Hybrid vehicles that combine electric battery propulsion with a gasoline powered motor are supposed to be a huge part of the future. So, why did Nissan decide to kill off its Altima hybrid sedan earlier this year? That move came three years after Honda shelved its Accord Hybrid. The truth is that, despite the success of the Toyota Prius, hybrid technology has been applied badly to several vehicles. Define badly? The system can cost the automaker between $7,000 and $10,000 to install. That cost
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Pro golf tournaments often feature a par three hole with a high-end luxury vehicle parked somewhere near the green. Get a hole in one, win the car. It makes for great television, and it's a fantastic advertising opportunity in the event a golfer actually wins the car. But what about the caddie that told the golfer which club to use and how much the wind and the surface of the green would affect the shot? The folks at Cadillac think they have an answer to that question.
Embargo breaking has become another phenomenon that's equal parts corporate ignorance and now, just journalistic necessity. Farago over at The Truth About Cars has officially made it his mission to bust open any automaker-imposed embargo he finds, and his opening salvo is to publish a pic of the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. While we agree with Farago that our first duty is to serve the readers, we could think of bigger bombs to drop than this vehicle.