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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

At this month’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, Mitsubishi will take the covers off the long-awaited plug-in hybrid version of its recently revealed 2013 Outlander crossover. First hinted at in 2009 with the Concept PX-MiEV, Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid Outlander, which is labeled the Outlander... read more

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Hybrid transmission zones for Le Mans - image courtesy ACO

FIA Sets Designated Hybrid Transmission Zones For Le Mans 24 Hour Race

This year's 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans features four hybrid cars on the 56-entry grid, where last year there was only a single hybrid from Hope Racing, using a Flybrid flywheel... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar

Porsche Reaffirms Commitment To Hybrids

If a few years ago you said Porsche would be the first major automaker to fit electric drive technology in each of its models, you would have probably been labeled somewhat... read more May 3, 2012 by 


 
Fire damage to the APR Racing Prius GT. Image: APR Racing

Toyota Prius Super GT Car Burns In Testing

Last December we brought you the unlikely news that the Toyota Prius had been approved for competition in Japan’s Super GT series. The Prius was named as a replacement... read more March 20, 2012 by 


 
2012 Acura ILX 2.4

2013 Acura ILX Preview: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

At January's 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Acura showed off a thinly-veiled sedan concept dubbed the ILX Concept. Now, just a month later, it's revealing the production version of... read more February 7, 2012 by 


 
2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011

Despite Previous Doubts, Mazda Bringing Diesels To The U.S.

When it comes to increasing fuel economy across a product range, automakers currently have a few options. First, they can make vehicles lighter and engines more efficient... read more January 17, 2012 by 


 
Lexus LF-LC Concept live photos, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Lexus LF-LC Concept: 2012 Detroit Show Video

Unlike many thinly-disguised, near-production cars moonlighting as concepts, the 2012 Lexus LF-LC Concept is exactly that. Don’t expect to see the futuristic hybrid... read more January 13, 2012 by 


 
2012 Acura ILX Concept

2013 Acura ILX Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

With a hat trick of new cars at this year's Detroit auto show--including the hybrid NSX concept--the Acura brand is taking fresh aim at luxury-car buyers that have moved... read more January 9, 2012 by 


 
2011 Lexus LF-LC Concept leaked

Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept Previewed Ahead Of 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Over the past couple of weeks Lexus has been teasing a new concept vehicle it’s planning for next week’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show, drip feeding us several images... read more January 4, 2012 by 


 
Toyota's GT300 Prius racer

Toyota Prius To Campaign In Japan's Super GT Series: Report

It looks like the Subaru BRZ won’t be the only new entry into the GT300 class of Japan’s Super GT series. If rumors are correct, the BRZ will be running against a... read more December 6, 2011 by 


 
Maserati Kubang SUV

Prodrive MINI, Maserati Cinqueporte, Verano Hybrid: Car News Headlines

The upcoming Maserati SUV may not be named Kubang after all--a new report gives the nod to the much more melodious name "Cinqueporte." Buick is working on a Verano Hybrid... read more October 20, 2011 by 


 
Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Confirmed For 2012 Launch

Volvo has already confirmed that its upcoming V60 Plug-In Hybrid will be sold in the U.S., albeit in gasoline-electric form whereas the rest of the world will get... read more October 17, 2011 by 


 
Urbee Hybrid

Urbee 3D Printed Car Makes First Appearance In Canada

It may not be fast and it may not even be pretty, but the Urbee car is important for other reasons. The potential for 166 mpg is clearly a number to raise eyebrows. Using a... read more September 22, 2011 by 


 
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Ferrari 458 Spider, 2012 Porsche 911, Mazda RX-8 Dies: Today's Car News

Porsche unveils the new 2012 911. [MotorAuthority] Ferrari makes the 458 Spider official, retractable hard-top and all. [MotorAuthority] The rear-wheel drive Subaru version... read more August 23, 2011 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Solar Tech Could Be Improved Thanks To 13-Year Old Student

Solar panel technology has, thus far, not been of much use for automobiles. You may be able to specify a small solar panel on the 2011 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Toyota Prius, but... read more August 19, 2011 by 


 
EcoVelocity's Volkswagen Camper Van

EcoVelocity's Modern Tech Transforms Classics (Virtually...)

We may spend the day writing about modern car technology, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the classic cars that helped form the industry we know today. Some might... read more August 2, 2011 by 


 
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