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    A decade on, survey suggests buyers still don't understand hybrid cars
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    In this year's State of the Union address, President Obama proclaimed that there would be one million electric vehicles on the road in the United States by 2015. Toyota recently celebrated the building of the company's three millionth hybrid worldwide. More and more automakers are turning to the ...

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    Hybrid sales plummet 40% in August; Prius records 37.5% decline
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One month of dreary sales figures doesn't signal the end of the hybrid, but the numbers reported for August hint that without a rise in gas prices, hybrid vehicle sales will likely continue to suffer. Overall hybrid sales dropped ...

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    Review: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, who is it for?
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When pondering the idea of any near-$100,000 hybrid luxury sedan, one has to wonder, "What's the point?" The only hybrids that sell in any significant numbers are the Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion, and for good reason. ...

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    Report: U.S. government to purchase first 100 Chevy Volts and thousands of hybrids *UPDATE
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an effort to make the government's fleet of vehicles more green, the Obama administration has reportedly announced plans to add more hybrids this year followed by plug-in hybrids next year. The plan should double the number of ...

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    Report: Diesel and electric vehicles two of many options to meet CAFE regulations
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    New CAFE standards set to take affect in 2015 have automakers in a hurried frenzy. Meeting target CAFE numbers of 35.5 miles per gallon within the short five-year time frame is no easy feat. Current standards, set at a fleet average ...

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    Report: Honda CR-Z was almost killed twice, U.S. dealers didn't want it
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    2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Norio Tomobe, chief engineer of the Honda CR-Z, said "The CR-Z is supposed to be an intelligent sports car." We can spend a fair bit of time debating the 'intelligence' of a sports coupe that gets from 0-to-60 in 9.7 seconds and has ...

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    Coming Soon: Downloadable ringtones for your silent electric car?
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    Like to download new ringtones for your phone so that you don't sound like everybody else in the world that opts for the free cell phones from their chosen service provider? The same kind of thing is reportedly in the works for future electric cars. We've been hearing for the last few years that ...

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    Debate rages over whether to extend HOV-lane exemptions for hybrids in CA
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    Besides the potential feeling of environmental superiority, one of the great benefits to having a hybrid in California has been the availability of a magic little sticker set for a vehicle's rear bumper and fender. The "Access OK" tags have allowed its possessors to cruise in the carpool lanes ...

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    REPORT: GM willing to investigate hybrid tech, low-rolling resistance tires if Corvette's survival depends on it
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    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept - Is a hybrid powertrain in the Corvette's future?
    Is GM really considering a hybrid Corvette? Tom Stephens, GM's vice chairman of global product development, says it's a possibility. However, Stephens' comments are based on the new CAFE standards -- 35.5 mpg ...

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    Mercedes-Benz now shipping the S400 Hybrid to US dealers
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz has apparently begun shipping the new S400 BlueHybrid sedan to its US dealer network, as one of our readers spotted one and grabbed a photo of the window sticker. The S400 is Mercedes' first production hybrid ...

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    REPORT: Japan could require hybrids to emit sound
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that hybrid cars have taken the top sales spots in Japan for the last few months, that country's Transport Ministry is reportedly launching an investigation to determine whether it's wise to require hybrid automobiles to emit an ...

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    Lamborghini adding solar power to factory, vows to cut range CO2 35% by 2015
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    In the grand scheme of things, the facilities and products of Lamborghini don't really amount to a hill of beans. After all, the company only has one main factory that produces a few thousand cars a year. While those cars are high-powered and consume a lot of fuel per mile driven, Lamborghini ...

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    Study: 20% of all vehicles sold in U.S. to be hybrids by 2020 [w/POLL]
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    What percentage of new vehicles in the U.S. will be hybrid in the year 2020? Take our poll after the jump!
    According to a recent study conducted by JPMorgan, hybrid sales are about to take off. Last year, there were some 480,000 total hybrid vehicles sold around the world, which represents less ...

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    Prius rumors abound: Separate brand, 80 mpg, 3 different models
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    Click above for more images of the 2010 Toyota Prius
    An "insider" at LLN has it on good authority that the oft-rumored Prius brand is, in their words, "a go." According to their source, the goal of the spin-off is to create cheaper hybrid models that would command a marginal premium over their ...

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    Report: In 2020, all cars will be hybrids, Toyota think so too
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    In the future, we'll eat all our meals from toothpaste tubes, everyone will be beautiful and healthy, and we won't need cars, what with the proliferation of nuclear-powered jet packs. Prediction is such thorny business, though Toyota isn't making such a fantastical claim by suggesting that each of ...

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    Bosch and Getrag team up for hybrid systems
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    The Bosch Group and the Getrag Group announced Tuesday that they will partner to develop and market parallel hybrid systems to provide a near-turnkey hybrid solution to automakers.In a parallel hybrid solution, the electric motor is fitted directly into the power flow of the drivetrain. Under the ...

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    Toyota hybrid production could hit 1 million units within next decade
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    As automakers blitz Washington with their answers to the U.S. dependency on increasingly expensive foreign oil, it was Toyota's turn to step up to the plate Wednesday. Speaking to the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Toyota's advanced technology manager, William Reinert, focused on his ...

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    Ford doing well globally, just not in the U.S.
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    That's the gist of Chairman and CEO Bill Ford's statement to the annual meeting of Ford Motor Co. shareholders Thursday.Saying that the company's long-term success depends on its global expansion, Ford emphasized that, despite its problems at home, all of the company's automotive operations outside ...

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