Hybrids

The Honda Insight is dead

But you already knew that. You knew that the moment Honda showed off the new Insight. It was ugly like a Prius, but didn’t get nearly as good gas mileage. Finally, Honda realized what you knew all along. The introduction of the super cheap and super thrifty Prius C surely didn’t help the Insight’s cause. […]

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Volkswagen XL1

261 is the number that will catch your eye if you read about the VW XL1. That’s 261 miles per gallon, of course. The XL1 is not build for looks, speed, or cargo area. It’s built for fuel efficiency. VW claims that it’s the most aerodynamic car ever built. In fact, it looks similar to […]

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2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid

If the car of your dreams is a $40,000 Honda Accord that can go a whopping 13 miles on a single charge, then boy, does Honda have a car for you. Technically, you’ll have to pony up $40,760 to get in on that 13 miles of range fun. That’s before the federal tax credit, though, […]

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2013 Nissan Altima Hybrid

The 2013 Altima, as previously noted, the 2013 Altima will ditch the fantastic but poorly selling V6 engine. In its place will be a hybrid four cylinder powertrain. Oh, and it’s supercharged, of course. Well, yeah. Nissan expects similar output to the V6 from this fancy new setup, with about 10% better fuel economy. Similar […]

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2012 Toyota Prius C

Toyota is running the board in hybrid sales, and they have no intentions of letting up. The Prius C is proof of that. The Prius C is a compact hybrid that will be both cheaper and more fuel efficient than the regular Prius. According to Toyota, the Prius C will have “the highest city mpg […]

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Lithium and the future of hybrids

Hybridcarblog has doubts about the power of lithium: Certainly, when it comes to plug-in vehicles, I’m confident that lithium offers more potential than NiMH. But how much more? Enough to top the 3 percent share of hybrid cars? Lithium has long been expected to take hybrids to the next level. With the ability to offer more […]

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Nissan Altima Hybrid to get new Supercharged powertrain

The current Altima Hybrid uses a Toyota hybrid system. Apparently Nissan is tired of sending money to their rival, so they’re developing a brand new hybrid system all of their own. At it’s core is, of all things, a supercharged four cylinder engine. That potent powerplant will be hooked up to an electric motor and […]

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2012 M35 Hybrid Starts at $54575

That does, of course, include the destination fee. What does 54 grand buy you in the Infiniti hybrid world? A 360 horsepower, 29 MPG midsize luxury sedan. That’s 29 MPG combined – 27 MPG city, 32 MPG highway. A conventionally powered M37 (powered by a 3.7 liter V6) starts at just over $48k, so you’re […]

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