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Inside Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive

Toyota debuted its groundbreaking Toyota Hybrid System 27 years ago, ultimately evolving in 2004 as the automaker’s Hybrid Synergy Drive. Here’s how it works.

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Update: Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX

The Honda Prologue electric vehicle and its uplevel Acura ZDX stablemate will qualify for full $7,500 federal tax credit.

Italian Chic: Alfa Romeo Tonale

Alfa Romeo Tonale is stylish, electrified, and very efficient. It's also the 2024 Green SUV of the Year.

EV Service is Off to a Good Start

Electric vehicles are a game changer in many respects. But how will they affect the way service is traditionally delivered at dealerships?

Fueling a Low-Net Carbon Future

Alternative fuels like hydrogen, propane, alcohol, compressed natural gas, and other drop-in fuels have an important role to play in lowering carbon emissions.

The 20 Year Journey of Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in hybrids generated interest two decades ago as we faced the same energy, climate, and political issues as today. Here’s perspective from our archives.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

Is Our Electrified Future Coming Too Fast?

There’s good reason to question the regulatory tunnel vision at play as we move toward an electrified future. Do we have the means to power it?

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The Electric VW ID.7

VW continues to delight with sedan choices in a market that has largely abandoned cars in favor of SUVs. The new electric ID.7 is another great example.

Kia Carnival: A New Hybrid Ride

The futuristic Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle returns for 2025 with next-gen tech, a refreshed look, and a new efficient hybrid powertrain.

Mazda CX-90: Tradition Meets Modern 

Mazda’s CX-90 is stylish, seats up to 8, and offers three powertrain options including an efficient turbocharged hybrid.

Behind the Wheel: Volvo S60 ReCharge T8

The Volvo S60 mid-size sedan is a refined plug-in hybrid that delivers improved environmental impact and style to go with it.

Hybrid Flex-Fuel Vehicles Reduce C02

Cleaner than EVs, hybrid flex-fuel vehicles provide a realistic approach to achieving carbon reduction goals. Why are they being ignored?

Toyota’s Roomier Grand Highlander

Brand-new for 2024, Toyota’s Grand Highlander mid-size SUV delivers tons of space and a pair of hybrid options.

Polestar 4: Is this the Brand’s Rising Star?

The incoming Polestar 4 offers a unique EV ownership experience, placing the upcoming Porsche Macan EV squarely in its sights.

The Path to Zero Carbon with Renewable Propane

Renewable propane, also called rPropane, will allow commercial fleets and consumers to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the next 10 years.

Winners! The Best Green Cars of the Year

We are driving toward a ‘greener’ future and transportation is changing. Let’s celebrate the green cars that are leading the way.

Chevrolet Trax: The Affordable Crossover Option

Redesigned for 2024, the entry level Chevrolet Trax is positioned as an exciting and affordable option for prospective compact crossover buyers.

Unlocking the Potential of EVs with eRoaming

As the EV revolution picks up steam, ensuring a convenient and reliable EV charging experience with eRoaming will work toward unlocking further growth.

Hydrogen an Option for U.S. Trucking

Is Hydrogen Too Expensive For Trucks? Europe’s second biggest truck manufacturer thinks so, but American experts disagree.

Nissan Ariya EV Blends Tradition and Tech

Continuing Nissan’s electrification legacy, the Nissan Ariya EV takes to the streets with traditional Japanese styling and modern technology in tow.

EPA's EV Rules are Out of Whack

EPA and the Biden administration moved the goalposts with its proposed greenhouse gas emissions rules for light-duty vehicles covering model years 2027-2032.

Demand is Surging for Affordable Electric Vehicles

There’s a disconnect in the automotive market as manufacturers focus on larger EVs rather than smaller and more affordable electric vehicles buyers want.

Corvette E-Ray Waves the Green Flag

The Corvette E-Ray sports a high-performance hybrid powertrain, paving a new way for speed and sustainability

A Total Energy Meter for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle trailblazer Alan Cocconi has devised an EV total energy meter to more accurately predict driving range. He invites automakers to use it.

Kia EV9 is Sci-Fi Personified

The new 2024 Kia EV9 is half science fiction and half practical family cruiser, a strategy that creates a whole new path for Kia.

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