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    Video: US Army tests Subaru-powered hybrid truck
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    The military has been studying the implementation of alternative drivetrains for years, a tiny sampling of which includes the diesel-electric hybrid technical hauler and L-ATV from Oshkosh Defense and the Aggressor from Quantum Technologies. There was also ADA Technologies' work with ...

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    Tokyo: VW Twin Up! puts hyper-efficient XL1 powertrain in a four-seater [UPDATE]
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    As expected, Volkswagen has taken the hyper efficient diesel-hybrid powertrain from its XL1 tandem two-seater and installed it in the Up! city car. The new Franken-hybrid is called the Twin Up! concept, and has debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show today. With the XL1's two-cylinder, 800cc diesel engine ...

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    Report: Land Rover to field diesel-hybrid Range Rover and Sport models in US
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    Land Rover is expected to introduce a new diesel hybrid powertrain for use on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year, and while our report last week indicated that these models wouldn't be sold here, Edmunds is reporting otherwise. The stricter Euro 6 ...

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    Geneva: Subaru Viziv is a diesel hybrid crossover we could learn to love
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    With the 2013 XV Crosstrek, Subaru reaffirmed its interest in niche crossovers, and early signs are that it's selling well, so will parent Fuji Heavy Industries green-light another one? That's the question begged by the new Viziv concept just unveiled here at the Geneva Motor Show. Of course, ...

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    Report: Volkswagen planning Up! hybrid model using XL1 powertrain
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    Even though we've finally gotten a look at the production version of the 261-mile per gallon Volkswagen XL1, this aero-shaped two-seater was never intended for high-volume sales. Fortunately, it sounds like the same isn't true for the car's diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain, which, according to a ...

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    Spy Shots: Volkswagen's hyper-efficient XL1 edges closer to production
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    The Volkswagen XL1 is marching ever closer to production. Spy photographers recently spotted the diesel hybrid prancing through the snow during a little winter testing, giving us our first look at the vehicle's daytime running lights, as well as the LED taillamps. The ultra-efficient two-door is ...

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    Report: Audi R20, Le Mans-based diesel supercar, said to come in 2016
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    It was about a month ago that we first heard rumblings of a new Audi supercar that would borrow generously from the firm's Le Mans racers. At the time, Audi R&D chief Wolfgang Dürheimer was telling Auto Express that it could be a big seller if it were a diesel hybrid, and that not only ...

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    Report: Audi boss talks about possible diesel-electric LeMans-inspired supercar
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    Word has it Audi is hard at work on a new diesel-electric supercar. Auto Express reports Wolfgang Durheimer, head of technical development for the company, is planning a road vehicle that will make the most of the lessons learned from the automaker's 24 Hours of Le Mans efforts. Durheimer says ...

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    Deep Dive: 2013 Range Rover bows in London, diesel hybrid confirmed
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    This all-new 2013 model might just be the SUV archetype of the future. It's been said that if you want to see what an ordinary sedan will be like in 10 or 20 years' time, you should look at an S-Class from Mercedes-Benz. The thought is that as a leader in innovation, safety, and comfort, ...

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    Spy Shots: Volkswagen's 235-mpg XL1 caught hot-weather testing
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    Earlier this year, we caught the Volkswagen XL1 testing in some cold-weather climates, and as the ultra-fuel-efficient hybrid gets closer to production, some more spy photos have surfaced showing the car performing hot-weather tests. A production version of this diesel plug-in hybrid car is ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid
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    Leaping Past Others In The Premium Hybrid Chase It is now clear that gas-electric hybrids, while constantly being refined, are simply never going to gobble up huge slices of any major car market. They are needed, sure, but consumers are already wanting to see what's next, what's even more ...

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    Report: Volvo CEO admits automaker's cars are too complicated
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    Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has said his company's products are "too complicated for the consumer," according to Automotive News. Jacoby said 75 percent of Volvo customers don't know "all the possibilities they have with their car." He contrasted the automaker with Apple's intuitive products, which ...

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    Official: Volkswagen revisits Cross Coupé concept for Geneva, now with PHEV drivetrain
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    The Volkswagen Cross Coupe is back and headed to the Geneva Motor Show this week, this time with an innovative diesel hybrid drivetrain under the hood. Details are scarce at the moment, but the company says a TDI engine works in conjunction with not one, but two electric motors to propel the ...

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    Chicago: U.S. Army's CERV puts a machine gun on a "green" military vehicle
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    It used to be that we couldn't even find a picture of the U.S. Army's Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV), but times have changed. At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, the Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) displayed the CERV, which uses a diesel-hybrid ...

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    U.S. military considers replacing Humvee with diesel hybrid L-ATV
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    The battle-tested AM General Hummer is on its way out and it's time to bid farewell to the aging military vet. In the Humvee's place could step the L-ATV. The Wisconsin-built Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle is built by Oshkosh Defense. Powered by a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, ...

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    Frankfurt: Peugeot 508 RXH hybrid crossover sips down diesel, gets 56 mpg
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    The spotlight at the Peugeot stand here in Frankfurt was directed on one limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH and the French automaker's HX1 concept. But alongside the copper-colored crossover and sleek MPV was the less-exclusive, non-limited version of the 508 RXH. Peugeot says all 508 RXH ...

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    Official: 2012 Peugeot 508 RXH diesel hybrid to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show
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    The 2012 Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-electric hybrid has been officially revealed ahead of its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Featuring all-wheel drive via Peugeot's HYbrid4 technology, the 508 RXH comes packing the automaker's 2.0-liter HDi diesel engine with a ...

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    Citroën DS5 revealed in Shanghai [w/video]
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    Citroën has taken the digital wraps off of its upcoming DS5 as part of its debut at this week's Shanghai Motor Show, and from the looks of things, the new model is about as sexy as a small wagon/hatch can be. There's plenty of influence from the smaller DS3 thanks to an aggressively swept ...

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    Geneva 2011: Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid plugs in at the PalExpo
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    Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The automaker best known for its safety technologies is forging a new path its leadership of the green revolution with the new Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid. Revealed here at the Geneva Motor Show, the hybrid wagon is the first in its ...

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    Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid detailed ahead of Geneva debut [w/video]
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    Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid – Click above for high-res image
    While hypermilers debate the various advantages and drawbacks of diesels versus hybrids, Volvo is here to ask, "Why not have both?" As promised, the Swedish automaker is rolling into Geneva with what it's calling "the world's first ...

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