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A Bugatti Hybrid Could Succeed Veyron

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International media sources are reporting that Bugatti is considering a hybrid supercar as follow up to the Veyron. According to the reports, the company’s first-ever hybrid vehicle is merely at the “blueprint” stage now, but is expected to feature a 16-cylinder, 1,500 horsepower engine in a very limited production run. Since 1998, Volkswagen AG has [...]

‘Mystery Car’ of the Decade: Plug-in Hyundai Sonata

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The much talked about Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid will not debut in 2015, as many had speculated. At the recent announcement ceremony for the company’s 2015 Sonata lineup, executives noted that hybrid drive is still very much in play, but pointed out that a plug-in is not a subject they wish to discuss at the [...]

Breaking News: Audi Considering Multiple EVs

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According to industry sources, Audi is planning to produce several all-electric vehicles in the near future. Industry insiders say Audi is currently working on several all-electric sedans and SUVs, at least one of which will be a high-performance model. By 2015, the German carmaker will also be selling its supercar, the R8, which will feature [...]

EV Sales Growing Exponentially

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According to the latest data, global sales of electric cars have doubled each of the last three years, with more than 400,000 of the vehicles on roadways around the world. Scholars at a German think tank predict that the total could surpass the 1 million mark within two years. The Center for Solar Energy and [...]

Here Comes the Peugeot Exalt Hybrid

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Peugeot will be taking the wraps off its latest hybrid concept car at this month’s Beijing Auto Show. Called the Exalt, the French carmaker’s fresh creation is obviously based upon its 2012 Onyx concept. Peugeot previewed the sleek hybrid this week, just ahead of China’s biggest auto show. Radical styling and non-traditional materials give the [...]

EVs to Rev Up Stock Market, Experts Say

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Wall Street gurus have recently been opining all over the Internet and print media about the near-term future of automotive technology. The collective wisdom of the financial media sees the rest of this decade as a booming time for hybrid-drive cars and trucks. As for pure-electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, pundits and experts look [...]

NY Auto Show: What You Need to Know

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One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious vehicle expositions, the New York International Auto Show, runs from April 18 through April 27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Tickets are $15 for adult daily admission and can be purchased online or at the door. If you get tickets online, remember [...]

World’s Hottest Hybrid?

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Sources at Motor trend (www.motortrend.com) are reporting that Nissan will show an 800-horsepower hybrid version of its GT-R at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The powerful hybrid sports car will compete directly with the 918 Spyder from Porsche, Acura’s NSX, the McLaren P1 and others. Japanese and European carmakers are hotly contesting the new [...]

Hybrid Sports Car Joint-Venture for Toyota, BMW

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Toyota Motor Co. of Japan and BMW of Germany are on the verge of co-creating a sports car which will fill the void after BMW’s Z4 and Toyota’s Supra are no longer on the market. The two carmakers have been in discussion about the project since 2013, but current reports suggest that the resulting vehicle [...]

Hybrid Nissan Murano to Bow in NY?

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Nissan Motor Co. of Japan has made it official: the upcoming 2014 New York International Auto Show will display the company’s third-generation Murano mid-size crossover. When the model finally arrives in showrooms later this year, it will be offered as a 2015 car, likely with a hybrid variant. The company’s Resonance Concept is thought to [...]

Kia Soul EV a Hit at Geneva Motor Show

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An electric version of the Kia Soul is drawing media and public attention at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show this week. Company spokespersons say the sleek EV will likely be on sale before 2015 and will feature an 81 kW motor, lithium-ion polymer batteries, and front-wheel-drive. Bigger news perhaps is the car’s range per charge, [...]

Geneva Opens Doors, Subaru Shows Viziv2 Hybrid

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One of the most awaited events of the year begins today as the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to the public. What some call the world’s most important car show will include many hybrid and electric vehicles in the lineup for 2014. Subaru has brought its Viziv2 concept hybrid. The awesome looking plug-in, whose [...]

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