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    Report: US buyers show little interest in big hybrids

    The idea of producing large, luxury-vehicle hybrids is turning into a "what were they thinking?" exercise in futility, USA Today reports. General Motors is discontinuing hybrid versions of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs, while Mercedes-Benz and Toyota's Lexus division ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid rated tops in customer payback, value

    Ford asks: "are all hybrids created equal?" Well, um, no. Take, for example, the Toyota Prius. It's ultra-fuel efficient and starts at a reasonable $23,050. On the flip side, there's the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid with an EPA rating of 21 miles per gallon city and 25 mpg highway. Its price of ...

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    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets a makeover; now rated at 28 mpg

    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the 2011 model year, Toyota will rip apart everything that made the Highlander Hybrid a solid mid-size crossover and revamp the vehicle both inside and out in an attempt to improve it. The plethora of exterior ...

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    Auto industry analyst predicts we'll have more than 100 hybrid and EV models in U.S. by 2015

    Forecasting the future of the automotive market ain't no easy task. The complex forces at work, including widely ranging government incentives and automaker's often-rosy outlooks, make predicting the future for emerging technologies all the more difficult. Will hybrids be a boon to the automotive ...

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    Report: Tata Motors to revive Land Rover lineup by downsizing, reducing weight, adding hybrids

    Land Rover Evoque – Click above for high-res image
    Tata Motors has reportedly planned an extreme makeover for its Land Rover luxury SUV brand. The makeover begins with the development of smaller vehicles, continues with a switch to a lightweight aluminum platform and ends with a splash of ...

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    NYPD orders up 200 more hybrids from Ford, doubles size of HEV fleet

    Imagine a police chase in Manhattan where a Ford Fusion Hybrid pulls up behind the criminal followed by a few Priuses, an Escape Hybrid and a couple of Altima hybrids. Now, think of the scenario where the criminal, driving his gas-guzzling Hummer, takes off out of the city limits on a ...

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    POLL: Should GM's upcoming Buick PHEV have a V6 engine?

    2011 Buick PHEV 2-Mode Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seems likely that hybrid purchasers are basing their decision to pay extra for fuel saving technology on the assumption that they will be getting the maximum available fuel efficiency, right? If that's true, why did General ...

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    Durango, Aspen hybrids officially rated at 20 city and 22 highway

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    We know all about the technology that makes the hybrid versions of Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs work. It's quite similar to the 2-Mode system that General Motors uses in its GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe hybrids and was jointly developed ...

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    GM Hybrid sales slowly picking up some steam: 1,629 deliveries in August

    digg_url = ''; General Motors is finally starting to regularly break out the sales figures for its hybrid vehicles and while the numbers are improving, they still look very weak compared to the competition. August was the ...

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    Video: Gary Busey on hybrid SUVs

    Click above to watch the video"How 'bout a sticker on the side of your SUV that says 'It's a Hybrid?' You won't save the planet or use less fuel, but people won't be giving you the finger or calling you the village idiot, or an environmental disaster..." With those words, Gary Busey comes up with a ...

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    The Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today

    digg_url = ''; Sport Utility Vehicles may be the anti-poster-child for the green movement, but there may not be a better choice for certain types of families. As a class of vehicle, the SUV has been around since the 1950s, and ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 1: Ford Escape

    Click the 2009 Escape Hybrid for a high res galleryWe've spent plenty of seat time behind the wheel of the Ford Escape hybrid. The last time we had one, it managed to return an average of thirty miles per gallon. This mileage figure is remarkable, since the Vue hybrid, which you just saw at number ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 3: Lexus RX400h

    For the sake of comparison, the non-hybrid version of the Lexus RX sport utility manages to get 18/23 miles per gallon. The government reckons you'll spend $3,203 on a year's supply of gasoline for this vehicle. On the flip side of the coin, the RX hybrid gets 27/24 and will run you $2,562 for your ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 2: Saturn Vue

    Click the Saturn Vue Hybrid for a high res galleryThe Saturn Vue was the first hybrid model from General Motors and has lived on through an entire model cycle. For 2008, the Vue was completely redesigned, though the mild hybrid system was carried over with few changes. We think that the new model ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 4: Toyota Highlander

    Click the Highlander for a high-res galleryWe got the chance to drive the Toyota Highlander hybrid a while back and came away thinking it was a bit overpriced. It's a bit cheaper than the Tahoe or Yukon, but not by much. When current incentives for the GM products are factored in, the difference ...

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    GM to begin pushing its hybrid SUVs hardcore

    Click the Tahoe hybrid for a high-res galleryMarketing is extremely important when launching a new vehicle. The idea that you can "Build it and they will come," doesn't actually work in the real world, even when the vehicle is designed to save money at the pump. Such is the case with General Motors ...


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