Hybrid

Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say
Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Analysts at the market-research firm AutoPacific report that though there are many indications that the recession is ending—or over—there might not be any strong indicators in the automotive sector that things will get much better anytime soon. The firm has found that new-vehicle purchase...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Video: 2011 Honda CR-Z Selling Strong, Could Redeem Honda's Hybrid Hopes

One year ago, Honda was ramping up for the roll-out of its 2010 Honda Insight hybrid. The company made big predictions about the Insight, boasting that it would outsell the 2010 Toyota Prius in showrooms around the globe. Sadly for Honda, those dreams didn't come true -- not by a longshot -- but if...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid
Frugal Shopper: The Ten Most Discounted Hybrid Models

If you're considering one of many hybrid models but think that there are no deals to be had on green vehicles, now would be the time to think again—and potentially head out shopping in the near future. Data from the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar shows that a lot of hybrid models are selling...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Video: Mercedes Knows Its Target Market, S400 Hybrid Debuts During Oscar Broadcast

Hyundai was the big kahuna sponsoring last night's Oscar broadcast, but in a shocking upset, Mercedes may have walked off with the trophy for best performance by an automaker. Sure, the ad announcing the debut of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid was bland, and it didn't say much of anything about...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!

The death of HUMMER and the rise of hybrids, electric vehicles and everything in between--what's the future of the automobile and the car industry? If you're near a computer or satellite radio today, you'll find out more during Richard Bacon's BBC 5 Live today. Along with other guests, I'll be...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta sedan
Gas Prices Are Up…But Small-Car And Hybrid Interest Down?

A continued rise in fuel prices means that people migrate to smaller vehicles and those that get higher fuel economy. Right? Well that's what common sense might lead us to think, but the Fuel Price Impact Survey from the Tustin, California-based market-research firm AutoPacific shows otherwise. The...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Driven: 2010 Lexus RX 450h

In addition to the new Lexus HS 250, Lexus has an entire line of hybrids that are almost indiscernible from a distance from their gasoline-only counterparts. Of those, the bestseller is by far the RX 450h, which brings a hybrid halo to this very popular luxury crossover. We've had a number of...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Driven Again: 2010 Lexus HS 250h

After a follow-up drive with Lexus' compact hybrid luxury sedan, we're still a little underwhelmed. The 2010 Lexus HS 250h doesn't completely miss the mark in any single way; but it does fail to wow in any conventional sense like performance, comfort, or spaciousness. And that makes it a bit of an...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Piling On: Problems With Prius Brakes Are Toyota's Latest Worry

When it rains, it pours. And Toyota may find itself swimming a lot faster if new allegations of safety problems prove to be true. In Japan this morning, the Ministry of Transportation ordered the company to investigate complaints into brake problems in its new 2010 Toyota Prius. More than 100 U.S...Read More»

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

Under the blanket of winter, Detroit is smoking hot, caught in the throes of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. And the latest hot concept to hit the Web is the 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept. The XTS Platinum Concept is a preview of the upcoming Cadillac flagship sedan, intended as a range-topper to...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Honda CR-Z

What do you get when you take some of the inspiration of Honda’s much-loved CRX two-seater from the 1980s and cross it with the also-much-loved Insight coupe from the past decade, then give it the latest version of Honda’s hybrid system? The 2011 Honda CR-Z. After plenty of anticipation, the...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe

Volkswagen unveiled a sleek New Compact Coupe concept, with a 45-mpg hybrid powertrain and an off-white leather interior with bucket seats for four. According to Volkswagen, “the New Compact Coupe (NCC) shows, both technically and visually, how Volkswagen envisions a front-wheel-drive hybrid...Read More»

2010 scion iq concept 016
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Scion iQ To Debut As A Hybrid Hatch

The Toyota iQ is a popular minicar in many parts of the world, and we've known for a while that Toyota was planning to market it as a Scion in the U.S. The timeline for the iQ's launch, however, has been the subject of rumor and speculation: at first it was thought to be 2011, then it was bumped up...Read More»

Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones
2009's Best Green Posts: Urine! Muslims & Ethanol! Prius Perks!

G'wan, admit it. We say, "green car". You think, "Ugh, Toyota Prius," and look away. Oh, but there's so much more! And so much of it is just so darn ... weird. Consider, for example, the 10 most popular posts last year on our sister site GreenCarReports.com. The list includes a piece entitled...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept
Mercedes-Benz Bringing A Hybrid Option To The S-Class

Just a couple of weeks ago, we discussed Mercedes-Benz's plan to retool its popular CL model into a new S-Class coupe. Now we've gotten word that the next-gen S-Class will offer even more features, including a hybrid option on the S-Class sedan. The system will be similar to that shown at Frankfurt...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

2007 Toyota Yaris 3dr HB Man (Natl) Side Exterior View
Toyota Hybrid Concept Confirmed for 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota has confirmed it will show a new hybrid car concept at the Detroit auto show next month. And hybrid followers are eagerly speculating what it might be: a two-door Prius? a hybrid Yaris? a 2011 Scion iQ hybrid? or a dedicated plug-in hybrid? The king of hybrids says you'll have to wait a...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Go On Sale in 2011

Toyota has been a late and cautious entrant into the field of plug-in vehicles, gradually rolling out a small fleet of Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid versions of the third-generation Prius. But for the first time, the company has announced that it will put the car on sale to regular consumers. The...Read More»

Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models
Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen revealed an all-new concept car, called the Up! Lite, that demonstrates a new focus on fuel-efficiency and hybrids by getting straight to numbers; its carbon-dioxide emissions are just 65 grams per mile and at 70 mpg, it's the most fuel-efficient...Read More»

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