Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology


Natural Gas and Hybrid Vehicles Still Stars

WASHINGTON – With the auto world focused on fuel efficiency in the face of $100-per-barrel oil, new fuel economy requirements, and concern about climate change, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today named the year's "Greenest" and "Meanest" vehicles.


Greenwich Sets Green Goals

GREENWICH, CT – The town of Greenwich has set a goal to replace the vehicles in its municipal fleet with hybrids and other environmentally-friendly models when old models are in need of replacement.


Peterbilt Medium-Duty Hybrids Qualify for Hefty Tax Credits

DENTON, Texas --- Peterbilt’s medium-duty hybrid vehicles purchased in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000 from the federal government.


Hybrid SUV Fleet to Premiere at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES – The red-carpet arrivals at the 80th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, will be transformed with advanced technology vehicles from GMC and Chevrolet.


Kenworth Hybrids Qualify for Tax Incentives

Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty hybrid vehicles in the U.S. are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000.


PG&E Co. Plans to Test Plug-in Hybrid SUVs

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will buy and test two plug-in hybrids, from Raser Technologies Inc., designed to achieve more than 100 mpg in typical daily driving, with little to no greenhouse gas emissions


Council May Purchase Hybrid SUV for ‘Green Fleet’

ATHENS, OHIO – Athens might purchase a hybrid SUV to replace the Athens Police Department’s unmarked vehicle.


Some Kenworth Hybrid Models Qualify for IRS Tax Incentives

KIRKLAND, WA – Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty hybrid vehicles in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit available from the federal government.


Lexus Backs its Hybrids with ‘Power of H’ Campaign

TORRANCE, CA – Lexus is introducing its first campaign for all of its hybrid-powered vehicles. The effort, running through April, is Lexus’ first to showcase all of Lexus’ hybrid vehicles — the RX 400h, GS 450h, and LS 600h — at the same time, under one banner: “The Power of H.”


California’s Carpool Lane’s Stickers Affect Vehicle Price

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California legislature’s decision to grant certain hybrid owners yellow stickers — known as clean-air stickers — has resulted in some of those vehicles selling for higher prices.

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