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You'd Never Expect A Hybrid From This Carmaker

A 963-horsepower hybrid will be the flagship for this luxury sports brand

Hybrid cars are the antithesis of powerful vehicles. They're compact. They're slow to accelerate. They appeal to fuel-saving sensibility instead of automotive grace. At least that's what you think, right?

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What GM Isn't Talking About: Does The Chevy Volt Engine Drive The Front Wheels?

It's a mere two months before GM is scheduled to start delivering its Chevy Volt to retail customers, yet there are still unanswered questions about how the would-be revolutionary vehicle works.

Biodiesel: What Is It And Why Should You Care?

In Translogic episode 6.3 we explore biodiesel, the alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel. Yes, there are big benefits, but the question remains: Will it work for the average diesel passenger car?

Hybrid Car Cocktail Party Cheat Sheet

It's now been just over a decade since the first hybrids, the original Honda Insight and Toyota Prius, were introduced. After a slow start, rising fuel costs caused consumer interest to take off mid-decade. Today, most consumers have some idea of what a hybrid is, but many are unaware that hybrid systems from competing manufacturers have entirely different hardware and function in dramatically dissimilar ways. That's why, for instance, you can't drive a Honda Civic hybrid on electric power alone

Study: Hybrid insurance rates will rise

Take the internal combustion engine and computer-controlled automatic transmission that can be found in just about every single automobile sold in the past 50 years, add a complex electric motor, high-tech battery pack and a bunch more electronics to make them all play nicely together... and you've got a hybrid. When viewed in this manner, it comes as little surprise that repair costs might be a wee bit higher for a hybrid vehicle than for its conventional siblings ($182 on average higher, for w

Peugeot previews new 508, HYbrid4 version coming soon after launch

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Hybrid sales plunge in June, but year-to-date numbers aren't too shabby

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Report: Honda to offer Fit Hybrid for $16,570, let the price wars begin

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Hybrid sales to top 1.4M, capture 10% of market by 2015

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2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid to debut later this year, still 41 states shy of nationwide

The 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid will hit dealer lots later this year and Nissan has once again decided to limit sales of the model to just nine states. Nissan gives several reasons why it has limited the Altima Hybrid to just nine markets (California, Oregon, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jerse

Toshiba to build electric motors in Texas for Ford hybrids and plug-ins

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VW reconfirms Jetta hybrid for 2012, boasts "best-in-class" MPG rating

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Predictably Irrational author says Toyota Prius succeeds on quirky looks alone

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