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Consumer Reports’ List of the Most Satisfying 5-Year-Old Hybrids Is Dominated by 1 Automaker

The hybrid automotive market has never been better. According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles reached an all-time sales high for 2021, with over 1.2 million hybrid vehicles sold. With all of these hybrids on the road today, there is an all-time high availability of used hybrid …

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Pickup Truck Occupants Less Likely To Buckle Up; Reminders Aren’t Working, Except Toyota Tundra’s

Pickups need better seat belt reminders, according to a new analysis. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Pickups aren’t doing a good job prompting drivers and passengers to buckle up because their seat belt reminder systems aren’t effective – they often don’t go much beyond the weak federal standard. It’s an important road safety issue, as …

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Automaker, Supplier Sustainability Gains Recognized at MBS

Ten years ago, lightweighting was the key to sustainability: It made ICE vehicles more fuel-efficient and helped battery-electric vehicles improve their meager range. Now the auto industry sees sustainability in a much broader context. It’s not just about making cars and parts lighter. It’s about creating more efficient and environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes. …

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