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Toyota and Lexus Reveal Global Hybrid Sales

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Toyota and Lexus Reveal Global Hybrid Sales

Nearly 2 million (1,951,243) Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles have been sold in the United States, reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The announcement was made today, April 17, by Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation’s announcement in Japan that it has sold 5 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. Toyota estimates [...]

Subaru Shows Its First Production Hybrid Model

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Subaru Shows Its First Production Hybrid Model

Subaru of America, Inc. unveiled Thursday the brand’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Based on the XV Crosstrek crossover introduced for 2013, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid model arrives in Subaru dealerships fourth quarter of 2013.  When the XV Crosstrek Hybrid goes on [...]

Toyota Avalon Hybrid Named “Best Green Car”

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Toyota Avalon Hybrid Named “Best Green Car”

The all-new Toyota Avalon Hybrid was named the “Best Green Car” at the 2013 Atlanta International Auto Show by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA). “The group of automotive journalists has been awarding “best of show” vehicles for four years running,” said Davis Adams, president of GAAMA. “The Avalon is an impressive option in [...]

Can Ford C-MAX Hybrid Beat Toyota Prius v?

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Can Ford C-MAX Hybrid Beat Toyota Prius v?

According to Ford Motor Company, its new C-MAX Hybrid will come with projected fuel economy of 47 mpg city – beating the Toyota Prius v by 3 mpg, plus a $1,300-lower base price. It was announced today, July 5. The segment for small hybrids such as the C-MAX Hybrid and Prius accounts for 65 percent [...]

Panasonic Battery Cells for Ford Hybrid Vehicles

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Panasonic Battery Cells for Ford Hybrid Vehicles

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will supply lithium-ion battery cells for Ford Motor Company’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The upcoming models of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Electric and C-Max Hybrid Electric as well as the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids will use Panasonic battery cells in combination with a gasoline [...]

Toyota Reveals NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

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Toyota Reveals NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), has revealed the NS4 advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The NS4 signifies Toyota’s vision for future mobility with a focus on connectivity and the human interface.  Toyota engineers were challenged to design a new mid-sized concept for potential [...]

Toyota Introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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Toyota Introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota, a leading automaker in hybrid passenger cars and SUVs, introduced the Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the annual Green Drive Expo Friday, as the newest member of the Prius Family. Joining the third-generation Prius Liftback and the new Prius v, the new Prius Plug-in combines the benefits of the standard Prius model’s hybrid vehicle operation [...]

Pricing Announced for Kia Hybrid Vehicle

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Pricing Announced for Kia Hybrid Vehicle

With a starting price of $26,500, the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) first hybrid vehicle in the U.S. – will target consumers looking for a fuel-efficient sedan. Set to hit showrooms in June, the Optima Hybrid employs a Kia-developed powertrain. It comes with advanced lithium polymer batteries from LG Chem, to [...]

Toyota Sells One-Millionth Prius in the U.S.

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Toyota Sells One-Millionth Prius in the U.S.

Automaker Toyota has announced the one-millionth sale of the Toyota Prius, a mass-produced hybrid gas-electric vehicle, in the United States. It is stated to be the third milestone for Toyota’s hybrid lineup in the last six months that started with the announcement of worldwide Toyota Prius sales topping two million in October 2010 and overall [...]

Coming: Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Sports Sedan

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Coming: Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Sports Sedan

Debuting later this year, Porsche will unveil its second production hybrid model, the Panamera S Hybrid. According to the company, the new Panamera model produces 380 horsepower with fuel consumption of 6.8 L/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Recently, Porsche said that based on the 3.6-liter, 345 horsepower (hp) 911 Carrera, the upcoming [...]

Honda 3-D Show for Sport Hybrid Coupe

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Honda 3-D Show for Sport Hybrid Coupe

Honda chose Times Square to display in 3-D technology the launch of its all-new 2011 CR-Z sport hybrid coupe. Spanning five blocks of Times Square, the event brought the 3-D footage to the public at the venue. As part of the event, Honda ran 3-D CR-Z commercial footage on the Times Square HD Spectacolor screen [...]