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New Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: Ready for its Debut


Porsche representatives announced this week that the company would debut its new Cayenne S E-Hybrid at the Paris Motor Show next week. The vehicle will become the first-ever plug-in SUV in the luxury segment. The new car’s appearance means that Porsche now produces more plug-in hybrid automobiles than any other company. In addition to the [...]

Porsche: “Cayenne Plug-In Ready by Nov. 1″


Officials for Porsche have announced that the company’s new plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid crossover will carry a starting price of $77,395 and will arrive in U.S. showrooms in November. The car replaces the Cayenne S Hybrid, which is being discontinued. The V6 reaches 62 mph in just 5.4 seconds and features a top speed of [...]

Breaking News: UK Hybrid Sales Nearly Double


Aggressive marketing campaigns and pent-up consumer demand caused hybrid car sales in Britain to nearly double from May 2013 to May 2014, and solidified a significant growth trend that is expected to last for at least a year. The U.K.-based Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that while overall car sales in Britain [...]

Study Reveals Who Buys Hybrids, EVs


An extensive study by Experian Automotive has taken the covers off a few hybrid and electric car myths. The market research company found that EV sales, expressed in percentage growth, grew 245 percent in 2013, while annual hybrid sales grew at a pace of 19 percent. EV buyers tend to have higher incomes and are [...]

NY Auto Show’s Most Expensive Rides


This year’s priciest cars at the New York Auto Show are all stunners, and one is a plug-in hybrid. As is the case each year, the New York event is all about flash and sparkle, at least on opening day. Aston Martin’s Vantage GT, at $99,000, carries a 4.8-liter V8 that propels the sleek gem [...]

Mysteries and Surprises at Upcoming LA Auto Show


All signs are pointing toward an historic LA Auto Show this year. The event opens its doors on Nov. 22 and runs through Dec. 1. At least two major announcements or unveilings are already planned. Mark Reuss, GM’s President for North America, recently hinted that “something big” from the Chevrolet division would appear at the [...]

Wrap Up: Top 4 ‘Green’ Highlights at Frankfurt Motor Show


Anyone who attended the recent Frankfurt Motor Show could easily cite dozens, if not hundreds, of spectacular moments and highlights. When it comes to hybrid and electric vehicles, the show certainly did not disappoint, and there were equally noteworthy unveilings and announcements for green enthusiasts. For hybrid/electric fans, the four top sights at the show [...]

Frankfurt Motor Show: Hybrid Porsche vs Prius?


Boasting a zero-to-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a 72 mpg rating, the Porsche 918 Spyder supercar bests Toyota’s Prius in every category but price. Prius buyers will save about $820,000 on the deal, but will have to forego superior G-force, mpg, and the obvious wow appeal of Porsche’s astoundingly attractive new hybrid. The [...]

Porsche to Show Production 918 Spyder at Frankfurt


Spokespersons for Porsche have announced that the carmaker will show its hybrid supercar, the 918 Spyder, at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The V8, 4.6-liter hybrid features a pair of electric motors powered by a lithium battery pack rated at 6.8 kWh. In 2010, Porsche debuted the concept for the 918 in Geneva. [...]

New JD Power Quality Scores Revealed


J.D. Power and Associates’ latest IQS (initial quality study) contains several revelations, especially for GM and Porsche. The document ranks carmakers based upon the number of reported problems per 100 vehicles sold. The fewer problems, the higher the company is ranked. The big news for GM was that its four key brands placed above average. [...]

Porsche Panamera Hybrid Will Debut in Shanghai


The latest version of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will debut at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show in late April. The 2014 model carries a sticker price of just under $100,000, boasts 416 horsepower and offers 20 miles of all-electric driving. This is the company’s first plug-in hybrid. Those interested in purchasing the Panamera S [...]

World Car of the Year: The Winners Are…


A jury of 66 experts announced the World Car of the Year winners for 2013 at the New York International Auto Show this week. Volkswagen’s Golf took the overall prize as WCOTY. The green category was won by Tesla Motors’ Model S electric sedan, while the performance trophy went to the Porsche Boxster/Cayman, and World [...]

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