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In the event people have not heard yet that the 2016 Prius shatters former conceptions of how Toyota’s hybrid handles, its Super Bowl has just shared the message far and wide. At the Toyota media drive last November, cone courses at the decommissioned El Toro airbase in California showed the new car to be a […]

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Like it or not, Toyota’s pre-Superbowl ad for the 2016 Prius takes counterintuitive to a new level portraying itself as a ride of choice for tough guys, sort of. It does get your attention, and may induce more than a few rolled eyebrows as well, but if it makes the vehicle memorable, people get over […]

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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 sales for January were down slightly from a year ago, although there were fewer selling days in the month so the sales rate was […]

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For the past couple years we’ve heard of Hyundai’s pending “Prius Fighter,” and now that the Ioniq will go on sale in the U.S. later this year, in question is what other automakers might also feel the heat? The Ioniq – its name a merger of ion and unique – is to be three cars […]

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An all-new Toyota Prius GT300 race car has been revealed at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. The GT300’s styling is based on the redesigned 2016 Prius, while the new race car also borrows some of the tech systems from the road-going car. Toyota says that the electric motor found in the GT300 is derived from […]

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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 sales for the general passenger vehicle market in December continued at a high level and were up 9 percent from a year ago, although […]

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The U.S. alternative energy car market had its ups and downs this year but several bright spots lit the way. Our most popular stories by page-view ranking were about leading-edge cars expected on the near horizon. This may sound normal, and it is – people always like what is new and perceived significant – but […]

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As Toyota prepares to launch its fourth-generation 2016 Prius through U.S. dealers this January, it’s saying nothing much about the plug-in hybrid version due to follow. This article might just have well stirred the pot asking “what do we know” about the next Prius PHV, but what we know is actually quite a lot, except […]

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This January Hyundai will debut its new Ioniq featuring three electrified drivetrain options available in one body type. As the manufacturer fortifies its green-car lineup against competitors including the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf, the Ioniiq will be the first vehicle to offer an all-electric, gasoline-electric hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain. “Our vision for future […]

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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 sales for November continued at an extremely high level and were up slightly from a year ago, although there were two fewer selling days […]

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