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A Special Edition Italiano, the Alfa Romeo Tonale Edizione Speciale
The Alfa Romeo Tonale Edizione Speciale is not only a speedy and luxurious vehicle but it also comes with an NFT. 
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Jerry
May 21, 2022
A Honda Civic Exclusive to Europe Will Be Coming to the U.S.
The new Honda Civic Hybrid will be coming to the U.S., despite earlier reports that it would be exclusive to Europe. The automaker will do away with the Insight for the new model.
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Jerry
May 19, 2022
Alfa Romeo's First Hyrbid: The Tonale
The Alfa Romeo Tonale will be one of Alfa Romeo’s first hybrids which will make it less of a gas guzzler with the luxury design one expects from the brand.
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Jerry
May 16, 2022
Toyota Is Sending a $383 Million Lifeline To Boost Hybrid Production in the U.S.
Toyota is investing $383 million in its U.S. hybrid production. What’s the strategy here?
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Jerry
May 04, 2022
Should You Get the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited?
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited has some features some might consider unnecessary for the price. However, it would be a smart decision to buy the Highlander as a hybrid in general.
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Jerry
Apr 28, 2022
Data Proves Hybrid Owners Are More Satisfied With Their Cars
A recent study from Consumer Reports ranked owner satisfaction for hybrid vehicles about five points higher on average when compared to their gas-only counterparts.
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Jerry
Apr 25, 2022
The 2022 Volvo S60 Might Lag on Handling, But It Sure is Luxurious
As Volvo revamps its lineups to make room for new EVs, its S60 also got some updates. Take a look to see why the 2022 S60 could be a great choice for your next luxury car.
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Jerry
Apr 18, 2022
Thinking of Getting a 2022 Volvo S90? Here's the Best Trim to Get
Volvo is jumping further into the EV game as they release their new lineup of hybrids. Here’s a look at one such model, the S90—what trim should you buy?
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Jerry
Apr 16, 2022
Want To Get The Best Hybrid Around? The Honda Accord Is Your Best Bet
The hybrid car market is only getting more competitive. Among a crowded segment, the Honda Accord stands out as an exceptional choice.
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Jerry
Apr 14, 2022
Is the Volvo XC60 a Smart Hybrid Buy?
The Volvo XC60 underwent major under the hood changes in order to make the vehicle a hybrid, contributing to Volvo’s goal of being fully electric by 2025.
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Jerry
Apr 08, 2022
Kia Is Giving Its Longest-running Model a Huge Update for 2023
The new Kia Sportage will be offered with a plug-in hybrid option and includes updated exterior and interior design.
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Jerry
Apr 07, 2022
The Chevy Corvette C8 Zora, Here's What We Know
The Chevy Corvette C8 Zora will be one heck of a speed demon hybrid that will probably give it a price range in the six figures.
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Jerry
Mar 31, 2022
Despite the Growth of EVs, A Prius is Still a Top-Rated Car
The Toyota Prius is still a worthwhile investment despite the rise of EVs due to its reliability, fuel economy, and extensive safety and technological features.
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Jerry
Mar 15, 2022
Introducing the 'E-Ray', the First Hybrid Corvette 
The electric hybrid Corvette C8 E-Ray is set to arrive in 2023 along with other Chevrolet all-electric or hybrid models.
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Jerry
Mar 05, 2022
The Luxury Megacar Unlike Any Other: the Koenigsegg Regera
The Koenigsegg Regera takes luxury to a whole new level, and is even unique among other megacars.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Hybrids Have Been Around a Lot Longer Than You Think
Hybrids come in all forms, shapes, and sizes in today’s market, but the seemingly modern powertrain was actually first invented in 1899.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Green is California's 'Green Hydrogen'?
Hydrogen fuel has shown promise as an alternative to traditional gasoline. California has been a leader in this industry for years, so how green is California's hydrogen?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
BMW Unveils Its New XM SUV Plug-in Hybrid Concept
BMW caught our attention with their new XM SUV plug-in hybrid concept. It’s set for production in late 2022, and it’s bound to make a splash with its bold design.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Braking Distances On Some New Hybrids are Longer Than They Have to Be
Sacrificing braking distance for fuel economy doesn’t sound like a good idea, but Consumer Reports says some automakers are doing just that.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Prius vs. Prius Prime
The Toyota Prius Prime is a spin-off of the original Prius model with better fuel efficiency. Is the Prime a better option than its predecessor?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Best Hybrids for 2021: Toyota and Honda Make Up the Top 4
If you’re looking for a new hybrid vehicle to ease you into electric cars, Toyota and Honda offer some of the best options.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California's Hydrogen Highway is a Moot Point
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan for a hydrogen fueling network has stagnated. Unlike electric vehicles or hybrid cars, hydrogen fueling is expensive and hard to find.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car-Lovers Are Taking on the EPA To Fight Regulations They Think Are Unfair
Motorsports has been an American pastime for nearly 50 years. Now, professionals and amateurs alike are fighting against what they believe are unfair EPA regulations outlined in the Clean Air Act.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Discounts Explained
Driving a hybrid/electric car is great for the environment. Some insurance companies even offer green discounts to those who drive an alternative-fuel vehicle.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Buy a Hybrid Car
Buying a hybrid car means taking into account a unique set of considerations. Here's how to confidently buy a hybrid vehicle.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Car
Use this guide to find the best EV or hybrid eco-friendly car. Learn which car is right for you, research, and use online tools to choose the right model.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Why Did Jeep Increase the Price on Their Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid?
Jeep released a hybrid version of their iconic Jeep Wrangler SUV. But, the price has recently increased across all models of the new Wrangler 4xe.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Volvo Recharge Line-up Continues to See Strong Sales
Although mid-2021 sales for Volvo have been less than stellar, the promising reception of their Recharge PHEV and fully electric line-up is a good sign.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Much Is This New VonMercier Hybrid Hovercraft?
The new VonMercier Arosa is a hovercraft vehicle. Despite its amazing features, like hovering, concerns arise with the cost and limited outside information on the vehicle.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Lamborghini is Bringing the Countach Supercar Back
Lamborghini is bringing back and modernizing the famous Countach. One key difference is that this time it could be a hybrid car.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Hybrid Cars

How do I tell if a hybrid battery is bad?
I bought a used Toyota RAV4 Hybrid from a private seller, and at first, I had no problems. Now, I’ve been noticing poor fuel economy and I think the battery is to blame. How can I tell if my hybrid battery is going bad?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
Are the life spans of hybrid vehicles longer than regular cars?
I've read that hybrid vehicles might last longer than regular cars. Is this true?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
Will buying a hybrid vehicle actually save me money?
My current car has about 250,000 miles, so I'm in the market for a new car. I was thinking about getting a hybrid, but they're far more expensive than gas-powered vehicles. Will a hybrid vehicle save me money in the long run?
Eric Schad
Oct 26, 2021
Are there any special tasks to maintain a hybrid car?
I just bought a Hyundai Ioniq, and I want to make sure it stays in great condition. Are there any special tasks I need to perform on the vehicle to help it stay maintained?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
What is the gas mileage for a Hyundai Tucson?
I just got a new job, and my commute to work is going to get a lot longer. I want to buy a new car, and I’m looking at the Hyundai Tucson because I love SUVs. What is the gas mileage for a Hyundai Tucson?
Melanie Johnson
Feb 24, 2022
What is the gas mileage for a Toyota Highlander?
I’m thinking about going on a road trip and don’t want to spend a fortune on gas. What’s the gas mileage like on a Toyota Highlander?
Andrea Barrett
Feb 25, 2022
How long do Honda hybrid batteries last?
I’m in the market for a new car, but I want to cut down on gas costs by getting a hybrid. I’ve read good reviews for Honda hybrids, but I’m nervous that the battery won’t last as long as other automakers’ hybrid cars. How long does a typical Hybrid battery last?
Eric Schad
Mar 02, 2022
Do hybrid cars use gas and electricity?
I’m on the market for a new ride and was wondering if hybrid cars use gas and electricity?
Preston Vanderslice
Feb 11, 2022
What are the failure symptoms of a Prius Hybrid battery?
I have a 2009 Toyota Prius and it’s been a workhorse for me since I bought it. Recently, it’s been acting a bit funny and I think the battery might be kaput. What are a few symptoms of a bad Prius Hybrid battery so I can make sure?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
What's a typical maintenance schedule for a hybrid vehicle?
I just purchased a Chevy Bolt, and I want to protect my investment through regular maintenance. What's a basic or typical maintenance schedule for a hybrid vehicle?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
Does the Ford Fusion Energi charge while you're driving?
Will the Ford Fusion Energi charge itself while driving, or can you only charge it by plugging it in? I read that some hybrids will charge the battery while you’re driving so that you can take long trips. I’m considering the Energi but I want to know if it charges itself first.
Liz Jenson
Jan 27, 2022
What are some discounts that I can get on car insurance?
I want to know what I can ask my insurance company for in terms of discounts. I'm a safe driver in my 40's and live in Ohio, and I drive a 2016 Prius. Does this make me eligible for any insurance discounts?
Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
How long do Camry Hybrid batteries last?
A friend of mine has an older Camry Hybrid and he recently had to have the battery replaced. He said it costs a small fortune, and that I should brace myself for the expense. I have a 2020 Camry Hybrid that’s been awesome so far, but how long will the Camry Hybrid’s batteries last?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
Can you travel far with hybrid cars?
Is it safe to do a road trip in a hybrid car, or are they mostly made for short-distance travel? I drive a hybrid but I’ve never tried to take it on a long trip before. I’m planning a road trip and trying to decide if I should use my car or rent one.
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
How much is a Toyota Highlander Hybrid battery replacement?
After taking my Toyota Highlander Hybrid in for regularly scheduled maintenance, the mechanic told me that my battery is going to die. He said the replacement is expensive, but he didn’t give me a dollar figure. How much should I budget for a Toyota Highlander Hybrid battery replacement?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
How do I start a hybrid car when the battery is low?
When I’ve been driving my Avalon Hybrid recently, I noticed that the battery has been low. This morning it had a bit of charge, but I couldn’t get the car to turn over. How can I start the car when the battery is low?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
Are hybrid vehicles more expensive to insure?
I like the fuel economy that hybrids provide. However, I was a bit leery about how much insurance might cost. Are hybrid vehicles typically more expensive than regular vehicles?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
How do I deduct car insurance from my taxes?
I use my car for business. Is it possible to deduct my car insurance when doing my taxes? If so, how?
Lauren Smith
Oct 07, 2021
How do I charge a Ford Escape Hybrid battery?
I have a Ford Escape Hybrid that’s been a great car for several years—until recently. In the past few days, the battery is running erratically and losing its charge. How can I charge the battery on a Ford Escape Hybrid?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
How do I charge a Toyota Camry Hybrid battery?
I’ve noticed that the battery on Toyota Camry Hybrid has been running low lately. I want to charge it so I can continue to get great fuel economy. What do I need to charge a Toyota Camry Hybrid battery?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
What is the California hybrid battery warranty?
I live in Anaheim and commuting is a nightmare. While I love my current vehicle, I’m looking at a hybrid to save at the pump. I read that California requires a certain warranty for hybrid batteries. What does this entail?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
What’s the Honda Insight’s battery life?
Details:  I’m in the market to buy a hybrid vehicle and am curious about the Honda Insight. What’s the Honda Insight’s battery life?
Rachel Rigolino
Mar 03, 2022
What is the best car for high-mileage driving?
I recently moved about an hour away from where I used to live, but I kept my same job… which means I’ve got a pretty long commute each day. I’m getting ready to buy a new car, and I’d like to get one that will last me a long time. What car gets the best mileage?
Macy Fouse
Mar 08, 2022
Who makes Toyota hybrid batteries?
I’m big into the stock market and I’m trying to diversify my portfolio. Rather than invest in car companies, I want to buy stocks in the companies that supply parts for cars. I know that Toyota sells the most hybrids, but who supplies its batteries?
Eric Schad
Mar 02, 2022
How do I charge a Ford Fusion Hybrid battery?
My Ford Fusion Hybrid has been acting up. The battery doesn’t seem to hold a charge and it switches to the combustion engine more than usual. How can I charge my Ford Fusion Hybrid battery?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
How do I jumpstart a Toyota Auris Hybrid?
I think the battery might be dead in my car. I’ve read hybrid batteries can cost thousands of dollars, so I’m hoping that maybe I can jumpstart it. How can I jumpstart my Toyota Auris Hybrid?
Eric Schad
Dec 30, 2021
How do I start a Toyota Auris Hybrid?
I’m borrowing my wife’s car while mine is in the shop. But in true manly fashion, I don’t want to admit to her that I don’t know how to start it. What’s the process to start a Toyota Auris Hybrid?
Eric Schad
Dec 29, 2021
Would you say that a hybrid vehicle is a good starter car?
I want a hybrid so I can save money on gas. Is this type of vehicle worth buying for a newer driver?
Eric Schad
Aug 09, 2021
How much does a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid battery replacement cost?
I have a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid that’s been an awesome commuter car. However, I’ve been hearing weird noises and my fuel economy has dropped off. My mechanic friend told me that the battery is probably going to die. How much should I expect to pay for a RAV4 Hybrid battery replacement?
Eric Schad
Mar 01, 2022
Do hybrid cars use gas?
I want to go fully electric, but I can’t afford the cars in that price range. I’ve read that hybrids are also good for the environment, but I have no idea how. Do hybrid cars use gas or not?
Eric Schad
Apr 01, 2022

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