How to Get Your Hybrid Repaired with Minimal Stress

Living Green & Saving Energy

What follows is the hassle of choosing an auto repair shop, which only adds to the stress of the situation. If you find yourself in that predicament and you own a hybrid vehicle, it only exacerbates matters further. I drive a hybrid […].

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How Your Hybrid Can Save You Money on Auto Insurance

Sustainability Ninja

It’s no secret that sales of hybrid cars have been on the increase. the percentage of hybrids to traditionally fueled vehicles has nearly doubled in four years, increasing from 2.8% Hybrids offer a hedge against that by extending fuel mileage – as much as 55 miles per gallon.

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Why 2013 is the Year to Buy a Hybrid Car

Living Green & Saving Energy

This statistic was somewhat expected by the auto industry since the 2008 financial crisis depressed demand as buyers ready for a new vehicle tried to get a few more years out of [.]. Green News energy efficient hybrid car save gas save money

Hybrids and EVs to Surpass 3% of Auto Sales by 2017

Eco Auto Ninja

Hybrid and electric vehicles are going to increase in numbers, but are those numbers high enough? Hybrid electric vehicles and EVs combined will represent 3.1% of worldwide auto sales by 2017, according to a new report from Pike Research. Government / Industry electric vehicles hybrid carsThese kind of cars will account for 5.1%

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Honda Goes Hybrid With the Acura RLX

Eco Auto Ninja

The new model will go on sale early 2013, according to company representatives at the New York International Auto Show. Hybrids acura LRX review acure hybrid 2013

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Chrysler Hybrid 300 Sedan Planned for 2013 Release

Eco Auto Ninja

Chrysler is not the number one brand name that comes to head when you think about hybrids. With their mix of here today, gone tomorrow hybrid models like the RAM, Aspen and Durango. But at this years Detroit Auto Show , Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler said “We will offer a hybrid variant of the 300 equipped with an eight-speed automatic in 2013″ With the plans for the 300, it seems that hybrids are back in favor at Chrysler.

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Audi Q5 Hybrid Drivetrain Details

Eco Auto Ninja

Details on the Audi 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid have been a little sparse since it gave last year’s LA Auto Show a pass. A problem that has been somewhat remedied by presentation Audi recently gave on the Q5 Hybrid’s batter pack. kWh lithium-ion battery is made by Sanyo and has enough juice to run the hybrid on electric only power for 1.9 You can expect to see the Audi 2012 Q5 Hybrid hit North American lots before 2012 while Europeans will see it this spring.

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10 Auto Bikes That Cost More Than Your Car (If You Have One)

Icebike

You can always find many more to come in the near future, as there are a number of concept auto bikes out there that may or may not be shelved later. It is a hybrid road bike, and is very beautifully made indeed.

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Tech Tuesday - Hybrids Are Eco Friendly?

Green Earth Journey

Hybrids. Well, why is it then that these two cars are only 5 mpg away from one another yet one is a hybrid and the other is just a regular car? Now if a guy in his garage can mod a cheap car to do that.why cant a major auto manufacturer do anything close to that?

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Ferrari unveils newly improved HY-KERS hybrid powertrain at Beijing Auto Show

EcoFriend

Ishan Sidhu: Two years back, Ferrari unveiled HY-KERS hybrid powertrain in its first hybrid 599 at the Geneva Motor Show. This year at the Beijing Auto show Ferrari is to unveil the newly improved version of HY-KERS in its amazing F12.

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Legacy of Hybrid Battery Inventor Stan Ovshinsky Lives On

Green Prophet

Frontal view of Toyota Prius Mk III hybrid : its battery was innovated by Stan Ovshinsky. The Volt, parts of which have been made from recycled rubber and plastic materials, is in fact what one might refer to as a “reverse hybrid” with the prime power unit being the electric motor.

Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey: 48% of Consumers Would Buy a Plug-in Hybrid

Green Living Ideas

As my car ages and needs many repairs to keep running, I am anxiously awaiting the development of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). According to the “Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey&# conducted by Pike Research, 48 percent of consumers said they are “’extremely’ or ‘very’ interested in [.] [ Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey: 48% of Consumers Would Buy a Plug-in Hybrid from Green Living Ideas ].

America’s love affair with hybrid and electric cars

Green Blog

Now more than ever, the country is dedicated to the idea of hybrid and electric vehicles on U.S. Forbes estimates that roughly 56,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold in the U.S. Hybrid and EVs aren’t the only way to prevent smog-filled cities, but car buyers know they’re a good start. In 2010, hybrid and EVs consisted of about 1.1 Automakers aren’t messing around with the limits of their hybrid/electric-vehicle production.

2012 Green Car Vision Award Goes to Ford C-Max Energi

Eco Auto Ninja

Chalk up another win for Ford as they take home the Green Car Journal Green Car Vision award for the second year in a row at the Washington Auto Show. The Ford C-Max Energi has indeed been turning many heads and other still are awaiting the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid that will become available this fall. Building hybrids with style is on the mind of many, but what about non-hybrids that are purely electric with zero emissions?

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Nissan's new hybrid compact crossover concept Hi-Cross revealed

EcoFriend

Autos. Nissan’s new hybrid compact crossover concept Hi-Cross revealed. Japanese auto maker Nissan has introduced a new compact crossover concept, called the Hi-Cross at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show. The hybrid SUV will combine a two-liter fuel engine with an electric motor to increase energy efficiency. Its compact design with 183” length, 73” width and 66” height and a new hybrid technology will further make the Hi-Cross a great hybrid compact car.

2013 Lexus ES launched in hybrid variant

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: Hybrid cars seem to be making waves in the present with all the talk focused on their low fuel reserves and carbon emissions. Now, the Japanese automaker is working on its luxury Lexus marque to produce the 2013 ES 300h, a hybrid version of its H1 segment.

Porsche's upcoming 918 Hybrid Hypercar revealed

EcoFriend

Porche – a leading brand in the automotive industry declared that testing of its long-awaited 918 hybrid model was on its way. Porsche Releases Test Photos of 918 Hybrid Hypercar. Porsche Releases Test Photos of 918 Hybrid Hypercar.

Toyota's ultralight small gasoline hybrid, the FT-Bh

EcoFriend

Autos. Toyotas ultralight small gasoline hybrid, the FT-Bh. FT-Bh or Future Toyota B-Segment Hybrid, is a next generation electric hybrid that was launched at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. According to TMC, there are two alternative versions of the car; one that will run on compressed natural gas (CNG) with CO2 emissions of 38g/km, and, the other one is a plug in hybrid version that has CO2 emissions of 19g/km. Please login. Sign In.

Vehicle Electrification and Other Green Advances Surge Ahead at the LA Auto Show

Celsias

This year’s LA Auto Show ® reflects this trend and will host significant debuts in electric, hybrid, clean-diesel and 40-plus mpg advanced gasoline-powered engines. Green continues to be a dominant shade of innovation in the automotive sector as 2013 looks to be a banner year for vehicle efficiency. According to AutoTrader.com, total shopper interest for alternative fuel and highly fuel-efficient models is up 54 percent so far in 2012.

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Tips for Driving Greener: Save Money & Help the Planet

Green Living Ideas

On the heels of the big annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, It’s fun to think about the possibility of getting a new car.

Scientists find hybrids greener than coal-powered EVs

EcoFriend

Hybrids are less polluting than EVs. The research focuses on a long standing heated argument in auto circles. Sonia Renthlei: In a world where most of us are becoming environmentally conscious, it’s befitting to ask how green the electric vehicle really is.

Acura's RLX to be showcased at 2012 NY International Auto Show

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: Acura, the luxury automobile division of Honda Motor Company, has big plans for the upcoming New York Auto Show with the exhibition of the aging RL’s successor. New Acura Flagship to Debut at the New York International Auto Show. The only difference is that the RL’s successor will be using a brand new high output SH-AWD hybrid system for spinning the rear wheels with the help of electric motors.

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Gas prices were $4/gallon in 2013

Environmental Economics

To appreciate challenge of decarbonizing transport, see: 16 yrs since intro, hybrids are just 2% US auto sales - and falling from 2013 peak. pic.twitter.com/aFAYIEnbtO. Teryn Norris (@TerynNorris) January 13, 2017

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Leaked documents reveal details of the next Fisker plug-in hybrid

EcoFriend

Pratima Kalra: We were first introduced to Fisker Atlantic sedan at the New York Auto Show this year. Although the extended range plug-in hybrid was to start production in mid 2013, leaked internal documents reveal that it has been delayed by one full year.

StarLight Solar: An unmanned high altitude solar electric hybrid airship

EcoFriend

Autos. StarLight Solar: An unmanned high altitude solar electric hybrid airship. Solar Electric Hybrid Airship Picture Gallery Solar Electric Hybrid Airship The programme leverages proven, commercially developed and environmentally friendly technologies. 10 low emission hybrid cars for the common masses. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //.

Fisker Atlantic: A few specs of the plug in series hybrid

EcoFriend

Pratima Kalra: Fisker Atlantic, which will debut this week at the New York Auto Show, has kept many on their toes for spying its features and other details.

Qoros Electric Vehicle: China and Israel Partner with USA

Green Prophet

Qoros Auto Company Ltd., has agreed to purchase EV and hybrid parts from American Axle Manufacturing Inc. The company also unveiled The Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid concept car at the recent show, but seems to be focusing on rolling out the sedan first.

Bird of Paradise catamaran is driven by hybrid engines, powered by.

EcoFriend

Autos. Bird of Paradise catamaran is driven by hybrid engines, powered by solar energy. Envisaged as a 75ft (23m) long marine vehicle, this state of the art boat is dual powered by a hybrid electric propulsion system and clean solar power. Bird of Paradise Picture Gallery Bird of Paradise The bird of paradise is an eco-friendly 75 catamaran that is powered by hybrid electric propulsion system and solar power. Whats Next: Superyachts powered by hybrid engines.

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Can GM make electric cars the right way?

Green Prophet

America’s largest car maker,General Motors, introduced its Chevrolet Volt plug in hybrid model in 2010. A Bolt prototype model made a recent appearance at the popular Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.

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Little Green Corvette: Four Sweet, Fuel-Efficient Cars at the Detroit.

Mother Jones

Little Green Corvette: Four Sweet, Fuel-Efficient Cars at the Detroit Auto Show. 16, 2013 3:06 AM PST Tweet Alan Baum has to shout into the phone for me to hear him over the cacophony of the Detroit Auto Show, which opened Monday. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones.

Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Electric Vehicle Technology on Display at the Washington Auto Show (Photo: Kristen Elmore). Thanks to hybrid electric and electric-powered vehicles, we could see even greater reductions in emissions and oil use. Hybrid Center. Compass.

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Chevy Volt Not a World Car of the Year Finalist

Eco Auto Ninja

The 10 finalists will be reduced to just three contenders which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March while the winner will be revealed at the New York Auto Show in April. Hybrids Chevy Volt World Car of the YearThe nominees have been announced for the World Car of the Awards and the Chevy Volt, to some people’s surprise, was not listed among the 10 finalists. Why is it a surprise?

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Volvo’s C30 Electric Car Combines Green Technology With Safety

Green Prophet

But now, Volvo, the car company that for years held one of the best auto safety records in the auto industry, is now coming out with an electric car model of its own: the Volvo C30 electric. Volvo’s new C30 electric model emphasizes safety over performance.

Toyota Prius Rises Above 3 Million Sales

Green Living Ideas

When Toyota introduced the Prius it became the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle. Basically, the Toyota Prius started the hybrid revolution, leading the way for other car manufacturers to design their own line of hybrids and grab a piece of the hybrid market pie.

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Cadillac’s ELR and Eco Luxury Cars Fit for the Middle East

Green Prophet

Cadillac’s 2014 ELR; a luxury plug in hybrid for only $55,000. But don’t despair wealthy sheikhs: Even green luxury models like the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma can now be found in the United Arab Emirates.

"Do demand curves slope upwards, or…downwards?"

Environmental Economics

Tyler Cowen: I say downwards: With bargain gasoline prices putting more money in the pockets of Americans, owners of hybrids and electric vehicles are defecting to sport utility vehicles and other conventional models powered only by gasoline, according to Edmunds.com, an auto research firm. In 2012, with gas prices soaring, an owner could expect a hybrid to pay back its higher upfront costs in as little as five years.

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Happy 2013! A Good Year for Electric Cars

Green Prophet

The year 2012 has been a mixed year as far as the success of various models of electric cars and hybrid cars go. Although owned by both Leo Di Caprio and Justin Beiber, Fisher Karma luxury plug in hybrids had an ill fated year in 2012.

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Israel’s Better Place Electric Car Network Bleeds Capital

Green Prophet

The Prius hybrid (the most popular green car in Israel) at least stands out for its unusual shape, providing drivers some status. Cars & Transportation Better Place electric vehicle EV hybrid Israel

Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

Green Living Ideas

Even though hybrid cars are now available and other alternative fuel cars are under [.] Beyond Hybrids: Green Auto Technology. Choosing a Hybrid Car. Tags: Rental Cars alternative fuels and transportation Avis Biodiesel Car rental Car rentals green car rental green car rental program Hertz hybrid car hybrid car rental comparison

Will GM’s Green Cadillac Sell in the UAE?

Green Prophet

Now GM’s Cadillac ELR “extended range&# hybrid may be on its way to dealers in the not-to-distant future. This ELR model is unlike those Cadillac models such as the Ciel concept “open air grand-touring car&# that was recently featured on the Driving-Dutchman auto news site.

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Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

Green Living Ideas

Even though hybrid cars are now available and other alternative fuel cars are under [.] Beyond Hybrids: Green Auto Technology. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation alternative fuels and transportation Avis Biodiesel Car rental Car rentals green car rental green car rental program Hertz hybrid car hybrid car rental comparison

Renault Zoe: An affordable, all electric everday car

EcoFriend

Autos. Every year Renault creates different eco friendly concepts for the future and reveals them at various auto shows. Honda plans an affordable new hybrid car. Honda has made some wonderful breakthroughs in the last couple of years in regards to the hybrid technology used by their cars. They have launched a range of both hybrid and electric cars that have paved the path towards sorts of green revolution on. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password.

Official CAFE Target 54.5 MPG

Eco Auto Ninja

President Obama made the announcement today amid some of the most important people in the auto industry. There was also a small parade of eco-friendly vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and several hybrids and eco-friendlier trucks like the EcoBoost backed Ford F-150. As expected, the Obama Administration set an official Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) target for 2025 at 54.5

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