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Mercedes-Benz “Hydrogen-Electric” G-Code Revealed


German auto giant Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off a fresh concept car this week in Beijing, the site of the company’s new R&D facility. The sleek vehicle is the G-Code, and it features numerous design elements that draw upon Chinese consumer preferences. The hydrogen-electric hybrid is more diminutive than MB’s GLA-Class. The G-Code would likely [...]

Renault Eolab: ’234 MPG’ Hybrid to Debut


On the heels of Volkswagen’s super-high mpg XL1, Renault of France will be taking the veil off its own mileage champion at the Paris Motor Show in early October. The Eolab travels 100 kilometers on a single liter of fuel. That translates to a real-world figure of 234 mpg, all of which is accomplished via [...]

Get Ready for Peugeot’s Hybrid ‘Quartz’


Peugeot will bring its 500-horsepower crossover to the Paris Motor Show in October. The high-performance hybrid concept boasts a 1.6-liter turbo, 4-cylinder alongside a pair of electric motors that produce 228 additional units of horsepower. When the car is driven in race mode, it utilizes both electric motors as well as the combustion engine, but [...]

Citroen Reveals 117-MPG ‘C4 Airflow’


Citroen, which based the new C4 Airflow upon the existing Cactus model, will show off the flashy, high-MPG concept at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Boasting an ultra-lightweight body, incredible aerodynamics, and hybrid-air technology, the newest member of the Citroen family is sure to delight crowds at the show. Aluminum and carbon fiber parts account [...]

Lamborghini Hybrid Coming to Paris Motor Show?


Mere weeks ahead of the Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini officials have not yet revealed details about the concept car they plan to display. The elite automaker will only say that the new model is something they have not built in the past, which has industry experts guessing that the concept might be a small SUV, [...]

Peugeot Reveals ’208 HYbrid Air 2L’, Set for Paris


French automaker Peugeot will unveil its 208 HYbrid Air 2L at the Paris Motor Show in early October. The concept weighs 220 pounds less than its production cousin, the 208 hatchback. Peugeot used carbon composite materials as well as copious amounts of aluminum in the concept‘s frame, and tacked on a gasoline-air hybrid drivetrain to [...]

Peugeot Exalt Concept: Ready for Paris Show


French automaker Peugeot will bring an updated version of its Exalt concept hybrid car to the Paris Motor Show in October. Having already appeared last April in Beijing for its official world debut, the car will arrive in Paris featuring different materials, a new color, and a fully functional electric scooter in its trunk. The [...]

Mitsubishi Reveals Outlander Plug-In Concept


Mitsubishi Motors will unveil a concept version of its popular Outlander Plug-In Hybrid at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October. The SUV sells briskly in markets where it is available, and it set to come to the U.S. in late 2015. Mitsubishi released a pair of artist sketches of the concept this week, a [...]

141 MPG Renault Ready for Paris Show


Europe’s third-largest carmaker, Renault, will unveil an ultra-efficient car at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October. The concept boasts fuel economy of 141 mpg, but officials declined to provide other details, apparently hoping to build anticipation ahead of the model’s official debut in Paris on Oct. 4. Renault’s design chief is Laurens van den [...]

Is Renovo the Next Tesla?


Renovo Motors will soon offer an electric supercar that employs a Shelby Daytona chassis and a pair of massively powerful electric motors. The startup is hoping to succeed where almost two dozen electric carmakers have not, and many industry analysts think Renovo Motors has what it takes to accomplish its mission and become the second [...]

Hyundai and Ford: ‘Top Secret’ Hybrid Plans?


Korea’s Hyundai is secretly developing a hybrid model that it hopes will be able to compete directly against the Toyota Prius. Various sources have reported seeing prototypes of the planned car on test runs at secret tracks. For its part, Japan’s Toyota will begin selling the fourth-generation of the venerable Prius hybrid by late 2015. [...]

A Bugatti Hybrid Could Succeed Veyron


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 [...]

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