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First drive review: 2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid hits the right numbers but shuns its sport-sedan heritage

Green Car Reports

The brand once owned the sport-sedan. “OK Boomer,” jeered BMW last November, in a social-media ad for its first fully electric SUV, the iX. It was a reference to an already outdated meme that feels so last-decade now.

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Toyota RAV4 Prime: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

Green Car Reports

It’s the quickest-accelerating vehicle in Toyota’s lineup, excluding its sports cars. It’s Toyota’s first plug-in SUV since the “powered by Tesla” RAV4 EV from earlier last decade. And it offers one of the longest all-electric driving ranges among.

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Neta hints its electric sports car may not be far away

CN EV Post

Neta on Tuesday released several posters hinting that its electric sports car may not be far from release. This comes after spy photos of its sports car have been circulating on social media. The post Neta hints its electric sports car may not be far away appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Lotus announces 4 new electric vehicles, including 2 SUVs

Electrek

The automaker known for its sports cars is now only going electric with four new models, and two of them are electric SUVs. Lotus has announced a significant update to its business. more… The post Lotus announces 4 new electric vehicles, including 2 SUVs appeared first on Electrek.

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VinFast Recalls 2,781 VF8 Sports Utility Vehicles Due to Front Brake Issue

Electric Cars Report

Vietnam’s electric vehicle maker VinFast has announced a recall of 2,781 of its sports utility model VF8, sold in the domestic market, to check and replace the bolt connecting the front brake caliper to the knuckle.

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Energica unveils Experia electric motorcycle, its new long range ‘Green Tourer’, fast charging included

Electrek

Energica, known for its sport-inspired electric motorcycles that offer all three levels of charging speeds, has just unveiled its newest model known as the Energica Experia Green Tourer. The comfort-oriented electric motorcycle combines a large battery with fast charging to create a bike that can go the distance and then keep on going.

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Ferrari Patent Drawings Show Midship-Mounted Battery Pack

InsideEVs

The Prancing Horse wants to retain the mid-engined feel of its sports cars even when they will no longer burn fuel.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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New powertrains for updated BMW X5 and BMW X6; PHEV and 48V MHEV

Green Car Congress

BMW presented the extensively updated new editions of its Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) for the luxury segment. The refreshed drive system line-up includes new combustion engines, a latest-generation plug-in hybrid system for the BMW X5 xDrive50e and 48V mild hybrid technology for all other models.

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BMW M introduces its first high-performance car with electrified drive system: BMW XM PHEV

Green Car Congress

This originates from its sports exhaust system featuring electronically controlled, continuously adjustable flaps and hexagonal dual tailpipes arranged one above the other for the first time on a BMW M model. The BMW XM sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3

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

Green Car Reports

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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Dodge unveils concept electric muscle car

Teslarati

The Dodge Charger Daytona is immediately recognizable as a Dodge product; the vehicle takes inspiration from the profile of the Dodge Daytona that it shares a name with, it maintains the aggressive styling that has defined the brand for the past two decades, and it sports the classic Dodge colors of carbon grey, red, and black.

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MG India showcased the country’s first fuel-cell vehicle in Auto Expo 2023 : MG Euniq 7

Electric Vehicles India

It sports a tall snout, a wide front grille with chrome trim, narrow headlights, and lower-set triangle air dams on the front. According to the firm, the sole emission is H2O (water). The Euniq 7 features a traditional MPV profile in terms of design, with a short, stubby front end and a body that resembles a van.

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Nissan introduces all-new LEAF NISMO RC electric race car; more than double power and torque of predecessor

Green Car Congress

While the exterior of the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is spiritually based on the original LEAF NISMO RC, it sports a more aggressive exterior. The power-to-weight ratio results in an impressive performance of zero to 100 kph in just 3.4 seconds—50% quicker than the previous model.

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News: Corvette Adds Electric Power to Boost Performance

Clean Fleet Report

It sports wide 275/30 20-inch tires in front and 3345/25 21-inchers in the rear. The E-Ray’s wide body look is from the borrowed Zo6.It Brembo carbon ceramic brakes provide stopping power for the 3,774-pound coupe.

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

Green Car Congress

Aston Martin will continue to manufacture all of its sports cars at its Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, England. The parties are working to conclude the terms of an additional cooperation for the supply of electric/electronic (e/e) components. Furthermore, the two groups will investigate additional areas of cooperation in the future.

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Varley Electric Vehicle introduces the evR-450 supercar

Green Car Congress

While the evR-450 is expected to be available soon, Varley will begin taking orders for its sport variant the evS-450 in January 2012. Both the evR-450 and its sport variant are powered by a 24 kWh battery pack, enabling them to travel up to 160 kilometers (99 miles), combined cycle.

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

Green Car Congress

McLaren also confirmed the addition of a Spider derivative within its Sports Series family in 2017. The launch of the new 570GT at the Geneva Motor Show represents the culmination of new model introductions for 2016.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Green Car Reports

BMW does very well with its sport utility vehicles in North America, which is why they''re made in South Carolina. And with hybrid crossovers and sport utilities coming thick and fast, today saw the official unveiling of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

Green Car Congress

In combination with an optimized chassis and in close cooperation with tire partner Michelin, Audi has further improved the performance potential of its sports prototype this way. This year, Audi is again preparing two body versions for the various tracks on the FIA WEC calendar. Diesel Hybrids Motorsport'

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Bentley Bentayga: opulent SUV now available with a diesel engine

Green Cars News

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

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2011 BMW 3-Series

Green Car Reports

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. There’s a wide array of gasoline straight-six engine and.

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

All Cars Electric

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.

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Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

Green Car Congress

When paired with its sport-tuned suspension having tauter shock absorbers and springs, the RAV4 XSE Hybrid is quickest—and best-handling—RAV4 in the lineup. Standard on all RAV4 Hybrid models, the Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) works in sync with the 2.5-liter liter 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine.

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Volkswagen ID.3

EVIOM

Just before leaving Onchan, heading in the Laxey direction, while waiting at Avondale Road traffic lights I found on the onboard computer system a mode called sport so I engaged it. Sport is one of four modes, those being Eco, Comfort, Sport, Individual.

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

Green Car Congress

In addition to the Driving Experience Control switch—with its SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO settings—familiar from other BMW models, the eDrive button in the center console offers three driving modes: AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and SAVE BATTERY. Figures here are for the base 740e.

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Cupra Born review: High five for Spanish compact hatch

EV Central

While Cupra wants us to think of the Born as a hot hatch in line with its sporting image, it doesn’t quite have that bravura. LED headlights with auto high beam, tyre pressure monitoring, adaptive cruise and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror are also part of the package. There is no head-up display. 2023 Cupra Born.

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Right Here, Right Now

Plug In Partners

The Plug-In hybrid charges directly from the electricity grid, but unlike its electric vehicle brethren, it sports a liquid fuel tank for unlimted driving range.

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

Green Car Congress

As well as the Driving Dynamics Control switch, with its SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO settings, the eDrive button, unique to the iPerformance models offers three driving modes: AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and BATTERY CONTROL. The BMW Charging Station uses its output of 3.6kW - 7.2 kW (16/32 A, 240 V) to reduce charging time to under three hours.

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

Green Cars News

The original, rear-engined Fiat Cinquecento was launched in 1957 and it sported a fold-back fabric roof, manually operated of course. With the advent of the new Fiat 500 things have been done in reverse order; first came the hatchback (the engine’s now in the front), then the sporty Abarth and now the convertible ‘C’.

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Volvo R-DESIGN joins the DRIVe range

Green Cars News

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.

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