Hybrids

2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Priced From $29,530
2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Priced From $29,530

Family buyers looking for a mid-size luxury sedan that’s sporty and offers mild hybrid technology and fuel efficiency may find what they’re looking for in the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist. Buick announced that the mild hybrid version of the 2012 Regal will start at $29,530, including...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal GS
2012 Buick Regal GS and Regal eAssist Priced

General Motors has revealed pricing for their 2012 Buick Regal GS and 2012 Buick Regal eAssist mild-hybrid models, and it looks like both will prove to be well priced in their respective segments. The 2012 Buick Regal GS will start at $35,310, including a delivery charge of $860. That money buys...Read More»

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid
DOT's LaHood Proud To Say He Drives A Ford Escape Hybrid

Secretary of Transportation (and former congressman) Ray LaHood doesn’t want to just be known as the man who launched a campaign against distracted driving. In a recent meeting with Volkswagen employees in Virginia, LaHood fielded questions on what type of car he drove, and his answers will...Read More»

Toyota Camry trunk badge
2012 Toyota Camry Revealed In Assembly Plant Video

Toyota has a lot riding on the redesigned 2012 Camry due out this fall. Up to now, little has been known about the next-generation mid-size sedan other than a teaser video with Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s president, providing just a glimpse and promising that the new Camry will be “the best...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Honda Pilot, Chevy Diesel Cruze, Leaf Charging: Car News Headlines

Honda is giving the 2012 Pilot a refresh with a new grille and upgraded interior. [TheCarConnection] Dodge is set to offer a supercharger on the 2012 Charger and Challenger SRT8. [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Porsche Sport Drive is getting butts in seats. [SocialCarNews] Nissan dealers are offering...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Touts Reliability Of Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid

Here’s an interesting fact that may just help you win a trivia challenge someday: your odds of experiencing an issue with a battery cell in a Ford hybrid are 8.5 million to 1. Those are the same odds as being struck by lightning – twice. Ford wants consumers to know that its hybrid...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi i
NHTSA To Mandate Pedestrian Alert Tones For Hybrid, Electric Cars

There’s a koan in Zen Buddhism that effectively asks, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration won’t address that question, but they’ll soon address another: what is the correct pedestrian alert noise for an electric...Read More»

Clean Air Sticker
California Hybrid Drivers Lose Car-Pool Lane Privileges

Starting July 1st, solo drivers of hybrid cars in California will see their special pass to the car pool lane disappear. Since 2004, hybrid owners with a special permit were allowed entry into California’s High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lanes even when driving alone. The special yellow...Read More»

2005 Toyota Prius
End of the Free Ride: California Nixes Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes – For Now

If you’re one of the lucky 85,000 California drivers of hybrids with yellow decals permitting access to carpool lanes, the free ride is over – for now. The state officially ends this program June 30 and will replace it with a new sticker program for electric and plug-in cars in the near...Read More»

BMW prototype based on Vision EfficientDynamics concept
Mission Impossible 4, GM, Rolls-Royce, Gordon Murray: Todays' Car News

The first trailer for Mission Impossible 4 has hit the interwebz. It shows off the upcoming BMW i8 and new 6-Series Convertible. [MotorAuthority] California will no longer let hybrids drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes with only a single occupant. [GreenCarReports] Rolls-Royce is taking the...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper stability control testing platform for next-gen model
Toyota Recall, 2013 Dodge Viper, Batman, Disney's Cars 2: Today's Car News

While designers are having a hard time securing suppliers for the 2013 Dodge Viper, it is on track for a 2012 debut. [MotorAuthority] Toyota is recalling 2006 and 2007 Highlander Hybrids and the Lexus RX400h. [TheCarConnection] Gas-Guzzlers are the bad guys in Disney's Cars 2. [GreenCarReports]...Read More»

Ryan Dunn
Ryan Dunn Dies, Britney Back With Beetle: The Week In Reverse

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died in a 130-mph collision in his Porsche, violently and senselessly--in the way of most drunk-driving accidents. [MotorAuthority] Carmageddon will strike soon in Los Angeles when the 405 closes for a day. Have no fear: Erik Estrada has all the deets. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Report: Gas Prices Down, As Are Prices On Small Cars, Hybrids

Oh, what a short memory vehicle shoppers seem to have with respect to high gas prices. While national-average pump prices surged into May, to a national average peak of about $3.98—topping off 20 consecutive weeks of price gains—they've since started to settle downward to about $3.71...Read More»

Ford C-Max Energi, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Ford's 2012 C-Max Product Lineup Loses A Minivan

If you fell in love with compact C-Max minivan and were counting down the days until you could buy one from your local Ford dealer, we’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news: Ford has killed plans to sell the three-row, seven-passenger C-Max in the United States, citing an...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max live photos by Joe Nuxoll
Ford C-Max Minivan Canceled; U.S C-Max To Be Hybrid-Only

Late last year, Ford said it would bring to market its first minivan since the mid-2000s in the form of the C-Max, a seven-seat van with some running gear in common with the 2012 Mazda 5. That plan is now inoperative, says Ford spokesman Mark Schirmer, who confirms the three-row C-Max has been...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 45th Anniversay Edition. Image: © GM Corp.
May Pony Car Sales Outshine Hybrids, But What Does It Mean?

With gas near the $4 per gallon mark, you’d think that sales of pony cars like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger would be at record lows. After all, their V-8 engines aren’t known for fuel economy, and even their V-6 models fall short of matching the fuel economy...Read More»

2001 Toyota Prius
2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recalled

With the floor-mat and sticky-throttle-pedal recalls in its rearview mirror, Toyota now is recalling the first-generation Prius for a problem with steering. Toyota says it's conducting the recall for about 52,000 Prius sedans sold in the U.S. in the 2001 to 2003 model years. Globally, the recall...Read More»

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Memorial Day Driving, Indy 500 Cars For Sale: Today's Car News

Memorial Day weekend has officially arrived--and you'll be elbow-to-elbow out there on the long trip to fun. [FamilyCarGuide] If you can believe a new study, one in five drivers are unfit to be on the road. Funny, we thought it'd be more. [TheCarConnection] In a jam for the long holiday weekend...Read More»

HazelMail
Memorial Day Apps, Audi A9 In The Works: Today's Car News

Small cars are getting better at crash safety, so says the IIHS. [TheCarConnection] A new Facebook page makes your Facebook page look totally acceptable. While you may be doing belly shots off a cougar, this group's suggesting that Saudi women be beaten for driving. [TheCarConnection] Whether it's...Read More»

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