Category Archives: Hybrids

Officially Official: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

2010 BMW X6 Hybrid Dash Instruments

2010 BMW X6 Hybrid Dash Instruments

2010 BMW X6 Hybrid

2010 BMW X6 Hybrid

The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid has arrived, and as previously covered, the new gas-electric X6 will be the most powerful hybrid in history, with 480 peak horsepower and diesel-like plateau of 575 lb-ft of torque.
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Ford Fusion Hybrid the most patented car in history? Good Job Ford!

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

PRESS RELEASE:

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: The most patented car in history

· Leading patent analyst ranks Ford above all other automakers for the quality and significance of its technology patents.

· The 2010 Fusion and Fusion Hybrid – America’s most fuel efficient mid-size sedan – sets new standard for technology innovation with 119 U.S. patents and patent applications

A study by the world’s leading patent analyst, The Patent Board™, found that Ford Motor Company outperformed all other automakers in the quality and significance of its technology patents. Continue reading

Toyota boosts monthly Prius output to 50,000 as demand spikes

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota’s all-new 2010 Prius officially went on sale in Japan just 11 days ago and has already garnered enough orders to justify Toyota increasing production targets by 8,000 cars per month according to the latest report. It sold enough pre-orders in just the first day to easily outsell the rival Honda Insight hybrid. According to Toyota, the Prius has already had 80,000 advance orders and should easily reach its annual sales goal of 400,000 units worldwide. Continue reading

Toyota launches new build-your-own Prius configurator

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota may have just sold its millionth hybrid vehicle in the United States last month, but that hasn’t stopped the industry giant from getting trounced in its home market of Japan when it comes to hybrid sales. Last month the company has released official pricing for the 2010 Prius, starting at $21,000, or about $1,200 over the Honda Insight, and today the Prius has launched its own mini-site where you can build your own, and see what it’ll really cost. Continue reading