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Hybrids not the only solution

The other day, I picked up a copy of The Oprah Magazine. Several celebrities had been asked what would make the planet a better place. The sole automotive solution was a woman who said, A Prius in eve

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid

Whatever can be said about the new Altima Hybrid can be broken down into how it is similar to the regular Altima, and how it is different.

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GM has high hopes for hybrid system

General Motors chose the Geneva Motor Show this week to announce details of a new next-generation hybrid system it plans to put in production in 2010.

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Fisker takes 'sexy' approach to hybrids

A niche car manufacturer from California believes that virtually every automaker will install super-efficient lithium-ion batteries in hybrid vehicles within a decade, but that their slowness opens up

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Greenpeace cool to Geneva hybrids

While the automotive industry focuses on making cars less-polluting yet maintaining performance, Daimler AG provided a reminder at the Geneva International Motor Show of just how far the technology ha

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GM sees lithium-ion hybrid by 2010

General Motors Corp. says it expects to bring its first lithium-ion battery powered hybrid engine system to market in North America sometime in 2010 as it continues research to cut the use of oil.

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Lithium-ion hybrid Mercedes planned

Daimler AG says it plans to roll out a hybrid version of its Mercedes-Benz flagship S-Class luxury sedan that uses a kind of battery already widely used in consumer electronics.

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GM to unveil hybrid pickups

GM will introduce a new hybrid full-size pickup and a concept hybrid truck this week at the Chicago Auto Show, betting that pickup drivers have been itching to jump on the hybrid bandwagon.

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid

For those souls addicted to large sport-utes, Chevrolet has the first step to recovery that doesn't ask you to change your big SUV lifestyle: its new 2008 Tahoe Hybrid.

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Will hybrid trucks catch on?

City buses, garbage trucks and delivery vans are perfect candidates for hybrid powertrains, which use less energy and cause less pollution than conventional combustion engines, especially in stop-and-

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Honda to get back in hybrid game

Honda Motor Co will start churning out gasoline-electric hybrid cars in large volumes in earnest with a hybrid-only family car planned for a 2009 launch

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China not keen on hybrids: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota is working to improve its hybrid cars and develop electric cars for the future, but an official said on Monday that these vehicles would not help reduce CO2 emissions in China

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Is Honda's hybrid sports car doomed?

John LeBlanc on why Honda's just-announced plan to build a two-seater hybrid sports car is doomed already and whatever happened to all those Chinese cars we were promised?

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Mazda unveils hydrogen hybrid car

Mazda unveiled a new kind of hybrid vehicle today that runs on hydrogen fuel powering an electric motor. The Japanese automaker said it will be available for leasing in Japan next year.