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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hybrid Cars’

Hybrid Cars In 2015 From Cadillac And Chrysler

Hybrid cars will be a big deal in 2015 as the market grows and expands for consumers who wish to be more environmentally conscious, but don’t want to drive tiny cars. For example 2015 will see the premiere of the Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid electric minivan. The plug-in hybrid car concept for a minivan was intended to roll …

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Hybrid Cars Are On The Rise – And So Are Sales

Since the U.S. recession began, many folks have looked for ways to downsize, to cut costs, and conserve. All of this could explain the jump in sales of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars beginning in January of this year. Cutting vehicle costs creates a big reduction in those monthly bills, which is most likely why automakers saw a 7.6 percent increase …

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Toyota Prius Tops Best-Value List For Second Year

Motorists in the U.S. may have noticed the trend in the past few years of more Toyota Prius vehicles on the road. There’s good reason for this trend above the environmental concerns that so often surround conversations about hybrid vehicles: the Prius simply give customers great value for its price. Consumer Reports this week announced that the Toyota Prius has …

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Over 40% of U.S. Households Could Use Electric Vehicles Without Changing Habits

Though consumers in the U.S. are finally viewing electric vehicles as an option at an expanding rate, less that 1% of Americans are currently driving such vehicles. It will take until Though the range and size of electric vehicles are often cited as a barrier to adoption, a new survey has shown that a large portion of Americans could use …

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Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption

Though electric vehicles are slowly becoming more popular in western markets, car manufacturers are still being conservative with the technology. This may change rapidly in the coming years, however, as emissions mandates begin to put pressure on manufacturers. Market research firm Strategy Analytics this week predicted that emissions and fuel economy laws will force car manufacturers to move more of …

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Electrics to Make Up 7% of Light Vehicle Market by 2020

With electric car sales now rising and charging station infrastructure for the vehicles now rolling out, it seems that electric vehicles are finally starting to become mainstream. With major car manufacturers now debuting fully-electric plug-in models, the number of electric vehicles on U.S. and European roads is set to rise steadily for years to come. Market research firm Navigant Research …

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Audi Hybrid Vehicles Win Big at Le Mans

For the first time in history, a hybrid vehicle has won at Le Mans 24 Hours. Audi fielded a team of four of its Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid vehicles, and the cars have taken first, second, third, and fifth place. “By achieving this further success at the world’s most important endurance race our engineers demonstrated their high technological expertise …

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Hybrid Cars: Silent But Potentially Deadly On the Road

Hybrid cars, as well as their electric brethren, make so little noise on the road that the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is considering putting together guidelines for automobile manufactures that would require these vehicles to maintain a minimum noise level. So the next time you hear a hybrid car buzzing down the road, there’s a very strong possibility …

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