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    Pros and Cons Between Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrids

    Every vehicle involves compromises, and the one that meets your needs ideally has the least. For those of you wondering whether a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be a better choice, this will compile in one place a number of the more prominent pros and cons for each. It […]

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    507-EV Parade Sets New World Record

    The record for the world’s largest parade of electric vehicles was taken back by the U.S. Saturday Sept. 20 at the National Drive Electric Week event in Cupertino, California. A Guiness World Record official was on hand to declare 507 EVs did indeed supercede a record 481-EV parade in Sutttgart Germany May 2014. “No hybrids […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    235 MPG Renault Eolab Heads To Paris

    Renault’s Eolab plug-in hybrid could net 282 mpg on the Euro cycle and in the U.S. it reportedly might achieve 235 mpg under more stringent EPA tests. A prototype of the four-passenger car has been driven by Top Gear, they say it works basically as advertised, but for now, the concept is to be displayed […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Critic Thinks Tesla Won’t Get Battery Costs Low Enough

    With the red tape cleared and the ground broken on Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Nevada, the biggest question remains whether or not the company will be able to achieve its primary goal: to lower the cost of the batteries it uses in its vehicles. While Tesla boss Elon Musk has confidently predicted that it could […]

    25 Highway MPG For Colorado-Canyon Duo; Diesel Coming

    General Motors is launching the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon with what looks like segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder midsize pickup trucks, according to EPA fuel economy estimates. The all-new midsize trucks, powered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 2WD and available 6-speed automatic transmission, will have an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and […]

    Mitsubishi Tweaks Outlander PHEV’s Look For Paris Concept

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has developed for the 2014 Paris Motor Show the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, based on its Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a described by MMC as a concept presenting a special design package for the production Outlander PHEV. The exterior and interior design are said to be created under “Sporty […]

    Toyota Announces 2015 Camry Hybrid Prices

    Toyota’s extensively re-worked 2015 Camry Hybrid models are priced at $26,790 for the base LE, $27,995 for the new SE, and $29,980 for the premium XLE excluding $825 destination fees. The new cars will be available this fall and Toyota has replaced or tweaked much in a thorough mid-cycle refresh for its popular Camry line […]

    Toyota Making Strides Towards Aluminum

    Toyota is playing catch-up with incorporating aluminum into its more popular vehicles, unlike rivals Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. The three North American automakers have wholly embraced the material, starting with hoods and panels in pickups and big SUVs, and spreading through — in the case of Chrysler — about 80 percent of its lineup. […]

    Mercedes-Benz Will Broaden Plug-In Hybrid Offerings

    After previewing its first-ever plug-in hybrid last week, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the technology is going to spread through the rest of its line in the relative near future. “We will have a plug-in hybrid version of every volume model,” said the company’s R&D Chief, Thomas Weber during a press preview of the S550 Plug-In […]