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Test Drive: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Note: This is the auto that Ford gave to us to drive across country. In all we drove more than 3,200 miles from Dearborn, MI to San Francisco, CA. It was one heck of a test drive and we gave away some

The Toyota Prius and Daihatsu Mira top Japan's official hit list of "green" cars

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/2008-toyota-prius-hybrid.jpg" /> Japan's <a href="http://www.mlit.go.jp/index_e.html">Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and To

Opel Ampera completely revealed early

God bless the Internet. The Opel Ampera was suppose to make a Geneva Motor Show debut but the Volt’s cousin has been completed exposed early. Judging by the pics too, it seems that American car

Top Gear to build super-high mileage car for only $7k

Top Gear is out to show the world that you don’t need a brand new hybrid car with a $25k price tag to be eco friendly. Their goal: Build a car that can get 70 mpg for only $7,000 and can hit 60

Video: First drive of Ford's 140mpg Plug-in Escape

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/escape-plug-in.jpg">After a quick breathalyzer test at 11:30 am, we were granted access for a spin in Ford's upcoming escape. Overall, we

2010 Honda Insight pictured inside and out

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/honda-insight.jpg"> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/honda/">Honda</a> recently unveiled the second generation <a href="http://www

Longer life lithium-ion batteries coming to a hybrid near you

Hybrid and plug-in vehicles have been plagued by poor battery performance in the past. The next-gen rides simply do not offer that much MPG improvement because of the lackluster batteries, but LG Ch

The Poulsen Hybrid electric kit can zip most compact cars into the future

Plug-in electric vehicles might, one day, be a big hit but the Poulsen Hybrid kit will allow compact car owners a piece of the action early. The upgrade works by incorporating two electric motors

Honda presents new ecological drive assist system

Honda has developed an ecological drive assist system [JP], which will be used in a new Insight hybrid model that is scheduled for release next spring in Japan. The system is based on three different

What happens to the Chevy Volt, other electric cars if Detroit isn't bailed out?

Let’s say that Congress refuses to give some of that bailout money to Detroit—does that effectively kill off electric cars like the Chevy Volt? That depends on who you’re talking to.

Bailout package contains tax credits for Chevy Volt buyers

The Chevy Volt, Detroit’s answer to the Toyota Prius, just became a lot more advantageous, tax-wise. That is, of course, provided you can afford the $40,000 price in the first place. Tucked in t

Honda attacks Toyota in North America, wants to sell 100,000 low-priced hybrid cars

Spy shot of Honda’s new hybrid car (unconfirmed) Honda yesterday announced they hope to sell 100,000 units in North America of a new hybrid car slated for release on April 22, 2009 (Earth Day).

Ten alternative hybrid car engine noises

Working off of the post from earlier today concerning Lotus adding artificial engine noise to hybrid cars in the name of safety, we thought we might see how a few alternatives might work instead of th

Hitachi rolls out new hybrid Full HD camcorder

Today Hitachi unveiled [JP] its newest Full HD camcorder, the Woo DZ-BD10H, which will be available in Japan from August 9th. The company plans to produce 6,000 units per month. Here are the main spec

Check out the hybrid car/motorcycle by Carver

If you like the fuel-efficiency of a motorcycle and the comfort of a car, the Carver One might be what you’re looking for. The Carver One is a hybrid car/motorcycle that is compact and fuel-effi

New hybrid Panasonic fluorescent bulb gets bright – fast

Some non-iPhone-related news for you! If you’ve ever used fluorescent bulbs, you know that they take a while to reach full brightness. This can be a bad thing in certain situations, like bathroo

Solio Magnesium and Hybrid

[photopress:scaled.IMG_1282.JPG,full,pp_image] Fans of the solar powered Solio chargers will be pleased to note that the new Magnesium model will now power your laptops iPods and other low-power goodi

Why fight? Studios releasing on HD DVD and Blu-Ray

It was bound to happen: the major studios are releasing videos in both formats and just letting the market shake things out — mostly in the direction of hybrid players. Ultimately, I think the q

Tesla to make REV car

Tesla motors, the company that gave us Roadster and EV1 super-fast all-electric cars, is planning a gas-electric hybrid soon. The car, called the Whitestar, should cost between $50,000 and $70,000 and

Can't bring yourself to switch? Make your PC a Mac hybrid

I use both OSX (Tiger, thank you) and Windows (XP, thank you) but that doesn’t mean I’m simply indecisive. There are some things each OS does better, and one of the things OSX has going fo
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