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Toyota’s Prius Family Tops California New Vehicle Registrations for 2012

TORRANCE, Calif., February 28, 2013 — Toyota’s Prius-badged vehicles proved to be the most popular new vehicles with California drivers during the 2012 calendar year.  Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]

Ford C-Max Hybrid falls well short in careful CleanMPG economy test, beat by Toyota Prius V

Filed under: Hybrid, MPG The grain of salt one should take this post with is that Wayne Gerdes is just one man, and that his personal test results may not be applicable to everyone. Still, Gerdes is well-known in the green car community – his Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid and […] […]

Volkswagen Golf plug-in hybrid now due in 2014

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Volkswagen Good news travels fast, and in the case of Volkswagen and its the Golf plug-in hybrid, a little faster than we thought. Europe’s biggest automaker, which was previously thought to be debuting the Golf PHEV in 2015, is apparently bumping that timetable up to next year, UK’s Autocar reports. The Golf Mk7 […] […]

Zipcar plugs Honda Fit EVs into Portland fleet

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Transportation Alternatives, Honda Portland, OR, is a smart place to go if you’re in the car sharing or electric vehicle business. It’s a town where it’s cool to recycle, to embrace your eclectic or idiosyncratic side and to check out carsharing and electric vehicles. Zipcar and Honda are betting on Portland, and will be […] […]

Ford All-Wheel-Drive Retail Sales up 72 Percent Since 2009, Surpassing Industry Growth Rate

Ford is capitalizing on the popularity of all-wheel-drive technology, with its AWD sales growing 72 percent since 2009, outpacing the industry growth rate of 53 percent. In 2012, more than 20 percent of the industry’s new car and utility vehicles were sold with AWD systems. […]

Tens of Thousands More New Drivers to Learn Safe Driving Skills from Ford Driving Skills for Life in 2013

For the 10th year new drivers around the world will get an opportunity to improve their skills through the Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program. Traffic fatalities are the leading killer of American teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with about 2,700 drivers ages 16-19 killed annually on American roads. […]

GM planning on 20% increase in plug-in hybrid production in 2013

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Manufacturing/Plants, Cadillac, Chevrolet Before the Chevrolet Volt launched in late 2010, General Motors representatives were boldly talking about some big production numbers, like 60,000 or 45,000 Volts a year. It’s been a rocky road since then, and the reality was more subdued. The General sold 7,671 Volts in 2011 and 23,461 in […] […]

Unique Ad Campaign for Ford C-MAX Hybrids Gains Traction with New Customers

Ford’s new C-MAX hybrids are gaining momentum with new customers and are luring more Toyota hybrid owners out of their cars and into Ford’s new hybrids. […]