4th Generation Toyota Prius to be Lighter, More Efficient and More Dramatic Looking

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4th Generation Toyota Prius to be Lighter, More Efficient and More Dramatic Looking
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When the next-generation Toyota Prius arrives it will come equipped with the company’s latest and greatest hybrid powertrain and ride atop an all new platform, but the most dramatic change might just be the way it looks. Continue Reading...

What Makes the Perfect Hybrid?

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What Makes the Perfect Hybrid?
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For many folks hybrid vehicles have a negative aura about them. Some of that is the fault of poorly executed models over the past two decades, and some is due to the most successful, and arguably best engineered hybrid, the Toyota Prius. Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S Makes Historic First Laps on the Nurburgring

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S Makes Historic First Laps on the Nurburgring
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The Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S has made history, completing the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled zero CO2 emission lap at the Nurburgring. Continue Reading...

2014 Mercedes E-Class Says Buh-Bye Four-Eyes

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2014 Mercedes E-Class Says Buh-Bye Four-Eyes
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While a mid-cycle update and not an all-new model, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class makes a small yet important change to the car’s design, dropping a feature that has characterized its look since 1995. Continue Reading...

Hybrid Jaguars, Manual Transmissions Waiting in the Wings Says Exec

Hybrid Jaguars, Manual Transmissions Waiting in the Wings Says Exec
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Jaguar’s new F-Type looks remarkably like its design study, though it’s missing two things. First is a major feature of the C-X16 concept it’s based on and the second is something found in any true sports car; an advanced hybrid drivetrain and a manual transmission. Continue Reading...

Internal Combustion Engines Sticking Around to 2050: Report

Internal Combustion Engines Sticking Around to 2050: Report
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Although new propulsion systems are growing in popularity and becoming more efficient, a study conducted by the panel advising the energy department has found that the internal combustion engine will remain the main source of vehicle power until at least 2050. Continue Reading...

US Diesel Sales Surge as Hybrid’s Fall in 2011

US Diesel Sales Surge as Hybrid’s Fall in 2011
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US diesel sales rose 27.4-percent in 2011 while hybrid sales dropped 2.2-percent, numbers that reflect a changing automotive climate in America and fly in the face of conventional stereotypes about diesel cars. But thanks to offerings from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and the Volkswagen Group, diesel-powered passenger vehicle sales are on the rise in America. The 2.2-percent… Continue Reading...

Toyota Aiming For 1 Million Hybrid Sales By 2015

Toyota Aiming For 1 Million Hybrid Sales By 2015
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The head of Toyota‘s Prius program thinks that Toyota will be able to sell as many as 1 million hybrids anually by 2015. Satoshi Ogiso, who was responsible for developing the original Prius, said that hybrids could sell as many as 2 million units by 2020. Toyota Hybrid sales topped out at 690,000 in 2010,… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Enzo Successor Could Use Hybrid Technology Says CEO

Ferrari Enzo Successor Could Use Hybrid Technology Says CEO
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Expected to arrive some time next year, the successor to the Ferrari Enzo could make use of hybrid technology admits company CEO Amedeo Felisa. Speaking at the launch of the new 458 Spider, Felisa admitted as much and even confirmed that Ferrari is currently testing prototype hybrids. While still a stretch at this point, Ferrari… Continue Reading...

Ford And Toyota To Create Telematics, Hybrid System For Light Trucks And SUVs

Ford And Toyota To Create Telematics, Hybrid System For Light Trucks And SUVs
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Ford and Toyota shocked the automotive world with the announcement that the two companies will join forces to create a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding, and will do further research and studies regarding the project. The new system is said to be rear-drive based, and… Continue Reading...
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