Air quality is the predominant reason behind Schlicht’s prediction of falling sales for diesels. With society becoming increasingly health-conscious and a growing urban population, he believes that governments will be forced to clamp down on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
“The effect of diesel...
Volkswagen Plans on Hybrids while it waits for Llonger-Range Batteries
BERLIN -- The Volkswagen Group plans to offer plug-in hybrid powertrains on most of its models before longer-range batteries become a reality.
Audi will offer plug-in hybrid versions of the Q7 SUV, A7 and A8 sedans...
Mercedes-Benz confirms plans for 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017
Mercedes-Benz executives have confirmed plans to launch 10 new hybrid plug-in models by 2017.
Following the launch event for the S500 plug-in hybrid, Mercedes-Benz development chief Dr. Thomas Weber promised the company is set to...
Is Ford Moving Away from Conventional Hybrids?
Something interesting is happening with the lease pricing of Ford Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles. The premium price for the plug and 19 EV miles has come way down.
Take the 2014 C-MAX Hybrid and Energi for example:
2014 C-MAX Hybrid...
McLaren to sell P13 for $210K, focus on hybrids for future models
Additional details surrounding McLaren's upcoming models has surfaced, including a price tag for the entry-level P13 and a commitment to utilize hybrid technology across the entire lineup.
The latest report detailing the P13...
Ford Hybrids, Energi and BEVs Dominate Toyota!
It's no secret that Ford is targeting Toyota with each new hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle offered, and the Camry Hybrid is the #2 target behind the Prius lift back.
But with Ford able to crank up production at Flat Rock to produce...
December 30, 2013 - 10:57 am ET
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. said U.S. sales for its main brand will surpass 2.4 million vehicles this year, as record demand for its Fusion sedan and hybrid models helps extend a lead over Toyota Motor Corp.’s namesake line.
The Ford marque entered...
Jeep considering hybrids but only if they can tackle tough off-road conditions - report
Company could become a pioneer in off-road focused hybrid systems
Jeeps aren't known for their fuel efficiency but that could soon be changing as company is considering adding hybrids to their lineup...
Ford recalling 7,100 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids over software glitch
By Drew Johnson Wednesday, Nov 27th, 2013 @ 9:39 am
Ford is recalling 7,100 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sedans in the United States for a software glitch that could result in a rollaway accident. The recall covers another 170 MKZ...
Ford Plug-In Hybrids Outsell Toyota, GM and Honda!
Ford sold 2,179 Fusion and C-Max plug-in hybrids in October. Outselling total plug in sales of Toyota, General Motors and Honda.
But it's not the first time Ford has outsold Toyota plug in vehicle sales. In September, Ford sold 1,508...
EPA says its mpg test holds up for hybrids
Regulator: Loophole tripped up the C-Max
WASHINGTON -- Don't blame the test.
That's the EPA's message in the wake of Ford Motor Co.'s decision to restate fuel economy estimates on its C-Max Hybrid.
When Ford C-Max owners were griping...
When most people think about a hybrid, they think of a gasoline engine running with a little help from the battery through break regeneration to increase the mpg about 10% to 30%. But with the new generation of Ford hybrids, with more efficient lithium batteries and most importantly, better...
Ford Hybrids' Fuel Economy Failing To Live Up To EPA Ratings? - GreenCarReports.com
By John Voelcker
Nov 20, 2012
This is starting to look not so good.
It appears that two new hybrid cars from Ford--the 2013 C-Max Hybrid hatchback and the 2013 Fusion Hybrid sedan--may not deliver real-world...
Hybrids sales took a dip in November, but Ford Fusion Hybrid saw an increase
December 10, 2010
By: Eric Loveday
The number of available hybrid vehicles continues to grow, but even with more models joining the gas-electric segment, sales are slowly slipping. November sales...
Ford's Electric Vision: New Hybrids, 700 Mile-Range PHEV by 2012
September 3, 2010
We catch up with Ford on how it intends to make electric vehicles a smart buy for consumers
If you look at release dates merely, one might think that Ford is a bit behind the times with...
American Express offering two Ford hybrids at half price
American Express shopping network has a promotion going on right now where you can get a Ford Hybrid for Half price!!
The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is Price at $14,337.00 with an MSRP of $28,675.00 and they have 2 in stock. They will go...
One tagline in new print ads for the new Ford Fiesta reads, "The Fiesta gets 40 highway miles per gallon. That's more than 21 hybrids. Seriously." It's a powerful statement that will definitely grab the attention of consumers.
They might not know, however, that among the 21 hybrids are five of...