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Toyota Prius Hybrid Lauded by Consumer Reports Yet Again

December 23, 2013 / No Comments

Despite being flooded with options, with consumer friendly cars and pocket friendly ones, the good old gas-electric hybrid, the  2004 Prius, is still top notch. These models especially reduce pollution, in comparison with non-hybrid vehicles. The latest Consumer Reports sat that hybrids are big time yes for your wallet! The report  named  Toyota Prius hybrid as the  "best overall value for ...

Edinburgh Roads to Welcome Greener Mode of Transport

October 31, 2013 / No Comments

Commuting along the streets of Edinburgh is turning greener than ever before.  Making it happen is Lothian Buses, who is adding new hybrid vehicles to its existing 721-bus fleet. Low fuel consumption and smooth operation of the new Volvo 7900 Hybrid buses have prompted Lothian to buy 20 of them and add them to its existing fleet. These buses, which boast ...

Renault Hybrid Vehicle by 2020

October 14, 2013 / No Comments

Renault seems to have dived headlong into the hybrid vehicles terrain. The company, established in 1899, is now the third biggest European automaker, and expanding as always. Renault had already entered the electric vehicle scenario in the recent past and made some good impacts with its electric cars. Now the company is reportedly working on a range of vehicles with hybrid ...

Toyota 420 Horsepower Yaris Hybrid R Powertrain Details Out

September 5, 2013 / No Comments

Some time ago, we had stumbled upon information that spoke about the new Yaris Hybrdi R concept vehicle from Toyota. The company has now officially revealed the details of its forthcoming model. However, almost all enthusiasts out there have been nursing doubts on how the automobile giant will produce an engine that provides massive 420 horsepower. The hatchback which is going ...

Hybrid Car Sales Up 32% in the First Two Months of 2013

April 3, 2013 / No Comments

Hybrid sales increased up to 32 percent in the first two months of 2013, compared with the figures during the same period of 2012, according to Autodata Corp. The market share for all hybrids has grown to four percent. According to an analyst at Gartner Inc. this could double by the end of 2020. What makes people so inclined towards hybrid ...

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Likely for New York Show

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

Subaru is increasingly leaning towards green car concepts of late. The automaker has announced the brand's first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid and the vehicle will be showcased at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is expected to have a hybrid system paired to the manufacturer's Symmetrical All-Wheel drive. In addition to the 2014 XV ...

Next Gen Mitsubishi Pajero May be a Hybrid

March 12, 2013 / No Comments

The new Mitsubishi Pajero could use hybrid technology, says new report published by Australia's Go Auto. The company officials have also admitted a new plug-in hybrid vehicle in the future. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation head of product and strategy development Ryugo Nakao  confirmed their plans to bring a successor to its current model at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model ...

European EV Sales to Pierce 800,000 Mark by 2020

January 22, 2013 / No Comments

Electric and hybrid vehicle sales in Europe will touch a magic number of 827,000 by the end of this decade, says Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice. Although government support for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Europe is declining, the increasing availability of vehicle charging infrastructure facilitates the market growth of EVs. This infrastructure enables vehicle to charge at ...

NHTSA Proposes Minimum Sound Standards for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

January 11, 2013 / No Comments

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed that hybrid and electric vehicles should meet a minimum amount of sound to ensure that they can be heard by all pedestrians. According to Ray LaHood, the US Transportation Secretary, safety is their first concern and they think that this proposal will help to keep the nation's streets ...

First Ever Hybrid Train to be a Reality

January 2, 2013 / No Comments

Terms like hybrid cars and hybrid buses are not new to us. They have become normal day to day usages these days. And every automobile manufacturer is trying to bring their hybrid vehicles to the market. But what about hybrid powered trains? Since most trains work on both diesel and electric motors depending on the nature of the tracks, it ...