2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns to California, other states by order

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In HybridThe often-overlooked Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the closest thing on the market to the discontinued (and much-loved) Chevrolet Volt. Although a bit quirky-looking, the Clarity is more spacious and comfortable than the Volt ever was, and it remains the plug-in hybrid with the longest electric range, if you don’t count the Karma Revero GT…

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Greening Up Your Road Trip: 11 Tips to Make Road Travel More Sustainable

By Amber McDaniel Mary Ritter Beard wrote, “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”  Sound familiar? It should, because at its core, sustainable living embodies this same deep and permanent change in perception. Despite this, sustainability and travel…

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring preview: All-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid puts luxury first

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand TouringWith the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring, Lincoln has its second plug-in hybrid crossover and the smallest vehicle in its lineup with a hybrid system. When it goes on sale next summer, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring will cost more than $50,000, before any applicable federal or state tax breaks, which is about $14,000 more than the base Corsair…

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Toyota’s top-selling US hybrid isn’t the Prius

2019 Toyota RAV4 HybridThe top-selling Toyota hybrid vehicle in the U.S. over the past year wasn’t part of the Prius family—or, technically, a passenger car. In 2019, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid wins that crown. According to Toyota’s 2019 year-end sales summary, released Friday, Toyota sold 92,525 RAV4 Hybrid SUVs to U.S. buyers in 2019, versus just 69,718…

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Why the Toyota RAV4 is the best hybrid for the US market

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - Best Car To Buy 2020Sometimes the market speaks decisively about what it wants, and we can make a tremendous impact by simply playing matchmaker rather than pushing back. That’s how we’d sum our feelings about the RAV4 Hybrid Limited we had at our annual Best Car To Buy roundup this past fall. It made such a strong case for itself, with an EPA-rated…

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Jeep to present plug-in hybrid Wrangler, Compass and Renegade at 2020 CES

2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara EcoDieselIt’s been a long time coming but Jeep is finally ready to unveil its first production plug-in hybrids. Some readers may recall Jeep rolled out a plug-in hybrid Wrangler prototype as far back as 2008, though the global financial crisis put that particular project on ice. Fast forward today and Jeep is ready to launch plug-in hybrid versions of the…

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2019 Toyota Prius recalled over gauge-cluster issues

2019 Toyota PriusA recall has been issued on some 2019 Toyota Prius models over the possibility that an electrical short may cause gauge clusters to black out. A combination meter circuit board is to blame for the issue and “was inappropriately manufactured during the specific manufacturing process,” according to recall documents filed by Toyota. The…

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2013-2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid recalled for transmission issue

2014 Volkswagen Jetta HybridVolkswagen is recalling some examples of the VW Jetta Hybrid sedan for an issue that could literally leave the driver effectively in neutral. In the issue that potentially affects vehicles from the 2013-2015 model years, hairline cracks can appear within the transmission’s mechatronic unit, leading to an internal transmission-oil leak and a…

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2020 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid: EPA range and mpg improve

2020 Mini Cooper Countryman S E All4One of the best arguments for plug-in hybrids is that they’re one-size-fits-all vehicles, enabling owners to plug-in when they’re going about their normal weekday commute routine—keeping the miles all or mostly electric—and yet giving them the freedom to go well beyond where charging networks might easily permit on the…

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Top MPG for a big family gets a price under $40k

2020 Toyota Highlander HybridToyota has for a long time teased the idea of making its hybrid powertrain a modestly priced option on mainstream models, on virtually the entire model line, rather than having specialized Hybrid models. And now with the upcoming 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid it’s essentially doing that. Today Toyota revealed pricing for the 2020 model, and…

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