Hybrid

2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid Unveiled
2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid Unveiled

Last month, when we drove the new GMC Sierra Hybrid pickup truck, we heard something we didn’t expect. Turns out—says John Schwegman, of Chevrolet Truck Marketing—that the highest demand for the Two-Mode Hybrid system that GM fits to five different pickups and SUVs comes from buyers of the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Win A Cool 2010 Toyota Prius Solar-Powered Backpack!

 It's just a matter of days before we unleash hell on the 2010 Toyota Prius--and now it's your chance to win some cool Prius schwag to celebrate the arrival of the third-generation hybrid. Come March 25, TheCarConnection.com can tell you all about the Prius--how it handles, how it accelerates, how...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Driven: The 70-MPG 2010 Toyota Prius

What happens when you unleash a pack of automotive journalists on the newest hybrid on the block--and challenge them to beat the chief engineer's best fuel economy? If you plan it right--set a low bogey--you'll let journalists write the best story on the 2010 Toyota Prius from behind the wheel. The...Read More»

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 engine
New Type Of Re-Gen Braking To Yield Air/Gasoline Hybrid Car?

The concept of re-generative braking is not new; gasoline/electric hybrids have been using the concept for some time to turn deceleration of mass into electron storage. But a team from the Institute of Engineering and Design at Brunel University in west London claim to have found a clever way to...Read More»

2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid
Quick Drive: 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid

Just two months ago, GM brought out a fleet of ten Vue 2 Mode Hybrids, marked as 2009 models in huge side decals, for a media-buzz caravan from the Detroit auto show, bound for the inauguration and meandering through college campuses. But the 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid—with a full hybrid/V-6...Read More»

2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Ford Celebrates Production Of 100,000th Hybrid SUV

Further proving that Ford is the one domestic carmaker that understands the brave new world of automaking, today its Kansas City assembly plant spit out their 100,000th hybrid SUV in five years of production. The plant produces the 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid small SUVs. The 2009...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

For the first time, you can get a full hybrid pickup. General Motors, Mercedes-Benz (when it owned Chrysler), and BMW co-developed what has come to be known as the dual-mode hybrid system. It's designed for full-size vehicles that need to keep their capabilities intact. GM was the first company to...Read More»

Kia cee\'d Hybrid
Kia cee'd Hybrid in Geneva: 49 mpg, 77 Lb-ft From Electric Motor

Kia is using the Geneva Motor Show to show a version of its cee'd car with a hybrid powertrain; it has produced a fleet of the hybrids for testing and evaluation in Europe. The cee'd Hybrid makes use of Kia's Gamma 1.6-liter four paired with a 15 kW AC electric motor, a CVT transmission, and Kia's...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
2010 Ford Fusion Pricing Announced - A Touch More Than Camry

Ford's 2010 Fusion, which has been earning accolades in hybrid form from car publications far and wide, will ring in under $20,000 when it goes on sale later in March. The base vehicle's MSRP will be $19,270, while the hybrid version will retail starting at $27,270. Ford is taking aim squarely at...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Driven: 2010 Honda Insight

Climbing into the Clear Sky Blue (think Papa Smurf) 2010 Honda Insight, the first thing I noticed was the enthusiast-oriented gauge cluster, very similar to that found in the Honda Civic. The huge arc that circumscribes the entire affair is simple to read; despite the mass of eco-info presented in...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Ford Gets $55 Million Tax Incentive For Electric Development

Today Ford announced it is the recipient of a $55 Million tax incentive - a refundable tax credit - from the state of Michigan. The money will be channeled through the newly formed Michigan Advanced Battery Credits initiative, with the stipulation that Ford use it to continue development of...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight Generates Swift Demand In Japan

Honda's timing for the re-introduction of its Insight nameplate couldn't come at a better time for the Japanese and American auto markets; both are experiencing historic lows and hemorrhaging profit. We reported that the Insight will sell in Japan at just under 2 million yen, a bit of a magic...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius Boasts 3 Industry Firsts: Can You Name 'Em?

So says John Voelcker of network site All About Prius, an "industry first" is a feature that has never appeared before on any production vehicle. Toyota claims it has three industry firsts in the new 2010 Prius and challenged visitors at its Prius Connection New York event to guess what they are...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight On Sale In Japan: Cheapest Hybrid On The Market

Hoping to spur a sales turnaround, Honda today introduced its new 2010 Insight gas/electric hybrid, resuscitating the nameplate Honda originally launched in 2000 in three-door hatchback form. The new Insight grows in size to a five-door hatchback format, is similar in size and layout to the Toyota...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Paves Way For Chevy Volt Infrastructure At D.C. Auto Show

Yesterday GM announced an initiative at the Washington Auto Show aimed at preparing "early-adopter" cities around the U.S. for plug-in electrics like the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Specifically, GM hopes to drum up support from city officials and raise public awareness of the benefits of and concessions...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
VW Announces Suite Of Efficient 'BlueMotion Technologies'

Calling their suite of fuel-saving technology "a new world of efficiency," Volkswagen today announced a wide range of technologies and engines designed to stretch mpg on many of its vehicles. Initially, these new fuel-saving models are available only in Europe, but pending their sales success we...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Headlight
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Scores Tax Credit Coup

Ford announced yesterday that those purchasing a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid or 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid can take advantage of a $3,400 tax credit from the federal government. This is yet more good news for Ford Motor Company, the most promising of the Big Three and the only one not to have taken...Read More»

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Cries Foul In Hybrid Comparo: 'Camry Bigger Than Fusion'

Long a Toyota selling point, fuel efficiency is now a sales strategy even the slow-to-follow domestics are quickly adopting. Ford pulled a huge surprise out of its pocket with the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which not only beats the Camry hybrid in EPA efficiency (33/34 Camry hybrid, 41/36 Fusion...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Sell Old Prius Alongside 2010 Model In Japan

When the new, third-gen 2010 Toyota Prius goes on sale this summer, it will be offered alongside the current-gen Prius in Japan according to the business newspaper Nikkei. The point: create a reason for hybrid buyers to stay in the Toyota fold despite the arrival of the reportedly lower-priced 2010...Read More»

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