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Spy photographers grabbed photos of a camouflaged Toyota Supra sports car undergoing street tests in Germany. The heavily disguised car is the result of a 2011 joint venture between Toyota and BMW that included development of a new sports car platform as well as sharing battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The new chassis will […]

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Electrified big-rig semi-trucks are getting news space, and start-up Nicola Motor wants to be included. The Utah-based company announced it will unveil a working prototype of its Nikola One in Salt Lake City on December 2nd. Nikola One is a Class 8 semi-tractor truck that is powered by a natural gas turbine and electric motor […]

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After first appearing in 2014-2015 and then taking model year 2016 off, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back at dealers as a refreshed 2017. Honda’s car faces fierce competition from the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Chevrolet Malibu mid-sized hybrids, but it comes back still at the top of its class for EPA […]

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After skipping a model year following the only just-released 2015 Accord Hybrid, Honda has returned to win the mid-size efficiency race with an EPA combined 48 mpg estimate. The front-wheel-drive sedan promises to vie well against others in this competitive mid-sized, five-passenger hybrid class, and sometimes the hare does beat the turtle. Here are 10 […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall passenger vehicle sales for April were up from a year ago although down modestly from March. For April and for year-to-date, hybrids were down […]

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There’s no shortage of buzzwords to describe the new Acura NSX, but the truth is, it’s an ordinary yet high-tech supercar. That may sound strange, but a tour through Acura’s facility where they make this 573-horsepower mid-engine marvel helps demonstrate the point. For starters, it’s not built in any exotic location. Unlike other supercars built […]

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Toyota’s new C-HR crossover has been fully revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The C-HR is based on the new TNGA modular platform which was introduced with the new Prius. Like that car, the C-HR will be available with the latest 1.8 hybrid system that makes 122 horsepower and produces 90 g/km of CO2. […]

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This summer after the first half year of plug-in electrified vehicle sales results were in, Europe had surpassed the U.S. for the first time, and since then it’s never looked back. Although its total passenger vehicle market of 12.5-million units last year was smaller than the U.S.’ 16.5 million, Europe is up 86 percent year […]

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If you ever thought “sporty” and “Prius” were mutually exclusive terms, the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback aims to remedy that. Now entering its 16th year in the U.S. and approaching two decades since the quintessential hybrid car was introduced in Japan in 1997, Toyota has declared the 2016 Prius is no longer just about […]

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Hyundai has introduced a new hybrid-dedicated GDI engine as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission for its front-wheel-drive vehicles. The new 1.6-liter GDI engine was designed from the start to boost power, performance and fuel economy. The powerplant will arrive in markets early next year and is Hyundai’s first engine that combines the Atkinson cycle, […]

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