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Prokhorov’s Yo-auto will sell Russia’s first hybrids by end of 2012

Published: December 31, 2011

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Filed under: Hybrid Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Yo-auto will sell the first Russian-made hybrid-electric vehicles by the end of 2012, as Prokhorov previously estimated, and won’t be delayed by his decision to run against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next year’s presidential elections. The Russian newspaper RIA Novosti, citing Russian television station Rossiya 24, reports that Prokhorov, the co-owner of Yo-Auto, said the company will try to sell the hybrid, called the Yo-mobile, for less than $10,000 in order to offer the Russian public a reasonably-priced, highly fuel-efficient car


Has hybrid demand peaked? Probably not and here’s why

Published: September 1, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery For a time back in 2008, it looked like hybrid vehicles were going to break through and start grabbing some serious market share.


Peugeot previews new 508, HYbrid4 version coming soon after launch

Published: July 16, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Peugeot , Green Daily Peugeot 508 – Click above for high-res image gallery Though not slated for its official debut until the Paris Motor Show in October, Peugeot has kindly provided a sneak peak at its upcoming 508 sedan . The new 508 will go on sale at the start of 2011 and all models will be equipped with Peugeot’s fuel-saving e-HDi system.


Hybrid sales plunge in June, but year-to-date numbers aren’t too shabby

Published: July 7, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery June was an abysmal sales month for hybrid vehicles, but the year-to-date numbers tell a different story. For the month of June, sales of hybrid vehicles fell a staggering 23.7 percent from the numbers posted for May and 19.1 percent compared to hybrid sales recorded last June.


Hybrid sales to top 1.4M, capture 10% of market by 2015

Published: June 26, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Green Daily 2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery The electric car is slowly emerging onto the automotive scene , but a recent study by J.D. Power predicts that hybrids will continue to be the dominating alternative energy source for cars for years to come. In fact, the study suggests that even as electric vehicles emerge, hybrids will continue to make inroads in the automotive market .


Toshiba to build electric motors in Texas for Ford hybrids and plug-ins

Published: June 24, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Ford Ford Escape PHEV prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery Toshiba announced yesterday that it will be expanding a factory in Houston, TX to add production of electric traction motors for hybrid and plug-in vehicles. The first customer for the new motors will be Ford , starting in 2012 when its next-generation hybrid system debuts


VW reconfirms Jetta hybrid for 2012, boasts "best-in-class" MPG rating

Published: June 18, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Volkswagen , Green Daily 2011 Volkswagen Jetta – Click above for high-res image gallery Reconfirming what we already knew , Volkswagen product strategist Toscan Bennet announced that a hybrid version of the sixth-generation Jetta is definitely on the way and on schedule for a 2012 launch date. Bennet said: VW as a brand takes the electrification of the automobile very seriously, and we have a longtime strategy for growing that business. The Jetta hybrid is our first entry in that strategy.


Predictably Irrational author says Toyota Prius succeeds on quirky looks alone

Published: June 18, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota , Green Daily 2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery We often talk about the the polarizing exterior design of some hybrids and upcoming electric vehicles as a negative attribute which could hamper their sales success. But the look-at-me design of the best-selling Toyota Priu s may indeed be the driving force that draws buyers in – that’s according to the author of the best-selling book Predictably Irrational , Dan Ariely. We’ve touched on this polarizing design topic before and it usually ends the same


Capstone, CalMotors to offer full-line of hybrid electric microturbine systems

Published: June 15, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid Capstone Turbine Corporation , manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has announced they’re partnering with CalMotors , maker of traction drive systems, to offer a full line of turbine-powered Hybrid Electric Drive Solutions. The two companies plan to produce systems for small-to-mid-size automobiles (like the CMT-380 hybrid-electric sports car , maybe?) all the way up to Class 8 tractor trailer trucks and even marine applications. Darren Jamison, Capstone President and CEO, says the partnership will give Capstone an entry point into the growing hybrid electric vehicle market.


$100K BMW ActiveHybrid 7 qualifies for laughably small $900 credit

Published: June 7, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , BMW , Green Daily 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 – Click above for high-res image gallery If you’ve got $103,125 to dish out for a brand-spankin new 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 , then chances are quite high that you don’t really care about getting $900 back on your purchase. Just in case you do, though, you should know that BMW’s flagship sedan has been approved for a $900 federal income tax credit under an incentive program for efficient hybrid vehicles. With an EPA rating of 17 miles per gallon city and 26 mpg highway, BMW’s hybrid luxo-barge is a full 18 percent more efficient than its conventional gasoline counterpart


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