Newly released research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicates that hybrid cars are safer in crashes than their conventional counterparts. The study suggests that the lower incidence of injury is due to hybrid cars being heavier. Greater heft credited for greater safety A recently released study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Read on! →


Chevy Volt reviews are beginning to come out. There is mixed sentiment about the car. The Chevy Volt is the first entry by General Motors into the hybrid and electric car field. It has been hotly anticipated. Critics contend that the car is too reliant on its gas engine to truly compete with other hybrids. Read on! →


Hybrid car maker Fisker, builder of the troubled Karma, has already been plagued by alleged battery fires, federal investigations and a government loan freeze. Now, according to information leaked to InsideEvs.com, it will be delaying the launch of its second, more affordable model, the Atlantic. Launch delayed a year Fisker said at the New York Read on! →


Recently, Mazda announced that the company is testing an engine that will get 70 miles per gallon. The Ford Motor Company had a similar announcement with plans for a 45 mpg engine in the Focus. Neither engine is attached to a hybrid car, but the engines do provide high efficiency within an internal combustion engine, Read on! →


Toyota Motor Co. has reached a milestone, having sold the 1 millionth Prius in the U.S. The Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the U.S., having never been outsold by any other model of hybrid car in the American market. The car continues to be the best seller among hybrids and is off Read on! →


Nissan is working to make its eco-friendly Leaf car into an alternate power source for homes in times of emergency. The Japanese car maker is developing the technology as it simultaneously attempts to gear back up to full production after the country was devastated by severe natural disasters in March. A pure electric car The Read on! →


A new study by J.D. Power and Associates says that sales for electric and hybrid cars will be slow for at least a decade. The report uses current sales estimates of hybrid and electric cars, which are a small fraction of the market, to estimate growth for the next decade. The report estimates that by Read on! →


Apparently a jaguar can change its spots. Though cars made by mainline manufacturers are “going green” at a fast rate, many assumed supercar manufacturers would never forgo gas guzzling to placate the environmentally conscious. That’s far from the case, as hybrid supercars are going to become commonplace fairly soon.   Hybrid Jaguar will drive rings Read on! →


Part of marketing campaigns for hybrid cars is that they save money on gas. It would appear so, since the typical hybrid car uses less gasoline than a standard automobile with an internal combustion engine. However, a study has just been released which rakes hybrid cars over the coals for wasting a lot of money. Read on! →


The White House is said to be proposing that fuel economy standards, or CAFE standards, for automakers be set at 60 miles per gallon by 2025. Current CAFE standards mandate that car makers hit 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Fuel standards are not tied to a single model, but an average of all models Read on! →