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! →

People in Japan have been complaining about the Toyota Prius. It isn’t so much that people believe there is a mechanical defect with the best selling hybrid. It isn’t that they think that the car in underpowered. It is believed that if the problem is not addressed, injuries or deaths could occur. Toyota has heard Read on! →

The price of gas is rapidly approaching the $5 mark and international tensions are strained over the acquisition and control of oil. These concerns, and others, are leading many motorists to consider buying hybrid and electric cars. However, a new study on hybrid loyalty shows that most first-time hybrid owners don’t buy a second. Two-thirds Read on! →

Toyota unveiled its new five-door hatchback FT-bh hybrid concept at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The futuristic concept, a next generation Yaris, eschews high-tech solutions in favor of minimal design and weight reduction to boast an unheard of 112 miles per gallon. Holistic design over technological edge The moniker “FT-Bh” is an acronym for 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! →

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! →

In a world-class demonstration of “misplacing” something, Miami-Dade county in Florida lost nearly 300 Toyota Priuses six years ago. Recently they were found, by accident, rusting away unused in a warehouse. $4 million from taxpayers The Priuses were bought with $4 million of taxpayer money in 2006 to fill out the county fleet with low-polluting, Read on! →

Self-driving vehicles will be a reality by 2020, according to former General Motors research and development chief Larry Burns. At the University of Michigan’s Robotics Day, Burns spoke of the not-too-distant day when fleets of self-driving cars will transport people wherever they need to go, then immediately travel to the next destination to serve another Read on! →

The Toyota Prius hybrid isn’t just for green hipsters any more. In fact, there’s a healthy history of Prius racing. Events like the 2011 Prius Cup are just one reminder that there are Toyota Prius race cars out there. Even hypermilers need to push the throttle once in a while. Prius racing for mpg Don’t Read on! →

A fault in the power steering system has led to a Toyota Prius recall that applies to every Prius made until 2003, including the first to roll off the assembly line. Nuts in the power steering system can come loose and cause the vehicle’s steering to become unstable. First Prius ever made affected in recall Read on! →