Hybrid

Fiat Chrysler Kills Chrysler 200 & Dodge Dart, Puts Brakes On Alfa Romeo, Ramps Up Jeep
Fiat Chrysler Kills Chrysler 200 & Dodge Dart, Puts Brakes On Alfa Romeo, Ramps Up Jeep

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has updated its current business plan, and...well, let's just say that changes are afoot at FCA, but none of them will catch anyone off-guard. The new plan stems from changes in the global marketplace that position some FCA products for greater success than others. Such...Read More»

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid To Get Updates; Plug-In Discontinued

The 2016 Honda Accord is one of the smartest mid-size sedan choices on the market today; and if you’re especially mileage-minded, the Accord Hybrid, with its 47-mpg EPA combined gas mileage rating, is the way to go. Only you’re going to need a lot of luck finding one new, as there is no...Read More»

Oil well (photo by John Hill)
OPEC Laughs In The Face Of Electric Cars

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has issued its annual World Oil Outlook report, and to absolutely no one's surprise, it's pretty optimistic about the future of fossil fuels. Among OPEC's big predictions: 1. By the year 2040, 94 percent of vehicles that roam the world's...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco
2016 Toyota Prius: Lower Price, Higher MPG Adds Up To Even Better Value

The entire 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback lineup has been priced. Well, almost all of it has—because we’re still waiting for details and all the pertinent numbers on the reformulated Prius Plug-In that’s expected in the next year. The Prius family has, for years, included some of the...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco
2016 Toyota Prius First Drive: Video

It's now in its fourth generation, and the Toyota Prius continues to be the world's definitive hybrid-electric vehicle. This latest 2016 Prius gets slightly better gas mileage than before--52 miles per gallon for the base model--to keep its crown as the most fuel-efficient vehicle without a plug...Read More»

I-95/395 reversible HOV lanes, located in the middle of the freeway (pic by Mariordo at Wikimedia)
How Do You Encourage People To Buy Hybrids & EVs? Offer HOV Lane Access

Not so long ago, many analysts and eco-advocates were bemoaning the slow adoption of hybrids and electric cars. The sales stats just didn't make sense: consumers prioritized fuel economy, prices of hybrids in particular had become very competitive, and most folks agreed that cutting emissions was...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: 33 MPG, Starting Price Under $30k

Toyota has revealed fuel economy and pricing for its new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid models, which are not just the most fuel-efficient models in the RAV4 lineup but the quickest and most powerful. The RAV4 Hybrid gets a version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive featuring a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius
2016 Toyota Prius Aiming At 55 MPG, Sportier Driving Experience

The 2016 Toyota Prius made an official first appearance this past week—and with a new shape, more finely detailed design details, and a heightened driving experience, the fourth-generation Prius looks poised to stay relevant—and a leader in some respects, in a market where the Prius is...Read More»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...Read More»

2015 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Readying Plug-In Hybrid Minivan: Would It Fit Your Needs?

Would you reconsider a minivan, if it offered an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain that would be able to do short errands and perhaps your commute on electricity alone? It’s a question that Chrysler—now FCA, as the broader automaker that includes Fiat, Dodge, Ram, and Alfa...Read More»

2015 BMW 7-Series
The Car Connection's Best Hybrids To Buy 2015

Over the past fifteen years, hybrids have evolved, graduating from standalone, far-out models exhibiting maximum gas mileage to what's now the more common way to see a hybrid badge: on a special variant of an existing model. Yes, the Prius remains a hybrid icon today, but there are plenty of other...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers

Ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this week, Volkswagen has just given us a first look at the future: a future that’s U.S.-built, aimed directly at America, showcasing an all-new design direction, and sized for American wants and needs. It’s called the Cross Coupe GTE, and it...Read More»

BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when thinking about their future. Decades after The Jetsons forecast flying cars and 2001: A Space Odyssey promised interplanetary...Read More»

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid  -  Driven, August 2014
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid: Quick Drive

Heavy, family sized three-row crossover vehicles like the 2014 Infiniti QX60 probably don’t come to mind as particularly fuel-efficient picks—even when they have the Hybrid badge. But considering the very reason for being for hybrids—to recapture some of the energy in braking and...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Is Developing A New Line Of Hybrids To Take On The Toyota Prius

When it comes to alternative vehicles, no automaker can match Toyota's success on the sales floor. Although Honda beat Toyota to the hybrid punch a decade-and-a-half ago, the Toyota Prius ran away with shoppers' hearts (and wallets), ultimately delivering a death blow to the Honda Insight. Now...Read More»

2014 Acura ILX
Acura ILX Hybrid Dropped for 2015

The Acura ILX has only been on the market for about two years now, but in each of its model year changeovers so far, it's seen more than its share of changes. A year after adding more standard equipment and luxury, the big news for the 2015 Acura ILX isn’t what’s being added, but rather...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
Study: Electric Car Shoppers Younger & Wealthier Than Hybrid Shoppers

At first glance, you might think that hybrid and electric car shoppers would be cut from the same cloth, demographically speaking. But a new study from Experian Automotive suggests that the two are, in fact, quite different. MUST SEE: 50 Years Of The Ford Mustang: Video To reach that conclusion...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Hyundai Sonata Video: New York Auto Show

The Hyundai Sonata has been a bold move—a bold move that has paid off. Still, it’s time for change after four years. That brings us to this car—the 2015 Hyundai Sonata coming later this year after a world debut at the 2014 New York auto show. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry Video: New...Read More»

2015 Toyota Camry, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Toyota Camry Video: New York Auto Show

The mid-size sedan market is brutal. It’s rife with excellent cars like the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. So even if you’re the best selling car in America, you might not be the best. That’s what Toyota is setting out to change with the 2015 Toyota Camry, with what it calls a...Read More»

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