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

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 8:45am 8/12/08 8:45am

Toyota Camry Hybrid Engineer Worked To Death

The death of a Japanese Toyota engineer in January 2006 has now been attributed to working too many hours according to an official ruling this past month. The 45-year-old man, lead engineer on the Toyota Camry Hybrid, was reportedly working an average of 80 hours overtime per month during the several months before his… » 7/09/08 3:15pm 7/09/08 3:15pm

Buy Your Civic Hybrid Today: Tax Credit Halves Tomorrow

The Honda Civic hybrid is the latest victim of the hybrid tax break exemption. Beginning on July 1, the tax credit for owning a Honda Civic hybrid will be sliced in half, from $1,050 to $525, on its way down to zero. If you recall, owners of hybrid vehicles are only eligible for the full tax credit until the… » 6/30/08 2:00pm 6/30/08 2:00pm

Toyota To Build Camry Hybrid In Thailand, Become King Of Siam

It's interesting to see where automakers are placing their chips these days. Toyota is expanding production of its popular Toyota Camry Hybrid to Thailand. Toyota wants to break the million mark for annual hybrid sales in the next decade and a way to do that is to start building hybrids in markets with significant… » 6/10/08 10:00am 6/10/08 10:00am