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2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage

Summer is officially over, and those of us lucky to have had some time off are most likely back at the office now. However, with the end of summer also comes the first major auto show of the new model year, in this case, the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, press days for which kick off on Tuesday... read more

September 10, 2011 by 
2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show

2012 Honda Insight: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

While the Toyota Prius is racking up record sales and is soon to be joined by a plug-in hybrid variant and new Prius V MPV, Honda’s Insight battles on without so much... read more September 2, 2011 by 

Fisker Karma

BMW To Supply Engines For Fisker’s Project Nina

The luxurious Fisker Karma features a humble GM Ecotec engine for its range-extending duties, and in initial reviews there has been mention of the rough sound of the engine... read more September 1, 2011 by 

2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept

2011 Volkswagen Nils Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen has followed the lead of its upmarket subsidiary Audi and unveiled a new electric pod car concept for the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, which kicks off in less than... read more September 1, 2011 by 

2011 Smart Forvision Concept

2011 Smart Forvision Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Smart is about to embark on an ambitious new marketing campaign to promote its ForTwo minicar in the U.S., and hopefully get the brand into mainstream after the failed... read more September 1, 2011 by 

2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Daimler Works To Relaunch Smart In The U.S. Market

The adage goes that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but Daimler AG isn’t buying into that. In fact, they’re betting that most Americans... read more August 31, 2011 by 

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid prototype

Volvo Partners With Siemens For Electric Car Development

Volvo has shown a number of ecological concepts and prototypes in the recent past, with everything from biofuels to battery powered electrics and fuel cell range-extenders... read more August 31, 2011 by 

2011 Ford Evos Concept

2011 Ford Evos Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

As promised, Ford is scheduled to unveil a brand new concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in just two weeks’ time, and in the lead up to the event the Blue Oval... read more August 30, 2011 by 

2000 Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C, Toyota Smashes EV Record, Mercedes SLA In the Works: Today’s Car News

The Alfa Romeo 4C stunned us at its original debut back at March’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and now it’s set to do it all over again at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto... read more August 30, 2011 by 

BMW EfficientDynamics heat energy recovery technology

BMW Showcases Thermoelectric Technology In 5-Series

Even the most efficient internal combustion engine can only convert about one-third of the energy derived from fossil fuels into the mechanical kinetic energy needed to power... read more August 30, 2011 by 

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Toyota Smashes Nurburgring Electric Car Lap Record: Video

Toyota set a new lap record at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife for an electric car of just 7:47.79 yesterday, smashing the previous record of 9:01.3 as set by the Peugeot EX1... read more August 30, 2011 by 

2012 Bentley Continental GTC

Bentley To Go Plug-In Hybrid, Still Talking Diesels: Report

When you heard that Bentley was considering adding hybrid powertrains to its line, you might have been left thinking: small electric motor adding a couple mpgs to a callous... read more August 29, 2011 by 

2000 Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA Concept

Mercedes-Benz SLA Roadster Back On The Table?

We know Mercedes-Benz is likely to launch four new models based around its latest generation small car platform, otherwise known as MFA (Mercedes Frontwheel Architecture)... read more August 29, 2011 by 

Jimmie Johnson, racer and Volt owner.

The Chevy Volt's Newest Advocates? NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

NASCAR driver’s aren’t known for being overly conservative off the racetrack. Just last week, Kyle Busch lost his North Carolina driver's license for a 128 mph... read more August 29, 2011 by 

2011 Peugeot HX1 Concept

2011 Peugeot HX1 Diesel Hybrid Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

French automaker Peugeot is a leader when it comes to hybrid technology, having pioneered the world’s first production diesel-electric hybrid vehicle in the form of its... read more August 29, 2011 by 

2012 Audi A8 Hybrid

2012 Audi A8 Hybrid Preview

We first saw the 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid back at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show but at the time Audi was short on details and coy about when the car might be launched. We can now... read more August 24, 2011 by 


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