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CNNMoney: Hybrid car sales: Lots of options, few takersupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 17:09:00

For all the excitement generated by every new hybrid car introduction, there is one little problem. In case you haven't noticed, hardly anyone is buying them.

Fortune: Civic: The hybrid that feels like a carupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 11:41:00

Okay, I admit it. The media love to report on a horse race, whether it is between bond underwriters or presidential candidates, and I'm just as guilty as anybody else. Horse races are easy to write about because, unlike real life, they can be quantified and have a definitive outcome.

CNNMoney: Ford, Toyota team up to build big hybridsupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 17:02:00

Rivals Ford Motor and Toyota Motor announced an agreement Monday to work together to develop a new hybrid system for use in light trucks.

CNNMoney: Ford announces Chevy Volt competitor, C-Max Energiupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 13:12:00

Ford will soon produce a competitor to General Motors' Chevrolet Volt.

CNNMoney: Civic Hybrid owners: 'Fix' ruined my carupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 05:24:00

Faced with complaints of battery packs in Civic Hybrids dying prematurely, American Honda Motor Co. offered a free software upgrade last summer to fix the problem. Many owners say it only made things worse.

CNNMoney: Chrysler battery-less hybrids announcedupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 17:29:00

Chrysler Group is working on a new hybrid minivan that doesn't use batteries or electric motors to drive it, the automaker announced with the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Toyota unveils Prius station wagonupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 17:28:00

At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Toyota is asking "What's the plural of Prius?"

Fortune: Alan Mulally's high-voltage plan for the Ford Focusupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 16:49:00

Give Alan Mulally lemons and he makes lemonade.

CNNMoney: GM to unveil new Buick hybridupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 09:22:00

General Motors will unveil a hybrid version of its popular Buick LaCrosse sedan this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But don't expect GM to call it a hybrid.

CNNMoney: New BMW plug-in hybrid sports car on the wayupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 14:26:00

BMW will mass produce a high-powered plug-in hybrid sports car, the German auto maker announced Friday.

CNNMoney: All that hype won't sell electric carsupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 09:09:00

If you thought electric cars were about to take over the world's highways, a new report by auto analysts at J.D. Power Associates says, "Not so fast."

CNNMoney: Toyota to unveil another Priusupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 15:13:00

Toyota will unveil a new version of its famous Prius Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the automaker announced Thursday. This car would not be a replacement for the Prius hatchback but would sell alongside the now-familiar egg-shaped car.

CNNMoney: Toyota announces 6 new hybrids, electric carsupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 15:49:00

Toyota Motor Co. will put out six all-new hybrid vehicles worldwide by 2012, a Toyota spokesman confirmed.

CNNMoney: Lincoln hybrid costs the same as a gas-only carupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:33:00

When the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sedan goes on sale in the fall, the price will probably surprise a lot of people. The sticker price will be $35,180 -- exactly the same as the non-hybrid version of the car.

CNNMoney: GM guarantees Volt battery for 100,000 milesupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 16:24:00

General Motors will guarantee the lithium-ion battery in the Chevrolet Volt for 100,000 miles of driving or eight years, whichever comes first, the automaker announced Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Tesla: Toyota electric prototypes coming soonupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 13:05:00

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors will deliver two prototypes to Toyota Motor Co. by the end of the month, a Tesla executive said Saturday.

CNNMoney: Toyota working on Tesla-based electric carupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 15:05:00

Moving ahead with a partnership announced in May, Toyota is working on a potential new electric car with California's Tesla Motors, a source at the Japanese automaker said.

CNNMoney: Ford rolls out software fix for hybrid brakesupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 18:08:00

Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday that it will ask owners of its Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrids sedan to bring their car into their Ford dealer to replace software that operates the car's braking system.

CNNMoney: GM to make electric motors in U.S.updated: Tue Jan 26 2010 03:56:00

General Motors announced Tuesday that it intends to become the first major automaker to design and manufacture electric motors for cars in the United States.

CNNMoney: Toyota to expand the Prius brandupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 16:50:00

The Toyota Prius, America's most popular hybrid car, will become a family of vehicles, Toyota announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday.

CNNMoney: GM's Lutz: Now the gloves are offupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 11:16:00

General Motor's Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz is back and he's ready for a fight.

CNNMoney: Honda's new hybrid disappointsupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 10:04:00

Honda's new hybrid-only Insight, touted as a low-cost competitor to the Toyota Prius was dealt a major blow Monday after it failed to get a thumbs up from the influential magazine Consumer Reports.

Fortune: Toyota's new man at the wheelupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 17:46:00

Even though he has the same last name as five of the 10 previous presidents of Toyota Motor, Akio Toyoda is nothing like his predecessors.

CNNMoney: Recharging a high-tech battery industryupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 17:45:00

There's a saying as the nation pushes for cleaner electric cars: The United States will end up trading dependence on Saudi oil for dependence on Asian batteries.

CNNMoney: Getting real: The high cost of electric carsupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 11:01:00

Electric cars have a big role to play in reducing the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but it's going to cost a lot, according to a new report. It could even push automakers into further trouble.

CNNMoney: Ford: No Volt for usupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 15:11:00

Ford wants to roll out a fleet of hybrid and plug-in cars over the next several years, but it does not want to go down the road General Motors is taking with the Chevrolet Volt.

CNNMoney: With gas falling, trucks come backupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 10:49:00

After nearly a year of flagging sales, low gas prices and fat incentives are reigniting America's taste for big vehicles.

CNNMoney: GM debuts the Chevy Voltupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 14:22:00

General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle on Tuesday, allowing outsiders their first full look at the car GM says will go on sale in 2010.

CNNMoney: Honda's Prius-fighterupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:53:00

Honda Motor Co. unveiled a pure-hybrid concept car Thursday that hopes to go head to head with Toyota's wildly popular Prius. Toyota Lowers 2009 Global Sales Targetupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 11:10:00

Toyota lowered its global sales target for 2009 to 9.7 million vehicles on Thursday, down from an earlier 10.4 million vehicles, blaming "tough times," caused by rising material costs, a slowing U.S. market and soaring gas prices Toyota: Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle by 2010updated: Wed Jun 11 2008 07:00:00

Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in Japan, the U.S. and Europe by 2010, under a widespread strategy to be green

CNNMoney: GM gets on the hybrid highwayupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 04:42:00

General Motors is far from being a market player with hybrid vehicles, but it may be in a position to deliver down the road, according to some industry analysts.

CNNMoney: GM road-tests batteries for Volt electric carupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 15:06:00

The lithium-ion batteries to be used in General Motors' Chevrolet Volt electric car will soon be installed and tested in specially-equipped versions of the Chevrolet Malibu, the company said.

CNNMoney: The right way to buy a fuel sipperupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 10:29:00

Sky-high gas prices bring fuel economy front and center when it comes to buying a new car. But if you're not careful, your bargain gas-sipper could wind up costing you a lot more in the long-run.

CNNMoney: Hybrid tax credit shockupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 06:36:00

If you bought a hybrid vehicle last year, and you were counting on a tax credit, you may be in for a nasty surprise.

Fortune: The great battery raceupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 14:51:00

At a breakfast in New York last week, Jim Press, vice chairman and president of Chrysler LLC made the startling announcement that every single new Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep is being engineered so that it can be adapted for a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. That's a huge change for technologically challenged Chrysler, which currently markets only two gas-electric hybrid vehicles - both of them equipped with technology developed by General Motors.

CNNMoney: GM to make lithium-ion hybrids in 2010updated: Tue Mar 04 2008 10:22:00

General Motors Corp. says it expects to bring its first lithium-ion battery powered hybrid engine system to market in North America in 2010.

CNNMoney: Goodbye gasoline? Not so fastupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 12:48:00

Gasoline use over the next two decades is expected to soar as developing nations get richer and more people there buy cars, but gas alone won't be able to shoulder the burden.

Reasons to buy a hybrid -- or notupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 12:14:00

OK, it's official: Hybrid vehicles are definitely the wave of the future or at least one of them. With gas prices remaining over $3 a gallon and oil prices up around $100 a barrel, the need to save on fuel -- and fuel costs -- is clearly not just a passing trend. And, of course, concerns about air quality and global warming seem to mount every day.

CNNMoney: Hybrids: Seven worries, seven answersupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 15:23:00

When they're thinking about buying a hybrid vehicle, people sometimes worry about stuff that's just silly. Sometimes, though, they're absolutely right to be concerned.

CNNMoney: Tahoe Hybrid SUV named 'Green Car of Year'updated: Sun Nov 18 2007 22:04:00

The winner of this year's Green Car of the Year doesn't look a thing like the award's past winners. It's a full-sized SUV.

Expert: Head-turning hybrid has good performanceupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 15:56:00

Some car companies just can't leave well enough alone. After all, if you have the best-selling car eight of the past nine years, have projections to sell 420,000 more next year and your new model has won just about every automotive award available, except the Indy 500 Milk Bottle, why would you place the engineering equivalent of a graffiti mustache on it?

Fun and fuel-efficient carsupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 13:49:00

Gas is getting more expensive and yet you still want a fun drive, right? For some car buyers, a genuinely fast ride with excellent handling, braking, tech and entertainment makes for a big fun-to-drive factor.

Hybrid cars criticized for being too quietupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 00:40:00

Gas-electric hybrid vehicles, the status symbol for the environmentally conscientious, are coming under attack from a constituency that doesn't drive: The blind.

CNNMoney: Toyota exec: Battery needs won't delay new Priusupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:33:00

Introduction of the next version of Toyota's hit Prius gas-electric hybrid won't hinge on improvements in a more efficient type of battery called lithium-ion, a senior Toyota executive said Friday.

CNNMoney: Toyota Prius just keeps on goingupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 06:45:00

Nowadays, most car models get a major redesign about every 4 or 5 years. By that time, sales have started to slow as competitors have introduced fancier, better cars in the auto industry's endless cycle of one-upsmanship.

CNNMoney: Hybrid sales up 49 percent so far this yearupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 05:10:00

U.S. sales of new hybrid cars were up 49 percent in the first seven months of this year, due largely to a boom in sales in the Midwest, an auto information and marketing company said Monday.

Question of the Week: Hybrid carsupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 23:36:00

When the first mass-produced hybrid car launched in 1997, it was heralded as the ideal compromise between modern convenience and environmental responsibility. A decade on, the cost of a hybrid is still higher than traditional cars of its class.

All About: hybrid transportationupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 23:35:00

There are roughly 800 million cars in the world today. One day that number is going to mushroom -- but to what extent is anyone's guess. According to the Wall Street Journal, we could have 1 billion cars on the road by 2020. Forrester Research puts the number at 1.2 billion, according to Reuters. But it could be more than that.

World's first hybrid trainupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 23:35:00

The world's first hybrid train hits the hills to much fanfare by scientists and tourists. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Question of the week: Hybrid carsupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 05:07:00

When the first mass-produced hybrid car launched in 1997, it was heralded as the ideal compromise between modern convenience and environmental responsibility. A decade on, the cost of a hybrid is still higher than traditional cars of its class.

CNNMoney: GM to begin testing Volt electric car by springupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 01:49:00

General Motors Corp. will begin road testing its Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid in the spring of next year and remains on track to produce the rechargeable car by late 2010, a senior executive said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Toyota to road test plug-in hybridupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 06:21:00

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a "plug-in" hybrid car based on its popular Prius model Wednesday, saying it would test the fuel-saving vehicle on public roads - a first for the industry.

CNNMoney: Hybrid lovers: The honeymoon may be overupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 03:06:00

The percentage of car shoppers considering hybrid vehicles has declined in the past year, according to a survey released Tuesday by J.D. Power and Associates.

CNNMoney: Ford teams up to test plug-in hybridsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 22:37:00

Ford Motor Co said Monday it would test a fleet of rechargeable hybrids with utility Southern California Edison in a partnership that environmental advocates said underscores the growing interest in vehicles capable of running with little gasoline.

CNNMoney: Ford, utility ready to work on plug-in carupdated: Sun Jul 08 2007 21:43:00

Ford Motor Co. and power utility Southern California Edison will announce an unusual alliance Monday aimed at clearing the way for a new generation of rechargeable electric cars, the companies said.

CNNMoney: Google pushes 100-mpg carupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 23:53:00

Google said Tuesday it is getting in on the development of electric vehicles, awarding $1 million in grants and inviting applicants to bid for another $10 million in funding to develop plug-in hybrid electric vehicles capable of getting 70 to 100 miles per gallon.

CNNMoney: The real truth about hybrid carsupdated: Thu May 24 2007 11:19:00

With the price of gasoline setting new records everyday, more and more people are turning to hybrid cars as a way to protect themselves against price increases at the pump. But are hybrids all they're cracked up to be? We'll tell you what you need to know.

Toyota pushes Prius incentivesupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 12:13:00

To combat increased production and more competition from other hybrid vehicles, including some of its own, Toyota has introduced a large incentive program on its popular Prius.

Clearing up hybrid tax-credit confusionupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 15:18:00

If you bought a Toyota Prius last summer you may have thought you were entitled to a $3,150 tax credit.

Best time to buy a hybrid car: Right nowupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 09:15:00

If you're thinking of buying a hybrid car, this would be a good time to act on that impulse, according to a pricing and cost analysis by the automotive Web site

Hybrid sales growth trailing offupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 08:40:00

Registrations of new hybrid vehicles in the United States increased 28 percent in 2006, but that was the second-smallest increase since 2000, and represented just 1.5 percent of new vehicle registrations, R.L. Polk & Co. said Monday.

Green is the wordupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 11:39:00

The major theme of this year's early motor shows in Detroit and Los Angeles confirmed that "green" cars are finally credible in the U.S., in the wake of increased awareness of climate change and continued high fuel prices.

GM shows Chevy plug-in conceptupdated: Sun Jan 07 2007 09:21:00

General Motors unveiled a plug-in hybrid vehicle that, the company says, offers a preview of a high-mileage vehicle platform that GM could use in future vehicles.

GM: The new green carmaker?updated: Fri Dec 01 2006 12:24:00

The belief that General Motors has all the environmental sensitivity of a panda fur wholesaler has been widespread for a long time.

GM: Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid comingupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 10:10:00

General Motors is working on a plug-in hybrid version of its redesigned Saturn Vue SUV, the company's CEO announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Wait time for Prius buyers diminishingupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 07:59:00

The Prius shortage may be ending, according to a report published Monday

Hybrid vehicles top fuel economy ranksupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 15:03:00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2007 Fuel Economy Guide on Tuesday.

Camry Hybrid: Save gas, get pat on backupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 09:24:00

It would be interesting if all cars, when you arrived home and pulled out the key, told you exactly what they thought of your driving. ("Hey, were you trying to get me totaled back there?") The Camry Hybrid won't insult you, no matter how badly you drive, but it will let you know if your driving was "Excellent!" in terms of maximizing your fuel efficiency.

CNNMoney: Plug-in hybrids: Not ready for primetimeupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 10:00:00

As car buyers search for more fuel-efficient alternatives, interest in plug-in hybrids is increasing.

Business 2.0: How to hack a hybridupdated: Thu Jul 13 2006 06:19:00

Rising gas prices and booming sales of the Toyota Prius mean a big opportunity for Pete Nortman. A year and a half ago, the Monrovia, Calif., engineer hacked his Prius by replacing the battery with...

CNNMoney: GM eyes 'plug-in' hybridupdated: Fri Jun 23 2006 10:53:00

GM, which has trailed some of its competitors in offering fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, is looking at a new version known as "plug-in hybrids" not yet on the market, which can offer drivers even better mileage, according to someone familiar with company plans.

Consumer Reports: Gas prices having big impactupdated: Mon May 22 2006 17:02:00

More than a third of American drivers say they are considering getting rid of their current vehicle in favor of something more fuel efficient, according to a national survey by Consumer Reports magazine.

Saturn Vue Green Line: hybrid for tightwadsupdated: Tue Apr 18 2006 13:02:00

In creating its first gas-saving hybrid vehicle for the mass market, General Motors took the cheap way out. This time, it could prove to be a very smart move.

Hybrids: Save gas, lose moneyupdated: Mon Mar 06 2006 09:18:00

Buying a hybrid will save you money on gas...but you might still come out behind.

CNNMoney: EPA invents battery-less hybrid systemupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 15:17:00

The Environmental Protection Agency says it can help drivers save fuel. It has said that for a long time, of course, but this time it's not talking about providing fuel mileage data for car shoppers. It's talking about a new invention created in its own Ann Arbor, Mich. research laboratories

CNNMoney: Big new tax breaks for hybrid carsupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 10:52:00

If you just bought a brand new fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle, sorry but you should have waited.

FSB: Clean Machinesupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

Shortly after 7 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning, John Lazar drove up a winding road to Twin Peaks. Gazing out over downtown skyscrapers to the gray waters of San Francisco Bay, the 53-year-old pr...

CNNMoney: Toyota planning 10 more hybridsupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 12:20:00

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to introduce 10 more gasoline-electric hybrid models globally by early next decade in a push to boost total sales of hybrids to 1 million, a top Toyota U.S. executive said.

Fortune: HYBRID MAGIC FOR TRUCKSupdated: Mon Jul 25 2005 00:01:00

CRAWL BEHIND A DELIVERY VAN FOR a mile or two, and you quickly figure out that its stop-and-start progress consumes an enormous amount of fuel and produces clouds of noxious exhaust. That makes suc...

CNNMoney: Survey: Consumers skeptical of hybridsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 10:00:00

Wary of purchasing that hybrid car even though gas prices are pinching your wallet?

CNNMoney: Ford brings another hybrid to marketupdated: Tue Jul 12 2005 07:17:00

Ford Motor Co. is introducing its second fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid vehicle a year earlier than originally planned, and the company is turning to some critics in the environmental community to help sell it.

CNNMoney: Detroit learning to love hybridsupdated: Fri Jan 21 2005 14:46:00

Once again, the North American International Auto Show, held in Detroit earlier this month, highlighted both the best and worst in fuel economy.

CNNMoney: Detroit learning to love hybridsupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 12:09:00

Once again, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit highlighted both the best and worst in fuel economy.

Green cars starting to take rootupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 07:35:00

Environmentally friendly hybrid cars are finally being mass-produced -- thanks to an increase in demand due to rising fuel costs, cheaper technology and growing public acceptance.

Rubbery fuel to power private spacecraftupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 08:27:00

For SpaceShipOne, reaching space takes three things: a pilot, a spacecraft, and enough propellant to rocket away from Earth.

CNNMoney: GM: Hybrid cars make no senseupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 12:07:00

General Motors Corp. has no plans to try to answer the success of the Toyota Prius, the critically-acclaimed gas/electric hybrid car, said Robert Lutz, GM's vice chairman of product development.

Fortune: Dude, Where's My Hybrid? Detroit is joining Toyota and Honda in the hybrid-vehicle market. It's trendy, but is it a business?updated: Mon Apr 28 2003 00:01:00

Now here's a social dilemma: Say Cameron Diaz calls to ask if she can come over to your house right after the post-Oscars parties. You're tickled, of course. Then you realize in a panic that you do...

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