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Hybrid on ‘Most Ticketed Cars’ List

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A new report reveals which cars on U.S. roads are most likely to be ticketed. Insurance.com compiled the data, which shows the percentage of a given model’s owners who have recently received citations. The Subaru WRX topped the list with a whopping 33 percent rating, which means that about one-third of WRX drivers have been [...]

The Fastest Hybrids in the World

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Guest Blogger: Daniel Solomou For: Toyota There is no denying that advancements made in hybrid technology, since it first appeared, are impressive. The reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with standard-issue combustion engines are both significant and promising, and pave the way to a greener and more sustainable future for our roads. [...]

Camry Hybrid Prices, Info Revealed

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Toyota announced pricing and other data for its 2015 Camry Hybrid lineup this week. The last time the Japanese carmaker completely redid the model was in 2011, but this mid-year redesign is significant in itself. Company data sheets for the new hybrid show a base sticker for the LE model of $26,790, with the SE [...]

Hybrid Car Rankings for 2014 Surprise Experts

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At least a dozen official and unofficial organizations have developed lists of the best hybrid vehicles for 2014, some reviewers focusing on value, others on price, and still others on overall environmental credentials. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the many lists is the fact that at least a dozen hybrid vehicles are included in [...]

Prius News: ‘Special Edition’ and Wireless Charging

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Toyota announced this week that the company would offer a new version of the very popular Prius hybrid in 2015. Officially called Prius Persona Series Special Edition, the sleek Prius has an upgraded exterior and additional equipment. Expected to land in U.S. showrooms this September, it carries a starting sticker price of $27,810. Elegant touches [...]

Toyota Hydrogen Car: ‘Next Generation of Green’

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Toyota has officially announced availability dates and pricing for its hydrogen fuel-cell car, a sedan that boasts a travel range of 435 miles per tank. The concept version of the car made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. Local consumers in Japan will get the first chance to purchase the hydrogen-powered, [...]

Prius Tops ‘Safe Cars for Teens’ List

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released their picks for safe cars for teen drivers. Topping the rankings among mid-size cars that cost less than $20,000 was the Toyota Prius v, specifically for model years 2012 and later. Each year, the IIHS tests hundreds of cars and trucks to determine the best safety buys for [...]

Toyota Considering AWD Prius

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Toyota officials have revealed that they plan to offer both lithium and nickel-metal-hydride batteries on future models, as well as all-wheel-drive capability for the world’s best-selling hybrid car. Those options would possibly be available by late 2015 or early 2016, according to reports. Apparently, the lithium battery version of Prius would cost more but allow [...]

Avg. MPG Hits Record High

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Fresh data from the Univ. of Michigan Research Institute (UMRI) reveals that the average fuel economy rating for new cars in the U.S. has risen to 25.6 mpg as of May 2014. With gasoline prices expected to stay in the $3.50 to $3.70 bracket at least until September, consumer demand for high-mpg vehicles should continue [...]

Calif. Emissions Down, Thanks to EV & Hybrid Cars

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Fresh data from Next 10, a non-profit that studies auto emissions and energy consumption, shows a direct connection between increased hybrid car sales and lower pollutants in California. In fact, the state’s overall auto registrations went up by just 1.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, whereas hybrid and EV registrations increased by a whopping 16 [...]

Best Used Hybrids: The ‘Official’ List

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Shopping for a used hybrid vehicle has gotten much easier in the last couple of years, but choices are diverse and can at times be confusing. So, for those in the market, consider what the experts pick. In no particular order, nearly every major listing of ‘best used hybrids’ contains the following vehicles: Chevy Volt, [...]

Car Sales Wars: Accord vs. Prius

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The California New Car Dealers Association has revealed the unexpected news that Honda’s Accord was the bestselling car in the state for the first quarter. This is the first time any car other than the Toyota Prius has held the top spot for the past two years. For quarterly sales, Honda barely edged out its [...]

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