Concerned Scientist Group Says Many Hybrids Aren’t a Good Value

February 1, 2010 by  
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All hybrids have some type of premium associated with them that makes them more expensive than their conventional counterparts, but is that premium really worth it when you consider cost versus reduced environmental impact and fuel savings? It’s a question that thrift-conscious and green-minded consumers often find themselves asking when doing new car research. It’s a tough question to answer and one that will clearly be different for each individual based on how important it is to reduce environmental impact and fossil fuel use.

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Honda’s Hybrid CR-Z Inspired by Lotus, Volkswagen and the MINI Cooper

January 21, 2010 by  
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According to chief chassis engineer for Honda’s CR-Z, the much-hyped hybrid was heavily influenced by the Lotus Elise. Terukazu Torikai said–via YouTube subtitles–that the basic concept for the CR-Z was to be fun to drive. In fact, the car was not only inspired by Lotus.

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U.S. Army’s New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Takes the Stage in Detroit

January 18, 2010 by  
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The U.S. Army proudly showed off its new Clandestine Electric Reconnaissance Vehicle (CERV) at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week, and let’s just say that on looks this diesel-electric hybrid can’t compete with eye candy like Toyota’s new FT-CH Prius concept.

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Toyota Answers Honda CR-Z With Sport Hybrid Concept: 392 HP, 0-60 4.5 sec, City EV Mode

January 15, 2010 by  
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Today at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon , Toyota, in conjunction with its Gazoo Racing development team , launched the GRMN Sports Hybrid concept car (that last link is to a Japanese page that is translated with Google translate… some of the translation is a really good laugh). Reportedly , the car is based on the outgoing MR2 platform and packs a serious punch by combining a 3.3 liter V6 to drive the rear wheels and an electric motor to power the front wheels using the company’s THSII hybrid system

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Toyota Answers Honda CR-Z With Sport Hybrid Concept: 392 HP, 0-60 4.5 sec, City EV Mode

Zimbabwe Rhino Poacher Sentenced to 17 Years: Turning Point At Last?

January 15, 2010 by  
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The Masvingo regional court has sentenced a member of the Mazhongwe rhino poaching gang to 17 years in prison for killing an endangered rhino.

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Crafting for Earthquake Relief

January 15, 2010 by  
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By now you’ve heard all about the devastating earthquake that struck the capital city in Haiti.

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Honda Debuts Production Version of 2011 CR-Z Sport Hybrid [Video + Gallery]

January 12, 2010 by  
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Honda has taken the wraps off the final production version of the 2011 CR-Z hybrid sports car that will start hitting U.S. dealer showrooms in late summer of this year.

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Ford Sweeps Detroit Auto Show Awards

January 11, 2010 by  
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Rack another one up for the Blue Oval.

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Detroit Auto Show 2010: The 24 Best Green Cars

January 10, 2010 by  
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The Detroit Auto Show starts on Monday and runs til the 24th of this month. Along with the EcoXperience returning to the show’s basement, a new display called Electric Avenue will premier. The “avenue” will be an orgy of electric cars ranging from the Nissan LEAF to X Prize alumni

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Honda CR-Z Hybrid Production Photos and Specs Leaked

December 10, 2009 by  
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Rarely do I get at all excited about hybrids (even though I write about them often enough). But the Honda CR-Z hybrid is cool enough for me to reconsider my stance on the fuel-friendly vehicles. In a throwback to the CRX, a hot little hatch Honda made in the late 80’s and early 90’s, the CR-Z will be a two door coupe with a hybrid drivetrain that marries good looks with high fuel economy.

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