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The Prius and Future King

Where Green is Going: The Future of the Hybrid Vehicle

Today, hybrids have become a very real alternative to conventional gas-powered combustion engine cars. But it’s not all flowers, Pikachu, and future decades of booming hybrid sales. The auto industry seems to have a different, more nuanced version of what the future of environmentally minded cars actually looks like. We examine.

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Fun Per Gallon

Quick Spin: 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid

If a hybrid vehicle is what you seek, there are two ends of the spectrum. On the left: the Toyota Prius, sipping fuel at 51mpg through an uninspiring 98 hp engine for $24K. On the right: the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, which will run you close to $100k, with an “is-this-really-a-hybrid” 22mpg due to its…

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Not Karma's bitch

Fisker Atlantic

Fresh on the heels of not-so-great news about reliability issues of the Fisker Karma comes some really good news from New York via the all-new Fisker Atlantic. Like a Karma that’s been tossed in a huge dryer set on high, the Atlantic is an electric plug in for the rest of us (mostly) that also…

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Powder Power

Honda Hybrid Snow Blower

Does your hate for shoveling snow equal your disdain for poor fuel economy? Then Honda’s first-ever Hybrid Snow Blower ($8,000) was designed for you. It’s gas-powered four-stroke iGX390 engine provides enough spinning auger and blower power to discharge 83 tons per hour at distances of up to 62 feet (bombs away!). The fossil fuel burner…

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High Bred Hybrid

Adams IDEA Tech V3 Hybrid

Hitting the perfect pin high 3-iron over water is the type of shot we wish we could execute with any sort of regularity. More often than not, the result is hitting ours thin or simply off-center. Consistency is something we all covet and thankfully it’s easier to achieve with a switch to hybrids. Ranked the…

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Sometimes more is more

Lexus LF-Gh Concept

The newly introduced Lexus LF-Gh Concept stands apart from the myriad anemically designed hybrids we’ve seen (sans the Bugatti 16C Galibier). But what makes this car so important is not its expected fuel efficiency but rather the bolder design direction it will take Lexus. Note the spindle-shaped grille, large and quite original, that seems to…

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Charge of the Bike Brigade

M55 Beast Electric Bicycle

Hybrid vehicles are popping up like Charlie Sheen headlines. You can’t go about your daily business without seeing one. If you’re going to get your hands on a hybrid, make it a good one. And why not throw fitness into the mix with self-propulsion? Well, M55 builds their bikes around that whole idea. Their flagship…

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Funky Name, Funky Shoe (A Good Thing)

Onitsuka Tiger | Tsunahiki Lo Black

Originally established in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger has been experiencing a modern day resurrection and is riding a tsunami of momentum with fresh updates to their classic designs. Born from old school 1900-1920 Olympic Tug of War shoes, Onitsuka Tiger combines one part sneaker, one part chukka boot, and one part moccasin to produce one of…

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900 Miles In The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid (With Video)

Hybrid, organic, sustainable, renewable, etc… ever since Al Gore asserted that perhaps the truth was, indeed inconvenient, it has become popular, hip, trendy (to a fault?), and downright obligatory to reduce our footprint of carbon and, with your powers combined, save this planet. Go, planet. Don’t read my glib sarcasm as anything more than a…