The Truth About Cars » hybrid car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Generating Content http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/generating-content/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/generating-content/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:16:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=913042 A heretofore unknown publication dubbed Gadget Review published a video outlining  “How to Charge BMW’s i3 Electric Car in a Desert (or Any Where)” using a Honda generator. I’m sure that somebody somewhere thought that this would be a great concept for “shareable” content (including the part where the host attempts to run the generator […]

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A heretofore unknown publication dubbed Gadget Review published a video outlining  “How to Charge BMW’s i3 Electric Car in a Desert (or Any Where)” using a Honda generator. I’m sure that somebody somewhere thought that this would be a great concept for “shareable” content (including the part where the host attempts to run the generator […]

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First Drive Review: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrd (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/first-drive-review-2014-acura-rlx-sport-hybrd-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/first-drive-review-2014-acura-rlx-sport-hybrd-with-video/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=675970 It wasn’t that long ago I had an Acura RLX for a week. If you recall that review, I came away liking the car but found little joy in the price tag. Despite wearing a fantastic stitched leather interior, there was just no way I could justify the $10,000 premium over the AWD turbocharged competition […]

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It wasn’t that long ago I had an Acura RLX for a week. If you recall that review, I came away liking the car but found little joy in the price tag. Despite wearing a fantastic stitched leather interior, there was just no way I could justify the $10,000 premium over the AWD turbocharged competition […]

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Green Vehicles Getting Little Traction In China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/green-vehicles-getting-little-traction-in-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/green-vehicles-getting-little-traction-in-china/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485286 Despite strong pushes from the government and auto makers, hybrid and plug-in cars aren’t gaining much ground in China. A report by La Tribune pegs registrations for these vehicles at a mere 0.17 percent of all registrations in Q1 2013. Of the 4.42 million vehicles registered in that period, there were just 4,033 hybrids, 2,874 […]

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Despite strong pushes from the government and auto makers, hybrid and plug-in cars aren’t gaining much ground in China. A report by La Tribune pegs registrations for these vehicles at a mere 0.17 percent of all registrations in Q1 2013. Of the 4.42 million vehicles registered in that period, there were just 4,033 hybrids, 2,874 […]

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Fisker Atlantic Delayed Until 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/fisker-atlantic-delayed-until-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/fisker-atlantic-delayed-until-2015/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463943 A presentation held Monday saw Fisker announce a delay for their smaller sedan, dubbed the Atlantic. The Atlantic will hit the market in late 2014 or 2015. The beleagured automaker needs the $55,000 Atlantic to generate cashflow and provide underpinings for future offerings. Fisker execs have also discussed sharing their technology with other OEMs. Readers […]

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A presentation held Monday saw Fisker announce a delay for their smaller sedan, dubbed the Atlantic. The Atlantic will hit the market in late 2014 or 2015. The beleagured automaker needs the $55,000 Atlantic to generate cashflow and provide underpinings for future offerings. Fisker execs have also discussed sharing their technology with other OEMs. Readers […]

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Coming Soon: Not Your Father’s Third Wife’s Lexus SC430 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/coming-soon-not-your-fathers-third-wifes-lexus-sc430/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/coming-soon-not-your-fathers-third-wifes-lexus-sc430/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:24:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452913 Back in November at the launch of the Lexus GS, a product planner who shall remain nameless turned the tables on me; when I started asking him questions about future products, like the possibility of a Lexus GS-F, he began to grill me about competitive product. One car that seemed to have captured his interest […]

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Back in November at the launch of the Lexus GS, a product planner who shall remain nameless turned the tables on me; when I started asking him questions about future products, like the possibility of a Lexus GS-F, he began to grill me about competitive product. One car that seemed to have captured his interest […]

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Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. Volkswagen Passat TDI: Which Would You Buy? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/toyota-camry-hybrid-vs-volkswagen-passat-tdi-which-would-you-buy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/toyota-camry-hybrid-vs-volkswagen-passat-tdi-which-would-you-buy/#comments Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450864 Hybrid or diesel? For peak fuel economy in a $30,000 midsize sedan you need one or the other. The Toyota Camry is the most efficient of the five available hybrids (until the 2013 Ford Fusion arrives). If you live in Europe, the diesel world is your oyster. In North America, you have one option for […]

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Hybrid or diesel? For peak fuel economy in a $30,000 midsize sedan you need one or the other. The Toyota Camry is the most efficient of the five available hybrids (until the 2013 Ford Fusion arrives). If you live in Europe, the diesel world is your oyster. In North America, you have one option for […]

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April Plug-In Car Sales: Toyota Prius Wins, Chevrolet Volt Takes Second, Nissan Leaf Third http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/april-plug-in-car-sales-toyota-prius-wins-chevrolet-volt-takes-second-nissan-leaf-third/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/april-plug-in-car-sales-toyota-prius-wins-chevrolet-volt-takes-second-nissan-leaf-third/#comments Thu, 03 May 2012 13:07:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442768 It was a good month for the Toyota Prius Plug-In, with the newest plug-in car outselling the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf in April. Pent-up demand and the desire to outdo your neighbors in Marin County likely had something to do with the Prius Plug-In’s 1,654 units sold in April. How long will the demand […]

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It was a good month for the Toyota Prius Plug-In, with the newest plug-in car outselling the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf in April. Pent-up demand and the desire to outdo your neighbors in Marin County likely had something to do with the Prius Plug-In’s 1,654 units sold in April. How long will the demand […]

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Opel Ampera Gets 7,000 Pre-Orders In Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/opel-ampera-gets-7000-pre-orders-in-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/opel-ampera-gets-7000-pre-orders-in-europe/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:54:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436200 Opel has taken 7,000 pre-orders for the Ampera (aka the Chevrolet Volt), and looks to be on their way to meeting their 10,000 unit goal for 2012. Hot on the heels of being named European Car of the Year, Opel is experiencing strong demand for the car. Poor demand for the Chevrolet Volt, the Ampera’s […]

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Opel has taken 7,000 pre-orders for the Ampera (aka the Chevrolet Volt), and looks to be on their way to meeting their 10,000 unit goal for 2012. Hot on the heels of being named European Car of the Year, Opel is experiencing strong demand for the car. Poor demand for the Chevrolet Volt, the Ampera’s […]

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Geneva 2012: Mitsubishi Outlander Gets Plug-In Variant, 31 Mile EV Range http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/geneva-2012-mitsubishi-outlander-gets-plug-in-variant-31-mile-ev-range/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/geneva-2012-mitsubishi-outlander-gets-plug-in-variant-31-mile-ev-range/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:33:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434286 The Mitsubishi Outlander, a vehicle nobody cared about, is now sort of interesting, thanks to the addition of a Plug-in Hybrid system that is also compatible with the vehicle’s 4WD system. With an EV range of 31 miles, the Outlander can run in Pure EV mode (only the front and rear electric motors), Series EV […]

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The Mitsubishi Outlander, a vehicle nobody cared about, is now sort of interesting, thanks to the addition of a Plug-in Hybrid system that is also compatible with the vehicle’s 4WD system. With an EV range of 31 miles, the Outlander can run in Pure EV mode (only the front and rear electric motors), Series EV […]

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Bob Lutz Pens Chevrolet Volt Defence In Forbes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/bob-lutz-pens-chevrolet-volt-defence-in-forbes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/bob-lutz-pens-chevrolet-volt-defence-in-forbes/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:39:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428860 Bob Lutz took Fox News and other media outlets to task in his latest blog for Forbes, titled “Chevy Volt and the Wrong-Headed Right”, with Lutz taking shots at Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. Lutz’s article lists a number of facts regarding the crash tests and data on vehicle fires. But Lutz does claim that […]

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Bob Lutz took Fox News and other media outlets to task in his latest blog for Forbes, titled “Chevy Volt and the Wrong-Headed Right”, with Lutz taking shots at Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. Lutz’s article lists a number of facts regarding the crash tests and data on vehicle fires. But Lutz does claim that […]

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White House Denies Delaying Chevrolet Volt Fire Announcement http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/white-house-denies-delaying-chevrolet-volt-fire-announcement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/white-house-denies-delaying-chevrolet-volt-fire-announcement/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:18:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426566 Obama! Socialism! Taxes! Jesus! Faith! Guns! Now that you’re paying attention, it’s time for our regularly scheduled programming. A Detroit News article claims that NHTSA is denying any interference on the part of the White House with respect to the Chevrolet Volt fires that resulted from government crash test procedures. News of the fires only came […]

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Obama! Socialism! Taxes! Jesus! Faith! Guns! Now that you’re paying attention, it’s time for our regularly scheduled programming. A Detroit News article claims that NHTSA is denying any interference on the part of the White House with respect to the Chevrolet Volt fires that resulted from government crash test procedures. News of the fires only came […]

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