Cars / Hybrids & Alternative Cars

  • New app for car shoppers reveals true fuel economy

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, there's a new app that will help you find out how efficient the car really is

  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid review

      

    For 2016, Toyota has introduced a hybrid version of its RAV4 to compete in the crowded compact SUV market. Despite this version being several years old, does this model still compete? And, does a...

  • The "Clark Smart" steps for buying a new car

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank...

  • The 30 best cars of 2016

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, a trio of Asian and European names...

  • New portable fold-up electric scooter

      

    After you commute via bus or train, do you still have a long way to walk from there? If so, you may want to check out this new portable scooter!

  • New ranking: The most and least reliable new cars

      

    When you buy a new car, you want to make sure it's going to be reliable. A car is one of the biggest purchases most people ever make, and a new report will help you get the best bang for...

  • End of model year roundup: 2015 Toyota Prius and 2015 Nissan Altima

      

    Clark mentioned the 2015 Toyota Prius in a video and I was just finishing up a week testing a 2015 Prius, so it seems like a good time to review it and another efficient sedan, the 2015 Nissan...

  • Fill 'er up...with hydrogen?

      

    Of all the automobiles at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, three models were powered by hydrogen fuel cells. And, of the three, it appears only one is ready to step outside the...

  • Tesla: 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds for $10,000

      

    The luxury hybrid Tesla brand is looking to turn its brand up a few notches, literally. According to Ars Technica, Telsa CEO and founder Elon Musk announced on a press call Friday that a...

  • Will Your Next SUV Be a Plug-In?

      

    SUVs have had two distinct reputations. One as a family carry-all capable of hauling lots of people, their stuff and the occasional trailer. The other is as a fuel-chugging, bloated example of...

  • Will a Hybrid Car Save You Money? There's An Easy Way to Find Out

      

    Hybrid cars have been a favorite of high-mileage drivers for a while now. The touted gas savings and increased price of gasoline has led to much higher adoption of hybrids over the last few years....

  • Now is the time to buy a hybrid vehicle

      

    Why lower gas prices and rising SUV sales make now the perfect time starting looking at a fuel efficient car.

  • Now is the time to buy a hybrid vehicle

      

    Why lower gas prices and rising SUV sales make now the perfect time starting looking at a fuel efficient car.

  • Will the Elio Ever See the Light of Day?

      

    Looking for a cheap commuter car? The Elio could be your answer -- if it ever sees the light of day! Elio needs more money I've gotten dozens of calls about a 3-wheel car called the Elio. You...

  • Hot new option in the car market: Mini-SUVs

      

    Love the high ride and safety of an SUV, but don't like the huge size or terrible fuel economy? Two American automakers have a great new alternative.