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  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at 2010 New York Auto Show at CEO John Krafcik

    "OK, let's get you signed in here. The car brand you're representing would be? Uh-huh. And the lineup your company will be showing this year will be...? And your plug-in eco-hybrid diesel electric model is...?" "Oh?!?" "Your brand has no alternative fuel solution to show?" "Thanks very much for stopping by. You can leave now." Or at least that's my impression of what went down before the doors opened to the public at this year's New York International Auto Show. Acronym-badged multi-hyphenated surrogate-fuel options are everywhere. And you get the sense it's no fluke, no fad. It's coming on...

  • 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid
    Green-Car Tip: Hybrid Vehicles Get Discounts, Incentives Too

    While the auto industry in general offers an average incentive of more than $1,000 off the sticker price of any new vehicle, many buyers somehow assume this doesn't apply to hybrids. Oh, but it does. You can get money off pretty much any hybrid out there at the moment, since gasoline prices are far...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Continues Conquest Campaign

    Just yesterday, we reported on Ford's first-ever 300 hp/30 mpg ratings for the 2011 Mustang. The company has vowed to achieve best-in-class fuel economy numbers for every new model it launches. Certainly the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid clears that bar, trouncing any other mid-size sedan with an EPA...

  • 2010 Lexus GS 450h 4-door Sedan Hybrid Angular Front Exterior View
    Lexus Continues Work On Additional Hybrids, IS and GS Hybrids Coming

    In an effort to continue their dominance in the hybrid segment, Toyota will continue to expand its hybrid offerings with new models planned based on the Rav4, Lexus IS and Lexus GS model lines. Within the next 10 years, Toyota has plans to make hybrid variants of all models within their lineup. ...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h
    2010 Lexus HS 250h Review

    Not even a year old, Lexus HS 250h has already endured its fair share of criticisms: It's not as fuel efficient as the Prius. It's more expensive than the Prius. Its brakes will kill you dead... While I can agree that at least two-thirds of these complaints are valid, I can't help but feel that the...

  • 2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Grille
    Recall Update: Reports Say Toyota and NHTSA Slow To Respond

    Toyota Takes More Heat For Automotive Recall Problems

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    So much has happened around the Toyota and Lexus accelerator safety recalls over the last week that it's hard to keep it all straight. So we're taking our first stab at it by sorting out the impact of the recall on the many hybrids offered by Toyota and Lexus. The full scope of the latest recall encompasses eight Toyota models, as well as one lone Pontiac model built by Toyota (NYSE:TM). But the latest recall does not affect any hybrid models. Hybrids: First recall, yes ... However, certain Toyota and Lexus hybrid models were subject to the first recall in September, for floor mat problems...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Side Exterior View
    Toyota Suspends Sales on Several Models, Recall Excludes Hybrid Products

    To say that Toyota has been hit hard with recalls recently is truly an understatement.  The company's most recent recall and stop sale involving a possible stuck accelerator has affected an estimated 2.3 million vehicles. As Toyota stated, "There is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal...

  • 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-door Sedan (Natl) Grille
    Toyota Aims To Produce 1 Million Hybrid Annually Beginning in 2011

    One million hybrids is certainly a lofty goal for any automaker to achieve and if anyone can do it, it is Toyota.  According to a report from the Nikkei Newspaper in Japan, the company plans to double its hybrid production by 2011 with an anticipated volume of 1 million units per year. As the...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

  • 2010 Lexus HS250h - front side
    Lexus HS250h Review: Consumer Reports Finds Many Faults

     The Lexus HS250h is essentially an upscale Prius.  It carries numerous components that are similar to those found in the Prius, but it does carry one additional detail not found on the Prius, the Lexus name.  Lexus, a make that is synonymous with luxury, coddling the driver, and offering an...

  • 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-door Sedan (Natl) Front Exterior View
    Toyota to Produce Camry Hybrid in China

    Demand for hybrid vehicles has slowly been on the rise for quite some time.  In particular, Toyota models have fared well holding top sales spots across the board for hybrid vehicles.  Toyota sells more hybrid vehicles than all other automakers combined.  The company is not about to sit back and...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009

    The dirty little secrets of Top 10 lists are in the methodology, as Forbes found out with its weirdly inaccurate "10 Dirtiest Cars" list. (It's the end of the year, so it's time for a lot of Top 10s.) But we see no such problems in the EPA Green Vehicle Guide, which rates vehicles not only on tailpipe emissions but also their carbon-dioxide emissions. CO2 ~ fuel usage Fuel consumption is almost directly proportional to CO2 emissions, so it's not surprising that the best cars for the climate--ranked by their carbon dioxide output--turn out to be the highest-mileage models sold in the U.S. The...

  • Yokohama dB Super E-spec tire
    Green Tires From Orange Peels Use Less Oil, Bring Better MPGs

    Sadly, they're not actually orange. Nor do they smell like citrus when they get hot. But by infusing orange oil into natural rubber, a new line of tires from Yokohama cuts four-fifths of the petroleum needed to manufacture a tire. They lower rolling resistance too, meaning better fuel efficiency...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius To Become Brand's Biggest Seller Soon?

    Well, maybe "soon" is a bit of an overstatement. But Jim Lentz, the president of Toyota's U.S. arm, recently told Ward's Auto News that sales of the Prius--the best-selling hybrid in the U.S. market--could grow to equal those of the Toyota Camry sometime this decade. The Toyota Camry, including its...

  • Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG displayed at 2009 SEMA Show
    Is Toyota Planning To Build a Camry CNG Hybrid?

    If you've followed any of the news coming out of the 2009 SEMA Show, the mecca for modified cars, you may have seen that Toyota's display included a modified version of the Camry CNG Hybrid it showed last fall at the Los Angeles Auto Show.The Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG, which pairs the...

  • 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid
    Hybrids, Yes, But No Dedicated Hybrid Models for Nissan

    Nissan has made a bigger bet on electric cars than any other automaker, with plans to launch its 2012 Leaf electric car globally. But if electric cars are the future of green vehicles, hybrids are today's state of the art. And there, Nissan has lagged. It is developing its own hybrid system, but...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Prius Patent Problems? Trade Panel to Investigate Infringement Claim

    A U.S. trade panel has agreed to investigate claims that Toyota infringed privately held patents in designing its hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota is widely acknowledged to be the industry leader in hybrids, having sold more than 2 million globally since 1997. If the allegations are upheld by the...

  • 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Australia will begin production on it's first locally produced hybrid vehicle ever as they kick off the pilot production of the Toyota Camry Hybrid at the automaker's assembly plant in Melbourne. Toyota will begin with a pilot production of the vehicle in Melbourne as a way to test the process, assembly methods, and part's quality at the facility before the start of full scale production scheduled for December of this year.  If all goes as planned, the Camry Hybrid will go on sale in Australia by February of next year. According to Toyota Australia CEO and President Max Yasuda, "Introducing...

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    August U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Hit Highest MPG Since $4 Gasoline

    Thanks to the strong financial incentives offered by the Cash-For-Clunkers program, the average gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during August reached a record high: 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent from the 21.2 mpg in August 2008. The calculations were done by the trade journal...

  • 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Nipped And Tucked

    Until this spring, the Toyota Camry Hybrid was the only mass-market, four-door full hybrid sedan sold in the US. Then Ford introduced the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and reporters have been comparing the two ever since. Perhaps to keep up with a newer, younger, hotter rival, the 2010 Toyota Camry...

  • Kyle with his family Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius vs 2010 Honda Insight: Kyle Considers Interior Space

    Kyle, our high-school correspondent, spends a lot of time driving himself among classes, sports events, and the other commitments in a heavily scheduled teenager's life. And often it's not just him in the car. Remember the old days of riding around with your friends? Kyle does his share of carpool...

  • Toyota Camry NASCAR pace car
    2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Goes NASCAR

    NASCAR is expanding into non-Detroit brands with the selection of a Toyota Camry Hybrid as the pace car for several races this summer

  • 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Review: 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Last week, I test drove a fossil fuel-powered Camry so that last night, when I test-drove the Camry hybrid, I would have a baseline for comparison. I ought to have used the Ford Fusion hybrid for that. Outside, the hybrid looks much the same as the standard Camry, except for the hybrid badging. The...

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