Category: hybrid electric cars

Wärtsilä HYTug Tugboat going hybrid electric can meet new stringent environmental demands of Brazilian port

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Petrocity, the parent company of the new port facility being built in the Brazilian city of São Mateus-ES, to develop a harbour tug design. The prime consideration is to maximise the ecological…

Green Car Sales to Hit New Record in 2018, According to New Analysis From Edmunds

Edmunds analysts forecast 16.8 million vehicles will be sold in 2018 as the auto industry right-sizes and sets the stage for the future Car-buying platform Edmunds.com serves nearly 20 million visitors each month. With Edmunds.com Price Promise(R), shoppers can buy smarter with instant, upfront…

Test Drive Results 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Electric Car

So funny story about this test drive. My wife had an 2003 Toyota Highlander (that’s now my son’s) and went to a new highlander. It was funny when I tested the newest 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid because they were the exact same cars (excluding…

The Electric Transition story in The Huffington Post – The Hudson Valley will Be Ready?

Op-Ed by Melissa Everett, Ph.D. and Seth Leitman Seeing the banks of electric vehicle chargers popping up at convenience stores and parking garages around the Hudson Valley of the State of New York, a person might start thinking there is a transformation in the…

Toyota Hybrids getting Made in America!

$373.8 Million Investment in U.S. Plants Will Help Power Indiana-Built Highlander Hybrid

PLANO, Texas (September 26, 2017) – Toyota just upped the stakes to remain the top manufacturer of hybrid vehicles worldwide with a $373.8 million investment in five U.S. manufacturing plants that will support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant. Each of the projects is scheduled to begin this year and all should be operational by 2020.

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