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Report: Land Rover LRX Hybrid Gets Green Light
Report: Land Rover LRX Hybrid Gets Green Light

Reports from the U.K suggest a hybrid version of the Land Rover LRX concept from the 2008 auto-show circuit has been confirmed for production. The two-door, off-road luxury sport-utility vehicle is said to be derived from the Land Rover LR2, save for its new hybrid powertrains. While gas-engine...Read More»

2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept
Report: Toyota's Supra Replacement To Go Hybrid For 2011 Launch

Rumors of the return of the Toyota Supra bubble to the surface almost every year. How could they not? The Supra is and was an iconic car for a whole generation of enthusiasts, and nothing in Toyota's current lineup fills that same void. This time, however, the talk is taking shape to lead to a real...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Light Duty Diesel Canceled

Since the introduction of their all-new Dodge Ram 1500 last summer, Chrysler made it clear that their 2010 Ram 1500 would have a clean and green diesel option. In January, Chrysler said it was delaying the introduction of the diesel light-duty Ram until at least 2011. Frank Klegon, then Chrysler's...Read More»

1994 Buick Park Avenue, by Flickr user Rienk Mebius
Senate Passes Cash-for-Clunkers Bill, President To Sign Soon

It's a done deal now. Yesterday evening, the US Senate passed a $106 billion war spending bill that includes $1 billion in funds for roughly three and a half months' worth of "Cash for Clunkers" tax credits. The goal is to assist automakers by boosting US car sales, at the same time encouraging...Read More»

2008 Renault Z.E. Concept
Renault To Preview Production EV at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

The charge toward full-electric vehicles is proceeding at a snail's pace to the public's eyes, though behind the scenes at many of the world's major automakers, progress is fast and furious. Renault aims to be one of the leaders of this next wave, and will preview a production electric vehicle at...Read More»

Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant
V-Vehicle To Build High-Efficiency Cars In Louisiana

After weeks of mystery and speculation, today V-Vehicle Company (VVC), a San Diego firm backed by oil man turned environmentalist T. Boone Pickens finally revealed that it's the manufacturer setting up shop in Monroe, Louisiana to build a range of high-efficiency combustion-engine cars. Earlier...Read More»

Porsche Cayenne Hybrid logo
2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?

  When Porsche introduces the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid late next year, its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle may be the priciest hybrid on earth. While a Porsche executive said pricing hasn't been finalized, according to the German Automobilwoche, the expected European price will be in the...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Sales Off To A Sluggish Start?

Sales of the 2010 Honda Insight haven't kicked off at as quick of a pace as anticipated, leading Honda to cut its first-year sales projection by roughly a third. At the time of its launch earlier this year, when Honda rolled out the Insight at a base price of $19,800, Honda disclosed a yearly sales...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
2010 Chevrolet Malibu Drops Hybrid: Here's Why

  In these days when being green and getting good fuel mileage is all the rage, why would the Malibu Hybrid go missing from Chevy's 2010 lineup? It seems strange, but really, it's not. Way back in 2006, I was in the initial wave of journalists to drive the new Saturn Vue Green Line, the first...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2011 Audi Q5 Adding Hybrid; 2010 Q7 Gets Facelift

It's been in showrooms for a few months in V-6 form, and the 2009 Audi Q5 is already being prepped for a green makeover. For now, the powertrain in the Q5 will continue to be the 270-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 installed in every U.S.-bound vehicle. In 2011, Audi plans to fit a hybrid gas-electric...Read More»

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Is A Higher Gas Tax The Way To Pay For Road Repair?

Every now and then, one of our posts sparks a nice online discussion. Typical topics: the fate of General Motors after the government bailout, whether hybrid cars are for conscientious citizens or effete wimps ... and, of course, taxes. Yesterday, we asked GreenCarReports.com readers to weigh in on...Read More»

2009 Audi Q7
Driven: 2009 Audi Q7 TDI

Last week the editorial team at High Gear Media convened in the Bay Area for some fun, some food, and some SEO training. Thanks to the 2009 Audi Q7 TDI, we traveled as a pack and only once (okay, twice) almost left one team member stuck in the third-row seat as we broke for Starbucks and a break...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Diesel, Hybrid and Twin Turbos

The Mercedes-Benz ML-Class sport-ute is nearing the end of its second generation. With a replacement due in 2011, the next M-Class could get a wide range of engines from a more efficient hybrid model to a twin-turbo AMG version, reports German car site Auto Bild. The next M-Class should arrive in...Read More»

Pile of junk cars
Cash For Clunkers: Junk Legislation?

As our own Richard Read reported this morning, there's news from Capitol Hill that the "Cash For Clunkers" legislation is moving forward. Who could be against a program that speeds up the elimination of bad, evil vehicles, helping bunnies and wild flowers to breath more easily across the globe? As...Read More»

Mercedes Benz ESF 2009 Prototype Experimental Safety Vehicle
Mercedes Benz Shows Off Future of Safety Tech With ESF 2009 Prototype

Mercedes-Benz today released a sneak preview of its ESF 2009 S400 Hybrid experimental Safety Vehicle as part of a preview at its Stuttgart headquarters. The new ESF model revives a long-lapsed tradition of high-tech safety prototypes. The last time Mercedes outfitted an ESF - the German acronym for...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Chevrolet Equinox Hybrid Due In 2011

  With Roger Penske's PAG (Penske Automotive Group) taking control of General Motors' Saturn division, the question among product geeks was what vehicles will make up the new Saturn's line? According to AutoblogGreen and other sources, the Penske deal apparently includes a continued supply of some...Read More»

2010 Ferrari California
Ferrari Hybrid Coming, Too--to 2009 Los Angeles Show?

  Lamborghini's plans for hybrid vehicles are emerging--and now, crosstown supercar rivals Ferrari may also be planning a hybrid vehicle. Last week, new patents for a Ferrari hybrid drivetrain were exposed. The Ferrari patent shows how gas power and electric power could be used to power pairs of...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
A Hybrid Lamborghini In The Works?

Lamborghini is preparing for a green-car future by cutting emissions from its factories. But will it also add hybrid power to its supercars? Back in 2007, at the launch of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann emphatically told TheCarConnection.com there would be...Read More»

2009 WheeGo Whip
Review: 2009 WheeGo Whip NEV -- Challenge To Smart ForTwo?

So why is TheCarConnection.com (emphasis on CAR) reviewing a neighborhood electric vehicle? Valid question. Answer: Because WheeGo has told us that their 2009 Whip NEV will make the transition into a fully highway capable model sometime next year, so this could be an up-and-coming competitor to the...Read More»

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