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From an emissions point of view, even the environmentally minded might question along with some car aficionados why supercars that they only sell a few hundred of need to be hybridized only to save some CO2 mostly at lower speeds. Perhaps that’s the case also with the $1.69 Ferrari LaFerrari, a hybrid supercar with a […]

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BMW will begin testing of what may be called the i5 fuel cell vehicle using a Toyota co-developed fuel cell system, but battery electric technology may rise up and render it uncompetitive before hydrogen ever really takes hold, says the German automaker. This revelation by its sales and marketing chief that BMW’s FCV may never […]

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Toyota knows the Camry’s strengths and weaknesses; it knows competition is becoming more intense, and the extensively revised 2015 model is its answer. Officially, it’s being called a mid-cycle refresh, as only three years ago the Camry was overhauled inside, out, and under the hood. This time around the model line, including the hybrid we […]

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As 2014 winds down and with 2015 about to unfold, alternative-energy transportation had ups and downs this year, but the trend is generally upward and more progress is in sight. Looking at the most telling of markers – actual new car sales – hybrids fell back from 2013 levels while plug-ins climbed higher, and diesel […]

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Lamborghini did a commendable job of concealing the development for the 900-horsepower Asterion plug-in hybrid “technology demonstrator” over the past couple years, but the secret is now out, and it’s thinking of producing it. “The discussions inside Lamborghini now are about the potential cost of the car and –
because the car is heavier – the […]

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From Seoul, Hyundai said today its delayed hybrid version of its revised seventh-generation Sonata model will arrive in major markets outside Korea, starting in the first half of 2015 with a plug-in to follow. The plug-in Sonata Hybrid variant next year will be Hyundai’s first. The PHEV will be part of a new wave of […]

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There will be more Tesla P85D videos as deliveries continue, but for starters, a video by one Allen Wong demonstrates some quickness on the streets against a Ferrari as well as other speed demonstrations. Wong, who says he will be getting a P85D for Christmas, says he went around with the loaned Tesla and he […]

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The news today at HybridCars.com is now that gas is nationally hovering at $2.60 per gallon, you should forget about a sensible, fuel-saving family sedan. Instead, since Americans like big tough vehicles anyway, a truck could really better fill your lifestyle requirements. After all, truck drivers were voted 85 more handsome, 76 percent more resourceful, […]

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It’s not the first time a car with no internal combustion “engine” won Wards Auto’s prestigious 10 Best Engine award, but Hyundai’s Tucson fuel cell vehicle is the first hydrogen powered car to win in 21 years of the award. The Nissan Leaf won it in 2010, and this year BMW’s i3 also garnered the […]

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Critics of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have said they have no business case; at best their proponents are defying odds, and at worst they’re on a misbegotten errand – but that hasn’t stopped numerous automakers from getting deeply involved. While several automakers have first-generation plug-in cars and are looking toward new and evolved products, no […]

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