Honda Civic Type R Confirmed as Future FWD Nurburgring Record Holder

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Honda Civic Type R Confirmed as Future FWD Nurburgring Record Holder
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Honda CEO Takanobu Ito gave a glimpse into the Japanese automaker’s future, announcing that a new Civic Type R is being developed for the European markets and is set to bow in 2015. Continue Reading...

Ferrari Hybrid System Detailed by Patent Applications

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Ferrari Hybrid System Detailed by Patent Applications
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Patent applications from Ferrari have revealed some details on a new hybrid system for its performance road cars. Ever since the FIA motorsport governing body permitted the application of a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) in Formula 1, Ferrari had intended to trickle down its latest racing technology and apply it to its line of… Continue Reading...

Survey: Over 60 Percent of Hybrid Buyers Don’t Buy Another One

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Survey: Over 60 Percent of Hybrid Buyers Don’t Buy Another One
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Despite the commitment of many automakers to go green, consumers do not share the sentiment. According to a Polk study released today, almost two-thirds of U.S. hybrid buyers do not return to the market for another hybrid. The only exception in the survey is from the best-selling Toyota Prius, receiving a repurchase rate of 41… Continue Reading...

Hyundai and Kia Named in Hybrid Patent Lawsuit

Hyundai and Kia Named in Hybrid Patent Lawsuit
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As for the latest suit, Paice claims that it repeatedly tried to contact Hyundai as early as 2004, in order to discuss its patent Hybrid technology, but says that with the development of the Sonata Hybrid sedan, the automaker infringed upon three patents owned by Paice. Continue Reading...