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Reasons For Buying A Hybrid: The Good, The Bad And The Moronic

Leave it to The Car Connection »8/19/08 11:20am8/19/08 11:20am's Marty Padgett to dream up a list including seven good reasons for buying a hybrid — we were surprised to see that many. Being professional cynics, we're far more interested in, and familiar with, the six bad reasons he detailed in a piece for PR Newswire. But with the super-exciting …

Hybrid Owners More Brand Loyal Than Other Buyers, We Make Zero Smug Jokes

An industry group we've never heard of called "Experian Automotive" is reporting this morning nearly half of hybrid vehicle owners will buy a vehicle of the same brand when they buy another one, making them some of the most loyal customers in the industry. Of course, they may not be buying a hybrid again because… »8/12/08 8:45am8/12/08 8:45am

Canadian Cabinet Members Forced To Give Back Vehicles, Thanks To One Teenage Hoon

The cabinet ministers in Nova Scotia will no longer be allowed to cruise around in government-paid vehicles after one teenage son of a cabinet minister crashed a 2008 Ford Escape hybrid likely doing something very un-green-like. It turned into a bit of a messy he-said she-said as the cabinet member, Judy Streatch,… »5/08/08 3:40pm5/08/08 3:40pm

Ford Delivers Plug-In Hybrid to SoCal Electric Company

Ford has gone through on its promise to lead on technology that other automakers have already developed, delivering the first of 20 Plug-In Escapes to Southern California Edison. The Plug-In Escape achieves 120 mpg when the lithium-ion batteries are full charged (for the first 30 miles at least). The little hybrid… »12/04/07 11:00am12/04/07 11:00am

Ford Tweaks The Marketing Of Hybrids In New Commercial, Explains "Hybrid Gap"


Ford has hybrids? Who knew? If the Toyota Prius "cows farting" ad was the antithesis of all that is honest about automotive advertising, then this new ad for the hybrid Ford Explorer Escape cheekily mocks the advertising and marketing madness that is the cult of hybrid. Of course it's also an explanation of why the… »11/09/07 8:30am11/09/07 8:30am