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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Expected to Get 47 Combined MPG

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Honda released initial fuel economy estimates for its all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Wednesday. The EPA hasn’t announced official ratings yet, but Honda says it expects the Accord Hybrid to get 49/45/47 mpg city/highway/combined. The Accord Hybrid’s fuel economy is better than the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s ratings (43/39/41 mpg city/highway/combined), as well as the fuel economy of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid, which ... continue reading»

Tags: Hybrid Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Could Ford Overtake Toyota in Total Hybrid Sales?

Ford C-Max Hybrid Since the early 2000s, Toyota has dominated the hybrid vehicle market, with a 71 percent market share last year, according to The Detroit News. However in the last year, Ford has introduced the all-new C-Max along with an electric version of the redesigned Ford Fusion, the Fusion Energi. The Detroit News says Ford Fusion hybrid sales (not including the Fusion Energi) beat out sales of the Toyota Camry hybrid in April. In particular, Fusion sales are high in the Los ... continue reading»

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Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Earns Higher MPGe Rating than Fusion Energi, Prius Plug-in and Volt

Honda has announced pricing on the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid, which is on sale now in California and New York. Starting at $40,570 (including a $790 destination charge), the Accord Plug-in Hybrid is more expensive than competitors like the 2013 Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi, which start at $39,995 and $39,495, respectively, after destination fees. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid is also more expensive than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, which starts at $32,760. Despite a higher ... continue reading»

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Ford Fusion Energi Earns Higher MPGe Rating than Prius Plug-in, Volt

Ford has announced that the 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is officially rated at 108/92 MPGe city/highway by the EPA. The new plug-in hybrid sedan also delivers a combined rating of 100 MPGe, beating out the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in, which earn 98 and 95 MPGe, respectively.   The Fusion Energi is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor, which generate 188 horsepower combined. Left Lane News reports that the Fusion Energi can travel ... continue reading»

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EV Owners are Smarter and Richer Than the Rest of Us

Want to look smarter and richer? Buy an electric vehicle. A new survey says that electric car owners tend to be wealthier and better-educated than the average American driver. A study by the Electric Vehicle Information Exchange surveyed 970 respondents, most of whom reported some interest in electric vehicles. According to the survey results, respondents who already lease or own electric vehicles tend to be "very well-educated, upper-middle class, white men in their early 50’s with ideal living situations ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Green Cars, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF, Hybrid Cars, Hybrids, electric cars

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