April 15, 2013
Nissan plans to offer a hybrid version of its all-new Pathfinder for the 2014 model-year. The new hybrid powertrain will be available on three trim levels, SV, SL, and Platinum.
Tags: hybrid, Nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, 2014-MY
March 28, 2013
Subaru unveiled its first production hybrid vehicle, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid, at the New York International Auto Show. The automaker made a number of changes to the XV Crosstrek to adapt the vehicle to a hybrid system while retaining cargo space and overall versatility.
Tags: hybrid, 2014-MY, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
March 7, 2013
XL Hybrids' technology will initially be available for the 2013-model year Ford E-150 and E-250 cargo van and passenger wagon models. The company has also signed an installation partnership and distribution agreement with Leggett & Platt.
Tags: hybrid, Commercial van, Ford Motor Co., XL Hybrids, Ford E-250, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
February 21, 2013
Hyundai announced MSRP and other details for its 2013-MY Sonata Hybrid, which features a larger but lighter lithium polymer battery pack, improved hybrid architecture, and better fuel efficiency.
Tags: hybrid, Hyundai, 2013-MY, Sonata Hybrid
October 22, 2012
For the 2013 model-year, Ford is following its previous pricing strategy, with the MKZ Hybrid having the same base MSRP as the non-hybrid model.
Tags: hybrid, Lincoln, Lincoln MKZ, 2013-MY, Ford Motor Co.
August 22, 2012
The company said that it is investing on a number of fronts, including in its battery testing capabilities and in the design, engineering and production of key electrified-vehicle components.
Tags: hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, electric vehicle, Ford Motor Co.
August 7, 2012
DEARBORN, MI - The automaker said this certification makes the C-MAX Hybrid the first hybrid vehicle to get 47 mpg in different driving conditions, as measured by the EPA.
Tags: hybrid, 2013-MY, Ford Motor Co., Ford C-MAX Hybrid
July 18, 2012
Hybrid conversion supplier XL Hybrids analyzes the payback of hybrid electric vehicles for fleets compared to all-electric vehicles.
Tags: hybrid, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicle, hybrid trucks, XL Hybrids, total cost of ownership
BMW priced the ActiveHybrid 3 at an MSRP of $50,195, including destination and handling.
Tags: hybrid, BMW, 2013-MY, BMW 3 Series, BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Sedan
July 12, 2012
For the Avalon Hybrid, the vehicle achieves an EPA-rated 40 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, for 40 mpg combined.
Tags: hybrid, hybrid vehicles, Toyota Avalon, 2013-MY
April 16, 2012
Featuring a 2.5L four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, the ES 300h hybrid is expected to earn an EPA fuel economy rating of approximately 40 mpg combined city/highway.
Tags: Lexus, hybrid, Lexus ES, Lexus ES 300h, 2013-MY
February 9, 2012
TORRANCE, CA – Toyota announced MSRP for the all-new 2012-MY Prius. Toyota said the new vehicle will be available in March in four grades. Starting MSRP is $18,950.
Tags: Toyota, hybrid, vehicle pricing, Toyota Prius c
January 10, 2012
Hyundai announced it is adding a lifetime battery replacement guarantee to its Sonata Hybrid coverage to expand the benefits of the Hyundai Assurance warranty program.
Tags: hybrid, Hyundai, lithium-ion batteries, battery replacement
DETROIT - Toyota introduced the latest addition to its Prius vehicle family, the Prius c, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The automaker said it plans for the vehicle to go on sale in March, 2012, and that MSRP will start below $19,000.
Tags: Toyota, hybrid, 2012-MY, North American International Auto Show, Toyota Prius c
December 22, 2011
DEARBORN, MI - Ford's new C-MAX will each use a gasoline engine, a new 2.0L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, and electric motors.
Tags: hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, C-MAX Energi, Ford C-Max, Ford C-MAX Hybrid
MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz is launching a new E-Class hybrid model for the U.S. market, available during the second half of 2012, according to the automaker.
Tags: hybrid, Mercedes-Benz, executive vehicles, Mercedes-Benz E400 HYBRID
November 17, 2011
ARLINGTON, VA - The HLDI’s study found the odds of being injured are reduced by 25% in a hybrid, largely due to vehicle weight.
Tags: hybrid, pedestrian safety, Highway Loss Data Institute
November 15, 2011
TORRANCE, CA - The new model gets EPA MPG ratings of 43 city/39 highway and 41 mpg combined and is on sale across the U.S.
Tags: Toyota, hybrid, 2012-MY, Toyota Camry
October 19, 2011
The company said tests will begin with the GM 2500 Series vans, including the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.
Tags: hybrid, Commercial van, fuel conversion systems
October 13, 2011
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – Nissan has unveiled its new XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for its 2.0L to 3.5L engines. The automaker also unveiled a new hybrid system for its front-wheel drive vehicles.
Tags: hybrid, Nissan, transmission, XTRONIC CVT
September 22, 2011
In a survey from advocacy group Small Business Majority, one in 10 businesses report utilizing at least one alt-fuel vehicle; those without say they are interested in purchasing one in the future.
Tags: hybrid, Alternative-fuel vehicles, fuel economy standards, small business owners, electric vehicle, poll
September 20, 2011
RICHMOND - The new 2012-MY standard Prius will feature exterior changes and a number of infotainment upgrades for the Two, Three, and Four models. The new, larger Prius v will come in three models, the Two, Three, and Five.
Tags: Toyota, hybrid, Prius, 2012-MY, Prius v
June 9, 2011
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI - Ford changed its plans for its C-MAX vehicles, dropping the gasoline-only seven-passenger version, to focus on two five-passenger hybrid models.
Tags: hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, C-MAX, Ford Motor Co.
April 5, 2011
TORRANCE, CA - Lexus announced that the LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.
Tags: hybrid, Lexus, hybrid electric vehicles, Lexus LF-Gh hybrid concept
December 23, 2010
According to a Pike Research report, the hybrid truck sector will increase from just 9,000 vehicles sold in 2010 to more than 100,000 vehicles annually in 2015, driven by regulatory compliance, improving payback periods.
Tags: hybrid, hybrid electric vehicles, Pike Research
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