Hybrid

Siemens, BAIC to jointly build parts for green vehicles in China

April 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Germany's Siemens and state-owned Chinese automaker Beijing Automotive will form a joint venture to produce motors and inverters for hybrid and full-electric vehicles.... Read More »

 

Toyota shifts gears to lift Prius' prospects in China

April 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota's Prius hybrid is the best-selling gasoline-electric vehicle in the world. In China, it's about as rare as the endangered giant panda.... Read More »

 

Toyota shifts gears to lift Prius' prospects in China

12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Toyota's Prius hybrid is the best-selling gasoline-electric vehicle in the world. In China, it's about as rare as the endangered giant panda.... Read More »

 

Suzuki joins fuel-efficiency race with simplified hybrid system

April 16, 2014 11:34 CET
Suzuki says it will introduce affordable, simplified gasoline-electric hybrid technology in its cars, joining rivals in the race for fuel efficiency.... Read More »

 

The boss breaks the rules on product secrets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Sergio Marchionne sometimes bends the rules a little.... Read More »

 

BMW i8 demand outstrips initial production run

March 10, 2014 22:37 CET
BMW said there is strong demand for its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar which will begin rolling out to customers in June.... Read More »

 

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Toyota Chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

March 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada sees deliveries of hybrid vehicles reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, up from about 13 percent to 14 percent now.... Read More »

 

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Toyota chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

12:15 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has high expectations for hybrid vehicles and sees deliveries reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, from about 13 percent to 14 percent at present.... Read More »

 

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Toyota, PSA benefit from rising European demand for hybrids

March 6, 2014 06:15 CET
European sales of hybrid vehicles increased more than 40 percent last year as more people decided to reduce their fuel consumption with the help of the electrically assisted cars.... Read More »

 

Toyota sees Europe sales growing more than 2% this year

March 4, 2014 10:58 CET
Toyota expects to sell about 2 percent more cars in Europe this year as a gradually recovering market and the popularity of its hybrid models help drive deliveries.... Read More »

 

Honda shifts strategy as Insight hybrid fades

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Honda said its decision to scrap the Insight, the first hybrid marketed in the United States, is part of a revised strategy to expand its U.S. lineup of fuel-saving cars and light trucks.... Read More »

 

Honda will end output of Insight hybrid as sales trail Prius

Feb. 26, 2014 11:39 CET
Honda will end production of the Insight, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in Europe, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind Toyota's Prius.... Read More »

 

Honda ends Insight hybrid output as sales trail Prius

10:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Honda will end production of the Insight model, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind the Toyota Prius.... Read More »

 

VW prepares sporty Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Volkswagen is giving its new Golf plug-in hybrid car the GT label it uses for sporty models in a bid to boost the car's appeal.... Read More »

 

Ford sued over use of company's hybrid vehicle inventions

11:07 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
Ford is accused of developing its hybrid vehicles using technology from a Baltimore company that won a patent-infringement case against Toyota. Paice LLC, in a lawsuit, says hybrid and plug-in versions of Ford's C-Max, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ all infringe its patents covering ways to control electric motors and internal combustion engines so they have increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions without any loss of performance.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

Why Honda's Insight is no longer a good Fit

8:07 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Honda is pulling the plug on the Insight and CR-Z hybrids in Europe. Could a similar kill-off happen Stateside? Dropping them would pare the brand of its biggest deadwood. Each sold fewer than 5,000 units in the United States last year.... Read More »

 

Tesla probing cause of Toronto garage fire with Model S

7:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors, awaiting results of a federal probe into crash-related battery fires and which updated software to prevent overheating when recharging, said it's looking into a fire involving a Model S in Canada.... Read More »

 

Honda to end Europe sales of Insight, CR-Z hybrids

Feb. 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Honda will stop selling its Insight and CR-Z gasoline-electric hybrids in Europe because of weak demand. Honda was the first automaker to sell a mass-production hybrid in Europe when it introduced the two-seat Insight in 1999.... Read More »

 

Toyota to recall 1.9 million Prius models to update software

Feb. 12, 2014 10:37 CET
Toyota will recall more than half of the Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch in the car's hybrid system that may cause some parts to overheat, potentially causing the cars to slow down or stop completely.... Read More »

 

2014 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Toyota readies sport hybrid version of top-selling Camry

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Toyota, looking to keep its Camry as the top-selling car in the United States, plans to introduce a sport hybrid version of the family sedan, said Bob Carter, senior vice president for the world's largest automaker.... Read More »

 

BMW will weigh demand before extending i range

Jan. 28, 2014 15:51 CET
BMW has no plans to add a third model to its i-brand range until it has a better idea of demand, Harald Krueger, the carmaker's production chief, said.... Read More »

 

BMW will weigh demand before extending i range

9:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
BMW has no plans to add a third model to its i-brand range until it has a better idea of demand, Harald Krueger, the carmaker's production chief, said.... Read More »

 

Toyota Camry hybrids probed by U.S. regulators for braking problems

10:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Federal safety regulators opened an investigation into an estimated 30,000 Toyota Camry hybrid electric sedans after receiving numerous consumer complaints about braking problems.... Read More »

 

Honda leans toward 2 motors for next Civic Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Honda Motor Co. has a new and greatly improved one-motor hybrid system for small cars. But engineers for the next Civic are leaning toward the more powerful and fuel-efficient two-motor system that debuted in the mid-sized Accord Hybrid that went on sale last fall.... Read More »

 

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Range Rover diesel-hybrid saves fuel on and off road

Jan. 21, 2014 06:15 CET
Land Rover says the Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid offers the performance of a model powered by a V-8 diesel engine, but with fuel consumption 14 percent below that of the automaker's standard V-6 diesel.... Read More »

 

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