Hybrid cars

Transport driver Willie Cadenhead loads the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco for delivery to dealers across the U.S. at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant January 18, 2012 in Fairfax, Kansas. The Malibu features eAssist technology that provides and estimated 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway fuel economy. (Photo by Susan McSpadden/Chevrolet via Getty Images)

GM Recall: 38,000 Hybrid Cars Due To Potential Fire Hazard

General Motors Co. is recalling 38,197 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans in the U.S. because a defective battery control module could stall the engine or cause a fire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2013

C-Max Energi cutaway (Ford photo)

Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever

Ford delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever in the first quarter of 2013 with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles — marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Ford’s hybrid sales were up 324 percent nationally over 2012, achieving 16 percent share of the electrified vehicle market — up from 4 percent last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2013

The C-Max Hybrid. Matt Roush photo.

Matt’s Gadgets: Ford C-Max Hybrid A Fine Car, But EPA MPG Claim Is A Joke

The sticker says 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway. Your mileage may vary, as they say. Mine sure did.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2013

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid (Ford Photo)

New Ford Hybrid Feature Learns To Deliver More Electric-Only Driving

Ford Motor Co. is touting a new patented system on its hybrid vehicles, called EV+, that allows vehicles to learn frequent destinations and changes the way power is used to deliver more electric-only driving.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2012

The new Porsche 918 RSR hybrid sports car

CAR Cancels Plug-In Hybrid Conference

The Center for Automotive Research has decided not to hold a fourth annual Busienss of Plugging In plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle conference later this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2012


Lawrence Tech Signs Agreement With German School For Green Mobility

Lawrence Technological University and the Thuringia Center for Innovation and Mobility, which is associated with Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany, have signed a three-year agreement to cooperate in the development of mechatronic vehicle systems and other innovative technologies for “green” mobility such as hybrid and electric ground vehicles.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2011

Could ‘Per Mile Driven’ Be The New Tax?

The concept is this: The more you drive, the more you would pay

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2011


Enginer To Exhibit At Advanced Automotive Battery Conference

A Troy company that says it can turn your car into a hybrid for as little as $1,995 will exhibit at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Pasadena, Calif. Jan. 24-28.


Automotive Insight-A 07/08

Hybrid car sales have gone into reverse gear.