Toyota Prius

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Bay Area Company Develops Deterrent For Hybrid Car Battery Thieves

Hybrid car owners are being warned over an uptick in battery thefts, and a Bay Area company has come up with a simple solution to stop them.

07/26/2015

A welcome message is displayed on the dashboard of a 2010 Toyota Prius.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds Growing Number Of Hybrid Drivers Trading In Fuel-Sipping Cars For SUVs

Lower gas prices could be leading to drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles to trade in their cars for conventional vehicles, including SUVs, according to an analysis from auto research website Edmunds.com.

04/22/2015

Chevrolet Volt

California Carpool Lanes Open To Solo Drivers Of Green Vehicles

A new program is allowing drivers of plug-in vehicles to access California’s carpool lanes solo.

03/01/2012

Nissan Leaf Electric Car. (Nissan)

Green Decals Allow Zero-Emission Cars Into Bay Area Carpool Lanes

There is one substantial catch with the green decal program – the cars that are eligible are still on the assembly lines, and won’t even be in showrooms for weeks to months.

01/02/2012

Toyota Prius 2011

Auto Test: The Toyota Plug-in Prius

Driving has the same feel as current hybrids, but the charging routine can be fiddly.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011