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2019 Lexus LS 500h Review: A Hybrid of The Highest Order

95 excellent overall impression Quiet & luxurious cabin.Solid engine performance.Infotainment touchpad is difiicult. Pros Ride Quality World-Class Interior Cons Infotainment Touchpad Options Add Up Quickly If you think Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo have the market on the full-size luxury segment, Lexus is making a bold statement with the LS 500. When Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda said he wanted to change the Lexus culture, he wasn’t kidding. The 2019 Lexus LS 500h says...
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Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time

I’m not sure what the kids say these days, but Ford’s troll game was on-point Thursday night. As legions of fans and detractors took to their computers to watch the unveiling of Tesla’s upcoming Model Y crossover … at 11 p.m. Eastern time … Ford Motor Company figured it would help people pass the time […] The post Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Hybrids, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Cobra Speedback Hybrid 2019

Cobra Speedback Hybrid 2019 I love the fact that Cobra has brought back the rails ... Read more. The post Cobra Speedback Hybrid 2019 appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
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It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only

Honda’s hottest front-driver, the Civic Type R, may be homeless once the company’s Swindon, UK assembly plant closes in 2022, but its future will not end there. Based on comments made at the Geneva Motor Show, it seems the next-generation model will likely tone down its appearance while accepting a helping hand from electrification. The […] The post It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Hybrids, Geneva Motor Show, Electrification, Honda Civic, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Honda Civic Type R, Civic Type R, Swindon UK assembly


Jeep’s Green Wave Crashes Into Europe, Will Ripple Back to North America

Fiat Chrysler’s reputation as an automaker that scoffs at fuel economy mandates is slowly being chipped away. Never mind the much-loathed Fiat 500e; it was the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that really got the ball rolling, with eTorque-engined Ram 1500s upping the company’s green cred for 2019. At this week’s Geneva Motor Show, the high-flying Jeep […] The post Jeep’s Green Wave Crashes Into Europe, Will Ripple Back to North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Plug-In Hybrids, Fca, Autos, Fiat, North America, Hybrids, Geneva Motor Show, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, News Blog, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Compass, Jeep Compass PHEV


Toyota Prius C to Bite the Dust, Pass Torch

Toyota’s Prius C, introduced in North America in 2012, was a good idea that didn’t generate much consumer (or reviewer) acclaim. As an entry-level hybrid slotted below the Prius and wagony Prius V, the Prius C was no powerhorse. Its 1.5-liter four-cylinder/electric motor combo cranked out a combined 99 horsepower, a figure that still stands […] The post Toyota Prius C to Bite the Dust, Pass Torch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Toyota, North America, Hybrids, News Blog, Prius C, Toyota Prius C, Discontinuation


Goal Unlocked: Toyota’s non-Prius Delivers the MPGs

It’s Mileage Monday, apparently. In unveiling the upcoming Corolla Hybrid late last year, Toyota predicted the normal-looking alternative to its long-running Prius would deliver a combined rating of 50 mpg, once the EPA got around to testing it. Not the hardest bar to clear, given that the 2020 Corolla Hybrid uses the same 121-horsepower hybrid […] The post Goal Unlocked: Toyota’s non-Prius Delivers the MPGs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Epa, Hybrids, Fuel Economy, Corolla, News Blog, 2020 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Hybrid


I Need a Practical and Environmentally Friendly Car That Doesn't Send the Wrong Message! What Car Should I Buy?

Thomas is an architect in the midwest looking for a comfortable crossover that can haul his two boys, have a reasonable carbon footprint, and not send the wrong message to his potential clients. What car should he buy?Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Crossovers, Lifehacks, Hybrids, Midwest, Thomas, What Car Should You Buy, Wcsyb


2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review – The Waiting Was the Hardest Part

The idea was as obvious as it was brilliant. Take the hottest segment of motor vehicles on the market and stick an improbably high fuel economy figure on the window sticker. The hybrid revolution made the ungainly Prius a certified success — so why not a crossover? And why not add a plug to it, […] The post 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review – The Waiting Was the Hardest Part appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Car Reviews, Mitsubishi, Hybrids, Outlander, Phev, Outlander PHEV, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


2020 Ford Explorer Again Appears in Cop Clothing

After rocking the same design with only minor alterations since 2011, Ford will soon debut an all-new Explorer. Arriving this year as a 2020 model, the model adopts the modular CD6 platform shared with Lincoln’s Aviator, making the new version of the venerable SUV rear-drive biased once again. New powerplants are also on the way. […] The post 2020 Ford Explorer Again Appears in Cop Clothing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Green, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Hybrids, New Cars, SUVs, Hybrid, North American International Auto Show, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Product Planning, Police Cars, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 2020 Ford Explorer


So Long, Synergy? Toyota Wants to Break from Its Hybrid Naming Tradition

Despite long, grinding years of adulthood, the word “synergy” still reminds this author of the character on the excruciatingly 1980s cartoon Jem and the Holograms, which his older sister would commandeer the TV set for on various mornings. To Toyota, the word is the centerpiece of Hybrid Synergy Drive — the name applied to its hybrid […] The post So Long, Synergy? Toyota Wants to Break from Its Hybrid Naming Tradition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Green, Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Hybrid, Jem, Naming, News Blog, Product Planning, Hybrid Synergy Drive


2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid – MPGs for the Common Man

Toyota followed its November debut of the twelfth-generation Corolla with a November debut of the twelfth-generation Corolla. This time around, we’re looking at the new Hybrid sedan — a model which seems like it probably should have gone on sale years ago, though we aren’t positive who the intended demographic would be. Prius owners? While the […] The post 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid – MPGs for the Common Man appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age

From eco-friendly power to wild designs, The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age showcases the future of bikes—as well as a few cars and three-wheelers. From the stunning wooden and steel AVIONICS V1 to Alta Motors’ Redshift St concept, Cake’s striking Kalk, designs by Night Shift and more, the book is full of covetable bicycles. Readers can delve into the electric revolution over 208 pages—exploring engineering, design, custom creations, …
Tags: Books, Design, Photo Books, Bikes, Electric Vehicles, Eco Friendly, Hybrids, Gestalten, Motorbikes, Post Petrol Age, Alta Motors Redshift St


2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: Space Age Technology, Logical Fashion

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid offers up to 90 MPGe. Subaru’s new “StarDrive Technology” powers the Crosstrek Hybrid.  The vehicle makes its official debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.  Here is the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the first-ever Subaru plug-in hybrid vehicle. Wait, can that be right? Subie has never made a plug-in hybrid until now? Yup, that is right. Well it’s about time, for one thing, and they could have put a hybrid drive in a more practical package, for another. ...
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V12 + Green: Plug-in Hybrids to Succeed Lamborghini’s Aventador and Huracan

Lamborghini has talked a lot about electrification over the last few years, remaining careful never to commit to anything. While meager production rates seriously limit the environmental impact of its vehicles, the Italian automaker is nonetheless subject to the same pressure to go green as larger brands. Almost a decade ago, the brand vowed to […] The post V12 + Green: Plug-in Hybrids to Succeed Lamborghini’s Aventador and Huracan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrid, Electrification, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Group, Huracán, News Blog, Product Planning, Aventador


Greenwashed: UK Plug-in Fleets Enjoy the Taxpayer Perks, Never Plug in

In Europe, diesel now holds a reputation as favorable as that of the dark lord of the underworld, while electric propulsion may as well have descended from Heaven. It wasn’t this way just a few years ago. That said, in the UK, government incentives towards green vehicle purchases have, like the U.S., been ongoing since […] The post Greenwashed: UK Plug-in Fleets Enjoy the Taxpayer Perks, Never Plug in appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, UK, Government, Green, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Hydrogen, Hybrids, PHEVs, Incentives, News Blog, Fleets, UK Plug


PHEV Is Fine: Mitsubishi Says It Knows What Green Buyers Want

While the brand name inspires more than a few snorts of derision and jokes in North America, Mitsubishi, now backed by the mighty Renault-Nissan Alliance, carries greater clout overseas. The automaker’s Outlander PHEV outsells all other plug-in hybrids in the UK, and global sales of the brand’s vehicles are on the upswing. Being a part of […] The post PHEV Is Fine: Mitsubishi Says It Knows What Green Buyers Want appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Green, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, North America, Mitsubishi, Hybrids, PHEVs, SUVs, Hybrid, Mitsubishi Outlander Phev, Renault Nissan Alliance, News Blog, Product Planning, Outlander PHEV


DNA Testing Reveals Baffling Bird Is Three Species in One

A Pennsylvania birder spotted the bird of a lifetime in his backyard this past spring—it was a hybrid of three species across two genera in a single bird. He’d found a three-in-one warbler.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Birds, Pennsylvania, Hybrids, Ornithology, Evolutionary Biology, Birdmodo


Hyundai, Kia Aiming for Solar Roofs Starting in 2019

Imagine a parked vehicle that slowly sucks dino juice from vast, underground deposits through its tires. That’s essentially what Hyundai Motor Group wants to do with its vehicles, the only difference being the energy source and the direction it’s coming from. Despite being talked about for years, solar roofs on automobiles haven’t seen widespread adoption. […] The post Hyundai, Kia Aiming for Solar Roofs Starting in 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Hybrids, Hyundai, Hybrid, Hyundai Motor Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Hyundai-Kia, Solar Rood, Hyundai Kia Aiming for Solar Roofs Starting


Volvo plans to face the future without sacrificing its identity

Volvo is embarking on an ambitious push to fill its lineup with electric and hybrid cars, as well as an infotainment partnership with Google. Volvo Americas CEO Anders Gustafsson explains how the Swedish automaker plans to pull that off. The post Volvo plans to face the future without sacrificing its identity appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Cars, Trends, Hybrids, Volvo, Electric Cars, Infotainment, Google Volvo, Anders Gustafsson


First Drive: Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

The Panamera E-Hybrid plugs in and gives you a range of electric-only driving, but it's not just for the "green" factor -- it's also to raise the fun factor by a significant level, and believe me, it does -- it's just ridiculously fast and fun. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Forget Diesel – Tough Times Now Lie Ahead for the European Plug-in Crowd

The European new car market is in a period of extreme flux. Once-dominant diesels are on the way out thanks to new regulations, looming bans, and cancelled tax incentives, with electrified vehicles poised to take over the high-MPG role. But not everything’s rosy in the clean, green market on the other side of the Atlantic. […] The post Forget Diesel – Tough Times Now Lie Ahead for the European Plug-in Crowd appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Green, Atlantic, Autos, Subsidies, Hybrids, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Incentives, News Blog


In With the Old, In With the New: Mazda’s Rotary Return Might Leave RX-7/RX-8 Fans Disappointed

Mazda, an automaker that lacks even the mildest of hybrid vehicles, has announced a plan to  change its gas-obsessed image. In doing so, the “fun” Japanese brand will return a novel internal combustion engine to the automotive landscape: the rotary engine. We’ve talked up this possibility ad nauseum in the past, but the plan’s now […] The post In With the Old, In With the New: Mazda’s Rotary Return Might Leave RX-7/RX-8 Fans Disappointed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Engines, EVs, Hybrids, Hybrid, Mazda, Rotary, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Future Models, Rotary Engine, Mazda Rotary


Nissan Launches Punchier e-Powered Note Nismo S for Japan

Nissan’s performance arm, Nismo, is wetting its beak on electrified powertrains. Last week, the company launched the Note e-Power Nismo S — upping the model’s performance output by roughly 25 percent. Sold in Japan since December of 2016, the Note e-Power Nismo offered 109 horsepower and 187 lb-ft. The new Nismo S brings those specs to 134 horsepower and […] The post Nissan Launches Punchier e-Powered Note Nismo S for Japan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Nissan, EVs, Hybrids, New Cars, Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Nismo, News Blog, E-Power, Nissan Note, Note e-POWER NISMO S, Power Nismo


Exclusive: BMW will offer up to 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, 12 all-electric

While attendingthe New York reveal of the BMW Vision iNEXT Concept, we learned that the firm will introduce up to 25 electrified models by 2025, and 12 will be all-electric, featuring the company's fifth-generation electric powertrain. The post Exclusive: BMW will offer up to 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, 12 all-electric appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: New York, News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Hybrids, Emerging Tech, BMW Vision iNEXT Concept


Exclusive: BMW will offer up to 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, 12 will be EVs

While attendingthe New York reveal of the BMW Vision iNEXT Concept, we learned that the firm will introduce up to 25 electrified models by 2025, and 12 will be all-electric, featuring the company's fifth-generation electric powertrain. The post Exclusive: BMW will offer up to 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, 12 will be EVs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: New York, News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Hybrids, Emerging Tech, BMW Vision iNEXT Concept


Ford Confirms F-Series Hybrid Bound for Dearborn, Celebrates Rouge’s 100th Birthday

Ford confirmed the assembly locale of its F-150 Hybrid this week, saying the electrified pickup would not stray from its aluminum-bodied brethren. The hybridized F-Series will, unsurprisingly, go into production at the Rouge’s Dearborn Truck Plant in 2020, with additional (non-hybrid) production handled by Ford’s Kansas City Assembly. The automaker made the announcement as part of […] The post Ford Confirms F-Series Hybrid Bound for Dearborn, Celebrates Rouge’s 100th Birthday appeared first on T...
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Hybrids, Pickup Trucks, Ford Motor Co, Dearborn, Rouge, Dearborn Truck Plant, News Blog, Ford F-150, Kansas City Assembly, F Series, Production Planning, F-150 Hybrid, The Rouge


Infiniti’s Project Black S prototype sports Formula One hybrid tech

The Infiniti Project Black S is a Q60 luxury coupe enhanced with a Formula One-inspired hybrid powertrain. The 563-horsepower car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in under four seconds, according to Infiniti. The post Infiniti’s Project Black S prototype sports Formula One hybrid tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Formula One, Infiniti, Hybrids, Motorsports, Renault, Paris Motor Show, Infiniti Q60, Infiniti Project Black S


A U.S.-launched Trade Dispute Is Helping Toyota in One Key Market, but for How Long?

While the trade situation is still very much in flux, Toyota sees itself as standing to gain from the turmoil, just not in the United States. The automaker, along with other Japanese brands, finds itself in an advantageous position in China — a massive market facing its own troubles. China’s anger at the U.S., and […] The post A U.S.-launched Trade Dispute Is Helping Toyota in One Key Market, but for How Long? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, Green, Production, United States, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Overseas, News Blog


Wilson Staff C300 Hybrid

    Wilson Staff C300 Hybrid The Wilson Staff C300 hybrid features: 360 degrees of ... Read more. The post Wilson Staff C300 Hybrid appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
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