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Tag: Hybrid

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

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 […]

Did the Prius Kill the Honda Insight?

Prius vs 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 from what the Prius would come to be but had the hybrid powertrain and enough intrigue to be interesting.  Even though the Insight was offered for several years eventually Honda had not experienced enough sales to keep this model rolling and cancelled production after the 2014 model year as it has fought the good fight against the strength of Toyota and the Prius.

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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

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 […]