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    2016 Toyota Prius Engine To Boast 40 Percent Thermal Efficiency

    Toyota announced that its next Prius will be the most efficient yet, delivering up to 40 percent thermal efficiency. This news came during last week’s Annual Spring Congress for Japan’s Society of Automotive Engineers where the automaker revealed more details about its class-leading gasoline Prius hybrid engine. “The efficiency will be realized by improving the […]

    Carmakers

    Elon Musk Biography Offers Insight Into Tesla’s CEO

    A newly released biography gives a closer look into the upbringing and inner workings of entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has sparked the interest – and sometimes the ire – of many. He’s known for sidestepping his publicity team to announce company updates through Twitter posts. And his interviews and shareholder […]

    Chevrolet

    2016 Volt Ordering Begins This Month for Fall Deliveries

    Chevrolet is gearing up to begin an ordering process for the second-generation 2016 Volt beginning first in states compliant with California Air Resources Board rules this month and the rest of the nation in October. Orders for California and can be placed May 28 and production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant is set to begin August. […]

    Hybrid Car News

    How Do Electric Vehicle Incentives Compare To Oil And Gas Subsidies?

    More regions have recently reduced government-financed incentive programs for electric vehicles to save money, but many of these same areas are already paying far more to support the oil and gas industry. As much as $5.3 trillion is spent annually worldwide to subsidize fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund. […]

    Used Model S Can Be Had For $55,000

    Used Teslas start as low as $55,000 for a certified pre-owned Model S from the company’s program. At least that’s what the American automaker has announced. Earlier this month, Tesla launched its pre-owned sales online with models ranging anywhere from $65,000 to $105,000 but now cheaper units are making an appearance on the website. We […]

    Kia’s Niro Hybrid Spied At Nurburgring – Video

    Cameras captured Kia testing a prototype of its Niro Hybrid SUV on Germany’s Nurburgring racetrack this week. Kia first introduced the Niro Hybrid in September 2013, and then showed it once more at the Chicago Auto Show a year later. Nothing else has been heard on the Niro from the Korean carmaker in the past […]

    Ford Offering Competitors Its Technology Patents – For A Price

    Sort of following a precedent set by Tesla, Ford today said it’s opening its portfolio of patents to hasten the proliferation of electrified vehicle technologies. However, unlike Tesla, they are not free. “The patents would be available for a fee,” said Ford in a statement without divulging how much this fee would be. But, Ford […]

    2015 Hyundai Sonata First To Come With Android Auto

    Hyundai has become the first automaker to offer Google’s Android Auto in-car infotainment system in their 2015 Sonata sedan. The South Korean automaker raced to implement Android Auto in a bid to beat rival companies to market. This system, which provides a sleek, colorful interface has debuted before Apple’s competing system, CarPlay. Once consumers get […]

    Renault-Nissan Alliance Will Provide 200 EVs to COP21 UN Climate Summit

    Yesterday the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it would supply 200 all-electric vehicles as passenger transporters for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. Cars being provided for this summit with broad climate-remedying aims include the Renault ZOE and Kangoo Z.E, Nissan Leaf and e-NV200. The Paris summit’s goals are to […]