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    Report: Rolls-Royce planning plug-in hybrid
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    Rolls-Royce is not the first marque you'd think of when it comes to environmentally friendly transportation. Its cars are big – often the size of SUVs – and pack ginormous twelve-cylinder engines displacing over six and a half liters. Those upright Parthenon grilles can't be very ...

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    Report: Bentley's SUV will be first of many plug-in hybrids
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    Bentley is not exactly a company known for its environmental credentials. Sure, it recently cut its water usage down by over a third, and given the relatively small number of vehicles it produces, the British firm's overall impact on the environment may be negligible compared to mass-market ...

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    Report: This Chinese concept car has it all, even a fish tank
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    Just in case you thought the Youabian Puma wasn't the craziest thing you'd see all auto show season, China's got you covered. Our friends over at Car News China found this gem, the WitStar Concept from Guangzhou Auto, sitting on the show floor at the Guangzhou Motor Show. Compared to the Puma, ...

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    Official: Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach package does 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds
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    Porsche marketers are having a field day with the 918 Spyder after some last-minute tuning improved the car's performance. They now say that it's so fast it's already beaten itself. Let us explain: Using a Weissach package-equipped 918 as an example (which reduces the plug-in hybrid supercar's ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi reveals mid-term plans including redesigned pickup, SUV and new PHEVs
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    Struggling automaker Mitsubishi seems adamant that it will soldier on across the globe. Just last week, we told you how the brand would begin selling a pair of rebadged, Korean-built, Renault-Samsung sedans in the US market, and now comes an official statement from Mitsubishi about a mid-term ...

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    Official: Cadillac partners with Saks Fifth Avenue for limited-edition ELR
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    There's no softening the blow with this one – this is the limited edition 2014 Cadillac ELR Saks Fifth Avenue Edition, and it costs $89,500, including $995 for destination. The special model, limited to just 100 units, is part of a holiday season collaboration between Cadillac and luxury ...

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    Teased: BMW i8 official images leak ahead of Frankfurt [w/video]
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    The new BMW i8 plug-in electric supercar isn't set to make its official debut until September 10, when it will glide onto the Frankfurt Motor Show stage amidst a sea of flash photography. Of course, that isn't so true in today's world, where debuts are always preceded (often carefully) by ...

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    Official: BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid headed to Frankfurt
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    With six confirmed public debuts scheduled for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW is definitely going to have its hands full. While we've already driven models like the 4 Series and the i3, one of the more interesting introductions is a "concept" plug-in hybrid version of the new F15 BMW X5 ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV production restarts after five-month delay
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    Back in March, production of both the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid and the all-electric i-MiEV ground to a halt over a pair of incidents where overheated lithium-ion batteries caused vehicle fires. Following the rocky start, The Japan Times is reporting that production of the Outlander ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
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    Porsche's Performance Plug-in Preamble By the end of this year, Porsche will be producing as many plug-in vehicles (two) as mainstream automakers such as Toyota, Chevrolet and Honda. Before the 2015 918 Spyder hybrid supercar goes on sale in the US, though, it will be warming its customers up to ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz S-Class plug-in hybrid coming to Frankfurt
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    A plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz S-Class is reportedly coming to the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall, and to read word around the web, it will establish benchmarks in the segment. According to Australian site CarSales.com, its introduction is "likely to be within six months of the reveal" of the ...

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    Official: First Cadillac ELR rolls off the line
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    Gearing up for the Belle Isle Grand Prix this weekend, General Motors invited some of the Chevrolet and Cadillac racecar drivers out to its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. While there, the racers – including IndyCar Driver and Chevrolet Volt owner, Simona De Silvestro – witnessed ...

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    Report: BMW to launch loaner program to avoid range anxiety on i models
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    BMW is looking to stave off electric vehicle range anxiety with a new program that offers buyers a free gasoline loaner with every i3 purchase. Ward's Auto reports BMW is confident that the EV will give buyers the kind of transportation they need for 90 percent of their trips. The loaners, ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Pajero successor still years away, but plug-in hybrid tech likely
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    You might not know it from looking at today's Mitsubishi showrooms, but the struggling Japanese automaker has a pretty enviable reputation for producing robust off-roaders. Its Pajero SUV built a solid reputation worldwide on the back of its durability in harsh climates, earning it consideration ...

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    Opinion: Are battery-powered cars losing their charge?
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    Sales of plug-in hybrids tumbled to nearly half their level from September and October. The optimist would be likely to note that sales of the Chevrolet Volt were up 30 percent in November, at least when compared with year-ago numbers. But pessimists, of which there are many, would be more ...

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    Paris: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is world's first production plug-in hybrid CUV [w/video]
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    Though Mitsubishi first showed us the form of its 2013 Outlander in Geneva a while back, the company saved its plug-in hybrid crossover for this week's Paris Motor Show soiree. Mitsubishi is quite proud to offer what it says is the world's first production PHEV utility vehicle, a new model that ...

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    Paris: BMW Concept Active Tourer breaks with tradition, goes front-wheel drive [w/video]
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    We've seen the leaked photos and finally the web reveal before the Paris Motor Show, but now the BMW Concept Active Tourer is here, in all its diminutive, plug-in glory. BMW is billing its two-box Concept Active Tourer as a study in both design and powertrain. With an upright driving position ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi drops details on plug-in hybrid Outlander
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    Another entrant in the Paris Motor Show has been revealed, as Mitsubishi has announced that it will unveil a plug-in hybrid version of its updated Outlander SUV. According to Mitsubishi, this is the first ever plug-in hybrid SUV and will join a freshened version of the ASX crossover (Outlander ...

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    Report: Bentley dropping 6.75L V8 in favor of diesels, plug-in hybrids
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    The Bentley 6.75-liter V8 engine dates all the way back to the 1960s where it originated from Rolls-Royce, but it would appear this powerful engine's days are numbered. Car and Driver recently had the chance to talk to Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bugatti and Bentley CEO, who discussed the future of ...

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    Video: Bob Lutz and his Volt-like truck visit Jay Leno's Garage
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    Bob Lutz recently stopped by to see Jay Leno at the comedian's Big Dog Garage, and the legendary auto executive has brought along his latest project, an extended-range VTrux electric pickup by Via Motors. The creation combines a 4.3-liter V6 with an electric motor to offer around 50 miles of ...

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