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107Toyota sells six of every 10 hybrids in California [UPDATE]

In an apparent shot back at Ford's increasing market share of electrified vehicles and claim that it accepts more Prius trade-ins for its own hybrids than any other car, Toyota has flexed a muscle and played the numbers game to put the Blue Oval in its place.

AddChrysler CEO: Guess we'll build more hybrids after all

Chrysler-Fiat chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne has never seemed too excited when speaking of electrified vehicles. Sometimes, people don't change; they're dragged kicking and screaming into the new reality.

AddOwnership costs for plug-in vehicles to drop significantly by 2030

A UK analysis of total ownership costs for the cars of tomorrow found that low-carbon vehicles will make substantial progress in bridging the current cost gap, when compared to traditional gasoline-powered cars, by 2030. The big question is whether – or when – will advanced vehicles be seriously cost-competitive? Might we really have to wait decades?

AddHybrid vehicle sales steady in August; Prius crowned champ again *UPDATE

It's that time of month again. August 2011 sales in the U.S. have been tallied, including, of course, hybrid vehicles. Once again, it's worth at least a mention that quake-related vehicle production issues have more or less subsided, so output of most hybrids manufactured over in Japan is roughly back on track.

AddLexus bumps up price of CT 200h, HS 250h for 2012

For 2012 Model Year vehicles, Lexus retained 2011 pricing for most of its offerings, but decided to up the sticker price for the compact CT 200h Premium and HS 250h.

AddHybrid sales rebound in July, Toyota Prius leads with 7,907 UPDATE*

It's that time of month again. July 2011 sales in the U.S. have been tallied, including, of course, hybrid vehicles. It's worth pointing out that quake-related vehicle production issues have begun to subside, so output of most hybrids manufactured in Japan isn't nearly as restricted as prior months.

AddSurvey: Consumers prefer gasoline vehicles, EVs come in dead last

A survey of consumer preferences conducted by Hilary Nixon and Jean-Daniel Saphores of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has concluded that, among five different types of vehicles, consumers really just strongly prefer gasoline-burning automobiles.

AddNHTSA assessing pedestrian warning systems for hybrid and electric vehicles

The addition of pedestrian warning systems on sometimes near-silent vehicles like the electric Nissan Leaf and hybrid Toyota Prius has been the subject of much debate, but with the U.S. House and Senate passing a measure that requires hybrids and plug-in vehicles to emit an audible sound to warn nearby pedestrians, like it or not, these noise-making systems will soon become standard on all electric-drive autos sold in the U.S.

53NHTSA assessing pedestrian warning systems for hybrid and electric vehicles [w/poll]

The addition of pedestrian warning systems on sometimes near-silent vehicles like the electric Nissan Leaf and hybrid Toyota Prius has been the subject of much debate, but with the U.S. House and Senate passing a measure that requires hybrids and plug-in vehicles to emit an audible sound to warn nearby pedestrians, like it or not, these noise-making systems will soon become standard on all electric-drive autos sold in the U.S.

AddHybrids rejoin California gridlock as HOV stickers expire today

The vehicles are no longer novel, their yellow stickers have faded from years of exposure to the sun and, after six years of enjoying the privilege, it's now time for California's hybrid owners to suffer with the rest of us in the state's traffic-clogged non-High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.

47Hybrids rejoin California gridlock as HOV stickers expire today

The vehicles are no longer novel, their yellow stickers have faded from years of exposure to the sun and, after six years of enjoying the privilege, it's now time for California's hybrid owners to suffer with the rest of us in the state's traffic-clogged non-High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.

AddHybrid sales down 35.8% in May; hit 16-month low

Quake-related Shortages Still To Blame

AddHonda, Ford, Plug In America and others argue against extension of California's "yellow sticker" program

Honda, Ford, Clean Energy, the California Natural Gas Coalition and Plug In America penned a letter to California senator Mark DeSaulnier, chair of the senate transportation and housing committee. The letter argues against the extension of the state's "yellow sticker" program that allows some single-occupant hybrid vehicles to use the state's HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes.

AddUsed Toyota Prius prices climb as demand for efficient vehicles soars

The 2011 Toyota Prius has moved off dealer lots at a rapid clip this year. Sales have shot up 51.5 percent in the first three months of 2011 and soaring gas prices will almost certainly drive demand for Toyota's hybrid up even more. As consumers head out in droves to Toyota dealerships to snatch up a Prius, the bad news is that the inventory is shrinking due to the tragic earthquake in Japan.

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