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May 2013: Green-car sales rise 30% compared to 2012

Filed under: Diesel, EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, USA Were American’s going through hybrid withdrawal? That’s a question worth asking after US advanced-powertrain sales jumped in May following a few months of relatively tepid demand. Plug-in vehicle sales rose even faster, at a 69 percent clip, to 5,694 vehicles (not including the Tesla Model S, which we can only guess […] […]

Toyota Prius sales back on the upswing in May

Filed under: Hybrid, Toyota, USA A return to the ‘plus’ column? That’s what happened last month to Toyota with its Prius line of hybrids, as the Japanese automaker boosted year-over year sales of the model. Toyota sold 23,522 Prius vehicles, up 9.5 percent from a year earlier. Sales of the standard hatchback Prius jumped 17 percent from […] […]

Ford eNews – June 5, 2013

Got torque? Ford’s award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost does, and then some; Ford sees its best sales results in eight years; TechShop and Ford celebrate one year of innovation; Ford hosts EcoBoost Challenge; Ford/AAA competition helps develop future automotive technicians […]

Ford Wins International Engine of the Year for Second Year; Announces Increase in 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Production

STUTTGART, Germany, June 5, 2013 – Ford Motor Company’s ultra-fuel efficient and spirited 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine today was named 2013 International Engine of the Year, marking the second straight year Ford’s acclaimed three-cylinder engine has captured the award. […]

Toyota recalling 87k 2010 Prius, Lexus HS 250h models for brake issue

Filed under: Hybrid, Lexus, Toyota The Toyota Prius is no stranger to recalls. Earlier this year, over half a million of the popular hybrids were called back for steering shaft issues (after another steering issue back in 2011). And the Prius V was the subject of a service campaign for exhaust issues a year ago. Today, […] […]

A Ride Around Manhattan in the Taxi of Tomorrow

Nissan’s NV200 taxi still has a few rough edges and faces legal hurdles, but it seems well on its way to hitting New York’s streets soon. […]

Wheelies: The Cheaper Used Cars Edition

New cars are selling briskly, reducing used-car prices, and Chrysler battles the federal government over a request to recall 2.7 million Jeeps. […]

Toyota to Recall 2010 Prius and Lexus Hybrids

Prius and Lexus brake problems continue for Toyota, which will issue its second brake-related recall since 2010. […]