Category Archives: Hybrids


2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Sets New Standards

The 2014 EV will set a benchmark for urban electric vehicles when it arrives in California dealer showrooms next summer by offering industry-leading EV power, outstanding driving range, and exceptional fast-charge capability.

Spark EV’s driving force is an oil-cooled, permanent magnet motor that produces at least 100 kW (130 hp) and instantaneous torque of about 400 lb.-ft. with the coaxial drive unit, resulting in 0-60 mph acceleration in less than eight seconds. read more »


2013 Ford C-Max Energi Gets EPA-Rated 620-Mile Range

America’s most efficient utility vehicle – Ford’s new 108-MPGe C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid – also has the most range of any utility or compact vehicle with a 620-mile overall driving range as rated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This means C-MAX Energi customers could drive from Detroit to New York City, San Francisco to Las Vegas, or even Portland, Ore., to Twin Falls, Idaho, through the combined use of the power stored in the vehicle’s advanced lithium-ion battery and one tank of gasoline.
The Toyota Prius plug-in trails the C-MAX Energi by 80 miles at 540 miles of overall range, and the Chevrolet Volt comes in third at 380 miles. read more »

The Cost of Going Green: Insuring a Hybrid Car

We are all aware of the problems affecting the current climate. Environmental issues have been a hot topic for decades but the last ten years have seen a sharp increase in promoting ‘eco-friendly’ movement and in reducing our carbon footprint. Endless amounts of research have pointed towards a global warming scenario with possibly destructive results and the need for reducing fuel consumption has never been greater than it is today. read more »

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