On its Beijing  show stand, Peugeot is presenting the hybrid EXALT Concept Car alongside 16 production vehicles. Directly inspired by the ONYX Concept, Peugeot said the EXALT Concept Car achieves an alliance of differences for a completely original result. Its specification includes traditional and technological materials with expertise from French and Chinese cultures. In homage […]

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BMW will showcase the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the New York International Auto Show 2014, a concept it sees as the logical next step towards bringing a radical reduction in fuel consumption and emissions in the SUV segment. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive integrates, as the name implies, a plug-in hybrid drive system. A […]

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Bentley confirmed its new Hybrid Concept will be shown in Beijing April 20 and the technology will be available in 2017 on its hybrid SUV. The Bentley Hybrid Concept is described by the British luxury brand as a technology showcase that previews Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of the […]

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BYD electrified vehicles sales look to be going strong as the company’s second-generation Dual-Mode, Plug-in Hybrid Electric sedan, the BYD QIN (pronounced “cheen”), has set a second record month of sales in February. Trends in March now make it “China’s Best-Selling Electric Vehicle” according to China’s National Passenger Car Association (NPCA). After its launch in […]

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BMW confirmed the i8 will start being delivered to customers in June. With the completion of the development work and final preparations for production at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, BMW confirmed the launch of the BMW i8 is on track. Delivery of the first customer cars will start in June 2014, beginning with […]

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Mitsubishi brought to Geneva two PHEV concepts that were originally unveiled November 2013 at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show: the Concept XR-PHEV and the Concept GC-PHEV Concept XR-PHEV The Concept XR-PHEV (XR for “X (cross) over Runner”) is a C-Segment crossover concept using Mitsubishi Motors’ plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) powertrain in a front-wheel drive layout. […]

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Luxury luggage specialist Louis Vuitton has put together a set of luggage dedicated to the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The collection of luggage includes two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. Louis Vuitton said to ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailor-made to fit perfectly into the interior […]

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Not to be confused with Volkswagen’s “GTI,” the German automaker gave early billing ahead of the Geneva motor show today of its Euro-market GTE plug-in hybrid. It’s a “GT” – like the “GTI” or ”GTD” hatchbacks – but with an “E” standing for “electric” – and this adds one more variant to the automaker’s nomenclature, […]

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In making the 2014 Cadillac ELR a reality, General Motors has come very close to reproducing its 2009 Cadillac Converj concept for the street. Unveiled at the ‘09 Detroit Auto Show, the compact plug-in Caddy was a design exercise built around the yet-to-be-launched Chevy Volt’s powertrain, and the ELR follows through on statements GM made […]

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A recent interview of Hisitake Murata, general manager of Toyota’s Racing Hybrid Project and the man responsible for the Toyota’s Le Mans prototype race cars, suggests a new hybrid sports car could be in the offing. “My ultimate goal for the near future is to develop a hybrid sports car using technology accumulated through this […]

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