Junkyard Find: 2017 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell
I have become accustomed to running into the unexpected during my junkyard travels, finding everything from a JDM Nissan Fairlady Z to a bullet-riddled Cadillac from a Mythbusters episode to a British tank. That said, I never expected to find a four-year-old hydrogen fuel-cell car, more than a thousand miles from the only state in […] The post Junkyard Find: 2017 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Let’s assume you’re lost and have made your way to a Mitsubishi dealership to make an emergency phone call and use the bathroom. Suddenly, the urge to buy a hybrid SUV overtakes you and you involuntarily find yourself asking a salesperson to direct you to the nearest model. They have several available and walk you […] The post Do You Care? Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV New for 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Is the Toyota Prius C Better Left in Japan?
While the Toyota Prius was an inarguable success on the North American market, its smaller sibling really only had a few good years before sales figures started trending in the wrong direction. The Prius C attempted to court urbanites (the C stands for city) by offering the same hybrid concept in a smaller package. Unfortunately, […] The post Is the Toyota Prius C Better Left in Japan? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Junkyard Find: 2003 Toyota Prius
It took many years before the first (non-wrecked) Toyota Priuses began showing up in the big self-service car graveyards I frequent, partly because Toyotas tend to hold together pretty well and partly because buyers of early Priuses seem to be the kind of car owners who obsess over the proper care and feeding of their […] The post Junkyard Find: 2003 Toyota Prius appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
2022 Ford Maverick Arrives in Hybrid Unibody Guise, Turbo Option
Ford’s latest addition has officially arrived, with the compact pickup showing off its surprise standard hybrid powertrain. While we knew there would be a hybrid motor, we weren’t anticipating it coming as default equipment — especially since it seemed important that the manufacturer keep it priced a healthy distance from the midsized Ranger. However, the Maverick […] The post 2022 Ford Maverick Arrives in Hybrid Unibody Guise, Turbo Option appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Lamborgreeni: Italian Automaker to Become Electric Only by 2024
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann announced on Tuesday that the Italo-German supercar brand will officially be transitioning to electric vehicles, with the last traditional internal combustion model coming before 2024. But these kinds of proclamations rarely adhere to observable reality, otherwise, we’d all be riding around in flying cars that can navigate autonomously. What Lamborghini is really promising […] The post Lamborgreeni: Italian Automaker to Become Electric Only by 2024 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power
Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. Published in Nature Energy on April 26th by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, the study found that PHEV buyers in California were abandoning the technology at a rate of […] The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis
Today, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group announced its affiliation with Stellantis. By 2025, the Zegna Group’s entire fleet of 200 will go green. A new green-car policy has gone into effect at the company, well known for its pricy clothing and accessories. “The quality of our products must go hand in hand with our respect for nature. […] The post Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses
Honda Motor Company President Toshihiro Mibe’s first press conference, held April 23rd, was where he committed to solidifying Honda’s existing businesses. Honda is working to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and activities by 2050. Zero environmental impact not only for its products but their entire lifecycle. Areas of concentration include carbon neutrality, clean energy, […] The post Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?
Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid received the Best Hybrid Car and Plug-In Hybrid awards from U.S. News & World Report. Our question is, are they the best hybrids or not? Did the right car(s) win? In this year’s Best Hybrid and Electric Cars awards, U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories […] The post QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Matchbox Moves Towards 100% Recycled Materials
Matchbox is headed towards 100 percent recycled, recyclable, or bio-based materials by 2030. Is this the end of die-cast cars as we know them? In an announcement today, Mattel said these are its goals across all products and packaging. The company’s manifesto, the Drive Toward A Better Future, calls for zero-plastic packaging. Forest Stewardship […] The post Matchbox Moves Towards 100% Recycled Materials appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST – More For Less
The 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST has the same 3.0-liter, 400 horsepower EcoBoost engine, with 415 lb-ft of torque, just like the Explorer ST. What it also has is a lower starting price, $49,995. Ford made this happen was by creating a new Standard Equipment Group for the ST, combining the engine with a 10-speed […] The post 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST – More For Less appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Lexus LF-Z is Watts New
Today, Lexus dropped the LF-Z concept car, stepping on the electric-vehicle (EV) accelerator. By 2025, the company expects to have 20 new PHEV, HEV, and BEV models from which to choose. 670,616,629 miles per hour, the speed of light, is how fast energy travels as electromagnetic waves. This is nearly as fast as car companies […] The post Lexus LF-Z is Watts New appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Great Wall Motor’s Haval H6 Hybrid – Another Brick in the Wall?
Great Wall Motor (GWM) premiered the new Haval H6 Hybrid SUV at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show this week, a reaffirmation of the company’s xEV commitment to Asian if not world domination. GWM’s launch follows their entry into the Thai market in February of this year. Elliot Zhang, President, Great Wall Motor ASEAN and Thailand, […] The post Great Wall Motor’s Haval H6 Hybrid – Another Brick in the Wall? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
2022 Hyundai Tucson Priced to Fit
Pricing for the all-new 2022 Tucson SUV was announced by Hyundai Motor America today, with 15 variations available to suit a wide range of needs and budgets. Starting at $24,950 MSRP for a base SE model with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, 8-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the range tops out at $37,350 for a Limited […] The post 2022 Hyundai Tucson Priced to Fit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.