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Ford Believes Hybrids Are Best for Autonomous Cars

Electric vehicles, as well as autonomous vehicles, are gaining interest from many consumers and commercial companies. Many companies are choosing to combine these technologies. Lyft, Nissan, and Mercedes-Benz have paired their self-driving car trials with electric vehicles. However, Ford Motor Company reported in December of 2017 that they intend to keep experimenting with fossil fuels in the auto

Toyota wants to Sell More Than 1 Million Electric Cars by 2030

Headquartered in Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in 1937 bt Kiichiro Toyoda. It is the 5th largest company in the world based upon revenue in October of 2016. They were the first manufacturer to produce over 10 million cars, trucks, and SUVs per year. In fact, they have done so every year since 2012. With the technology surrounding electric vehicles becoming more advanced, more and mo

Honda Makes Plans for Family of Green Vehicles

The Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has already been turning heads as a part of the Honda family in California for several years now. Though it has been an excellent vehicle intended for quick driving, Honda is making plans to expand its Clarity line. The brand is focusing on providing drivers with a newer and roomier five-seat version. Not only does this promise to provide fans of the brand wi

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda has created great vehicles in the past decade, and the Honda Accord has been one of their best sellers. In recent years though, they have struggled to keep up with the competition when it comes to hybrid and electric vehicles. However, Honda plans to aggressively broaden their green car strategy with the new Honda Accord Hybrid. According to Automotive News, Honda plans to sell 30,000 units

Toyota Prius Prime Efficiency

Toyota used the 2016 New York International Auto Show as a venue to debut their impressive new Prius Prime. The New Plug-in Hybrid is a replacement for the Prius plug-in, which was always going to be a low volume and small demographic car. As of right now, only those people in: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, R

Opus Prius Prime

The Toyota Prius has been the gold standard of Hybrids since its inception in 1997. However, before it, there were a great many hybrids built. Just shy of a century’s worth. The primogeniture, a gasoline electric Hybrid automobile was manufactured by the great Ferdinand Porsche. His prius opus was the first ever front wheel drive automobile. The Semper Vivus was his second automotive first a

A Tale of Two NSXs: New for Neophytes

The Honda NSX was first released in 1990. That first generation NSX inspired a cult following from generation X. Now, Acura (a part of the Honda Motors family) is releasing a second generation NSX that they hope Generation Y will have a similar reaction to. Aside from the having the same name and brand, not much really links the two generations on a superficial level. They do not even share the sa

Electric Appologies: Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Volkswagen Passenger Cars has a long road of recovery ahead. It went from the largest automaker in the world, and likely the most trusted and highly regarded, to the absolute scourge of the highway system. Before the reign of Winterkorn all of the cars were top notch quality for bottom rung pricing. My Jetta, the last generation before Winterkorn’s beautiful abomination was released, being both of

Electric Auto Evolution

The Electric Auto market has been around for many years, far longer than many would assume. In fact, the first time a full electric auto was made was in the 1830s. However, who was first is unknown, there are 3 contenders. A Scottish inventor by the name of Robert Anderson, made an electric carriage sometime between 1832 and 1839. If his rudimentary electric car was contrived prior to 1835; Mr. An

The New Hybrid Chevrolet Malibu

Traditionally, hybrid cars have a look to them; as if trying to tell the world “I sacrifice aesthetics for fuel economy,” but lately models (e.g. Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and now the Chevrolet Malibu) have been adding optional powertrains. Honda was the first automaker to add a hybrid option to one of their high volume models. Two years after the Toyota Prius was released Honda tried to jump on