Hybrids

Hybrid Touareg, 5-Series GT Tested And Smart Traffic: Today At High Gear Media
Hybrid Touareg, 5-Series GT Tested And Smart Traffic: Today At High Gear Media

Smart traffic lights may be the next wave of the war against fuel consumption, as countless gallons of fuel are wasted at a standstill every day. BMW is leading the charge on that front, hoping to add some sophistication to the 40-year-old lights system we have now. Speaking of BMW, over at Motor...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal, HGM On Fox, Hybrids vs. Pedestrians: Today at High Gear Media

Just a few weeks after canning the Saturn brand on a failed sale to Penske, GM is nabbing what would have been the next-gen Aura and turning it into the 2011 Buick Regal. Basically a restyled Opel Insignia, the car is being positioned as an attractive and sporty addition to the new Buick line...Read More»

2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
First Drive Of The ActiveHybrid X6, A Plug-In Hybrid Caddy: Today’s Car News

BMW has managed to keep its “ultimate driving machine” ethos even when it comes to building hybrid vehicles, with its all-new 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 slotting in as the world’s most powerful hybrid vehicle thanks to its 478 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. [Green Car Reports]...Read More»

Opel Ampera
Opel CEO Calls It Quits, Rolls-Royce Hybrid: Today’s Car News

It’s official. The boss of Opel, Carl-Peter Forster, will be leaving his role as head of the European operation and will advise the company during the transition to find a new CEO. Who will that be? Rumor has it, none other than GM’s own Bob Lutz. [Motor Authority] You know hybrids have...Read More»

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
Rolls-Royce Ghost Goes Green(ish)

Early last month, we reported on surprising rumors that less-than-green Bentley is developing a hybrid powertrain for 2011. Not wanting to be left out of all the eco-fun, Bentley's high-end rival, Rolls-Royce, now says that it's also working on a hybrid powertrain -- one for the new Rolls-Royce...Read More»

The cast of *The A-Team*
Chrysler TV, $24K Clunkers, A-Team Returns: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today's news roundup has something for everyone at our four expert sites: celebriphiles will  welcome news of Pam Anderson's Mercedes-Benz and the return of the A-Team, while greenies...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Thefts Down, But LoJack Looks Ahead To Hybrids and Electrics

In any normal vehicle, a slight drain on the battery is no big deal. But if you have a hybrid—or, for that matter, if you have a finicky old British roadster in the garage that needs to be hooked up to a trickle charger all the time—you want to minimize what's tapping into your power. That's...Read More»

Porsche logo
Preview: 2012 Porsche Lineup

Porsche is planning to revitalize its entire lineup within the next couple of years, with seven new models, including some new faces, reportedly in the works. Things must be very busy within the walls of Porsche’s Stuttgart headquarters, according to Autocar, which is reporting that the seven...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Civic Duty: Honda's Mid-course Change Makes Next Civic Smaller

In the automotive business, few things are more expensive than making changes to a product that has already advanced through much of its developmental cycle.  Making matters worse, many vehicles share a common platform, meaning that changes to a design could cause multiple product launches to be...Read More»

2009 Honda CR-Z concept car
Preview: 2011 Honda CR-Z

Honda plans to launch two new hybrid vehicles next year: a sporty coupe based on 2007’s CR-Z concept car and a hybrid version of the compact Fit. Both cars are due in the second half of next year and in the lead up to their arrival, Honda has previewed the sportier model with its latest...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
Ford Hybrids Lead Sales, Dodge Rams Aren't Sheep: Today's Car News

Cheap is the new black, or so we're told--luxury-car buyers are opting for less features and lower prices as we begin to pull out of phase one of the Great Recession. [Automotive News, sub. req'd.] There's no MultiAir V-8 in the works for the Alfa Romeo brand, despite its new kinship with the Dodge...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Buick Regal, Cars and Bears, and Porsche Death: Today at High Gear Media

  Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page   Buick's in the headlines today in the auto world--and here at High Gear Media, we've got word on the return of the Regal nameplate to Buick's next mid-size sedan.    Across the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
GM Ramps Up For 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and Volt Production

General Motors is investing more than $230 million in four plants in the greater Flint, Michigan area to support the production of the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, a move that will form more than 500 jobs. The four plants include Flint Engine South, Flint Metal Center...Read More»

2009 Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept
New Details For 2009 Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept

If you thought the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was going to be the only new gullwing unveiled this year then you'd be wrong. Subaru is also planning to unveil a new gullwing, although the Japanese automaker’s version is a new concept car that's set to star at next month’s 2009 Tokyo...Read More»

Hyundai Blue-Will plug-in hybrid concept, Seoul Motor Show, April 2009
Hyundai Wants To Be World’s Greenest Automaker By 2015

Hyundai has just released its 2009 Sustainability Report, which outlines the strategies the automaker will be partaking in over the next couple of years as part of its efforts to become the world’s greenest automotive company by 2015. Hyundai has a stated goal of environmental leadership in...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: High-Mileage Achiever, Everyman's Interior

40 miles per gallon. That's what we at TheCarConnection.com just saw in a week's worth of driving—driving in which we really made a point to treat the Fusion Hybrid much like any other car. And when we actually tried to drive economically, following the excellent hybrid system display when we...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Honest-To-Goodness 40-MPG Mid-Sizer

While Toyota and Honda have laid claim on most of the lofty fuel economy figures in the 40-mpg and above range in recent years, Ford now has serious bragging rights in its 2010 Fusion Hybrid. The 2010 Fusion Hybrid slots closely behind the 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid...Read More»

2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator
Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, Step Up To The EV Plate

The American South may not be the first place you think of when it comes to EVs, but two Southern utility companies -- Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy -- have both announced that by 2020, every vehicle purchased for their combined 10,000-vehicle fleet will either be a plug-in hybrid or an...Read More»

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda hasn’t ignored the possibility of a hydrogen economy, but it’s taken a quite different path than other automakers with its hydrogen test vehicles, like the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid. Instead of using costly fuel cells, it’s focused its hydrogen efforts around a rotary internal...Read More»

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