Latest Hybrid vehicles News

Glitchy features dent electric SUV reliability, survey finds

Nov. 18, 2021 11:00 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Electric SUVs generally are among the least reliable vehicles on the road, but it's not because of the batteries or electric motors that power them. Instead, it's because of glitch-prone electronics including climate controls and power equipment, the...

Toyota adding hybrid powertrain production line in WVa

Nov. 11, 2021 12:05 PM EST

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday it will add a production line dedicated to hybrid powertrains at its West Virginia facility in a $240 million investment. The announcement comes nine months after the Japanese automaker said it would invest...

Australia announces policy to boost electric car sales

Nov. 08, 2021 21:45 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Tuesday announced plans to encourage people to buy electric vehicles weeks after his government was accused at a U.N. conference in Scotland of being a laggard in fighting climate change. Prime Minister Scott...

Escaped wolf-dog hybrid found dead in North Carolina

Nov. 05, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A presumed wolf-dog hybrid that escaped its enclosure over the summer in North Carolina has been found dead, officials said. She was found Monday off state Route 86 near Hillsborough and was believed to be “the last of the free-roaming...

Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants

Oct. 18, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Global automakers and tech companies are stepping up the pace when it comes to building factories and prepare for what many believe will be a fast-moving transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. On Monday, Toyota, Stellantis,...

Nippon Steel sues Japan business partner Toyota over patent

Oct. 15, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nippon Steel Corp. is suing Toyota Motor Corp. over a patent for a technology used in electric motors in a rare case of legal wrangling between Japan’s top steelmaker and top automaker over intellectual property. Tokyo-based Nippon Steel filed the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Stellantis retooling 3 Indiana plants for electric vehicles

Oct. 07, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Automaker Stellantis plans to spend nearly $230 million on retooling three Indiana factories so they can produce transmission systems that work with both traditional gasoline-powered vehicles and gas-electric hybrid versions. Company executives...

Hyundai-Kia recall: turn signal can flash in wrong direction

Sep. 30, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 550,000 cars and minivans in the U.S. because the turn signals can flash in the opposite direction of what the driver intended. The recall covers Hyundai's Sonata midsize car from the 2015 through 2017 model years,...

Honda's Indiana factory adds new model to production line

Sep. 26, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Production has started on a new car model at Honda’s factory in southeastern Indiana. Honda executives, workers and several state officials marked the start of mass production for the 2022 Civic Hatchback at the Greensburg plant during a...