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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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Lithium ion batteries are here to stay as the main choice for future hybrids and EVs, according to Navigant Research’s Electric Vehicle Batteries report. The steady increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has led to advances in EV batteries, particularly those using lithium ion (Li-ion) technology. While early hybrid vehicles featured nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) […]

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First impressions were very positive after the initial test drive of Metrocab’s Range Extended Electric London Taxi. This all-new British-built and engineered Range Extended Electric (REE) has been tested during this first official drive by London’s taxi drivers and Mayor Boris Johnson. Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) General Secretary Steve McNamara, and London Cab Drivers […]

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Availability of Mitsubishi Motors’ Outlander PHEV will expand to UK showrooms in May. Mitsubishi said the Outlander PHEV is the most practical vehicle that qualifies for the UK Government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant (P-iCG) with 5 seats, 4WD capability and a very large trunk. With CO2 emissions of 44 g/km, the Outlander PHEV is free […]

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What should we make of this Ford C-Max Energi commercial posted on Youtube by “Upside?” So far the view-counter tally of the ad posted March 26 is skyrocketing faster than the original and controversial Cadillac ad at 762,735 views and a ratio of close to 7:1 thumbs up to thumbs down. Cadillac’s ad now has […]

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Johnson Controls (JC) will focus on next-generation cooling systems for lithium-ion battery packs with the stated end goal bring to help save consumers money at the pump. Th company has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries. Scientists and […]

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The Chevrolet Volt’s popularity has been hit or miss, but what would it take to make it the solution it was originally meant to be? We may find out next year whether GM makes it a “game changer” as intended from its December 2010 launch, or whether it will remain a minority player. Last week […]

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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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