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2014 Ford C-Max

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Cars, Hybrid Cars, New Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"2014 Ford C-Max"

The C-Max is based on a model of the same name that was once available in European markets only. Essentially a longer, taller Focus, it has been in production since 2002. Across the pond, the car is available with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines. For the U.S., however, Ford wants to develop the […]

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Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Cars, Hybrid Cars, New Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"2015 Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala"

Fuel of the Future? Compressed natural gas is a promising alternative fuel. It offers very low emissions relative to gasoline. It is also less expensive on a mile per mile basis in most situations. Currently, bus fleets and other commercial vehicles are using it. Thanks to improved extraction techniques and the resulting expansion of the […]

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1969 Urban XP512G Experimental

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Cars, Classic Cars, Hybrid Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"1969 Urban XP512G Experimental"

In an age of high gas prices, smaller spaces and a desire to live a greener lifestyle while saving some green, small cars have become quite the hot commodity. In the case of General Motors, small cars are quickly becoming the American automaker’s most sought-after product. In July 2013, small cars made up half of […]

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2014 Ford C-Max

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  Cars, Hybrid Cars, New Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"2014 Ford C-Max"

The C-Max The C-Max is based on a model of the same name that was once available in European markets only. Essentially a longer, taller Focus, it has been in production since 2002. Across the pond, the car is available with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines. For the U.S., however, Ford wants to […]

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Diesels vs. Hybrids

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  Hybrid Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Diesels vs. Hybrids"

Diesels vs. Hybrids The demand for greater fuel efficiency is here to stay, but until recently, the only real choice for most drivers was between a hybrid or a small, standard vehicle. In the past few years, however, diesel vehicles have grown more popular and increasingly available. Unlike their predecessors, cars such as the 2014 […]

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Volvo V60 PHEV

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Cars, Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, New Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Volvo V60 PHEV"

A plug-in hybrid wagon like Volvo’s V60 PHEV may seem like a novelty, but what was to be a limited production vehicle turned into a major hit. Volvo planned on producing 1,000 vehicles per year, but demand quickly pushed production targets up to 10,000 units per year. As a finalist in the World Green Car […]

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The Minerva J.M. Brabazon

By   /  July 16, 2013  /  Cars, Exotic Cars, Hot Rods, Hybrid Cars, New Cars, Posts, Sports Cars  /  Comments Off

"The Minerva J.M. Brabazon Supercar"

The Minerva, A Substantial but Forgotten History While few would recognize it today, the Minerva name has a long automotive history. In the early part of the twentieth century, it was the leading car manufacturer in Belgium. In 1956, though, the company closed up shop. Today, it is remembered predominantly by automotive history buffs only. Why […]

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

By   /  July 3, 2013  /  Cars, Hybrid Cars, New Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Porsche's Panamera S E-Hybrid"

Panamera S E-Hybrid At first glance, the Panamera’s new E-Hybrid trim may seem identical to last year’s model, but the electric powertrain is all new, adding plug-in capability. Like Porsche’s other hybrid cars, the sports sedan manages impressive fuel economy without cutting into the performance the brand is known for. Performance A 9.4 kWh lithium-ion […]

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2014 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  Cars, Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, New Cars, Posts, Sports Cars  /  Comments Off

"Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid"

While it looked like the first of Porsche’s planned line of plug-in hybrid cars would be the upcoming 918, the supercar will be beaten to market by the Panamera S E-Hybrid. Set to debut at the Shanghai Auto Show, this sedan skips the F1-inspired KERS system for a more traditional hybrid experience. However, if the […]

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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Cars, Hybrid Cars, Luxury Cars, New Cars, Posts  /  Comments Off

"2013 Acura ILX Hybrid"

All the Luxury Credentials First, let’s get the potentially bad news out of the way: the Acura ILX Hybrid is, essentially, a Honda Civic Hybrid with an expensive luxury package. All of the car’s mechanical bits, from the drivetrain to the chassis to the suspension, are identical to those found on the current generation Civic. […]

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