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The U.S. alternative-energy passenger vehicle market has been growing steadily since the first couple of hybrids were launched in 1999 and for 2014 things are really heating up. While petroleum remains by far America’s motive power of choice, the move away from pure gasoline is well underway, and the alternative vehicle count will increase by […]

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Sources familiar with Volkswagen AG’s plug-in vehicle plans for VW, Porsche and Audi have said Porsche will build a plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera sedan for 2014. According to Automotive News, the timing for a U.S. introduction of this pending European Plug-in Panamera is yet to be determined, if at all. A regular hybrid […]

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When the 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid arrives this fall, it won’t find many hybrid luxury sedan competitors. Three to be exact: the Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid, BMW’s ActiveHybrid 7 and the Lexus LS 600hL. The question is why are these four automakers even offering cars that seem so out of step with our times? The […]

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