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Toyota: It’s Our Responsibility To Address Hybrid, Plug-In Confusion

Toyota: It’s Our Responsibility To Address Hybrid, Plug-In Confusion

Hybrids such as the Toyota Prius have now been offered for more than a decade. Yet as we learned from a study revealed just this past week, a surprisingly high percentage of new-car shoppers don't really know how hybrids work—or what makes plug-in hybrids or battery-electric vehicles... read more

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Ram 1500 hybrid transmission diagram, image via Allpar.com

Rumor: Ram Planning Diesel Hybrid 1500 Pickup

In the world of pickups, torque is king. Electric-drive systems aren't typically thought of as towing powerhouses, due primarily to their mass-market application thus far in... read more December 7, 2010 by 


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h

2011 Lexus CT 200h: First Drive

Remember the Lexus HS 250h that was introduced last year? Yes? Well kindly forget about it for the moment and reboot. Actually, consider it a full-on system crash and... read more October 31, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)

Nearly Half Of America Interested In Alt Fuel Vehicles, 71% Don't Know What They're Looking For

If you're an American, odds are pretty good that your car runs on gasoline. The chance that your next car will be gas-powered, however, isn't such a sure thing. According to... read more October 8, 2010 by 


 
2011 Honda CR-Z

2011 Honda CR-Z: Three Test Drives, Three Editors' Opinions, Five Questions

It's not all that often that three different High Gear Media editors test-drive the same model within a few weeks of each other, but that's what happened with the 2011 Honda... read more August 31, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Honda CR-Z

Driven: 2011 Honda CR-Z

Take a look at the rumblings from critics and pundits, and it's apparent that Honda has been burned a bit by expectations with its new CR-Z coupe. Old-school CRX fans don't... read more August 27, 2010 by  10


 
2011 Honda CR-Z Euro NCAP crash testing

Video: 2011 Honda CR-Z Scores Five Stars In Euro NCAP Crash Test

Our first drive review of the 2011 Honda CR-Z is coming later today, but before that, we have this video of the hopefully-sporty little hybrid scoring five stars in Euro NCAP... read more August 26, 2010 by 


 
Jay Leno gets a tour of the Porsche 918 spyder

Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

Here at High Gear Media, we've talked a lot about the stunning Porsche 918 spyder. Most recently, we learned that it's officially making the leap from concept to production... read more August 19, 2010 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive

  The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will be significantly updated when it shows up at dealers in October, and VW hopes it's more in tune with what American shoppers need in a... read more July 30, 2010 by 


 
Fisker Karma

Forget Saving The Planet: The Fisker Karma Will Nab You A Date

Remember the Prius commercials with all those people dressed up like grass and rocks, moving in rhythm to create the illusion of a happy, healthy Mother Earth? Well forget... read more July 7, 2010 by 


 
Leaked 2011 Lexus CT 200h images

Lexus Lures Andy Samberg, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Kennedy To The Dark Side

During the 2010 New York Auto Show, Lexus hosted a debate to hype its new hybrid, the CT 200h. Dubbed "The Darker Side of Green", the face-off featured eco-tech enthusiast... read more July 6, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

High Gear on FoxCarReport: Chevy Volt, Grand Cherokee and More

  High Gear Media is live on the Web, on the Fox Car Report today. This afternoon, I'll be joining FCR host Gary Gastelu for a satellite Webcast chat about the latest... read more July 1, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

UPDATE: Volt Won't Require Gas Engine For Highway Driving

Preview drives of unfinished pre-production cars are a tricky thing. It's easy to get ahead of oneself in the evaluation process, judging things that are still under... read more June 28, 2010 by  6


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: 274 HP, $25K

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is selling strongly out of the gate--but two new versions on the way later this year will give mid-size sedan shoppers a couple more reasons to... read more June 21, 2010 by 


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

2010 Lexus HS250h And Suzuki Kizashi: Top Safety Fail?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its latest test results—of two sedans, the hybrid 2010 Lexus HS250h and the almost-mid-size 2010 Suzuki... read more June 18, 2010 by  8


 
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: 41 MPG, Most Efficient Luxury Sedan In America

Ford's Fusion Hybrid has already won accolades for its excellent efficiency and driving performance, and now its more luxurious cousin, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, is... read more June 16, 2010 by  10


 
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