Hybrid/Diesel/Electric cars

Tesla, Elon Musk get massive 60 Minutes recharge

Elon Musk has appeared on 60 Minutes on several occasions touting his Tesla electric car.

Elon Musk and his empire at Tesla Motors is not new to 60 Minutes. But each time the entrepreneur appears on the enduringly popular Sunday night news program — an old, new or updated segment — there’s something to discover. The interview of Musk on March 30 by Steve Kroft covered familiar ground, the passion ... Read More »

2014 Lexus RX 450h: Ideal upscale family car

The 2014 Lexus RX 450h is an ideal luxury family vehicle.

Lexus is intelligently — and profitably — expanding its product line with vehicles such as its well-engineered 2014 RX 450h hybrid. The refined gas-electric crossover is well-developed, with good performance, sparkling fuel economy, carlike comfort and maneuverability and roominess. No wonder it’s among Lexus’s top-selling models. Code Embed: Cannot use JSCODE as a global code ... Read More »

Peugeot unveils hybrid air engine with 125 mpg

Peugeot has unveiled a compressed air hybrid system.

It’s not the first time the idea of a modern car running on compressed air has emerged.  But it’s a recent first and this time it’s Peugeot. The french automaker has introduced a concept car that features a new Hybrid Air engine system which combines both a traditional petrol engine with compressed air. Code Embed: ... Read More »

Toyota woes again: 1.9 million Prius models recalled

The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in models are lowered priced.

Toyota’s massive problem with recalls dating to 2009 has continued. The Japanese manufacturer is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software issue that could cause the vehicle to stall. Toyota Motor Corp. said 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in Europe and the rest in other regions ... Read More »