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    Top 5 Best-Value Hybrid Sedans

    Of 23 hybrid sedans sold in the U.S., five happen to sell among the best in no small part because they’re the ones that deliver the best mpg compared to non-hybrid stablemates. Compared to otherwise nearly identical non-hybrid siblings rated in the mid-20s to low 30s, the hybrids on this list get between 13-16 mpg […]


    Tesla Fighting With Iowa Dealers Over Test Drives

    Tesla has had an up-and-down history with its direct-to-consumer sales model, with states like Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Virginia coming down hard against the California-based start-up. Now, according to a story in the Des Moines Register, Iowa is another where dealer lobby groups have restricted how Tesla operates in the state. The issue […]


    Former Volt Critic, Now Cadillac President: There Will Be a Gen-2 ELR

    If you heard any rumors of the Cadillac ELR’s inevitable demise, these have been greatly exaggerated said its new company President, Johan de Nysschen. Given it was only launched January 2014, it’s too early for sneak previews, especially with a new Volt due for revelation in January, but in an Automobile magazine interview, de Nysschen […]

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    Elon Musk To Speak January At Automotive News World Congress

    The 39th annual Automotive News World Congress will feature Tesla CEO Elon Musk as a speaker Tuesday, January 13. These events normally attract industry bigwigs and other influential people to speak to attendees from the automotive retail and manufacturing world, and Automotive News made a separate news brief to note Musk’s appearance. “The 43-year-old native […]

    $20,720 For 2015 Nissan NV200

    Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan NV200 compact van, which is currently on sale nationwide. 2015 marks the vehicle’s third year of availability. Nissan said the 2015 NV200 now offers America’s best commercial van warranty, increasing basic limited warranty coverage from 3 years/36,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain […]

    GM Touts How It is Concealing Gen-Two Volt

    When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was developed from 2007-2011, GM prided itself on its “transparency” but today it posted a press release touting how it conceals the development of that plug-in car’s successor. “The styling of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive world’s best-kept secrets,” said Chevrolet communications in reference to its […]

    Kia To Show Optima T-Hybrid Diesel In Paris This Week

    This week in Paris Kia will showcase its mild hybrid diesel “Optima T-Hybrid” which it first previewed March this year in Geneva. Powered by the company’s production 1.7-liter CRDi turbo diesel, Kia has paired a 48-volt battery and small electric motor which it says allows limited pure EV driving at low speeds and when cruising. […]

    Lamborghini Asterion Hybrid Could Bow This Week In Paris

    Little is known about the Lamborghini Asterion that will reportedly be revealed this week at the Paris Motor Show. The name “Asterion” comes from Greek mythology and speaks of a half-man, half-bull creature, hinting at its hybrid powertrain. The car looks to be a four seater with styling cues borrowed from the Aventador. Lamborghini has […]

    Porsche 918 Spyder Catches Fire In Toronto

    Car fans are lamenting the likelihood that there will be only 917 out of 918 Porsche 918 Spyders remaining in the world after one appears to have been incinerated in Toronto over the weekend. The $845,000-plus plug-in hybrid supercar was seen in flames at a gas station in Toronto. The cause has not been verified […]