The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Tag: Hybrid

Sedan Shopping? Honda has the Right Sedan

Sedan Shopping? Honda has the Right Sedan

If you were going to build a sedan that would give you everything you need along with several of the features you want, you would build the Honda Accord. Yes, the sedan that has all of what you’re looking for already exists and it’s an […]

The Kia Niro EV Adds More to the EV Market

The Kia Niro EV Adds More to the EV Market

The goal for Kia was to create the Niro in a variety of ways to make sure we can have the hybrid or EV model we want on the market. So far, we’ve seen the hybrid version and the plug-in hybrid models of the Kia […]

BMW Improves Their EV Lineup

01.07.16 - 2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

The car company that has brought us the technologically advanced i3 and i8 is ready to offer us a new plug in hybrid on the 5-Series sedan.  This new powertrain will give us a great way to enjoy the drive of the 5-series and have at least thirty miles of uninterrupted driving in the EV mode.  If you though the 5-series was already a sedan that gave you everything you wanted, BMW is ready to show you more from the hybrid model to ensure you know this is the car for you with the most fuel efficient powertrain to make it to this car yet.

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Did the Prius Kill the Honda Insight?

We talk of the Prius as the first hybrid to make it to market at a price we can all afford, but the reality is there was another unique hybrid on the market before the Prius showed up; the Honda Insight.  This car was different […]

Toyota Lights Up Yellowstone with Old Hybrid Batteries

Batteries on hybrid vehicles lose their ability to maintain a proper charge for powering a vehicle over time, but that doesn’t mean they are useless. The nickel metal hydride battery packs used in Toyota vehicles can be put to use for other purposes. One of […]

For a Luxury Hybrid Hatchback with an Attitude, Look to the 2015 Lexus CT

2015 Lexus CT

With Lexus being the luxury lineup from Toyota is it really any wonder that the CT is mechanically the sibling of the ultra-popular Toyota Prius? Even though this is the case, the CT does have a personality and dynamics that are all its own once past the mechanical workings of the vehicle. With a full complement of upscale, luxury features inside and a truly menacing exterior including the signature Lexus hourglass grill, the Ct is not just a Prius in a different body, but a highly advanced luxury hybrid car that offers a ton of driving enjoyment and interest for its owners. Competing with the Audi A3 and Cadillac ELR, the CT comes in offering a great deal of excellent luxury features and equipment to enjoy and take full advantage of.

Only a small amount of updates are added to the Lexus CT 200h including the integration of iPhone’s Siri Eyes Free Mode, voice commands for the navigation system, and Slacker radio to the Lexus Enform app suite. This all helps the CT attract a technology driven crowd and be one of the best entry luxury cars that also comes in the form of a hybrid vehicle.

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