Ford Fusion & Escape Hybrid Models Top in Customer Payback Value

April 7, 2011 / 1 Comment

All hybrids are not equal – so thinks Ford. With the cost of ultra-fuel efficient Toyota Prius starting at $23,050 at one end and Porsche Cayenne Hybrid starting at $67,700 on the other, Ford has a point. The Cayenne Hybrid has an EPA rating of 21 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The ...

Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid Jumps into Production

March 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

It's been a long time since Fisker presented for the first time its Karma plug-in hybrid when its manufacturing partner, Valmet Automotive, kicked off the production of the model. Fisker has now announced that it has commenced production of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid sports sedan in Finland.

Mitsubishi to Introduce 8 New EVs/Plug-In Hybrids by 2015

January 24, 2011 / No Comments

Mitsubishi has plans to launch eight new electric / plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2015. The new plan of the Japanese giant is based on the growing markets of fuel-efficient products worldwide.

Fisker Karma Production to Begin from March 2011

January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Many of you have been eagerly waiting for the release of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid car for a long time. The wait had begun ever since  it was originally scheduled for release in November 2009. The release was then postponed to September 2010, but now the company has come up with a more reasonable production start date - ...

Stratasys Urbee Eco-Friendly Hybrid Vehicle Developed

November 2, 2010 / No Comments

Stratasys Inc has developed an environmental friendly vehicle code-named Urbee. The automobile will be on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 2 to 5. The Minneapolis –based company is partnering with Winnipeg engineering group Kor Ecologic to build this first-ever prototype car.

Lotus City Car Hybrid Concept Makes Paris Debut

October 4, 2010 / No Comments

Automaker Lotus has introduced its new City Car concept. As the name suggests, it is an economic urban runabout and employs dazzling looks. The car features an advanced series of hybrid technology with range extender engine and single-speed transmission.

Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid Gears Up For North American Racing Debut

September 30, 2010 / No Comments

Porsche's 480-horsepower 911 GT3R hybrid vehicle will make its North American racing debut at the competition of the Petit Le Mans (PLM) in the unclassified category. The race will test the GT3R's on-track abilities and its unique hybrid propulsion system.

Daimler & Toyota Negotiating New Deal on Hybrid Tech

September 23, 2010 / No Comments

Daimler and Toyota are engaged in negotiating a new deal, so that Daimler may earn the license of Toyota’s Hybrid technology. So far, Daimler has been developing its own hybrid drivetrain technology. Mercedes S400 Hybrid is one such vehicle developed by Daimler. It was the first mass produced hybrid vehicle which possessed a lithium ion battery pack.

Fondness for Hybrid Cars Linked to the Genes

September 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

The team of American researchers at Standford University who studied consumer preferences among twins found that certain consumer behaviors or traits have a genetic basis. The researchers, led by Itamar Simonson, discovered that the likings for specific things such as hybrid cars, chocolates, science fiction movies and jazz by certain people seemed to be related to their genes.

BMW Eco-friendly Cars to Drive into Korea Next Year

September 6, 2010 / No Comments

German carmaker BMW has launched its eco-friendly The hybrid cars in Korea with the promise of a roll out  in the coming year. The 320d Efficient Dynamics edition was unveiled during an event in Korea, with the range including two new hybrid electric vehicles namely ActiveHybrid 7 and ActiveHybrid X6.