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 |  Sep 24 2014, 9:43 AM

Nissan and PlayStation reveal future vision

Rumors and speculation that the R36 Nissan GT-R will be packaged with a hybrid powertrain have been floating around for years, but now there are fresh signs of life for the project.

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 |  Sep 23 2014, 2:48 PM

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Electric motors in hybrids and EVs do more than just save gas; they have incredible potential for enhanced performance and safety. In fact, many hybrids have all-wheel drive systems that are better than what you would find in a gasoline car.

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 |  Sep 19 2014, 4:17 PM

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The next Porsche to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain will be the Macan according to a report by Australian website Motoring.

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 |  Sep 17 2014, 11:20 AM

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Ferrari’s push into forced induction is spooling up quickly as the company draws closer to abandoning naturally aspirated V8 engines altogether.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 9:52 AM

Fuel Consumption Drop

Despite a growing population, global fuel use is projected to decline after the year 2021. By 2035 overall consumption is expected to dip by 4 percent.

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 |  Jul 31 2014, 7:30 PM

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Automakers are requesting a delay for mandated pedestrian-alert systems in hybrids and electric vehicles.

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 |  Jul 21 2014, 9:02 AM

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There’s a plug-in hybrid version of Audi’s flagship sedan coming in the near future.

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 |  Jul 03 2014, 8:02 AM

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Already proficient with its diesel offerings, Audi will be turning its attention to hybrid powertrains.

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 |  Jun 19 2014, 8:32 AM

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There’s a rumor that Ferrari is planning an open air version of its LaFerrari halo car to go on sale next year.

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 |  Jun 12 2014, 2:49 PM

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Ford is eating crow today, announcing reduced fuel economy ratings on six of its vehicles.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 9:02 AM

Guilt-Free Transportation


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Thinking of going green with your daily commute? There are dozens of options available in today’s market for an eco-friendly car and if you’re curious on which ones are greenest, you’ve come to the right place.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 10:02 AM

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Mercedes is planning a plug-in hybrid ML-Class crossover that will likely arrive in U.S. showrooms late next year.

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 |  May 18 2014, 6:02 PM

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The state of California has stopped awarding high occupancy vehicle (HOV) access permits to plug-in hybrids.

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 |  May 07 2014, 12:02 PM

California Mileage Tax

California motorists that spend a lot of time on the road could be in for a shock. The state’s legislature is considering a bill that would explore a tax based on vehicle miles traveled or VMT for short.

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 |  May 02 2014, 9:15 AM

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Ferrari’s limited-production halo car sold out before the end of last year and it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it is insanely expensive.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 10:04 AM

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Volvo is sexing up its European-market plug-in hybrid wagon with an R-Design package.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 10:42 AM

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Based on the Mulsanne, Bentley will showcase a plug-in hybid concept car during the Beijing Auto Show on April 20. 

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 |  Apr 07 2014, 2:28 PM

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet is expected to diversify its Volt nameplate with a successor to the current car along with an electric-only variant with a shorter driving range. 

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 7:43 AM

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Sales of electrified vehicles are picking up steam and in doing so they’re making an impact on America’s consumption of fossil fuel.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 9:14 AM

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Volkswagen is preparing to give its mid-size sedan a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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 |  Mar 10 2014, 9:15 AM

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The proportion of hybrid vehicles on the road globally will reach 20 percent “soon” according to Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 8:24 AM

 

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Volkswagen’s latest performance-oriented Golf uses as plug-in hybrid drivetrain and its here for inspection at the Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 10:02 AM

Ask AutoGuide No. 38


Ask AutoGuide No 38

Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology that’s advanced enough to make Han Solo jealous. “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy!”

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 3:32 PM

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As Mitsubishi strives to end losses in Japan and North America, it will turn to expanding its plug-in hybrid offerings.

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