This Man Fought Toyota For Stealing His Hybrid Tech And Won

Alex Severinsky, a Soviet emigrant who began his career developing antitank-warfare instrumentation, patented a system for powering gas-electric hybrids in 1994. Toyota used his system for the Prius without permission or payment. Until this week. » 7/21/10 2:35pm 7/21/10 2:35pm

Pneumatic Hybrids: Urban Powertrain Of The Future?

Hybrid technology propels most fuel-efficient vehicles currently on sale in the U.S., but with costly battery packs and not-so-easy-on-the-wallet pricing; Are gas-electric hybrids long for this world? Could pneumatic hybrids be a cost-effective replacement? » 6/16/09 2:00pm 6/16/09 2:00pm

Study: Only One-Third Of US Car Buyer Households Have Infrastructure,…

A new study by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC-Davis reveals only one-third of US car buying households have both the necessary charging infrastructure and the desire to purchase a plug-in electric hybrid. The comprehensive study, designed to determine more about the early plug-in market, found that most… » 8/11/08 11:00am 8/11/08 11:00am

Japanese Daily Reports Toyota To Boost Prius Output 70% In 2009

The super-best number one awesome automaker from the land of the rising sun is planning to flood the world with smug, cranking up output of its gas-electric Prius Hybrid 70% by the end of next year, according to the Nikkan Kogyo industry daily. If Toyota achieves its goal, annual Prius output would be somewhere north… » 7/25/08 8:30am 7/25/08 8:30am