Browsing the "hybrid electric vehicles" Tag

Ford Says EPA May Revise Hybrid Efficiency Test Methods

January 23rd, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Ford received a lot negative attention and a federal class action lawsuit for advertising their new C-MAX hybrid and the Fusion hybrid's 47 MPG efficiency. It all came to a head after Consumer Reports stated that the fuel efficiency ratings obtained from their own test results were 17% and 21% lower than the EPA fuel efficiency that Ford claimed. This backlash could lead to new hybrid vehicle testing methods from the


Toyota Develops A Sporty Version of Prius C

January 21st, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

In Japan, Toyota's Prius C, which is the subcompact version of the Prius, is called the Aqua. Toyota has developed a more aesthetically sporty conceptual version of it called the Aqua G, with more aggressive styling, an adjusted suspension, and some other things that make it more appealing to young people.


Prius + Prius = Prii

February 22nd, 2011 | by Jo Borras

The votes are in, and Toyota made the official announcement yesterday:  the plural of Prius is Prii. Sure, your Latin


Racing an Electric Motorcycle at the Laguna Seca Refuel Track Day

July 14th, 2010 | by Susanna Schick

When I heard about the Refuel event, a free track day and time trial at Laguna Seca, it was literally a dream come true. I have long been a devoted aficionado of the legendary corkscrew. Laguna Seca has a strict 92 dB sound limit except for major races, like MotoGP. This is due to the fact that some developer was able to trick a lot of golfers and other such genteel folk into buying property and playing a game that requires absolute silence next to a racetrack. So most race cars and motorcycles have to do obscene things to their vehicles in order to pass the sound check, or else go home and forfeit a $300+ track day.



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