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Mother Nature Wants To Drive Your Prius Hybrid Too

The Toyota Prius is not only the quintessential hybrid-electric vehicle, but the automaker’s third best-selling car line in the United States. Last year, the redesigned 2010 Prius launched with the ad tagline, “Harmony between man, […]

09/08/2011

2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

EPA Says Toyota Prius Hybrid No Longer ‘Most Fuel-Efficient’

Ask Americans about fuel-efficient cars, and many will name the iconic Toyota Prius hybrid, with gas mileage rated by the EPA at a combined 50 miles per gallon. So you’d expect the EPA to rank […]

07/28/2011

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Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid Crossover: Killed Before Birth?

It may be the most star-crossed program in recent automotive history, and now it’s apparently dead. According to Reuters, General Motors has canceled work on the planned plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac SRX crossover […]

07/18/2011

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

2011 Chevrolet Volt Vs 2011 Nissan Leaf: 7,000 Miles Later

After several months of using a 2011 Chevy Volt and a 2011 Nissan Leaf as our sole family transport, we have a better understanding of both cars than we did in March, when I first […]

07/18/2011

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Vatican: Electric Cars Too Slow, Hybrid Popemobile on Way

Last December we told you that the His Holiness The pope was keen on swapping his large gas-guzzling Mercedes SUV ‘popemobile’ for a suitable electric car. Now Vatican officials have confirmed the details of Pope […]

06/30/2011

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Metro Adding More Than 150 New Hybrid Buses

Metro is touting new hybrid-electric buses that the transit agency says will be more reliable and more fuel efficient.

05/11/2011

Tesla versus Top Gear

Tesla Vs BBC: Top Gear Planned Dead Electric Car Shot Before Test

Believe it or not, most of what you watch on television is scripted.  What you may not know is that some shows which appear unscripted, like the BBC’s infamous Top Gear, are also scripted word […]

04/13/2011

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2012 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Preview Gallery, Animation

This morning we brought you the first exclusive live images and official details on the production version of the 2012 Volvo V60, and now we have the official gallery and animation demonstrating how the car’s […]

04/13/2011

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delay: Deciding To Make It Make Noise, Always

<!– Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delay: Deciding To Make It Make Noise, Alwaysview gallery //–> Hyundai is no friend to cheating spouses, that’s for sure. Of course, neither is Congress (despite the recent Craigslist antics of former […]

02/28/2011

2004 Toyota Prius Battery Pack

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 with it, that’s the […]

02/28/2011

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Engine Stalling Investigated

While Toyota clearly hopes the worst of its recall problems are behind it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a new investigation into an older Toyota vehicle. On February 15, the NHTSA opened […]

02/28/2011

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2012 Honda Civic HF Joins The 40-MPG-Plus Parade, Hybrid Too

You may have seen it on a t-shirt: “40 is the new 30.” But you may not have realized it applies to miles-per-gallon just as much as age. While cars with EPA ratings of 30 […]

02/28/2011

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