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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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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Early last month Craig Scott, Toyota’s national manager of advanced technologies was largely pilloried by battery electric vehicle advocates for saying “no one” was asking Toyota to build EVs, but this, he says, was absolutely not what he meant. The ire and backlash on green car websites and chat rooms came at a time when […]

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Formerly standoffish about electrification, Audi has reconfirmed it’s at work on an all-electric vehicle it aims to roll out in 2017 to go head-to-head with Tesla. This is not to be confused with a battery powered conversion of the R8 sports car also due next year, and Audi is considering the EV’s final form with […]

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While some critics have accused Tesla of making “toys for the rich,” Ferrari’s second hybrid is expected to fetch enough greenbacks to buy 25-30 Model S P85D sedans once its price is officially announced. For what may cost north of $3 million, the limited production run of 30 units is not a real race car, […]

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Nissan’s Leaf is the world’s best-selling plug-in car, and just in time for its four-year anniversary since launching December 11, 2010, more than 150,000 have been globally sold, but we’re announcing this ahead of Nissan. As reported last week, the Renault-Nissan Alliance did chronicle 200,000 total electric car sales and today Nissan confirmed that through […]

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Following an unintentional disclosure by CEO Carlos Ghosn, Nissan has confirmed it will “very soon take the issue of range off of the table.” The company is otherwise still being vague, not ready to show what it has, but Ghosn suggested a near-ready battery to enable affordable electric cars good for as many 250 miles […]

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Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now? Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vehicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model […]

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Its name in Japanese means “future,” and more than just another new car, Toyota says the 2016 Mirai is a symbolic first step toward a “Hydrogen Society” for the “next 100 years.” Whether the company’s first production fuel cell vehicle will be the future as Toyota has said suggesting an eventually prominent technology, or a […]

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Last week at the LA Auto Show, Honda introduced its versatile HR-V compact crossover to North America. Bridging the gap between the subcompact redesigned Fit, and also refreshed larger CR-V, Honda’s new “segment buster” is being made in Celaya, Mexico in non-hybrid configuration, although last year it launched a hybrid variant in Japan. The gasoline […]

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