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Porsche Officially Unveils its Updated 919 Hybrid


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Like Audi and Toyota, Porsche has also updated its 919 Hybrid racer for the 2015 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Toyota’s 2015 TS040 Hybrid Racer Is Ready to Defend 2014 FIA WEC World Title


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Despite losing the Le Mans 24 Hours battle to Audi last year, Toyota Racing has won the FIA World Endurance Championship war and plans to retain the manufacturers’ and drivers’ titles in 2015.

Toyota Confirms RAV4 Hybrid Debut for New York Motor Show


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Toyota is going to unveil a hybrid version of its RAV4 at the New York Motor Show next week.

GM Aims For 45 MPG With 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid


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Gunning for the core of the family sedan market, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will get a hybrid version that also aims for the midsize gas-electric models from Ford, Hyundai and Toyota.

Lyons Motor Car to Debut 1,700HP LM2 Streamliner at the New York Auto Show


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Startup carmakers promising stellar performance from cars that don’t exist yet are nothing new. Meet Lyons Motor Car, a US-based company that says it plans to build a 1,700hp car called LM2 Streamliner which will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a “guaranteed” 2.2 seconds “or better” and to do the quarter mile in 8 seconds. It also claims an estimated top speed of 290 mph (467 km/h).

2015 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Is More Economical and Aerodynamic


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A decade ago fuel-efficiency had nothing to do with race cars, and bringing it up could have been considered a blasphemy. But in 2015, manufacturers brag about their race cars being more economical, as Audi does with its revised R18 E-Tron Quattro endurance racer.

Scoop: Is Jaguar Testing An XE "E" Diesel-Electric Hybrid?


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A camouflage-free Jaguar XE featuring a boot badge with the letter "E" and a light blue circle, grabbed the attention of ours spies today.

Volvo XC90 T8 Spot Reminds Us What Hybrid Technology is All About


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Volvo's elegant all-new XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid model is flying under the radar a little bit. We're hoping that's going to change once people start driving them.

Mercedes To Introduce 10 New Plug-in Hybrids By 2017


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Mercedes-Benz has just laid out its plug-in hybrid model strategy, which includes the presentation of 10 new cars with this technology by 2017, or one every four months on average.

BMW's New X5 xDrive40e Makes Its First Video Appearance


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With BMW's X5 xDrive40e breaking cover officially a few days ago, the entire landscape of the plug-in hybrid premium SUV market might change dramatically over the course of the next couple of years.

Avis Adding 100 Yaris Hybrids To Its London Regional Fleet


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In case you never heard of Avis, you should know that they're one of the world's biggest names in the cars-for-hire business, and that this is their latest cost-effective marketing ploy for its London regional fleet.

BMW X5 xDrive40e Finally Unveiled in Production Form, Covers 31KM in E-Mode [53 Photos]


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BMW’s plug-in hybrid SUV, the X5 xDrive40e, has finally made the transition from concept car to production model. The first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand (which doesn’t include the BMW i sub-brand), the X5 xDrive40e combines “sensational sportiness and supreme poise on the one hand and outstanding efficiency on the other.”

McLaren Boss Says Future Cars Will Be Lighter And Have Hybrid Systems


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After coming out with amazing cars such as the 12C, 650S, 675LT, P1 and pretty soon the Sports Series too, McLaren is aiming at building lighter, faster and more emission-conscientious vehicles.

Who’s Up For A Four-Door Koenigsegg? Model Currently Being Mulled


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Koenigsegg is just such a cool brand whose philosophy to be exceptional and lead the pack is oh-so evident in the cars it churns out. That’s why there would be absolutely no reason for us not to fantasize about them making a four-door-type car.

Koenigsegg Regera’s Mysterious Direct Drive Explained


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A lot of people are still wondering how the Koenigsegg Regera’s drivetrain is working and I can’t blame them.

Mitsubishi UK Looking to Raise Awareness of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles


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Mitsubishi Motors UK has joined the Go Ultra Low campaign, set to increase awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) among British motorists.

Is This Europe's 2016 Toyota Corolla Facelift, Asia's New Corolla Hybrid Or Both?


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After the facelifted Auris hatchback and Touring Sports models presented at the Geneva show this week, Toyota may be preparing an update for its other compact model, the Corolla sedan.

Who Better To Explain New Regera Hybrid Hypercar Than Mr. Koenigsegg?


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The Koenigsegg Regera was the much more interesting car to check out at the Swedish automaker’s Geneva motor show stand. It’s a mind bending collection of numbers and features several unusual technical solutions.

New NSX Makes Its Debut As A Honda In Geneva


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Honda held the European premiere of its production NSX at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The only thing that changes over the Acura NSX that we saw at the Detroit Motor Show in January is the fitment of Honda's badges.

Audi's Q7 E-Tron Solves The Dilemma Between PHEVs And Diesels


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If you can't make up your mind between plug-in hybrids and diesel-powered cars, perhaps Audi can help with their new Q7 E-Tron.