Category Archives: Hybrid

VIDEO: Hybrid into house

VIDEO: When emergency officials respond to the scene of a crash, one of the first steps taken is to safely disconnect a vehicles battery.

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VIDEO: Driving a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt

Chuck Rogers’ drive home to York Township after picking up his new car in Gaithersburg, Md., was about 70 miles. In making the trip, Rogers used only one gallon of gas. Droid X video mixed with stills Listen to a … Continue reading

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The stupid Honda hybrid lawsuit – Chevy Volt take note

Update: The lawyers for the plaintiffs are expected to receive $2.95 million. nytimes.com This is why I truly didn’t like this lawsuit. There is no justice in gross profit from damages. That is $3 million that could go into R … Continue reading

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A federally subsidized $45K plug-in hybrid is green gone amok

I’m reading Fisker to Buy Delaware GM Plant for Plug-In Hybrid Production and it all sounds great on the surface. Fisker Automotive is buying an old GM factory in Delaware and it will employ 2,000 workers plus supplier jobs. The … Continue reading

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A Ford Fiesta with more mpg and almost half the price of Prius

…but don’t look for this Ford Fiesta ECOnetic model in the US as clean diesel doesn’t seem to fly here. The Australian press is buzzing with talk about the little car from a U.S. based company that beats the Prius … Continue reading

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Volvo Hybrid Plug-in Cars

Volvo Car Corporation is sending a demonstration fleet of the new plug-in hybrid cars this summer, which feature two charging ports. newsoxy.com

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Ford engineer reveals hybrid tricks

Jim Buvalic is a hybrid transmission systems engineer at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich., who worked on the development of the Fusion Hybrid. He gives a Q&A about what where they gained efficiency designing the Ford Fusion Hybrid. auto.theglobeandmail.com … Continue reading

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Ford Fusion Hybrid goes 1445.7 Miles on ONE TANK OF GAS

The Fusion Hybrid 1,000-Mile Challenge team took turns driving several routes in and around Washington D.C. over the course of approximately three days and nights this weekend. The results were beyond expectations. The route involved elevation changes, and ranged from … Continue reading

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David Plouffe buys a Ford Fusion hybrid

The daily voice of the Obama campaign, manager and adviser David Plouffe slipped into history after the election. He recently purchased a Ford Fusion Hybrid (41 mpg city and 36 mpg) in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. usnews.com

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Diesel and hybrid evolution

As alternative engine technology matures, manufacturers jockey for position and price. Honda decides to cancel diesels for their larger platforms and evolve their gasoline hybrid offers into the larger cars. The price of the new low cost Honda Insight will … Continue reading

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