Hybrid

Toyota Prius Plug–in Hybrid to Start Sale in Japan by Jan-End

November 30, 2011 / No Comments

The first orders for the third generation Toyota Prius Plug–in Hybrid will start retailing in Japan by the end of January next year. The US markets, meanwhile, would get to drive the car by coming spring. However, the initial availability would be in 14 states, and a nationwide rollout would happen by 2013. We hear sales in the European region ...

Chevrolet Cruze Plug-In Hybrid in the Offing

November 25, 2011 / No Comments

Chevrolet is driving out a new hybrid after their Volt met with a stiff reception. This one is the cheaper and less complex Cruze. Unlike the Volt, which was a plug-in, the Cruze is a plug-in hybrid. That is, the Cruze will be using both petrol and electric power to drive its front wheels. Last year, General Motors had showcased a plug-in ...

How Hybrids Work: KERS Explained

November 24, 2011 / No Comments

Modern hybrid electric vehicles are about 20-35 percent more efficient than their gas-powered counterparts. But where does that efficiency come from? KERS, or kinetic energy recovery systems, play an important role in hybrid electric vehicles and how they reduce fuel consumption. What are KERS? Kinetic energy recovery systems are based on the law of physics that states that energy can be ...

Hybrid Car Lovers, You Are Now Safer From Injury in Crash

November 21, 2011 / No Comments

There is one more reason to love your hybrid cars. Besides providing fuel economy, these environment friendly models now offer you safety as well. A research by Highway Loss Data Institute, which studied 25 2003 to 2011 vehicles that featured both conventional and hybrid powertrains, concluded that the occupants in hybrid version are 27% less likely to be injured, in ...

Tokyo Motor Show to Steal Hearts with Suzuki Small Eco-friendly Vehicles

November 10, 2011 / No Comments

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association is gearing up for 42nd Tokyo Motor Show which will take place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center from December 2 to 11.  Suzuki,, which focuses on meeting contemporary needs, offering new kinds of value, and delivering genuine pleasure to customers, will feature their new line up of automobiles and motorcycles at this ...

Buick Verano Hybrid Version in the Works

October 21, 2011 / No Comments

The new 2012 Buick Verano has just emerged on the market horizon, but, already, we have news of a hybrid version in the works, though the green compact sedan isn't expected to be launched until 2015. That's the ponytail-friendly Verano, as we should all be aware of by now. The juicy tidbit was revealed by a post on Automotive News, which ...

Hybrid School Bus Initiative to Get $1m from CARB

October 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

And, finally, it is the beginning of the end of suffocating bus trips for the students; so, parents also can breathe easy. The age of pollution-free buses is dawning. School buses will no longer cough and splutter. And, consequently, you also will stop fretting and fuming. That yellow school bus will no longer pull up with smoke billowing out of its ...

Honda Acura NSX Successor Could be a Plug-in Hybrid

October 12, 2011 / No Comments

Seems like Honda is putting all their efforts to impress the auto world with a new hybrid vehicle! As you already know, earlier hybrid vehicles from the company stables - like Insight and the CR-Z - have failed to reach up to expected levels. The next version of the stylish car Acura NSX might be the new hybrid automobile from ...

Europe Gearing Up to Usher in More Diesel Hybrids

September 29, 2011 / No Comments

Can you believe that 50% of all European vehicles will spew only 120 gm of carbon dioxide, by 2015? Frost & Sullivan says that awareness of sustainable mobility has prompted automakers to develop low-emission vehicles. And so, the consulting firm, quite confidently, claims that one out of every two vehicles sold in Europe will emit less CO2 in four years. But ...

2012 Fisker Karma Hybrid Debuts on CBS Sitcom Two and a Half Men

September 28, 2011 / No Comments

Fisker's $95,900-plus hybrid sedan, the Fisker Karma, has debuted on the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. The Karma will have a reoccurring role being driven by Walden Schmidt, the internet mogul played by Ashton Kutcher. We hear no financial deal has been made  between Fisker and CBS for the appearance of the car in the show. Fisker claims that ...