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Magna is set to unveil a plug-in hybrid sports car concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. To be called MILA Plus, the sporty concept is said to have an all-electric range of 47 miles (75 km) and a vehicle weight of 3,351 pounds (1,520 kg), achieving CO2 emissions of 32 grams per kilometer. Motivation-wise, […]

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The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car picked up another award: 2015 UK Car of the Year. BMW’s plug-in hybrid also won the title of Performance Car of the Year. The jury of these UK Car of the Year Awards explained vehicles are judged by 27 of Britain’s automotive journalists. Each judge uses their expertise […]

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Toyota’s city electric vehicle, the i-ROAD, will be part of a carsharing experiment in Japan. The trial is set to start April ten and will go on until September 30, 2015. Both Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation are partners in this carsharing project which will be held in central Tokyo. Park24 has approximately […]

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Mitsubishi is introducing the 2016 version of its i-MiEV small electric vehicle to the U.S. market and specifications and pricing were disclosed yesterday. Yes, Mitsubishi has jumped a year in the distribution of the i-MiEV, going strait to offering 2016 models next month while the 2014 model is currently listed on its website as still […]

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The FIA Formula E championship series has confirmed eight manufacturers for season two of its all-electric open-wheel racing championship. The eight manufacturers are ABT Sportsline, Andretti, Mahindra, Motomatica, NEXTEV TCR, Renault Sport, Venturi Automobiles and Virgin Racing Engineering. The series goal is to be a test bed for the development of electric vehicle technology. The […]

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Land Rover and Airstream embarked on a ride to the Arctic Circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The premium diesel hybrid towed the aluminum travel trailer 2,500 miles to Land Rover’s cold-weather test center in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle. Land Rover said this real world […]

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Honda is launching this week a new hybrid vehicle in Japan. Sales of the all-new Honda Jade will begin at dealerships across Japan on Friday this week. Honda describes the all-new Jade as a six-seat three-row passenger vehicle that features powerful and high-quality driving performance, while realizing minivan-class occupant comfort and utility inside its beautifully […]

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Audi has just taken a huge step towards integrating fuel-cell technologies in its vehicles. Audi AG announced February 11 it has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems Inc. In addition, Audi stated the Volkswagen Group has extended its cooperation with the Canadian clean energy company until 2019. Per […]

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Ford is back again this year with its third EcoBoost Challenge consumer drive tour, a tour that will include a chance to drive the Fusion Hybrid. Through this experiential marketing initiative, Ford is giving fans and potential customers in 17 cities across America a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products. Held […]

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Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, is helping the company get recognized. Toyota has just been named one of world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015 by Fast Company magazine, recognizing the company’s leadership in the development and introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. As written by Fast Company: “Toyota plans to do for fuel […]

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