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    Tokyo 2009 Preview: Suzuki Swift hybrid plug-in concept

    2010 Suzuki Swift hybrid plug-in concept - Click for high-res image gallery
    The Suzuki Swift is a competent subcompact that the Japanese marque sells both in Japan and Europe. In the latter, the little hatchback is available with a solid 1.3-liter diesel dubbed DDIS. To make things even cleaner, ...

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    Pontiac most likely for second Volt

    Click above for gallery of production pics of Chevy VoltWhen the Chevy Volt goes on sale in late 2010, it may be joined shortly thereafter by other GM-branded series hybrids using the eFlex architecture. But after the General's bread-and-butter bow-tie division, which brands make the most sense to ...

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    Toyota defends its defense of parallel hybrids

    Earlier this month, Toyota Executive Veep Kazuo Okamoto made news when he defended his company's pursuit of further developing its parallel hybrid system called the Hybrid Synergy Drive. He was specifically calling out GM's development of the first mass market series hybrid, the Chevy Volt. On ...

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    Bricklin shooting for the Automotive X-Prize: Will it have gull-wings?

    Click to enlarge the 1/4 scale model of the EXV-LSDepending on whether you bought a Subaru or a Yugo, Malcolm Bricklin is either the phoenix who keeps rising from the ashes or the roach you just can't seem to stamp out. Either way, he's back and this time his Visionary Vehicles has shifted from an ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Volvo unveils ReCharge PHEV concept

    Click image for galleryMaybe they should've called it the "Volt-vo." In Frankfurt, Volvo will pull the wraps off the ReCharge concept, a C30-based plug-in hybrid vehicle that combines a 1.6L flexible-fuel engine connected to an auxiliary power unit (APU), which is in powers a set of in-wheel ...

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    Plug it in, plug it in: GM likely to debut plug-in hyrbrid at Detroit show

    The Detroit News reported today that General Motors will likely unveil a prototype plug-in hybrid at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit come January. The news is a bit surprising to some, considering that GM is credited as being one of the homicidal maniacs that killed the ...


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