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R-Hybrid logo from Nissan trademark application

Nissan Applies For ‘R-Hybrid’ Trademark

Car and Driver has managed to get its hands on a trademark application for a new logo from Nissan, which contains “Pure Drive” and “R-Hybrid” labels. Nissan already uses the Pure Drive designation on some of its more fuel-efficient offerings but R-Hybrid is new and may hint... read more

August 27, 2013 by 
 
2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin range

NEVS Close To Restarting Saab Production

With NEVS’ acquisition of Saab and some of the bankrupt automaker’s remaining assets complete, the consortium, made up of Chinese and Japanese interests, is now... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Tries To Put The SAV On The Plug-In Hybrid Map

Hybrids, even plug-ins, can be fun these days. But can they also be useful for more than ripping off righteous 'Ring laps and waddling back and forth from the grocery store?... read more August 21, 2013 by 


 
LaFerrari supercar

Ferrari Chairman Says More Hybrids Coming, But Never Electric Cars

Hybrids, for a long time, were synonymous with everything that isn't fun about driving--commutes, traffic, gas mileage, and penny pinching. Lately, they've taken on a new... read more August 21, 2013 by 


 
Opel Monza concept

Opel Monza Concept Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut: Video

Opel’s new Monza concept, set for a debut at next month’s 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, looks more like a shooting brake than a traditional coupe. The concept... read more August 21, 2013 by 


 
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid (European spec)

Range Rover Hybrid And Range Rover Sport Hybrid Revealed

Land Rover is launching its first-ever hybrid models in the form of the new Range Rover Hybrid and Range Rover Sport Hybrid, which make their world debut next month at the... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

Tesla Model S Rated As Safest Car On Sale By NHTSA

The Tesla Model S electric sedan isn't just receiving awards from all quarters--it's also incredibly safe should the worst occur. Just how safe has come to light in extra... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid: 0-60 In 5.5 Seconds And 78 MPG

Mercedes-Benz first hinted at the launch of an S-Class with plug-in hybrid capability as far back as 2009 when it unveiled the Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid concept. Here was a... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept Revealed, Comes With TMG-Tuned Engine

Toyota’s new Yaris Hybrid-R concept car has been revealed ahead of its debut next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The concept was developed to showcase... read more August 19, 2013 by 


 
2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car, powered by Better Place in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

U.K. Political Party Wants Ban On Non-Hybrid Gas And Diesel Cars By 2040

One of Great Britain's major political parties says it wants to see diesel-powered and non-hybrid gasoline-powered passenger cars banned from British roads by 2040. The... read more August 12, 2013 by 


 
Formula E electric race car

Fox Sports Acquires Broadcast Rights For Formula E

Fox Sports has signed a multi-year deal with organizers of the Formula E Championship for broadcast rights of the new electric car racing series. The deal includes broadcast... read more August 12, 2013 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 prototype

BMW Sees U.S. As Top Market For 2015 i8

It was four years ago at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show that we first saw BMW roll out its Vision EfficientDynamics concept and announce its commitment to launching an advanced... read more August 11, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

All-Wheel-Drive Tesla Model S In The Pipeline: Report

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said in the past that more Model S variants were in the pipeline, which led us to speculate that one would likely be an all-wheel-drive version built... read more August 9, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Scores Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA: Video

Anyone who initially wrote off Tesla as not lasting should start officially eating their words. I mean that literally... go write down what you said on a piece of paper... read more August 8, 2013 by 


 
First 2013 Tesla Model S delivered in Europe (Photo: @TeslaMotors on Twitter)

Tesla Grows Profit In Second Quarter, Delivers Europe’s First Model S

Tesla keeps moving from strength to strength, with sales of the company’s Model S electric sedan steadily increasing, profit levels remaining positive and expansion of... read more August 8, 2013 by 


 
Fernando Alonso tests Ferrari's LaFerrari supercar at Fiorano

Fernando Alonso Takes The LaFerrari For Another Spin: Video

After getting some seat time in the LaFerrari supercar back in April, Formula One ace and current Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso took time out prior to July’s... read more August 8, 2013 by 


 
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