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    Lamborghini Seriously Considering Production of 900-HP Asterion Plug-In Hybrid

    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 […]


    Hyundai Announces Next-Generation Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

    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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    Retrospective: Four Years of Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt

    For a couple of family cars that sell in comparatively modest volumes, Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt have made an outsized splash into the automotive landscape. Now four years since the first production Leaf was delivered Dec. 11, 2010 in the U.S., and the first Volt was sold days later on Dec. 15, the two […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Chris Harris Video Shows What The Excitement is About Over Hybrid LaFerrari

    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 become hybridized to save some CO2 while at low speeds. Perhaps that’s the case also with the $1.69 Ferrari LaFerrari, a hybrid supercar with a combined system […]

    Taxi Duties For Nissan e-NV200

    Nissan’s passenger version of its electric-powered e-NV200 is starting to see taxi duty. A Cornwall taxi company has taken delivery of one of the first all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi models to arrive in the UK. What is the Nissan e-NV200 Combi? Take the electric drivetrain of a Leaf, insert it into a Nissan NV200 commercial […]

    Sweden’s First Wireless Electric Hybrid City Bus Hits Streets in 2016

    A wirelessly charged electric hybrid city bus will soon be cruising the streets of Södertälje, Sweden thanks to vehicle manufacturing company Scania’s sustainable vehicle technology research project. Scania, which has been researching electrification technologies that could supplant or supplement combustion engines, is partnering with the Royal Institute of Technology to test its wirelessly charged electric […]

    Honda Tests New Hybrid Tech on the Track

    Honda is testing its hybrid technology in a brand new field – the Formula One racetrack. The company announced two years ago that it will reunite with McLaren, an old business partner and current Formula One contender, for the 2015 race season. Honda was charged with designing a new power unit for the car, which […]

    US Batteries For Range Rover Hybrid

    It turns out the very British 2014 Hybrid Range Rover is powered by American batteries. Johnson Controls is the supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the 2014 Range Rover Hybrid. The American company said production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan. Hybrid batteries are a […]