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If you believe performance, luxury and fuel economy is an oxymoron, then you haven’t driven Infiniti’s 2013 M35h. The h is for hybrid … and horsepower. Performance? The 360 combined horsepower of the V6 engine and electric motor blasts the hybrid sports sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, and the quarter mile […]

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Infiniti says it has set the record for the world’s fastest-accelerating production full hybrid. On August 23, at the Britain’s Santa Pod Raceway, CAR Magazine associate editor Chris Pollard tested the Infiniti M35 hybrid in front of a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records, accelerating from a stop to drive a quarter mile. […]

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Working at an unprecedented pace, today’s automotive engineers are exploring new technologies to revolutionize cars for a post-petroleum era. Innovative battery chemistries, advanced biofuels, and hydrogen fuel cells—will likely be future game-changers. Yet, it will take many years to convert the American fleet to these new technologies. Meanwhile, there’s another track of innovation aimed not […]

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Last week, Nissan announced that its 2012 Infiniti M35h would be the world’s first hybrid to come equipped with standard pedestrian warning sounds when it goes on sale early next year. The car will be outfitted with Nissan’s VSP warning system, which makes faint whooshing noises at varying frequencies depending on the speed at which […]

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We’ve been reporting about Infiniti’s hybrid plans since 2007. Those plans took a step forward in March when Infiniti unveiled the M35h Hybrid sedan at the Geneva Motor Show. The gas-electric sedan is now much closer to production, and making the international auto show rounds—beginning with the Paris Motor Show that opens next week and […]

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Infiniti will debut the company’s first hybrid model at this fall’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid goes on sale this spring. The Infiniti M35 hybrid uses a front-engine rear-wheel-drive approach—with a one motor-two clutch system. The first clutch is installed between the engine and the electric motor. This clutch allows the […]

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The Nissan Leaf is the first of eight all-electric vehicles expected from Nissan-Renault in the next five years or so. In addition to the Leaf, there’s the Renault Fluence Z.E., an electric version of the stylish Fluence sedan—plus a trio of funky people movers of various sizes (probably headed to Asian markets). But what electric-drive […]

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The luxury fantasy comes complete with lithium ion batteries and Louis Vuitton luggage designed specifically for the Infiniti Essence. Nissan unveiled the Infiniti Essence concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday signaling its intention to produce the first vehicle to combine hybrid and diesel technologies. The vehicle itself is typical car show […]

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Nissan plans to infuse hybrid technology into their uplevel product line, Infiniti. The idea is to utilize the same strategy Toyota took with their luxury Lexus division. It will allow Infiniti to continue producing high-performance premium automobiles while reducing emissions and increasing fuel economy in comparison to their gas-powered counterparts. Nissan Engineers are still currently […]

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