverage from the 2010 New York auto show, discussing how it fits in the Sonata lineup in a New York preview, reporting live from Korea on the Sonata Hybrid's...

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Priced From $35,180--Same As Gas Only Model

    With a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid already lays claim to the title of being the world’s most fuel efficient luxury sedan, and now it’s making the headlines once again. Lincoln will sell its new hybrid at the same base price as...

  • 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid used by NYPD traffic unit, by Samuel Smith from NYCPDcars.50webs.com
    Ford Hybrids: Tough Enough To Be Police Cars in New York City

    As New York City works aggressively to reduce its carbon footprint and cut exhaust emissions, it has encouraged large fleets to switch to hybrids. From utility ConEd to the fleets of yellow cabs, more and more hybrids are showing up on city streets. The latest large fleet to go greener is the New...

  • 2011 Scion iQ at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis
    Green Car Roundup: Best & Worst of the 2010 New York Auto Show

    Well, it's done. The public are streaming in, and the two media preview days of the 2010 New York Auto Show are over. It wasn't a hugely significant show, but clearly the apocalyptic meltdown that automakers were experiencing last year has lifted. Sales are starting to come back, slowly, and while...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Another day, another hybrid braking problem. Only this time, it's not Toyota. It's Ford. Late yesterday, Ford announced a "customer satisfaction program" that will ask that owners of 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid models built before October 17 to bring the cars to their dealer for a free software upgrade. The fix is meant to reduce the chance that drivers will experience what feels like a loss of braking; it updates the software that controls the interplay among the cars' anti-lock brakes, regenerative brakes, and conventional friction brakes. "Different brake feel" In...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    Edmunds Consumer Poll Puts 2010 Ford Fusion As Top Hybrid

    Ford Seems To Be Taking More Market Share From Toyota

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