All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hybrid’

Toyota Prius c Gets 50 MPG, Multiple Configurations

The Toyota Prius is one of the best hybrid vehicles on the market today. Going into 2015, Toyota hopes that those who haven’t jumped on the hybrid bandwagon will finally do so with its latest model. Toyota unveiled the Prius c and its many configurations this week. Those looking to buy the hybrid will have their choice of the Prius …

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Nissan Leaf Sales Slow, Yet Set January Record

In 2010, Nissan became one of the first companies in the world to unveil a completely electric, emission-free automobile, the Nissan Leaf. When first released, however, the electric car craze had yet to hit the United States. Thanks to recent innovations and attention from the Tesla Model S and the Chevy Volt, however, the popularity of all-electric vehicles has begun …

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Toyota Prius Chosen As Best Overall Value

Consumer Reports magazine has just selected Toyota Prius as the best overall value. The hybrid car has the best economic value for mileage with the average cost registering at 47 cents per mile. Considering the price is $29,230, this vehicle option is hard to beat. According to Consumer Reports Automotive Editor Rik Paul, “Prius’ 44 (m.p.g.) overall is the best …

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Toyota Prius Ranked “Best New Car Value” Again

Thinking about buying a new car this holiday season? According to Consumer Reports, the Toyota Prius will give you the best value for your buck. In fact, this is the second year in a row that the eco-friendly hybrid has been ranked as the magazine’s “Best New Car Value.” The Prius runs about $29,230. Consumer Reports liked the performance and …

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BMW i8 Spyder Release Delayed By Engineering Issues

In 2011’s newest installment of the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise cruises along the streets of Mumbai in a super futuristic looking vehicle. Well, folks, the future is not so distant. The car featured in Cruise’s blockbuster film was a prototype of the BMW i8 series of cars. As it currently stands, the BMW i8 …

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Porsche 918 Spyder Breaks Track Record

There has been much hype surrounding Tesla Motors and their new Model S lately, and rightly so. After winning many accolades, such as the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Tesla has become the bane of the motor industry. Tesla’s successes with creating a fantastic electric car have seemingly inspired other companies to follow in their footsteps and step …

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Elf Bike: Cross Between Car & Bicycle

Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he makes his way down the road on his neon green ELF bike, which very closely resembesFred Flinstone’s footmobile. “It reminds me of when I saw a Smart car the first time,” said Joanne Bury as she came out of her home to get a look at the vehicle. “This is incredible. …

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Boeing’s SUGAR Volt Concept Pushes Green Envelope

5 years ago at a conference on advanced aircraft technologies someone brought up the question of electric airplanes. All the engineers there laughed at the idea but Boeing took it as a challenge. They started to think about ways they could make an airframe combined with a power plant that would be electric. What they came up with is the …

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Most Hybrid Owners Do Not Buy Another Hybrid

You see commercials all the time about how much hybrid owners love their car. They feel urbane and worldly when they realize how much they are helping the planet and their pocket books. A new study from R.L. Polk is saying that, like in so many other instances, commercials and real life don’t always coincide. The survey on hybrid loyalty …

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