McLaren isn't a name we typically associate with fuel-saving technology. After all, the company is best known for its efforts in Formula One and for crafting some of the world's fastest street machines. But, according to The Detroit Bureau, the high-end manufacturer is setting its sights on creating ever-more efficient vehicles moving forward. The company says that it intends to introduce on new model every year, and that each of those will strive to meet tighter emissions and fuel-consumption standards head on. The company's managing director, Antony Sheriff, says that his employer doesn't see the new legislation as a threat. Instead, it's a challenge.

That's what we like to hear.

Word is that McLaren is currently investigating ways to build battery propulsion into its products, namely the minty-fresh MP4-12C supercar. That may mean that the world can expect to see a hybrid capable of dueling with the Porsche 918 Spyder show up sometime soon. With some of the brightest engineering minds on the planet and a lifetime of experience in carbon fiber manufacturing, McLaren has the potential to build some impressive machinery. We can't wait to see what they come up with.

[Source: The Detroit Bureau via PluginCars]

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