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Diesel hybrid

  • Peugeot 508 RXH

    Once again, Europe gets the diesel goods that Americans don't.

  • 2011 Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 diesel-hybrid race car
    Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 Diesel-Hybrid Race Car: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Peugeot is proving that it is a leader when it comes to hybrid technology, diesel-electric hybrid technology in particular, revealing today the latest iteration of its impressive 908 HYbrid4 endurance race car. We saw the first generation of 908 Hybrid4 race cars from Peugeot back in 2008 and since...

  • Land Rover Range_e diesel plug-in hybrid
    2011 Geneva Motor Show: Land Rover Range_e Diesel Plug-In Hybrid

    Land Rover’s pledge to become environmentally friendly is starting to result in some interesting developments. Having already previewed its new hybrid technology in the form of the ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) diesel-hybrid LR2 concept back in 2008, as well as a diesel-hybrid version of...

  • 2012 Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 Diesel Hybrid
    Spy Shots: 2012 Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 Diesel Hybrid

    France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen group plans to take on the hybrid market in coming years with new diesel-electric hybrid technology, the first of which will be appearing in the new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 due in the spring of 2011 in Europe. The technology, dubbed HYbrid4, has already been...

  • Volkswagen XL1 Concept
    Volkswagen XL1: High-Tech, Super Efficient, 261 mpg

    If the 20th Century was all about improvements in safety and performance for the motor car, the 21st Century see these criteria joined by efficiency. We're seeing a phoenix-like rise by the electric car, and manufacturers are finally taking steps to reduce vehicle weight, improve aerodynamics and...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept live photos
    2010 Paris Auto Show: Audi e-tron Spyder Concept

    Turns out yesterday’s quattro Concept wasn’t the only big surprise Audi had in store for this week’s 2010 Paris Auto Show. Today we were treated with yet another e-tron electric vehicle, the 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder--though this one is very different to the stuff we’ve seen...

  • 2008 Morgan LIFECar Concept

    The original Morgan LIFEcar, unveiled in concept form at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, was a heavily-hyped hyrdogen fuel cell vehicle that featured a total of four electric motors and could drive up to 250 miles on a single tank. Purely a concept, the LIFEcar was never meant for production but was more a means of showcasing future technologies and Morgan’s proficiency in the advanced field of hydrogen fuel cells. We now have a new report outlining plans for a successor to the LIFEcar, the aptly named Morgan LIFEcar 2. And, unlike the original, the LIFEcar 2 is destined for production...

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
    Report: Mitsubishi Evo XI May Go Diesel-Hybrid

    Not so long ago the idea of a hybrid powertrain in a sports car was anathema to enthusiasts. But after the development of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for Formula One, the debut of cars like the Tesla Roadster and Audi's all-electric R8 e-tron concept and the wider acceptance of...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid
    2010 Geneva Motor Show: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid

    Mercedes-Benz is raising the bar in the hybrid segment with the unveiling today of the world’s first production diesel-electric hybrid vehicle at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz is using its E-Class platform to showcase its latest powertrain and promises the car will be on sale--at...

  • Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Concept
    Mercedes-Benz Racing To Be First With Diesel Hybrid

    Last month we reported on General Motors’ efforts to develop a new generation of diesel-electric hybrid powertrains and how the American auto giant is still around five years away from bringing the technology to market. Luckily, we won’t have to wait that long for a diesel hybrid to go...

  • 2010 5 By Peugeot Concept
    2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 5 By Peugeot HYbrid4 Concept

    Peugeot is in the midst of a design transition, having recently appointed new design director Gilles Vidal and then previewing a new design language with the striking SR1 concept. Now the French automaker has revealed the equaling stunning 5 by Peugeot concept car, showcasing a possible design...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia Sedan
    GM Working On Ultra-Efficient Diesel Hybrids

    Modern turbodiesel powertrains already match gasoline-electric hybrids in fuel-economy and often outmatches them when it comes to driveability and performance, but a combination of the two separate technologies could provide a perfect blend of performance and economy. The idea of a diesel-electric...

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