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NACS : How Consumer Choices Will Affect the Transportation Market

NACS : How Consumer Choices Will Affect the Transportation Market

From electric vehicles to higher octane fuels and autonomous vehicles, Matthew Willcox explains how the science of consumer decision-making can lead to greater adoption. ​DENVER May 31, 2017; NACS Online reported that most drivers habitually pull up to the pump when their tank is running low, choose their fuel option ... Continue reading

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles: 100 New Models to be introduced by 2021

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles: 100 New Models to be introduced by 2021

From the imminent launch of 100 new models, favourable incentives, and emission target compliance, to sufficient battery capacity for daily driving ranges and consumer willingness to pay, plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) are ready for transformational growth. However, the phasing out of electric vehicle (EV) incentives, ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 TOYOTA PRIUS TWO ECO REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 TOYOTA PRIUS TWO ECO REVIEW

How can you go wrong with 56 miles-per-gallon?” This was my standard response when friends and acquaintances would ask me what I thought of my Prius test drive. While the hatchback shape still stumps some, Toyota has pushed for more than just the sensibility vote and offers models that are shorter, longer, fancier, a ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Review By John Heilig

Car Review: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Review By John Heilig

the Honda Accord does a great job at its main function. It also does a great job for the person behind the wheel because of its excellent fuel economy thanks to its second generation two-motor hybrid system. We averaged 42.5 mpg in our test, and while it didn’t approach the EPA estimates, it was still impressive. Ple ... Continue reading

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS Typically for a car in the middle of its product cycle, Ford’s popular Fusion gets a styling freshening this year. It’s so subtle that you may not notice, but given this generation of Fusion’s good looks, that’s g ... Continue reading

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

The Kia Optima has been one of my favorite mid-size, front-wheel drive sedans since it’s third generation launched in 2010. I found it one of the best looking and competent cars in its class as it got ahead of its competitors as they were all rapidly moving upscale in design, engineering and content. ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Review By Larry Nutson

Car Review: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Style, Safety and Sips fuel by Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_8987) The timing was perfect for my test-drive week with the 2017 Accord Hybrid. My wife and I had a road trip planned from our Chicago home to Southeastern Michigan to celebrate a fa ... Continue reading

2017 Chevy Volt Review by Del Coates +VIDEO

2017 Chevy Volt Review by Del Coates +VIDEO

SAN JOSE, CA - May 2, 2016: Chevrolet's Gen 2 (second generation) Volt appeared briefly as a 2016 model in just 11 states. It's now available, for a few dollars more, in all 50 states as a 2017 model. It represents an impressive improvement among hybrid cars that reminds me more of a Tesla than a Prius. Like the Gen 1 ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA ECO AND 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA HYBRID REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA ECO AND 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA HYBRID REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA ECO AND 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA HYBRID REVIEW ... Continue reading

Hyundai Mobis Succeeds In Developing 48V Mild HEV Core Technology

Hyundai Mobis Succeeds In Developing 48V Mild HEV Core Technology

Hyundai Mobis succeeded in developing the core technologies of the 48V Mild hybrid vehicle (hereinafter referred to as 48V Mild HEV), which will become one of the mainstays of future environment-friendly car trends, one after another. It’s creating tangible results in related markets. ... Continue reading

Additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo's (Nee Google) Self-driving Program

Additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo's (Nee Google) Self-driving Program

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 25, 2017 -- FCA US LLC announced today that Waymo will add 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to expand its self-driving program. FCA previously delivered 100 minivans, modified for self-driving, to Waymo during the second half of 2016. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT REVIEW

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All-new Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV at Auto Shanghai 2017

All-new Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV at Auto Shanghai 2017

SHANGHAI, Apr, 19 2017 - Honda exhibited the world premiere of its all-new SUV model, CR-V Hybrid, at Auto Shanghai 2017 (The 17th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, Press days: April 19-20, 2017, Public days: April 21-28, 2017). Equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD(1) two-motor hybri ... Continue reading

Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2017-2027: Vehicle Emissions Regulations for 2025 & 2030 are Unlikely to be Met - Research and Markets

Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2017-2027: Vehicle Emissions Regulations for 2025 & 2030 are Unlikely to be Met - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2017-2027" report to their offering. Vehicle emissions regulations for 2025 and 2030 are unlikely to be met by conventional vehicle technology as applied to most vehicles beyond small cars. ... Continue reading

Automakers Go Green, But Are They Making Green?

Automakers Go Green, But Are They Making Green?

CHICAGO, April 19, 2017 -- As Earth Day approaches, Cars.com digs into its mountains of data to determine how the hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) market is faring. The company found that while automakers continue to pump out hybrid and electric models – 55 in 2016 and 59 in 2017 – sales have tumbled over the past ... Continue reading

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