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It’s Back: ‘Original’ Batmobile on Auction Block

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Heritage Auctions is putting the “original Batmobile” on its auction block this week. A U.S. teenager designed and built the car in the early 1960s and later leased it to an ice cream seller who used it to promote a “Batman” line of dairy products. Several years later, the car was sold and eventually forgotten. [...]

Surprise! The Most Expensive States for Car Ownership

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A new study from Bankrate ranks U.S. states based on how expensive it is to own a car in each location. Repairs, insurance and gasoline were the cost factors, and the results produced a few surprises. The four most expensive states in which to own a vehicle are Wyoming (number one on the list), followed [...]

The Fastest Hybrids in the World

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Guest Blogger: Daniel Solomou For: Toyota There is no denying that advancements made in hybrid technology, since it first appeared, are impressive. The reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with standard-issue combustion engines are both significant and promising, and pave the way to a greener and more sustainable future for our roads. [...]

New Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: Ready for its Debut

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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″

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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. [...]

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