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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

    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 […]

    Lexus Trademarks LS500h Name in Europe

    Lexus has filed a trademark in Europe, hinting at a new LS model. What the significance is will remain to be seen, but there is not Lexus “LS500″ in the Japanese automaker’s line but the “h” would be nomenclature for a hybrid variant. This isn’t the first time Lexus has used the 500h designation for […]

    Audi Says All-Electric SUV and Autonomous Tech Will Help Brand Grow

    Audi said that a new, all-electric SUV will be one of the key vehicles to help Audi grow, along with integrating more self-driving features into its vehicles. Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, discussed the carmaker’s strategy for the SUV segment at the company’s annual general meeting in Germany last week. “We intend to continue growing […]

    Dealers Have Thousands of Unsold Chevy Volts Sitting on Their Lots

    The current generation Chevrolet Volt is going through a serious sales slump, selling 2,779 units during the first four months the year and leaving 6,000 unsold cars sitting at dealer lots. That represents a massive 46 percent drop compared to last years first quarter sales numbers. That leaves an outstanding number of unsold cars just […]