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Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

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The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down on the technology, and looking to use it where it might be best appreciated by the market: in its upcoming Urus sport-utility vehicle.

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Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

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The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three plug-in hybrids, beating Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz to launch that powertrain in the large luxury sedan and mid-size crossover segments. Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors.

Bentley Bentayga: opulent SUV now available with a diesel engine

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It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect from the Crewe-based company, judging by its sporting heritage. A diesel? In a Bentley?

BMW i8 Concept: Plug-In Hybrid Sports Coupe—Full Details

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While its sports coupes are more of a known entity, the i8 Concept shown in Frankfurt today may be the most radical coupe BMW has ever built. Its “stream flow” lines, characteristic of the new BMW ‘I’ sub-brand, include an adaptation of the BMW twin-kidney grille and extremely slim LED headlamps.

Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid: Plug-In Porsche Due 2014?

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Porsche already offers a hybrid variant of its sports SUV, the Cayenne, but it's more about stemming the car's massive thirst than it is a truly green vehicle. A plug-in hybrid version coinciding with a mid-cycle update around 2014 could offer a much more gas-sipping option, however.

2011 BMW 3-Series

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BMW is known for its sports sedans, and the BMW 3-Series is probably the best-known BMW. Sold in a variety of body styles (sedan, coupe, convertible, and wagon) and performance tuning levels, the 3-Series is routinely deemed one of the best-handling four-door cars in the world.

BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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seconds and enable it to reach a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). The BMW Charging Station uses its output of 3.6kW - 7.2 BMW eDrive.

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BMW to showcase 4 production plug-in hybrids at IAA in Frankfurt; new 225xe

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It also serves as a generator under braking and on the overrun and uses brake energy recuperation to feed energy back into the 7.7 BMW 225xe.

Aston Martin and Daimler sign technical partnership agreements; new V8s; Daimler taking up to 5% equity

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Aston Martin will continue to manufacture all of its sports cars at its Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, England. Daimler AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Daimler will receive up to 5% non-voting shares in Aston Martin without cash consideration in several steps following the progress of the technical partnership. Brief

McLaren investing £1B in R&D over new 6-year plan; 50% of cars to feature hybrid tech by 2022

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Just over six years after the company was formed, McLaren Automotive outlined its Track22 Business Plan, taking it through the next six years through to 2022. McLaren Automotive will continue to focus purely on the development of two-seater sports and supercars. But we won’t stop there. Brief

Right Here, Right Now

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T he Fall edition of the EPRI Journal has a feature story called The Plug In Hybrid Vehicle: Beyond Gasoline by Lucy Sanna Here is the PDF. Here, Now.

Cayenne S Hybrid From $69k

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The Porsche Cayenne offers the same iconic features as any of its sports cars. It is elegantly designed to reflect prestige and class.


Fiat 500C 1.3 MultiJet 1.4 & 16v FIRE road test

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The original, rear-engined Fiat Cinquecento was launched in 1957 and it sported a fold-back fabric roof, manually operated of course.

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Volvo R-DESIGN joins the DRIVe range

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Volvo has strengthened its DRIVe range by combining the DRIVe technologies with its sports-inspired R-DESIGN bodykit to offer C30, S40 and V50 models with low levels of emissions and the highest levels of visual appeal. The new C30, S40 and V50 1.6D The fuel consumption has also been improved and now offers up to 62.8