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    Official: SsangYong arranges 7 seats into XLV diesel hybrid concept for Geneva
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    SsangYong has designed some vehicles that were not exactly 100 percent pleasing to the eye. Powered by a mild-hybrid drivetrain, does the company's new concept vehicle put a little more beauty in the eyes of green-car-enthusiast beholders? That's the question that the South Korean automaker's ...

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    Official: 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid now available nationwide, CNG model in 37 states [UPDATE]
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    As promised, the 2014 Honda Civic is about to get a little green update. A hybrid gas-electric version will join the standard 2014 Civic in Honda showrooms nationwide tomorrow and a natural gas-powered model will join the party on February 15th, but only in 37 states. Both new models will get the ...

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    Report: Virginia will scrap illogical tax on hybrid vehicles
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    That sound you hear is the sound a few thousand Toyota Prius owners from the Old Dominion State clapping. That's because a tax on hybrids that Virginia enacted last year will most likely be eliminated. The Virginia Senate this week voted to repeal the tax, which hit hybrid drivers up for an ...

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    Report: Ford wants to double hybrid offerings by 2020
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    The Blue Oval is looking for folks on the other side of this Big Old Sphere to get on board with its hybrid offerings. Ford executive Raj Nair, speaking at the Detroit Auto Show this week, said the US automaker wants to double the number of hybrids models it offers by the end of the decade, ...

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    Official: Toyota sold a million hybrids in last nine months, 6M since 1997
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    Toyota's first hybrid model – the Prius – went on sale in 1997 in Japan. It took 14 years for the company to see a cumulative total of three million hybrids (a mark reached in March 2011). Today, Toyota announced that its global sales figures of all of its gas-electric models (and ...

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    Report: In Jamaica, it's not easy to sell or buy hybrid cars
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    Jamaica's mellow reputation and Rasta vibe contributes to an international reputation of an island nation that moves at a leisurely pace. And the term "leisurely" certainly applies to the rate of sales of hybrids there. And we thought Mitsubishi i sales in the US have been slow. The ...

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    By The Numbers: December 2013: Not quite time to panic yet
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    So, the good news in December for green-car advocates as that Nissan Leaf sales continued their gangbuster climb. And Honda picked up some proverbial steam. But that's about it. In all, Americans bought 48,553 hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electrics and diesels last month. US green car ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius gets higher clearance, better suspension in Pakistan
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    It's been 16 years since the Toyota Prius launched in Japan. Finally, the world's most popular hybrid is becoming the first hybrid car to show up in Pakistan. This version of the Prius has been customized by Indus Motor Company (IMC) in order to deal with, well, let's just say some challenging ...

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    Report: Jeep hybrids are 'inevitable'
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    When it comes to the possibility of hybrid powertrains in a future Jeep, it's not a question of "if" but "when." That's what Chrysler Asia-Pacific product planning manager Steve Bartoli is saying, according to the Australia publication Drive. Bartoli was quick to add that Chrysler hasn't made ...

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    Report: Toyota says hybrids paving road to higher profits in Europe
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    Just like Toyota has taken the dominant hybrid-producer position in the US, the Japanese automaker says greener vehicles mean more green in Europe and Russia. Specifically, Toyota Motor Europe executive Didier Leroy told Bloomberg News that increased sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids are boosting ...

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    Official: Bosch says new stop/start coasting hybrid tech can cut fuel use by 10%
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    Turns out, your car's engine is useless about a third of the time when you're driving. Bosch is using that math to estimate that the newest generation of its stop-start system could cut a car's overall fuel use by about 10 percent. Most stop-start systems involved merely shutting off the engine ...

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    By The Numbers: November 2013: Doldrums Edition, Pt. 2
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    Proponents of advanced-powertrain vehicles may want us to start including the Tesla Model S in their monthly US calculations. Even though Tesla doesn't give out monthly sales totals, without counting sales of the luxury electric sedan, the green-car story just isn't getting much better. ...

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    Report: Costa Rica could get into EV manufacturing with CambYoCar
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    Well, they've got plenty of balsa wood, so that's a start. Costa Rica-based inventor Jesse Blenn is spreading the word of what he says will be the first car designed and built in the country, and it will have an electrified powertrain of some sort, the Tico Times reports. CambYoCar, the ...

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    Report: 3D-printed Urbee 2 ready to cross US on 10 gallons of fuel
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    Two brothers are trying to get their lightweight, 3D-printed car all the way across the country using about the same amount of gas that it takes to get a Hummer across Los Angeles County. With their dog, no less. Brothers Cody and Tyler Kor first showed off a version of their 3D-printed ...

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    Report: Quanta wants to upgrade your Chevy Corvette to a hybrid
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    Imagine stuffing six Toyota Prius engines into a single Chevrolet Corvette. The fuel economy would probably suffer, but the car's pick-up sure would be impressive. And that's sort of what Maryland-based aftermarket-product maker Quanta is proposing with a hybrid kit for the iconic General Motors ...

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    Read This: On the perils of comparing early plug-in, hybrid sales
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    When it comes to predicting plug-in vehicle sales during their early years of market availability and how they compare with the early hybrids a decade ago, the forecast calls for...fog. Analysts pointing to higher-at-this-stage-of-the-game sales for plug-ins may be overly optimistic about plug-in ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy Malibu hybrid cancelled as four-banger improves fuel efficiency
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    D'oh! General Motors will discontinue the 2014 model-year Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid because of the improved fuel efficiency of the Chevy Malibu's new four-cylinder engine, Fox News says. The culprit, if you want to call it that, is the new stop-start system that shuts down the four-banger when ...

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    Official: 2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid gets $20 price increase, starts at $19,995*
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    Honda is pretty much holding the line on pricing for its CR-Z hybrid hatchback. For the 2014 model year, Honda is increasing the base price by a mere twenty dollars to $19,995, keeping the model's price just under that magic $20,000 figure. For the fully equipped CR-Z EX, Honda was a little more ...

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    Report: Jaguar Land Rover wants hybrid tech partner
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    For Jaguar Land Rover, a dual-energy-source powertain requires a two-company investment. Word is, JLR is looking for a partner to develop a cleaner, better hybrid powertrain. The vehicle maker, long known for its SUVs and really heavy cars, is in discussions with other automakers about joining up ...

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    Official: XL Hybrids' new, third-generation powertrain cuts fuel use by 21%
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    'XL' often means "bigger," but a new powertrain from Massachusetts-based startup XL Hybrids actually shrinks your fuel budget. About 21 percent smaller, to be precise. XL Hybrids is announcing the debut of its XL3 hybrid powertrain, with intentions of starting to install it on General Motors and ...

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