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US: pickup truck sales soar, hybrids plummet

US: pickup truck sales soar, hybrids plummet

It’s very interesting to see how the US auto industry’s revival is once again supported by the segment that was going towards the grave according to many – the hulking full-size pickup trucks. Back in 2009 after the economic crisis chewed its way through the world’s economy, US automakers were […]

Toyota augments the hybrid engine’s “brain”

Toyota augments the hybrid engine’s “brain”

The Japanese automaker, the world’s leader when it comes to the efficient gasoline-electric hybrid cars, has announced a new development for the segment, which affects the computer chip. As any electronic device, the complex system that governs a hybrid vehicle is controlled by a state of the art computer, and […]

Honda plans to take over the U.S. hybrid segment

Honda plans to take over the U.S. hybrid segment

Seeking increased relevance in the segment, the Japanese company plans a gasoline-electric lineup refresh starting with the Accord Hybrid, which according to Honda, bests both Toyota and Ford’s competing sedans. The 2014 edition of Honda’s flagship sedan reaches dealerships on Oct. 31, with a base price that is close to […]

China Renews Subsidy Program for EVs, Excludes Hybrids

China Renews Subsidy Program for EVs, Excludes Hybrids

Struggling to reduce air pollution, China has renewed the subsidy program for EVs, but not for hybrids. The government will offer $9,800 (60,000 yuan) for the purchase of an EV and 500,000 yuan for an electric bus, according to the National Development and Reform Commission and finance, science and industry […]

Ferrari planning more hybrid models

Ferrari planning more hybrid models

The Italian based automaker Ferrari is planning to develop more hybrid supercars but no electric vehicles are in sight, over the following years. According to the company’s chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, the Maranello carmaker will continue to develop, unveil and sell hybrid supercars. The Ferrari boss didn’t reveal any details […]

Ford Upgrades Hybrids’ Software to Improve Fuel Economy

Ford Upgrades Hybrids’ Software to Improve Fuel Economy

Ford announced it will make several software upgrades to improve real-world fuel economy for its 2013-model hybrid vehicles. The ones to benefit from these changes will be 77,000 owners of the 2013 C-max Hybrid, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Ford added that the changes for […]

EVs and Hybrids Still Too Expensive

EVs and Hybrids Still Too Expensive

The EVs and hybrid vehicles are still too expensive even with tax credits of $7,500 per vehicle. According to the Congressional Budget Office’s presentation at this year’s Energy Information Administration conference, which took place on June 24th, based on the 2011 prices, the tax credits offered by the government could […]