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Porsche has revealed a hybrid supercar.  The company says that the gasoline-electric hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder concept car, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, represents the future of supercars. There has been considerable worry over whether there can be a supercar in the modern era. With environmental laws requiring more gas mileage […]

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Toyota will sell a hybrid minivan in 2011. The hybrid minivan will use the Prius name and lithium-ion batteries, according to Reuters via Autoblog. The Prius minivan will be the first vehicle besides the Prius sedan to use the name.  Toyota has said that the Prius name would be used for a hybrid-only brand. The […]

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Ford announced this week that it will build a luxury hybrid to compete with the Lexus HS250h. For the 2011 model year, the Lincoln MKZ will be available with the four-cylinder hybrid powertrain currently available on the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids, according to Autoblog. The Lincoln MKZ hybrid will get 41 miles per […]

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Nissan has announced that the MSRP of the Leaf electric car will be $32,780. That means that after the $7,500 federal tax credit, the all-electric leaf will cost just $25,280, according to CNN Money. The Leaf will be the first real attempt by a large scale carmaker to sell an electric car when it goes […]

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When the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz flagship S-Class sedan is released in 2012, it will be available exclusively with a hybrid powertrain. According to a source contacted by Autoblog, the 2012 S-Class will be hybrid only, except for any model built by the company’s high-performance AMG division. The only hybrid S-Class currently sold is […]

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Chrysler announced Monday it is working to develop an electric-powered version of the Fiat 500. The Fiat 500EV will not only showcase the engineering abilities of Chrysler post-bankruptcy, but also the ability of the new company to work with Fiat, something that was lacking in the Mercedes-Benz relationship. “The alliance with Fiat presented new opportunities […]

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BMW announced today that it has struck a deal to supply diesel engines for the new Carbon Motors police cruiser. The Carbon Motors police car was specifically designed for police use, rather than typical police cruisers, which are based on production cars, and will not be available to the public. The BMW diesel engine will […]

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A car powered completely by coffee grounds named Carpuccino has been built for the British TV show “Bang Goes The Theory.” According to The Daily Mail, the car, a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco, was chosen because it looks like the DeLorean from the movie “Back To The Future.” With the added hardware necessary for using coffee […]

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Toyota has announced that it will reveal its newest car, a subcompact hybrid, on Jan. 11, the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Toyota subcompact hybrid’s name has not been announced yet, but Toyota has expressed interest in using the Prius name for a line of cars rather than […]

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Mike Howard of Elk Horn, Iowa, has spent $30,000 installing four electric vehicle chargers in the small town. Elk Horn only has one plug-in electric vehicle though. Howard says the charging stations needed to be built in order for the people of Elk Horn to actually consider buying an electric vehicle, just like the pony […]

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